431: Clinical Hypnosis in Trauma Therapy - With Courtney Armstrong

1h 3m | May 3, 2024

This week on Therapy Chat you'll hear the first of 5 conversations recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker in March! My guest this week is the delightful Courtney Armstrong, LPC, an expert in trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. Listen in as Courtney demystifies this topic and explains how trauma informed clinical hypnosis can support therapists in practicing more authentically for better therapeutic outcomes. Therapists, be sure to check out the link in the show notes where in partnership with PESI/Psychotherapy Networker, many of Courtney's home study courses are offered at a discounted price. 

With over 25 years of experience, Courtney Armstrong, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She’s certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is the mastermind behind the clinical hypnosis training program for the US Veterans Administration and has trained countless clinicians globally. Courtney's bestselling books, “Rethinking Trauma Treatment,” “The Therapeutic Aha!,” and “Transforming Traumatic Grief,' showcase her expertise in helping clients reclaim resilience after trauma. From national television to the stage at the Psychotherapy Networker, Symposium, she's been a go-to expert on trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. 

Check out Courtney's trainings in trauma informed clinical hypnosis via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 

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