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2 Day Hypnosis for Trauma & PTSD Certificate Course
2 Day Hypnosis for Trauma & PTSD Certificate Course

Where:   ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Your clients have endured stressful and traumatic experiences which often results in less ability to maintain health and to fully provide self-comfort. This course is designed to help you understand more the neurological and psychological patterns that create PTSD symptoms. This course will focus on developing strategies to help traumatized clients heal by changing these patterns.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that you can add to your clinical toolbox for treating trauma. When it’s used with the brain in mind, hypnosis provides effective interventions to help clients interrupt negative patterns, live more in joy with the ability to self-motivate, and accomplish life goals.

During this course, special emphasis will be given to understanding how trauma affects the brain and can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, panic, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive behavior and difficulty handling anger. You will learn how to treat these symptoms with the use of hypnosis.

Join hypnosis experts and trainers, Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade, as they demystify and simplify hypnosis so you can start using it with your traumatized clients immediately. They will break down the research that supports hypnosis for trauma and teach you how to implement it into your clinical work. You will learn through demonstration, case- examples, lecture, experiential exercises and hands-on experience.

This is a course you don’t want to miss!
Objectives:

  1. Breakdown the basics of clinical hypnosis to incorporate into your practice.
  2. Analyze the research on hypnosis as it relates to the clinical treatment of trauma.
  3. Describe advances in mind/body research as it relates to trauma.
  4. Determine the efficacy of focused attention on alleviating symptoms of trauma and PTSD.
  5. Analyze the neurophysiology of trauma in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  6. Integrate three hypnotic strategies to facilitate trauma-symptom resolution with clients.
  7. Demonstrate how deep hypnotic states can help calm a client’s anxiety, panic and reactivity.
  8. Describe how trauma symptoms may act as negative hypnotic trances and how that may affect therapeutic outcomes.
  9. Intervene on emotional instability with three hypnotic protocols to improve client level of functioning.
  10. Describe how you can alter client’s emotional states with hypnosis to help reduce trauma symptoms.
  11. Determine how the differences among secure, ambivalent, anxious and disorganized attachment categories can better inform clinical assessment of trauma.
  12. Modify attachment patterns with hypnosis to help move clients forward in clinical treatment.
OUTLINE:

Neurophysiology of Trauma/PTSD
  • Impact on the nervous system
  • Impact of trauma on the brain
  • Impact of stress on the brain
  • Vagal Nerve Activation-Stephen Porges
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Intense and prolonged trauma
  • Developmental trauma
  • Seizure activity with trauma
Trauma and Attachment
  • Attachment styles
  • Trauma and dissociation style attachment
  • Attachment and relationships
Latest Neuroscience Research on Body/Mind Healing
  • Body/Mind as frequency, light and innate healing abilities
  • Discovery of filament structures in body carrying information
  • Cellular biophoton release
  • Limitations with research
Long-Term Stress and Its Impact on the Limbic System
  • Symptoms of limbic over arousal: Anxiety, startle response, panic, obsessive-compulsive patterns, anger, insomnia
  • Symptoms of limbic under arousal: Depression, negative thinking and altered perception of experiences
Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Definition of hypnosis as resource activator
  • Focused attention and suggestion
  • Hypnotic language
  • Conversational hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy as hypnosis
  • EEG hypnosis
Put Clinical Hypnosis to Practice
  • Simple Inductions
  • Changing Mental States
  • Strategies to Interrupt Rumination
  • Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, Calming the Nervous System
  • Experiential exercises to practice the skills learned
  • Demonstration: EEG Hypnosis
Strategies for Developing Traumatic Memory Reconsolidation
  • Retrieval and disruption
  • How to move a memory from short term to long term
  • State dependent memory and learning
Focused Attention as a State of Negative or Positive Hypnotic Trance
  • How optical system may play a role in symptom formation and removal
  • Focus on “nothing” helps eliminates negative thought
Simple Biofeedback Tools Paired with Hypnosis to Support Post Traumatic Growth
  • Heartmath HRV training
  • Temperature training
  • Breath training and meditation
  • Galvanic skin response training
How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Talk Therapy that May Make Trauma Symptoms Worse
  • Too much attention on feelings
  • Too much emphases on the trauma story
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.

Dr. Carol Kershaw, Ed.D. worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years helping clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression. She is an author, international trainer and frequent presenter on trauma and neuroscience. In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Kershaw has presented workshops and lectures at numerous Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences, Erickson Congresses, and annual scientific meetings of ASCH and AAMFT.

Dr. Kershaw has been sought out for her expertise in trauma treatment by organizations throughout the world, including leading a team of medical professionals in trauma intervention efforts in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kershaw has been featured on numerous media outlets including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC regarding her work. She is an invited author for Family Therapy Magazine and the co-author of the books Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You.

Dr. Kershaw is the co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and Board Certified in Biofeedback. She is an approved supervisor for the AAMFT and a member of the American Psychological Association.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, m.Div., LPC, LMFT is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author and international trainer. He is the co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You. He has taught extensively on clinical approaches for overcoming trauma, anxiety and depression as well as clinical hypnosis, meditation, panic disorder, relationship enhancement, and peak performance. Mr. Wade is a clinical member and approved supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade is co-director of the Milton Erickson Inst of Houston. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; American Counseling Association; and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Psychologists
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Social Workers
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Other Professions
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