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Digital Seminar

Awakening Positive Emotional States

Clearing Stubborn Subconscious Patterns

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 24, 2024
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Even when clients are motivated, breaking unhealthy habits can be dauntingly difficult. Well thought out behavioral plans and the conscious desire to change is often not enough. For successful and long-term change to occur, therapists have to address the unconscious processes that create, maintain and reinforce negative habits in the first place. In this workshop, you’ll learn why clinical hypnosis can enhance treatment outcomes by as much as 70 percent, eradicating stubborn habits on the subconscious level. Watching demonstrations and participating in group exercises, you’ll learn concrete, easy-to-use hypnosis techniques that you can use with clients—and on your own—to build healthier habits that align with deep emotional needs and values. You’ll also discover how to:  

  • Identify the function of a habit as well as the emotional need it’s filling 
  • Create subconscious cues that make healthy habits more automatic and easier to do 
  • Tame urges and cravings for unhealthy foods, substances, or behaviours 
  • Help clients develop new motivation that creates lasting change 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 3 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and author of Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience. She has over 25 years’ experience and is a board-certified Fellow in clinical hypnotherapy who has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally in creative, brain-based strategies for healing trauma. She is a bestselling author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief and contributes to publications such as Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Neuropsychotherapist. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and is the owner/director of Tamarisk: A Center for Mind-Body Therapy in the state of Tennessee.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Courtney Armstrong is the founder and president of Courtney Armstrong Consulting and Training Services and the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She is a consultant with the US Veterans Administration. Courtney Armstrong receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong serves on the Clinical Hypnosis Education and Training Committee of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselor's Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and the Chattanooga Area Psychotherapy Association.

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  1. Summarize research that supports clinical hypnosis as an effective means for enhancing treatment for habit change. 
  2. Identify three phases of a habit loop and how hypnosis can be used in each phase. 
  3. Demonstrate two techniques for identifying the function of a habit. 
  4. Use age progression techniques to increase motivation and practice new habits. 
  5. Apply one self-hypnosis technique to reduce the intensity of a craving. 


  • The unconscious processes underlying negative habits 
  • Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis 
  • How Clinical Hypnosis can be used to enhance treatment outcomes 
  • Clinical Hypnosis techniques you can use today to help your clients build healthier habits 
  • Increasing motivation to create lasting change 
  • Risks and limitations 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Counsellors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Social Workers

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