Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Level 2

Resolving Attachment & Complex Trauma

  • November 8-10, 2019

    Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy- Level 2

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Spring Hill Suites Downtown Chattanooga

  • Presenter

    Courtney Armstrong, LPC, NBCFCH

  • Save $100 if you register on or before October 9, 2019.

Discover how to heal complex trauma with Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy

Join Courtney Armstrong for this 3-day experiential workshop, where you'll learn how to use more Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy techniques to heal the negative effects of complex trauma.

Complex trauma is more challenging for clients to overcome because it involves repetitive experiences of neglect, abuse, or betrayal by caregivers, family, or friends. Repetitive traumatic experiences impact the brain's ability to regulate itself so that clients who've experienced complex trauma may find themselves struggling from erratic mood swings, relationship problems, or dissociative episodes that they just can't "reason" their way out of. That's because these issues are not generated by the "reasoning" brain, but by the emotional brain where our emotional memories, attachment schemas, and habits are stored.

With Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy you'll learn gentle, but powerful techniques that reach the emotional brain so you can more effectively help clients calm their nervous systems, heal attachment patterns, and reclaim a positive, empowered identity.

You may even get your own breakthrough in this high-powered workshop worth 25 CE's that is filled with experiential activities and practice sessions that engender hope, healing, and self-confidence in a warm atmosphere with supportive coaching. 

Workshop Schedule

Three days of experiential learning and practice!

  • Friday
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Neurobiology of Attachment

    Describe the 4 primary attachment styles and discuss why disrupted attachment is at the root of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and personality disorders.

  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Unblock Avoidant Attachment

    Demonstrate how to use conversational hypnosis to draw out guarded clients and help intellectualizing clients be more open to intimacy and their emotions.

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Calm Anxious Attachment

    Idenitfy tools to help clients who are preoccupied with fears of rejection, betrayal, and abandonment so they can feel more secure and set healthy boundaries with others.

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Small Group Practice

    Apply skills for connecting with avoidant and anxious attachment styles in small groups with supportive coaching from Courtney and trained colleagues.

  • Saturday
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reconsolidate Attachment Trauma

    Use the RECON process to heal attachment trauma so clients can reclaim self-compassion, hope & healthy relationships.

  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Shatter Shame & Guilt

    Design powerful intrerventions that shatter shame, guilt, and self-loathing and engender self-compassion & self-confidence.

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Small Group Practice

    Apply skills for working with shame and anxious attachment in small groups with supportive coaching from Courtney and trained colleagues.

  • 3:30 pm  - 6:00 pm

    Transform Traumatic Grief

    Identify techniques to help your clients stop haunting images, create preferred memories, and faciliate healthy continuing bonds with the deceased.

  • Sunday
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Disorganized Attachment

    Describe how to navigate tricky transference issues and identify tools to help clients with disorganized attachment regulate emotions and reclaim a positive identity.

  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Small Group Practice

    Apply skills for working with disorganized attachment in small groups with supportive coaching from Courtney and trained colleagues.

  • 1:30 pm - 4:00pm

    Dealing with Dissociation

    Assess dissociative states and use techniques to help clients ground themselves, feel less fragmented & interact with alternate personalities, if they arise.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Counter Compassion Fatigue

    Identify signs of compssion fatigue and create self-hynosis interventions to regulate your nervous system and enhance your energy level for the purpose of applying these techniques in the therapeutic setting.

November 8-10, 2019:
Spring Hill Suites Downtown 
Chattanooga, Tennessee


Courtney Armstrong, LPC/MHSP, NBCFCH

Seating is limited so register now!

November 8-10, 2019 at the Spring Hill Suites Downtown Chattanooga, TN

  • Repeater Rate

    Register on or before 10/9/19

    • If you've already taken this course and want a refresher plus...
    • More opportunities for you to practice, & get supportive coaching!
    • 25 CE's available for APA, LPC's & LMFT's in most states.*(Check CE section at end of page.)
  • Early-Bird Registration


    Register on or before 10/9/19

    • If you've taken Level 1 and want Level 2 to complete your hypnosis certification.
    • Save $100 off the regular registration rate!
    • Advance your skills in healing complex trauma.
    • Specific techniques for each attachment style.
    • 25 CE's available for APA, LPC's & LMFT's in most states.*(Check CE section at end of page.)
  • Regular Registration


    Register after 10/9/19

    • If you've taken Level 1 and want Level 2 to complete your hypnosis certification.
    • Price goes up to this regular rate on 2/14/19.
    • 25 CE's available for APA, LPC's & LMFT's in most states.*(Check CE section at end of page.)

What people are saying

Testimonials from people who've attended our hypnotherapy workshops

  • "Courtney makes complicated material usable, accessible and enjoyable!"

    Karol Bailey, Ph. D, Seal Beach, CA

  • "I gained more confidence, learned new techniques, and got lots of great support."

    Constance Bauer, LCSW, JD, Chicago, IL

Spring Hill Suites Downtown Chattanooga

495 Riverfront Parkway

Chattanooga, TN 37402

Click here to book your room at $159/night


Got a burning question? It may be answered already below!

  • Do I need prior training in hypnosis to attend this training? Yes, completion of Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Level 1 is REQUIRED before taking this course. Even if you’ve been trained in hypnosis by another organization, the TIH model is unique and is based on a clinical protocol and set of skills that are taught in Level 1. We’ve tried waiving the Level 1 requirement in the past, but even seasoned hypnotherapists reported they felt behind in Level 2 if they had not attended Level 1 first. 
  • Will I be elgible for certification in hypnosis after this workshop? Yes, once you've completed both the Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy courses, you'll be eligible for certification. The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH) requires at least 50 hours of live hypnosis training with supervised practice and coaching for certification from their board. Check the NBCCH site at for more info on certification.
  • Will I be able to use hypnosis with my clients after this workshop if I'm not certified yet? Check to see what your state requires. The Hypnotherapists's Union's website at lists the states with hypnosis regulations, but you are still responsible for checking with your state to be sure you are practicing within the scope of your license.
  • Do the 25 hours count towards continuing education for my license?  Check the CE information at the bottom of this page to make sure your state is covered. Commowealth Educational Seminars has approved this workshop for 25 CE's and is authorized to offer CE's for psychologists, social workers, LPC's and LMFT's boards in most states. BUT-- check the CE info at the bottom of this page to be sure your state is covered. If your state is not listed, you'll need to call your licensure board to see if they will approve the workshop before you register.
  • Do you provide accommodations for people with disabilities? The Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy strives to hold trainings in facilities that are accessible for people with physical disabilities. If you need special accommodations for the training due to a disability, please contact Courtney’s assistant, Susan at 423-876-3490.
  • How can I find a roommate if I want to share a hotel room with someone? Call Courtney's office at 423-876-3490 or e-mail us and we'll connect you with others who are interested in sharing a room.
  • Refunds and cancellations If you need to cancel your registration, e-mail us or contact Courtney's office at 423-876-3490. Cancellations received prior to 10/9/19 will be refunded tuition less a 10% processing fee. Cancellations received after 10/9/19 will be refunded tuition less a 20% processing fee.