This report walks you through the 5 steps of what I call the RECON process to quickly and completely heal a traumatic memory. Report also features links to my interview with neuroscientist Joe LeDoux, and other cool video and audio links.
Help clients reach their goals faster and make lasting change
If you’re fed up with the same old strategies, and want fresh ideas for healing trauma, depression, and anxiety, then you’ve come to the right place.
Neuroscience is finally supporting what we’ve intuitively known as therapists: people don’t heal through logical analysis, people heal through felt experiences. Fortunately, creating therapeutic experiences that rewire the emotional brain is easier than you think.
Not only can you create healing experiences through your unique relationship with each client, but integrating experiential tools like hypnosis, mindfulness, imagery, music, play, storytelling, and movement have also been shown to improve therapy outcomes.
I’m delighted you are here and look forward to connecting with you. — Courtney
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy(TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.
Creating safety, hope, and secure attachment to transform traumatic memories. Merely talking about a traumatic event is not enough: the parts of the brain where traumatic, implicit memories are stored don’t understand words. Secure attachment is needed to buffer the impact. This book guides clinicians to fill in the missing experience of secure attachment in the form of a trusting, attuned, therapeutic relationship. With this help, clients can heal.
Rethinking Trauma Treatment was the #1 new release in neuropsychology on Amazon for 4 weeks on release!
“Out of all the workshops I have gone to in recent memory, this workshop was the most informative applicable. I learned many new skills and ways of approaching therapy – something I can actually use. I find that piece to often be lacking in the seminars I’ve been to. Courtney’s attitude, teaching style, use of role plays, media, etc. it was great!”
— Becky DavidsonLCSW, Chattanooga, Tennessee
"I have attended numerous trainings by Courtney. She’s an amazing therapist, inspiring and understanding trainer, and an incredible writer. Courtney brings everything she knows from the therapeutic process to neuroscience and makes it all understandable and interesting. Anyone who gets a chance to train with her, see her professionally, or read one of her books will be glad they did!”
— Tara DickherberLPC, St. Charles, Missouri
"May I take this opportunity to say that taking Courtney’s online course has been – hands down – one of the best decisions I’ve made both professionally and personally. She has a way of teaching that is not only informative but also engaging and accessible. What I’ve learned has already made a huge difference in my practice and outlook."
— Christine TotterdaleDip Hyp, CS, MHS, United Kingdom
"Courtney presented one of the most profitable workshops I have ever attended on trauma. The insights are brilliant. Thank you for a superlative experience.”
— Alan BattlePh. D, ABPP Chief, Division of Clinical Psychology, UT Medical Group
"I have known Courtney for some time and find her to be skilled as a presenter/speaker, deeply knowledgeable about her subject area (resilience and traumatic stress among other areas), and in general one of the kindest and generous people you could meet. I hope you get a chance to see or read her work."
— Bill O'HanlonSpeaker, and Author of over 30 books
Have we unfairly pathologized clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder? In this case study I wrote for the Psychotherapy Networker, I share a surprising example of what happened when I moved beyond the BPD label to focus on the real issue: unresolved attachment trauma. No diagnosis conjures up stigma quite like borderline personality disorder (BPD). […]
Hurricanes. Another mass shooting. Political crises. Seems anxiety is at an all-time high for us and our clients as chaotic events erupt around the world. How do you reassure clients and help them find hope in the midst of turbulent times? In this post, I’ll share what seems to be helping my clients and want […]
Recent brain research has revealed new clues to better guide us in the process of resolving traumatic memories. The key is lies in creating what is called a mismatch experience, or new meaning experience. As I discussed in the first part of this article (“Healing Traumatic Memories, Part 1”), the memory network has the capacity to […]