Therapist Courtney Armstrong interviews trauma survivor and author of Your Life after Trauma, Michele Rosenthal about how to reclaim your identity after trauma. How do you move forward after something happens in your life that challenges your ability to feel safe, secure, and hopeful? More important, how do you reclaim your identity when a life […]
Therapist and author, Courtney Armstrong discusses how light physical activity can be a more effective tool for reducing anxiety than relaxation techniques. Did you know that one of the best ways to reduce anxiety is to move your body? Most therapists are taught to teach their anxious clients relaxation techniques. But, if a client is […]
Therapist and author, Courtney Armstrong discusses how demonstrating care toward someone after a traumatic event is the best way to aid their emotional healing. Brain science is finally validating what we intuitively know as therapists: people heal through feeling cared for by others. Whether you receive emotional support from compassionate friends or family members, or […]
How do you connect with clients who are guarded or resistant to change? Therapist Courtney Armstrong suggests that sometimes it helps to lighten up and simply play. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Love) Intuitively we know that humor and laughter are ardent antidotes for depression and anxiety, but many therapists avoid using humor for fear they […]
Therapist and author, Courtney Armstrong explores the 7 Primary Emotional Systems and explains how they can inform your therapeutic practice. Many people come to therapy because they feel confused and overwhelmed by their emotional responses. Likewise, it is all too easy for the therapist to get overwhelmed and confused by their client’s emotions and not […]
Music is a powerful therapeutic tool. Author and Counselor, Courtney Armstrong describes how she introduced it into sessions with 2 clients – with impressive results. Did you know that using music in therapy sessions is one of the quickest, most powerful ways you can help clients overcome grief and trauma? Recent neuroscience studies validate the […]
“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
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