Playing the brain for a change!


MindWorks Psychology Training Testimonials

“I think the course presents infinite uses that can be beneficial for many people, its effectiveness is 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 was
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

“This Advanced Brain-based Hypnotherapy course gave me a new understanding of the brain and the ability the brain has to change. Learning how neuroplasticity that can be used in a practical way with clients. I’m empowered with new language to explain how the brain can transform and change by having new experiences, and multi-level brain conversations. Harnessing the power of intention and the power of connection was very enlightening.” – Luz Zondlo, LMHC, Destin, FL

“Just being able to utilize brain-based interventions to reach the whole brain especially the part where emotions are stored and processed, has been instrumental in helping my clients with forever diagnoses gain a better sense of clarity, calm, and peace that they have never imagined possible.” – Norman H. Bissel III, LMHC, LPC, NBCCH Brooksville, FL

“This course increases my hope as a counselor. Doing the exercises as the client or as the therapist helped me see the benefits during the training. It was a blessing to attend this course.” – Norely Melecio, LMHC, Fort Walton Beach, FL 

“I have already attended several trainings on brain-based hypnotherapy with Dr. Elizabeth Michas and each time I attend I become much more confident and more importantly much more comfortable with utilizing this transformational intervention with my clients. My clients love the brain-based therapy and report instant and lasting relief be it emotional and/or physical.” – Sophia Greiner LCSW, Brooksville, FL

“This training was fantastic and enhancing my knowledge and use of hypnosis. I am leaving with the feeling of being more credible with the knowledge I can share, and with the experiences I can create. Dr. Michas teaches in a way that provides creative permission and promotes excitement to learn and then do.”- Jamie Armstrong, RP Ontario Canada

“I have already participated in several of Dr. Elizabeth Michas’ trainings and it never ceases to amaze me how more I get out of coming again and again. I’m now very comfortable with using the brain-based hypnotherapy interventions. I find my clients report experiencing profound calmness and clarity due to this brain-based approach.” – Sophia Greiner, LCSW Brooksville, Florida 

“I cannot say enough about how this training empowered me to use the brain-based healing methods. I was so encouraged to know that as a therapist who produces her craft that the things working in therapy when I get great outcomes were not just a fluke. I absolutely know that the results can be reproduced because I am confident that knowing how the brain works will allow me to enhance the results to my clients.” – Kendra Tripp, LPC, Richardson, TX

“Dr. Michas bridged the gap between the basic and advanced course in a effortless manner. As a neuroscientist Dr. Michas’ command of how the brain communicates is exceptional! Whether you’ve had numerous previous training courses and years of experience, this course is fundamental to ‘tuning’ up and ‘updating’ your current practice.” – Russell K. Kawakami, PhD, LPC NBCCH

“This training is valuable for understanding and being able to explain to clients in understandable language the brain how it works and how to heal it through intervention. Dr. Michas is extremely knowledgeable. I loved it!” – Catherine Underhill RP, RPN, Midland, Ontario

“I utilize every aspect of the EPI model with my clients and the positive results are immediate and lasting.” – Sophia Greiner LCSW, Brooksville, Florida

“I’m now able to effectively treat clients with ‘forever diagnoses’, that have cycled through multiple clinicians and psychiatrists.” – Norman H. Bissel, III LMHC, Brooksville, Florida

“I like the expansion of BOTTOM, MIDDLE, TOP Brain definitions, makes it much easier to clarify with the examples used. I understand how to get from client’s chief complaint, presenting problem to a Play the Brain for Change intervention. The EPI® session note is helpful, including steps like baseline assessment, new target for intervention etc., following with multiple teaching and reframe tools so it’s all in one place to reference. It’s amazing how every piece of the protocol fits seamlessly and is far more coherent down to the TUNE and RETUNE steps for memory reconsolidation. Thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm, it’s embodying the life-changing conversation.” – Melanie Cassulo LMHC, Destin, Florida

“Incredibly cohesive and coherent, this training covered multiple modalities and focuses them through the Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) model, simplified, clarified and leaving me empowered.” – Paul Olander LCSW, Decatur, Georgia

