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Brain-based Intervention for Anxiety Disorders
Brain-based Intervention for Anxiety Disorders

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Would you like to…

– Help your clients reach calmer states quickly, so they have a brain more optimized for positivity states, productivity, social connection, and healing

– Enable your clients to fall asleep easily, without struggle or effort

– Provide freedom from chronic physical and emotional pain, boost immune function

– Accelerate the healing of heartbreak and post-romantic distress after a breakup or divorce

– Break neural patterns, bad habits and compulsions

– Install new success habits and positivity states

– Transform client’s perceived identity, self-limiting beliefs and problematic behaviors.

– Understand how hypnotherapy is used to rapidly update traumatic memories in a single therapy session

If so, here’s a new live Online Training for Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, and Counselors that starts September 13, 2021


“Comprehensive, clear and simplified model of Brain-based Hypnotherapy. The training gave me understanding and confidence to implement this effective treatment with my clients. Brilliant!”
– Louise Peters, Psy.D, Melbourne, Florida

“The brain-based hypnotherapy training solidified concepts & practice. It allowed time to process, participate and learn from Dr. Michas as well as other participants. I have developed useful tools to share with others: clients, co-workers, supervisees.”
– Karen S. Lovvorn, LPC, Birmingham, AL

Reserve Your Spot

Fee for the entire course is $799
Mondays 5:00-7:45pm CST for 10 consecutive weeks beginning September 13, 2021 and ending November 15, 2021

TRAINING DATES:
September 13, 2021
September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021
November 1, 2021
November 8, 2021
November 15, 2021

For CE Credit you must attend live (see CE Information below for more information).


Explore how Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ can be used with CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, NLP, and other rapid change therapies.

Are You Up To Date With Current Neuroscience Breakthroughs?

Recent neuroscience breakthroughs have mental health providers interested in becoming versed and skilled in brain-based psychotherapy. Plan to get comfortably skilled in what there is to do in therapy sessions facilitated by hypnosis after learning some key neuroscience concepts. Explore ways to reach the Emotional Brain (new neuroscience term for subconscious) in your work as a psychotherapist for more rapid, deeper, and lasting change in your clients.

Understand more about how and why hypnosis is the ideal accompaniment for teaching clients about how the mind works and it’s relationship to the brain and body. Specific emphasis will be on the review of history, concepts, definitions and misconceptions of hypnosis, ethical use, diagnostic considerations, and how language (words) and imagery (pictures) influence the emotional brain. This basic introductory level workshop will be both didactic and experiential with an emphasis on acquiring neuroscience background for implementing hypnosis skills to use in your clinical practice.

After learning the neuroscience behind hypnosis for facilitating transformational change, this workshop will introduce some common factors research for effective psychotherapy. Next, participants will be acquiring the basic practical skill for reaching emotional brain with coached practice in facilitating connection (with language and paralanguage) and hypnotic induction techniques.

Emphasis on the proper use of intentional, multilevel language to connect and effect clients toward accelerated brain-based change. The participants will have an opportunity to see and practice the use of activators for self-hypnosis and other inductions.

Learn the advantages of using a neuro-scientific approach to hypnotherapy as a powerful tool for brain change.

Instructor for the course:

Dr. Elizabeth Michas has served as CEO of MindWorks Psychology since 2011, bridging neuroscience research to clinical practice through training licensed mental health professions. Dr. Michas is a Florida licensed psychologist (FL4751), member of American Psychological Association(APA) Division 30-Society of Hypnosis, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)-Fellow, Certified Master Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Have you tried RRT, NLP, or any form of hypnosis, and struggled to get the results you want? You might be missing some fundamentals.

Dr. Michas will review the basics of hypnosis, plus the key ingredients in brain-changing conversations. She will emphasize exactly what to do in sessions to maximize therapist directed neuroplasticity, and emotional pain intervention.

See and experience how and why integrative tools such as hypnotherapy boost therapy efficacy by as much as 70%.

You can begin integrating these brain-based methods into sessions immediately to maximize evidence-based results, satisfied clients, and increased effectiveness as a therapist.

