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2-Day Training: Clinical Hypnosis Certificate Course:
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on September 19, 2019.
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DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
12 hr 13 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
9/19/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess the clinical relevance of the relationship between hypnosis and memory.
  2. Specify how clinicians can identify situations in which hypnosis could be beneficial.
  3. Establish how hypnotic language can be utilized with various treatment modalities.
  4. Communicate 3 techniques that can be used to elicit a constructive trance experience in therapy.
  5. Present a synopsis of the three-stage skeleton of an hypnotic induction sequence.
  6. Provide the names of 3 different hypnotic phenomena that can be utilized to enhance therapy.
  7. Characterize how the hypnotic phenomena present in a client can help the clinician individualize treatment.
  8. Establish how verbal indirect suggestions can be employed in session to move clients toward positive changes in behavior.
  9. Articulate how non-verbal communication skills from clinical hypnosis can be used to help calm hyper-aroused clients.
  10. Establish how metaphor and anecdotes can be used in a hypnosis session to help facilitate new patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors in clients.
  11. Communicate how confusion techniques can be used to capture the attention of clients in sessions.
  12. Connect specific hypnotic techniques to the clinical treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression and pain.
Discover the Core Skills of Hypnosis
  • Brief history of clinical/medical hypnosis
  • Ethics of clinical hypnosis
  • When should hypnosis be used in therapy?
  • Hypnotic change language for clinicians
  • Intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics
  • How to disrupt patterns to encourage flexibility
  • Hypnosis as an adjunctive technique
  • The neurophysiology of Hypnosis
Methods to Elicit a Trance Experience: Increase Focus and Relaxation to Intensify Therapy
  • Assess for willingness and hypnotic ability
  • Hypnotic phenomena
  • Three-stage “skeleton” of an induction sequence
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization to recall positive memories
  • Countdown breathing
How to Structure a Hypnosis Session
  • How to use hypnosis across modalities
    • Relaxation
    • Rapport
    • Induction
    • Deepening
    • Waking
  • Hypnotic techniques to work with resistances
  • Apply hypnosis methods without a formal trance
Hypnosis Skills and Techniques for Specific Disorders and Conditions 
Trauma: Restore Control and Process Traumatic Memories
  • How hypnosis works with exposure
  • Hypnosis techniques to restore control to clients
  • Regression for processing traumatic memories
  • Practices to alter distorted beliefs
  • Hypnotic suggestions to foster greater emotional control
Anxiety: Shift Clients to Calm with Hypnotic Suggestion
  • Strategies to get to the root of your client’s anxiety
  • Hypnosis and metaphor to redefine anxiety
  • Exercises to manage the energy of anxiety
  • Hypnotic techniques to improve sleep in anxious clients
Depression: Breaking the Cycles of Depression
  • Combining hypnosis and CBT for mood control
  • Using hypnotic age regression and progression for depression
  • Mesmer, music, mood and movement
  • Using creative stories to reconceptualize depression
Acute and Chronic Pain: Interventions to Change Clients’ Minds and Pain
  • Altering the perception of pain
  • Hypnotic interventions to dissociate clients from the reality of pain
  • Shift clients’ attention from painful sensations
  • Forgetting about the pain with amnesia
  • Expand time and expand comfort
  • Elicit vivid memories to obviate pain
Addiction: Release Clients from Addictive Behavior Patterns
  • How to use hypnosis to create a different perspective
  • Hypnotic suggestions to strengthen willpower
  • Self-hypnosis to overcome addictive urges and cravings
  • Ease withdrawal symptoms with hypnosis
Experiential Workshop: Elicit a Trance State for Enhanced Responsiveness in Therapy


Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the largest U.S. organization for mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis.

For over 35 years, Dr. Willmarth has been involved with the study and application of clinical hypnosis in clinical practice and he’s appeared at numerous national and international hypnosis conferences.

His extensive involvement with hypnosis led him to serve as past president of the Michigan Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Psychological Hypnosis (APA Div. 30), and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). Dr. Willmarth is a past winner of the Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis Award from APA Division 30.

Dr. Willmarth is the assistant director of Saybrook University’s Department of Applied Psychology and serves as the director of training and director of the Integrative Mental Health Ph.D. specialization in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial Eric Willmarth is the director of Integrative Mental Health at Saybrook University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Eric Willmarth is a member of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; and Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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  • Counselors
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  • Marriage and Family Therapists
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