“Dr. Michas is extremely knowledgeable in the area of brain-based therapy approaches. Her concept of “playing the brain” is powerful, understandable, and useful. I am confident I will be utilizing her Emotional Pain Intervention with clients in the near future. This training has left me with a strong desire to attend more of her offerings in the near future. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights.” – Debbie Hoeffner, LCSW, Fort Pierce, FL

“The EPI training provided the latest research on neuroscience and provided more understanding about how the brain works and the use of the whole brain.” – Pamela A Earl, LMHC, Venice, FL

“This training was very well researched and informative. It provided a frame-work which I can practically use in working with a wide range of clients. Thank you for rekindling my interest in improving my therapeutic skills.” – Barbara Keown, Ph.D., LPC, Auburn, AL

“I found the EPI conceptual model very useful it helped me integrate things that I learned from various sources over the years. EPI is an excellent roadmap to effective therapy!” – David D. Yaeger, Ph.D., Atlanta, GA

“Amazing, clear, concise presentation easy to follow and use right away.” – Jean Griffis, PhD Montgomery Village, MD

“I love the understanding of how the different parts of the brain work, what activates what, and how to explain thoughts, feelings and sensations, etc. to clients while addressing the bottom brain experientially.” – Naomi Morgan, LMHC, Destin, FL

“I think it’s very helpful to understand the brain-based science behind thoughts, emotions, or feelings when presented in such a clear understandable manner. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.” – Radford McGrath LMFT, LMHC, NCC 

“I appreciate and I’m excited about the simplicity of the theory of the brain as contrasted with many the past trainings I attended at my school where a speaker was brought in and it was so complicated I was discouraged to use neuroscience in therapy. Dr. Elizabeth Michas’ model is easy-to-understand and practical. I value how it interacts with other interventions. It is “cutting-edge” brain science.” – Diane Monteleone-Mastro, LMHC, NCC, Roswell, GA

“What a fantastic training! It was packed full of useful information and the training venue was comfortable, enjoyable and had the best view of any training I’ve ever attended.” – Rita Young, LMHC, Tampa, FL

“A delightful experience of learning in a supportive environment.” – Timothy J. Aycock PhD, Fayetteville, GA

“Provides an easy to understand framework for helping clients eliminate painful emotions and unwanted behaviors.” – Nathan Kerr, LPC, Dacula, GA

“Really useful information and concrete things to do in practice. The ‘playing the organ’ model of Bottom, Middle, Top-Brain is so clear and easy to explain. It’s a great way to organize how to use brain science to have a whole brain intervention that works. I got so much from the weekend with you. My brain has been updated and reset and I know I am going to be much more effective with clients. I really could go on and on about how valuable your EPI Training is to me. I feel new motivation. Thank you.” – Rebecca L. Blevins, LMHC, New Smyrna Beach, FL

“This training gave me a solid conceptualization framework. I learned about the research that substantiates why the tools I am using work and how to implement them better. I will be doing more of her trainings for sure.” – Jill Baillio, Ph.D., St. Petersburg, FL

“EPI was an exciting opportunity for me to get a better understanding of how my own mind works, learning about myself enables me to be more comfortable in my work with those who come to see me for help.” – Harold Durham, MEd, LPC., Granbury, TX

“Excellent training and a superior presenter! I learned new skills for use in my practice. I highly recommend Dr. Michas. She is warm, inviting, funny, entertaining, but most of all, she is brilliant! Loved the course.” – Lynda Hammond, LPC, Dawson, GA

“The EPI training is an amazing balance of education, opportunity for questions and experience.” – Jean Griffis, Ph.D., MFT, Montgomery Village, MD

“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

“Dr. Elizabeth Michas is one of those rare presenters that is not only a talented healer but also an inspiring teacher. Her trainings provide therapists with absolute take home skills that can be used immediately in their own practices. With a solid base in the RRT method, Elizabeth brings home the importance of setting the intention of where you want your client to be at the end of a session. She is committed to making sure participants understand the material presented and includes live demonstrations with volunteer attendees. I highly recommend her trainings.” – Wendy E, MSW, LCSW, CRRT. New Orleans, LA