Discover adaptations of Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ for Telehealth.

Your enrollment in Brain-based Hypnotherapy training gives you free membership in the Play The Brain for Change Private Facebook Group ($500).

“Amazing, user friendly way of working with clients, Dr. Elizabeth presents a balance of training, educational model, and practice that allows you to embody the brain-based hypnotherapy skills.” 

Jean Griffis, Ph.D., Maryland

“The Basic Brain-based Hypnotherapy Course was an excellent presentation of the basics of utilizing brain science as the FOUNDATION for hypnotherapy. All of the information “makes sense” and follows “logic”. Information was presented in a way that the “lay” person can “get it” and this is the key for the prospective client to “get it”. I have attended at least 12 hypnotherapy trainings including two 50-hour trainings and NEVER received this basic, valuable information to help explain to clients why the brain-based hypnotherapy is so effective and long lasting.”

Sophia Greiner, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, Brooksville, Florida

Get new skills! Master the science and art of hypnosis.

Reserve Your Spot

Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799

TRAINING DATES:
September 13, 2021
September 20, 2021
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021
October 25, 2021
November 1, 2021
November 8, 2021
November 15, 2021

 

General Course Information

  • Course Registration

    Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799.

    Fees for each course must be paid at the time of registration.

    Register for 2021 Basic Hypnotherapy Training

  • Course Objectives

    Objectives will be covered with lecture, written handouts, filmed or live demonstrations, and guided practice, interactive exercises to demonstrate (ideo-motor response, breath-connection and reading client’s nervous system, mindfulness vs. hypnosis challenge, mirror neuron demo)

    By end of this course you’ll be able to:

    1. Recognize historical associations, misconceptions and misunderstandings of hypnosis
    2. Restate common definitions of hypnosis
    3. Compare and contrast hypnotherapy, mindfulness, guided imagery and deep relaxation
    4. Name the essential elements of hypnosis
    5. Recognize possible risks using hypnosis
    6. Spot populations with whom hypnotherapy is contraindicated
    7. Perform a clinical assessment of hypnotizability- Elkins Hypnotizability Scale (EHS) then describe responses and what they observed in the behavior of participant
    8. List ethical and legal considerations in utilizing hypnotherapeutic treatment with clients.
    9. Memorize the Play the Brain activating vagus nerve with breath and skilled imagination training exercise and use it as brain-based hypnotherapy intervention
    10. Identify when and how a client is responding to hypnotic interventions
    11. Discover what new brain science research says about what hypnosis is and isn’t
    12. Explain hypnosis and the brain to clients
    13. Explain how unconscious brain processing, ideo-motor effect, priming, focused attention, suggestion, amplification, and imagination are used in hypnosis
    14. Summarize what brain research says about hypnosis
    15. Explain hypnosis to potential clients using the whole brain model and include specifics on handling common misconceptions of hypnosis
    16. List the laws of hypnotic suggestion
    17. Outline and demonstrate the structure of a hypnotic induction
    18. Apply the 2 fundamental components of hypnosis: induction of hypothesized trance state and conversational administration of suggestions without trance induction
    19. Describe how the intentional use of language can be utilized by therapists to increase connection, target multi-level brain processing systems
    20. Demonstrate and explain the value of utilizing guided imagery, storytelling and metaphor for influencing the BOTTOM brain playing experiential processing systems.
    21. Discuss 2 ways Polyvagal theory relates to the attune/connect component of building a whole-brain therapeutic alliance
    22. Participants will understand, teach and experience the basics of self-hypnosis, which in this brain-based approach is repurposed as the use of TOP brain mental functions of skilled imagination and focused attention, awareness to play primitive-emotional BOTTOM brain for the desired response or calm/optimal brain state.
    23. Demonstrate the ability to build rapport, limbic attunement for socially connected whole brain-based alliance with subject
    24. Clarify readiness for incorporating hypnosis into practice
  • Course Description

    Teaching calls during the 10-week introductory (basics level) course cover:

    • Why History of Hypnosis is not the future
    • How to handle myths and misconceptions
    • What is Brain-based Hypnotherapy?
    • ‘Hypnotizability’: Am I a good enough to hypnotize others?
    • How to explain the brain and hypnosis to clients so they are open, curious and willing to do rapid change processes.
    • Old wine in new bottles: Hypnosis as it compares to Meditation, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, and more…
    • Fundamentals of Hypnotic Change: Suggestions and Inductions Hypnosis Laws
    • Elements of Change Language-The Power of Suggestion
    • Words, metaphors, stories and imagery to change, heal and transform
    • Steps in a Hypnotic Induction
    • How does Poly-vagal theory, Mirror Neurons and Affective Neuroscience inform what we do in hypnotherapy?
    • “The Explain the Brain Talk”: Neuroscience made simple, practical and then applied experientially to Play the Brain for Change.
    • Discover the new science and age-old art of conversational hypnotherapy integrated with rapid inductions
    • Fascination and Mesmerism: Reviving the Use of Energy in Hypnotherapy
    • The Neuroscience of Hypnosis, Right-left brain research: Hypnosis- as more than a Right brain or Whole-brain therapy?
    • Brain circuits and systems that inform our work as hypnotherapists
    • Effectiveness of Brain-based interventions how adding hypnosis to therapy boosts therapeutic outcomes by over 70%
    • Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) Playing the Brain for Change hypnotic processes: Playing the Vagus Nerve with Breath, and Symbols
    • More on Inductions that will Give the Breath a Hand
    • Adaptations for Telehealth
    • Ongoing coaching and support of the group in integrating hypnotic techniques into sessions
    • Integrating Brain-based Hypnotherapy with CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, NLP, and other rapid change therapies
  • Course Agenda

    Time for all segments, including breaks and meals.

    Mondays 5:00-7:45pm CST for 10 consecutive weeks beginning September 13, 2021 and ending November 15, 2021

    Objectives will be covered with lecture, written handouts, filmed or live demonstrations, and guided practice, interactive exercises to demonstrate (ideo-motor response, vagus nerve breath-connection and reading client’s nervous system, mindfulness vs. hypnosis challenge, mirror neuron demo, practice group exercises)

    There are 2.5 hour Teaching calls during the 10-week course will cover teaching lessons on:

    September 13, 2021 Class #1

    5pm-6:30pm

    Welcome and Introductions:

    • Complete Pre-survey on prior hypnotherapy training and experiences
    • Review prior experience with hypnosis and reasons for being in this course
    • Review Historical roots of Hypnosis
    • Early Science of Hypnosis

    6:30-6:45pm  Break

    6:35pm-7:30pm

    • CLASS DEMONSTATION: Ideo-motor response and Chevreul’s Pendulum
    • Common threads that synthesize the different historical views of hypnosis
    • Associations with Hypnosis throughout History
    • Why History of Hypnosis is not the future
    • Most Common Myths about Hypnosis
    • How to handle common myths and misconceptions of hypnosis

    September 20, 2021 Class #2 WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

    5pm-6:00pm

    • Participants will have an understanding of the definition and essential elements of hypnosis.
    • Understanding the theoretical basis for hypnosis
    • Review of various definitions of hypnosis
    • APA Division 30’s definition: hypnosis and hypnotherapy
    • What is Brain-based Hypnotherapy?
    • What skills do you think makes one an effective communicator? To what part of the brain do we communicate in therapy vs. hypnotherapy?
    • Discuss possible risks and populations with whom hypnotherapy is contraindicated.
    • Understand how personality structure and psychopathology effects use of hypnosis
    • Some ethical and legal considerations in utilizing hypnotherapeutic treatment with clients before we begin.

    6:00-6:15pm  Break

    6:05-7:35pm

    • ‘Hypnotizability’: Am I a good enough to hypnotize others?
    • Break-out into pairs to administer Elkins Hypnotizability Scale
    • Review Elkins Hypnotizability Scale (EHS) describe responses and what they observed in the behavior of participant
    • Review state vs. trait controversy and hypnotizability
    • Assessing responses to hypnotherapy instructions on how to read Body’s nervous system for Parasympathetic signs of (Deconditioning) State
    • What to look for in good response?
    • Review to check on your understanding of Brain’s Central Nervous System (CNS) structure, Autonomic (ANS is non-conscious system) Sympathetic is to activate and accelerate responding brain to body (fight/flight) vs. putting on brakes, Parasympathetic (PNS-rest/digest/HEAL) + Poly-vagal Social Engagement of smart (ventral smart vagus)-holding/calming/falling into love/protection of others and (dorsal vagal)- Old reptilian brain response: Immobilize(Freeze/Fold/Flop). Stress reactivity- is fixed, inflexible (fight, flight, freeze) range of responding, increase flexibility and power in brain’s auto responses with updates and new models, train the BOTTOM Brain, and stress-proof it for later responding.
    • BE OBSERVANT: You must constantly watch, check, assess to verify: How’s nervous system responding to your intervention?

    September 27, 2021 Class #3

    5pm-6:00pm

    • Share experiences as hypnotist and subject class discussion for integration and understanding.
    • How to explain the brain and hypnosis to clients so they are open, curious and willing to do experiential and rapid change processes.
    • History of Meditation and Mindfulness
    • The New Brain science of Meditation and Mindfulness

    6pm-6:15pm Break

    6:05-7:45pm

    • Old wine in new bottles: Hypnosis as it compares to Meditation, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, and more…
    • CLASS DEMONSTRATION to understand the similarities and differences between hypnotherapy, mindfulness, guided imagery and deep relaxation

    October 4, 2021 Class #4

    5:00pm-6:30pm

    • Survey of Evidenced-based research on clinical problems thought to be responsive to Hypnosis
    • Review Meta-analytic research study on Hypnosis Adverse Reactions or Complications
    • Brain research exploded with Bush’s designation of 1990s ‘Decade of the Brain’
    • Explain how unconscious brain processing, ideo-motor effect, priming, focused attention, suggestion, amplification, and imagination are used in hypnosis
    • Review Neuro-imagining studies on hypnosis elements. They verify reported changes in experience without induction.  Subjects belief can produce the intended state hence state is clearly a product of suggestion.

    6:35-6:50pm

    • What is a Hypnotic Induction?
    • Outline and demonstrate the structure of a hypnotic induction
    • Review the steps of induction: focus attention, eye closure, suggestions, mental imagery, post-hypnotic suggestions, alerting
    • Discuss need for induction of altered state vs. effects of suggestions (induction is not prerequisite for subjective or behavioral responses to hypnotic suggestions).
    • Describe how the intentional use of language can be utilized by therapists to increase connection, target multi-level brain processing systems for communication, and affect-desired change in therapy clients.

    6:50pm-7:45pm

    • Explaining Hypnosis to potential clients in a break out group experience
    • Demonstrate use of Playing the Brain technique-activating the vagus nerve with breath, an experiential exercise

    October 11, 2021 Class #5

    5:00pm-6:30pm

    • Fundamentals of Hypnotic Change: Suggestions and Inductions
    • Principles of Suggestion: Coue’s Laws
    • Hypnosis Laws of the Mind
    • Elements of Change Language-The Power of Suggestion

    6:30-6:45pm Break

    6:45pm-7:45pm

    • Types of Hypnotic Suggestions
    • Specifics of Suggestive Language
    • How hypnotherapists use words, metaphors, stories and imagery to change, heal and transform
    • Steps in a Hypnotic Induction

    October 18, 2021 Class #6

    5:00pm-6:30pm

    • How does Poly-vagal theory, Mirror Neurons and Affective Neuroscience inform what we do in hypnotherapy?
    • “The Explain the Brain Talk”: Neuroscience made simple, practical and then applied experientially to Play the Brain for Change.
    • Discover the new science and age-old art of conversational hypnotherapy integrated with rapid inductions

    6:30pm to 6:45pm Break

    6:45pm to 7:45pm

    • What Brain research says about Hypnosis
    • The Neuroscience of Hypnosis, Right-left brain research: Hypnosis- as more than a Right brain or Whole-brain therapy?
    • Brain circuits and systems that inform our work as hypnotherapists
    • Summary of Neurophysiology of Hypnosis

    October 25, 2021 Class #7

    5pm-6:30pm

    • Effectiveness of Brain-based interventions the evidence-based research of how adding hypnosis to therapy boosts therapeutic outcomes by over 70%

    6:30-6:45pm Break

    6:45pm-7:45pm

    • Playing the Brain for Change using hypnotic processes: Playing the Vagus Nerve with Breath, and use of Symbols and imagery
    • How to create an induction script
    • More on Inductions that will Give the Breath a Hand to Focus Attention and Play the Brain’s Default Mode Network

    November 1, 2021 Class #8

    5-6:30pm

    • Skilled Imagination Training (SIT) How to address common client concerns when visualizing and using their imaginations
    • 15 min break 6:30-6:45pm
    • Breakout Group Practice Session 6:45-7:15pm

    7:15pm-7:45pm

    • Class Discussion about practice
    • Understand the how and why utilizing imagery (pictures, symbols) in therapy facilitates experiential processing.

    November 8, 2021 Class #9

    5-6:30pm Video review

    • Demonstrate and explain the value of utilizing guided imagery, storytelling and metaphor for influencing the BOTTOM brain playing experiential processing systems

    6:30pm-6:45pm Break

    6:45-7:45pm

    • More on Induction keys to Playing the Whole Brain
    • Adaptations for Telehealth

    November 15, 2021 Class #10

    5-5:30 pm

    • Review Ethical Considerations for use

    5:30pm-6:30pm

    • Ongoing coaching and support of the group questions on integrating hypnotic techniques into sessions

    Break 6:30pm-6:45pm

    6:45pm-7:15pm

    • Integrating Brain-based Hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other brief solution focused or rapid change therapies

    7:15pm-7:45pm

    Final Closing Comments and Evaluations

  • CE Information

    Satisfactory Completion
    Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

    Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

    Psychologists
    R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 25 CE hours
    NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 25 clock hours. Live online

    Psychoanalysts
    NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
    25 clock hours. Live online.

    Social Workers
    CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

     

    IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.
    25 CE hours.
    NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 25 contact hours Live online.
    OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
    25 clock hours, #RCST110701

     

    Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
    CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
    IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
    25 hours.
    NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 25 contact hours. Live online.
    NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 25 contact hours. Live online.

    OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
    25 clock hours, #RCST110701
    TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 25 CE hours.

    Creative Arts Therapists
    NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 25 contact hours. Live online.

     

    Chemical Dependency Counselors
    CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 25 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
    TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 25 hours general. Expires 3/31/5051.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

    Educators
    TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 25 CE Hours.

    Nurses
    CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 25 contact hours

    Dentists
    CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 25 CE Hours.

    Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

    This Brain-based Hypnotherapy Basics training provides 25 hours of continuing education contact hours. MindWorks Psychology, LLC (#50-19776) is approved continuing education provider for Florida Board of Psychology and Board of Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

    Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

  • Become a National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

    Brain-based Hypnotherapy Introductory Course and Brain-based Advanced Course participation together fulfills the basic training requirements toward the 50 hours recommended by Florida Board of Professional Regulations to practice hypnosis. The training also meets standards of the National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists for professionals seeking certification by the board.

    Become a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). There are several ways they can receive an application for certification by NBCCH:

    1. Obtain an application through NBCCH’s website at: http://www.natboard.com/index_files/Page358.htm

    2. Request an application by emailing: admin@natboard.com

    If you need assistance or have questions, please call Ron Klein at 301-608-0123.

  • What Clients Say

    “I think the course presents infinite uses that can be beneficial for many people, it’s effectiveness like magic, but it is just neuroscience.”

