Playing the brain for a change!

Brain-Based Hypnotherapy Basic Training – 25CEs

“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

Get $100 off by using the promo code: EARLYBIRD
Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799

TRAINING DATES:
January 30 – February 1, 2020
April 2 – 4, 2020
September 24 – 26, 2020
Looking for the Advanced Brain-Based Training?


Book for the full 5 days (Both the Basic & Advanced Brain-Based Training Courses)
to obtain the 50 hours required for certification in hypnotherapy.

Day 1: 9am- 7pm CST
Day 2: 8am- 8pm CST
Day 3: 8am- 1pm CST (Advanced begins at 2pm- 8pm)
Day 4: 8am- 8pm CST
Day 5: 8am- 6pm CST


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.

Dr. Elizabeth Michas, a Florida licensed psychologist and Certified Master Practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy is the instructor for the course. 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.

“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

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

Reserve Your Spot

Get $100 off by using the promo code: EARLYBIRD
Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799

TRAINING DATES:
January 30 – February 1, 2020

April 2 – 4, 2020

September 24 – 26, 2020

Looking for the Advanced Brain-Based Training?

This course is limited to the first 10 registrants, so register early!

Book for the full 5 days (Both the Basic & Advanced Brain-Based Training Courses)
to obtain the 50 hours required for certification in hypnotherapy.

Looking for the Advanced Brain-Based Training?
Our Advanced Brain-Based Hypnotherapy course begins on Saturday afternoon (2pm CST) after Basic Training ends (1pm CST) and can be added onto the basic course in order to obtain the 50 hours required for certification in hypnotherapy.

Note extended time schedule to allow for time to practice your skills. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and lunch will be provided.

General Course Information

  • Course Registration

    Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799. Take advantage of our Early Bird discount of $100 off by registering four weeks prior to the training course.
    Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

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

    Register for 2020 Basic Hypnotherapy Training

    Or, if you prefer, send a check to:
    MindWorks Psychology, LLC
    814 Shadow Lane Suite C
    Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

  • CE Information
    Brain-based Hypnotherapy Basics 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 for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy for professionals seeking certification by the board.

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

    Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

    Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in the following states:

    ​AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY.​​

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

    ​CES maintains responsibility for these programs. In addition, CES is an approved CE provider for Florida Marriage & Family Therapists (CE Provider # 50-9633) and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Texas Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider Number 558).

    Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Certified Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Associate Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) awards CEs for the above listed professions in the following states: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY.

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

    Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) awards Social Work CEs in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

    Social Workers-New York State

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers
    #SW-0444.

    All Social Workers attending programs that have been awarded Social Work Continuing Education from CES will receive a Certificate upon completion.

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant Social Work/Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist CEs for the following reasons:

    1. CES is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).
    2. CES programs meet the rules and regulations per-state, of requirements for continuing education offerings.
    3. Many states accept CEs for Social Workers/Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists because of approved provider status in any state.

  • Become a National Board Certified Hypnotherapist

    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

  • Cancellation Policy

    You may cancel your registration and forward toward a future training, or by special request, receive a tuition refund less a cancellation administrative fee of 10% of the total tuition. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances. MindWorks Psychology, LLC will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Dr. Elizabeth Michas’ liability is limited to the tuition fee.

  • Training Location

    Travel and accommodations costs are not included and should be made independent of workshop registration. Options for accommodations are listed below.

    The training will be held at The Breakers on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

    The Breakers
    381 Santa Rosa Blvd.
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    Phone: (850) 244-9127
    www.breakersfwb.com

  • Accommodations Options

    If you prefer to stay at a local hotel, the Courtyard Fort Walton Beach – West Destin and the Best Western are located within walking distance of our training.

    courtyard_hotelCourtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
    414 Santa Rosa Blvd
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    Phone: (850) 244-2222

    Best Western – Okaloosa Island

    380 Santa Rosa Blvd
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    Phone: (877) 243-9444
    www.bestwesternfwb.com

“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

Gain greater confidence. Keep the whole brain in mind.

Reserve Your Spot

Get $100 off by using the promo code: EARLYBIRD

TRAINING DATES:
January 30 – February 1, 2020
April 2 – 4, 2020
September 24 – 26, 2020

Looking for the Advanced Brain-Based Training?

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