“I first met Elizabeth at an advanced RRT training when she coached and supervised several small groups I was in. She is so knowledgeable about RRT and Hypnosis and is so effective in the way she teaches. She supervised throughout the weekend and we all learned a great deal from her. I was so impressed with Elizabeth that I asked her to supervise me privately. As a teacher, she is patient, clear, and extremely informative. I’ve also had the opportunity to take workshops given by Elizabeth. Her teaching style is clear, easy to understand, relaxed and humorous. I would recommend to everyone, if given the opportunity, to take advantage of Elizabeth’s workshops and trainings.” – Linda W. LCSW, New York, NY

“I have been fortunate enough to train with Dr. Elizabeth Michas several times. She is very patient and kind whilst being informative and helpful. Dr. Michas is very knowledgeable about the work she does. I have had several experiences of training with others who were not so patient and have left me feeling very upset and I have not returned to those trainings. Dr. Michas leaves you feeling competent and excited about working with your clients when you return from training with her. I look forward to my next training with her.” – Tara, LPC St. Charles, Missouri

“I wanted to share with you a training opportunity presented by Dr. Elizabeth Michas. I recently attended this workshop and found it to be one of the best training experiences I have had regarding the treatment of trauma. The best part of the training was gaining a solid understanding of the functioning of the “emotional brain” as well as learning specific interventions to use in working with clients who have experienced trauma. It is an outstanding training opportunity. The best part of the training was learning specific and effective interventions to use in my work. My practice has been revitalized due to the information learned in this training. Please share with your colleagues who might be interested increasing their knowledge and skills in the area of resolving trauma.” – Felicia G., LMHC Fort Walton Beach, FL

“At her training Elizabeth explained most recent findings about the mind’s workings and tied it into Jon Connelly’s training of RRT. Elizabeth has been using and studying with Jon for the past 20 years. She understands the RRT process and can explain how it can be so effective in light of recent findings in brain science. I had many ‘ah ha’ moments (so that’s why it works!) and feel the work I am doing with clients now is more effective and has much better outcomes. I have a better understanding of how to reach my clients and feel better about what I am able to do for/with clients. For me, Elizabeth’s training was instrumental in helping me make the shift from therapist to RRT practitioner. I traveled from Chicago to Florida and it was well worth it to me and my practice. I highly recommend Elizabeth’s training and if you are debating whether you need another training, I say attend this one.” – Lorie J., MS, LCPC, CH, RRT Chicago, IL

“Dr. Michas has created a model that joins the science of the brain with common curative factors in psychotherapy. After training with her I’m confident that I can be effective in eliminating emotional pain.” – Melinda Paige, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, CPCS, NCC

“The presentation is well organized and fills a much needed gap to understanding the theories that we practice. Love the idea of incorporating this Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI) framework with what we already know.” – Carole Lovell, PsyD, LCSW Cookeville, Tennessee

“With my seven years of advanced training in trauma work, Elizabeth’s presentation The Neuroscience Keys to Transforming Trauma established a clear, research based framework and biological science understanding of the process I have been using all these years.” – Kathleen Gierhart. LMHC, CAP, RTR Gainesville, FL

“Elizabeth solidified the therapy process with her Emotional Pain Intervention(EPI) framework, starting with Jaak Panksepp’s Affective Neuroscience research on emotional networks through combining eclectic therapies to effect transformational brain change. And simplified the necessary psychotherapy factors, utilizing brain science.” – Mae Young. EdS, LPC Memphis, Tennessee

“I am so much clearer as a therapist as what and how to be transformational in my work. Ever since I worked with Elizabeth in a small group experience at an RRT Level 3 training, I have been excited about training with her. She has encouraged, explained and clarified transformational therapy into a useful tangible interventional model that allows me to use all I have learned before to be powerfully effective. I have been to 3 trainings and plan on many more. The location on the beach is amazing and well worth effort.” – Sheila McKeon, MA ,LPC North Carolina