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2-Day Hypnosis for Trauma & PTSD Certificate Course
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
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Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
1/18/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Breakdown the basics of hypnosis.
  2. Analyze the research on hypnosis for treating trauma.
  3. Describe advances in mind/body research as it relates to trauma.
  4. Incorporate hypnotic suggestion in psychotherapy.
  5. Determine how symptoms change with focused attention.
  6. Analyze the neurophysiology of trauma.
  7. Integrate three hypnotic strategies to facilitate trauma resolution.
  8. Implement deep hypnotic states to calm the sympathetic nervous system.
  9. Teach how trauma symptoms act as negative hypnotic trances.
  10. Develop a positive mood with three brain change tools.
  11. Alter attachment patterns with limbic system desensitization.
  12. Facilitate client movement with hypnotic empathy.
  13. Intervene on emotional instability with three hypnotic protocols.

Neurophysiology of Trauma/PTSD

  • Insults to the Nervous System
  • Brain Shrinkage and Symptoms
  • Blood Flow with Intense Stress
  • Vagal Nerve Activation-Stephen Porges

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

  • Intense and Prolonged Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Epileptiform Activity with Trauma

Limbic Kindling and Long-Term Stress

  • Overarousal and Anxiety, Startle Response, Panic, Obsessive-compulsive Patterns, Difficulty Handling Anger, Insomnia
  • Underarousal and Depression, Negative Thinking, Classic Conditioning and Stimulus Generalization

Essentials of Hypnosis

  • Definition of Hypnosis as Resource Activator
  • Focused Attention and Suggestion
  • Hypnotic Language
  • Conversational Hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy as Hypnosis
  • EEG Hypnosis

How Symptoms Change with Focused Attention

  • The Brain and the Optical System in Symptoms and Trauma Resolution
  • Focus on "Nothing" Eliminates Negative Thought

Trauma and Attachment

  • Attachment Styles
  • Trauma and Dissociation Style Attachment
  • Change in Physiology Creates Change in Ability to Form Relationships

Put Hypnosis to Practice

  • Simple Inductions
  • Changing Mental States
  • Strategies for Interrupting Rumination
  • Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, Calming the Nervous System
  • Experiential Exercises to Practice the Skills Learned

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

How to Use Affective Brain Circuits to Resolve Trauma and Condition Calm States

  • Panksepp
  • Turn on Competing Circuits
  • Tools for Developing the Relaxation Response

EEG Hypnosis Demonstration

  • Endocannabinoid System
  • Deep State Hypnosis and Healing

Memory Reconsolidation

  • Retrieval and Disruption
  • Assimilation into Long-Term Memory
  • State Dependent Memory and Learning

Simple Biofeedback Tools to Support Post Traumatic Growth

  • Heartmath HRV Training
  • Temperature Training
  • Breath Training and Meditation
  • Galvanic Skin Response Training

How Talk Therapy May Make Symptoms Worse

  • Re-runs of the Trauma
  • Conditioning the Trauma Response
  • How the Unconscious Mind Works and How to Activate It


Bill Wade, M.Div., LPC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist and a professional counselor and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston. He is co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton) and co-author of The Worry Free Mind (Career Press). Dr. Wade is a clinical member and approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member and approved consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is an international trainer and has taught extensively in the states on cutting edge neuroscience approaches to change. He has taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade maintains a private practice. 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.


Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton), co-author of The Worry Free Mind (Career Press) and author of The Couple’s Hypnotic Dance (Brunner/Mazel). She is board certified in Neurofeedback, a member of the American Psychological Association, and approved consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is an international trainer and is a frequent presenter in the states on the most cutting edge interventions based in neuroscience and hypnosis.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals