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Get our 4-part video series to discover how clinical hypnosis works and can be used to improve patient outcomes and enhance trauma treatment. Plus, you’ll get to experience a little hypnosis yourself!

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Free Introductory Mini-Course

Get our 4-part video series to discover how clinical hypnosis works and can be used to improve patient outcomes and enhance trauma treatment. Plus, you’ll get to experience a little hypnosis yourself!

Why learn trauma-informed hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a state of relaxed, focused concentration that anyone can learn to access. When we are in a hypnosis state, we not only feel calmer, but we are better able to integrate information from both the logical and emotional regions of the brain.

This improved brain connectivity allows us to grasp new perspectives, influence the nervous system, and change the way we feel, think, and react more easily.

In fact, clinical researchers have reported that hypnosis enhances the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy by as much as 66-70% so patients get better results in shorter periods of time. (See Ramondo, Gignac, Pestell, and Byre, 2021)

Clients usually enjoy clinical hypnosis because it’s a pleasant experience and gives them a tool they can use to ease pain, calm anxiety, manage cravings and boost motivation. Rather than leave sessions feeling drained, clients will leave your sessions feeling relaxed and uplifted. Whether you are new to hypnosis or have had prior hypnosis training, we’ll teach you how to harness the power of clinical hypnosis to transform patient outcomes.

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About Us

The Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (ITIH) is a training organization committed to teaching healthcare professionals clinical hypnosis interventions that are evidence-based, trauma informed, and empower clients to reclaim strength, wisdom, and resilience.

Courtney Armstrong, LPC is the Founder and President of ITIH and a certified Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. In practice for over 20 years, she specializes in grief and trauma recovery and has studied clinical hypnosis under such masters as Bill O’Hanlon, Michael Yapko, and Jon Connelly.

Known for her warm and engaging teaching style, she has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally and has developed successful clinical hypnosis training programs for organizations such as PESI and the Veterans Health Administration.

Courtney also enjoys writing about the integration of clinical hypnosis with other therapeutic approaches and is the author of Transforming Traumatic GriefThe Therapeutic “Aha!”, and Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience which was the #1 new release in neuropsychology on Amazon.com in 2019.

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