    Norley Melecio, LMHC Fort Walton Beach, FL

    “By attending this training, I now understand how the brain works and I am eager to tell my clients that; ‘you are not what your brain has been doing.’ I’m excited to start immediately incorporating these techniques in my practice. Thank-you so much!”

     Wendy Mason LPC, CPCS Soperton, Georgia 

    “The material was presented in a clear format and all participants were able to practice the techniques as well as receive feedback. The training was very interactive and covered history and useful tools that I will be able to immediately implement with my clients and in my own life experience.”

    Luz Zondlo LMHC, Destin, FL

    “ Attending this training was so beneficial in my filling in the gap’s of my knowledge of Hypnosis, and having a brain-based approach allows me a fuller way of working with clients as well as equipping me with knowledge to share with doctors and referral providers within the community. Thank you!”

    Jamie Armstrong, LMHC, RP, Ontario Canada

    “When I arrived at this February 2019 training, I was still feeling anxiety and fear from October 2018 Hurricane Michael that hit my home and place of business in Panama City, FL. I was unsure and not able to settle in my new place of living. After the course, Dr. Michas did a demo with me for the class. I left feeling calm and connected to my emotions with the capacity to make a decision about what my next step is.”

    Beverly S. Brown, LMHC, Crestview, Florida

    “Dr. Michas put a sense of ease, compassion and humor into an effective intervention model. Her training is unique and exciting to implement.”

    Tuesdai Brown MA, NCC, Atlanta, Georgia

    “This Brain-based Hypnotherapy Basics course was well organized and easy to understand plus provided well-integrated experiences in hypnosis. Dr. Michas is engaging and provides information in an easy-to-understand format. I would highly recommend this training.”

    Kelly Minor, LCSW, Jacksonville, Florida

    “For me having the information to explain to clients what is going on in their brain is an invaluable. Connecting the information I have learned in previous trainings and actually being able to use it is exciting.”

    Kendra Tripp, LPC, Richardson, Texas

    “The brain-based content should be mandatory for any hypnotherapy course that’s designed for beginners kudos to Dr. Michas, and shame on other trainers who willfully neglected to include such important rudimentary content.”

    Russell K. Kawakami, PhD, LPC, NBCCH

    “Comprehensive, clear and simplified model of Brain-based Hypnotherapy. The training gave me understanding and confidence to implement this effective treatment with my clients. Brilliant!”

    Louise Peters, Psy.D, Melbourne, Florida

    “Dr. Michas simply makes everything makes sense.”

    Norman H. Bissel III, MS, NCC, LPC, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Spring Hill, Florida

    “Dr. Michas is a radiant wealth of knowledge. This course is the critical brain-based information needed for effective hypnotherapy. I am excited to have this deeper understanding of how and why hypnotherapy is able to heal the brain and thereafter therefore, the person!”

    Wendy Hixon, LMHC, NCC, Indialantic, Florida

    “The Brain-based Hypnotherapy Basic course is awesome in explaining how the brain works. It actually explains how easy or simple it is to insert new information into the brain through hypnosis.”

    Pamela Earl, LMHC, Venice, Florida

    “The Basic Brain-based Hypnotherapy Course was an excellent presentation of the basics of utilizing brain science as the FOUNDATION for hypnotherapy. All of the information “makes sense” and follows “logic”. Information was presented in a way that the “lay” person can “get it” and this is the key for the prospective client to “get it”. I have attended at least 12 hypnotherapy trainings including two 50-hour trainings and NEVER received this basic, valuable information to help explain to clients why the brain-based hypnotherapy is so effective and long lasting.”

    Sophia Greiner, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, Brooksville, Florida

    “This training made it very easy to explain to the client the brain-based way of getting and staying in a calm-optimal versus being driven by undesirable thinking and emotions. I can apply learned hand inductions, energy inductions immediately and not be hesitant to do it with my clients right away.”

    Sophia Greiner, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, Brooksville, Florida

    “This was an awesome training on Brain-Based Hypnotherapy. This really provided a deeper understanding of how the brain works, the preciseness of the steps or procedure and the words used.”

