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Digital Seminar

Awakening Positive Emotional States: How Imagery, Movement, and Play Can Enhance Your Work


Faculty:
Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP
Duration:
3 Hours 34 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 22, 2019
Product Code:
NOS096159
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Research from brain science and positive psychology shows that awakening positive emotional states through experiential tools such as imagery, music, movement, and play is the fastest route to shift mood, decrease anxiety, and stimulate creative problem-solving. But how do you help clients access resourceful states when they’re feeling hopeless and helpless? Discover how to help troubled clients reclaim inner states of peace, strength, joy, and vitality. Moreover, you’ll have opportunities to evoke your own uplifting states through experiential activities. Explore how to: 

  • Use imagery techniques to elicit desired emotions and engender positive feelings toward the self and the future 
  • Frame ideas, questions, and other interventions in ways that foster hope and boost motivation 
  • Craft music and movement interventions that lift depression, calm anxiety, and empower traumatized clients 
  • Use playful interventions that optimize learning and reinforce new behaviours 

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Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, has over 20 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 the 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 the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She receives royalties as a published author. Courtney Armstrong receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong is a member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how to help clients access resourceful states when they’re feeling hopeless and helpless. 
  2. Use imagery techniques to elicit desired emotions and engender positive feelings toward the self and the future.  
  3. Demonstrate ideas, questions, and other interventions in ways that foster hope and boost motivation.  
  4. Determine how to gently lead discouraged clients into heartening experiences that enable them to reclaim inner states of peace, strength, joy, and vitality. 
  5. Create music and movement interventions that lift depression, calm anxiety, and empower traumatized clients. 
  6. Apply playful interventions that optimize learning and reinforce new behaviours in a clinical setting. 

Outline

Explain how to help clients access resourceful states when they’re feeling hopeless and helpless. 

  • Discuss state dependent learning and research on psychological interventions to increase positive emotion and optimism.  

Use imagery techniques to elicit desired emotions and engender positive feelings toward the self and the future.  

  • Demonstrate best possible-self imagery intervention & discuss research supporting it. 
  • Demonstrate symbolic imagery intervention to elicit desired emotional states.   

Articulate ideas, questions, and other interventions in ways that foster hope and boost motivation.  

  • Demonstrate attune, lift, and lead communication techniques. 
  • Demonstrate how to redirect attention towards what the client desires. 

Determine how to gently lead discouraged clients into heartening experiences that enable them to reclaim inner states of peace, strength, joy, and vitality. 

  • Demonstrate imagery interventions to reframe sense of self. 
  • Demonstrate interventions to evoke self-compassion. 

Create music and movement interventions that lift depression, calm anxiety, and empower traumatized clients. 

  • Discuss music can be used to elicit desired emotional responses. 
  • Discuss research on the relationship between movement and emotional states. 

Apply playful interventions that optimize learning and reinforce new behaviours in a clinical setting. 

  • Discuss how play optimizes learning and reinforces new behaviours. 
  • Demonstrate playful association games that can be used to reinforce new learning. 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Behavioral Health Professionals

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