Courtney Armstrong


11:00AM – 1:00PM PT
Hypnosis Protocols to Relieve Chronic Pain & Enhance Trauma Treatment

403 - Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapy for Pain

Trauma doesn’t just leave behind emotional pain --  it can also manifest as physical pain in the form of headaches, pelvic pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome. These conditions often baffle doctors and leave clients feeling even more helpless and hopeless. Clinical hypnosis can be a highly effective tool for relieving pain in trauma survivors. Learn a trauma-informed approach you can use to safely elicit hypnosis; apply techniques to relieve pain and restore an internal sense of safety; and create a greater sense of well-being and empowerment in your clients. You may even experience your own transformative trance with demonstrations and activities that show you how to: 

Learning Objectives:

  • Safely guide clients into hypnotic states and effectively frame suggestions
  • Use hypnotic techniques that increase feelings of safety and comfort in the body
  • Create hypnotic suggestions to instill hope, relieve pain, and empower clients
  • Resolve subconscious beliefs that may be maintaining pain responses

Author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, has over 20 years’ of 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.