    Pamela Earl, LMHC, Venice, Florida

    “Thank you for your generosity, knowledge, and for demonstrating in a clear way how, as a clinician, I am able to use what I learn. It is exciting to experience the learning and to be able to share it with my clients effectively.”

    Melanie Cassulo, LMHC, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    “I was very impressed with the fluidity of the transitions of clearing several traumas of problematic life areas from one type of intervention to another. The videos were excellent that show the efficacy of those interventions with the client’s own testimony of how he/she had been freed of the ‘emotional’ bondage that was connected to the brain’s data of the trauma/traumatic experience.”

    Sophia Greiner, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, Brooksville, Florida

    “The gift of providing clinical hypnosis to my patients has been happening by frames for what I have learned. The gift of this course has been a frame that guides my hypnosis and added the understanding of how it works. Thank you for advancing my knowledge in this brain-based understanding of a wonderful treatment approach.”

    Chuck Claxton, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, Panama City, Florida

    “This course takes my hypnosis skills to a whole other level. Understanding the neuroscience backing what I am practicing has totally boosted my confidence and excitement about creating transformational change for my clients. Thank you Dr. Elizabeth.”

    Louise Peters, Psy.D, Melbourne, Florida

    “Amazing, user-friendly way of working with clients, Dr. Elizabeth presents a balance of training, educational model, and practice that allows you to embody the brain-based hypnotherapy skills.”

    Jean Griffis, Ph.D., Maryland

    “The brain-based hypnotherapy training solidified concepts & practice. It allowed time to process, participate and learn from Dr. Michas as well as other participants. I have developed useful tools to share with others: clients, co-workers, supervisees.”

    Karen S. Lovvorn, LPC, Birmingham, AL

    “A lot of positive experiences with this training. The location provides a natural, calming atmosphere. Dr Michas is an excellent instructor who ensures everyone is comfortable with what’s being taught. I’m excited to have a new, pragmatic way of explaining to clients both how they experience pain and how they can heal based on brain science”

    Nathan Kerr, LPC, Dacula, GA

    Professionally, I must say that I have put what I learned from you to use right away after training, and I am so much more comfortable using hypnosis every day and haven’t had a script in my lap since your class! It was so beneficial and made me much more confident and capable of using RRT and hypnosis effectively. I am so grateful to have found you and hope to be able to join you in your beautiful condo again for training when things slow down a bit for me.”

    Trish Adams, LCSW, Port Orange, FL

  • Disclosure Statement and Cancellation Policy

    There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

    You may cancel your registration before the training begins and forward it toward a future training, or by special request, receive a tuition refund less a cancellation administrative fee of 10% of the total tuition. MindWorks Psychology, LLC will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction.

    For questions and concerns please contact dremichas@gmail.com

  • Training Location

    Training will take place online!

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Many people ask how this Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ is different than Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®)…

    For one this Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ course gives you all the fundamentals of hypnosis combined with new information about the brain and change so you can create healing experiences facilitated by hypnotherapy.

    An introduction to many of elements in the Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) is included as a free bonus in the Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ training. However, the trademarked Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) Brain-Changing Conversation Signature System is a more comprehensive training in using neuroplasticity to create quick and lasting change in sessions with other experiential processes such as eye-movements, tapping, BAUD, NLP in addition to hypnotherapy (The EPI® 50-hour Online Course—tuition is $1997 and that course is currently delivered as a pre-recorded, self-study here’s the link)

“Professionally, I must say that I have put what I learned from you to use right away after training, and I am so much more comfortable using hypnosis every day and haven’t had a script in my lap since your class! It was so beneficial and made me much more confident and capable of using RRT and hypnosis effectively. I am so grateful to have found you and hope to be able to join you in your beautiful condo again for training when things slow down a bit for me.”
– Trish Adams, LCSW, Port Orange, FL

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Brain-based Hypnotherapy Basics is a prerequisite for taking the advanced training.

Can’t attend live course? Don’t need the CEs?
If you’d like to learn this amazing approach check out the Online Self-Study Course in Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ Basics now available

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