Playing the brain for a change!

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Would you like to…

– Help your clients reach calmer states quickly, so they have a brain more optimized for positivity states, productivity, social connection, and healing

– Enable your clients to fall asleep easily, without struggle or effort

– Provide freedom from chronic physical and emotional pain, boost immune function

– Accelerate the healing of heartbreak and post-romantic distress after a breakup or divorce

– Break neural patterns, bad habits and compulsions

– Install new success habits and positivity states

– Transform client’s perceived identity, self-limiting beliefs and problematic behaviors.

– Understand how hypnotherapy is used to rapidly update traumatic memories in a single therapy session

If so, here’s a new live Online Training for you that starts January 30, 2021


“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

“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

Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799
10-Week course, Saturdays 11am- 1:30pm Central

TRAINING DATES:
January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021
March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021
April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021

All calls will be recorded and available to participants in the online classroom with 24/7 access to materials and downloadable content. 


Explore how Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ can be used with CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, NLP, and other rapid change therapies.

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 (RRT) and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy is the instructor for the course.

Have you tried RRT, or any form of hypnosis, and struggled to get the results you want? You might be missing some fundamentals.

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.

Discover adaptations of Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ for Telehealth.

Many people ask how this Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ is different than Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®)…

For one this Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ course gives you all the fundamentals of hypnosis combined with new information about the brain and change so you can create healing experiences facilitated by hypnotherapy.

An introduction to many of elements in the Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) is included as a free bonus in the Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ training. However, the trademarked Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) Brain-Changing Conversation Signature System is a more comprehensive training in using neuroplasticity to create quick and lasting change in sessions with other experiential processes such as eye-movements, tapping, BAUD, NLP in addition to hypnotherapy (The EPI® 50-hour Online Course—tuition is $1997 and that course is currently delivered as a pre-recorded, self-study here’s the link)

Full Tuition for the Brain-based Hypnotherapy™ Training offering 25 CE hours is only $799! (That breaks down to is less than $135 a month, the most value-packed live online course ever offered!)

You can easily earn that in an hour by adding brain-based hypnotherapy to your psychotherapy tool box.

As a founding member of the online training, you are in a unique position to engage live and influence the development of the course. In the future the course will only be available as a recorded self-study at a higher price.

You’re enrollment in Brain-based Hypnotherapy training gives you free membership in the Play The Brain for Change Private FaceBook Group ($500).

“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 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

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

Reserve Your Spot

Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799

TRAINING DATES:
January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021
March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021
April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021

 

General Course Information

  • Course Registration

    Fee for the entire course & CE credit is $799.

    All calls will be recorded and available to participants in the online classroom with 24/7 access to materials and downloadable content.

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

    Register for 2021 Basic Hypnotherapy Training

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

  • Course Objectives

    Objectives will be covered with lecture, written handouts, filmed or live demonstrations, and guided practice, interactive exercises to demonstrate (ideo-motor response, breath-connection and reading client’s nervous system, mindfulness vs. hypnosis challenge, mirror neuron demo)

    By end of this course you’ll be able to:

    1.)   Explain hypnosis and the brain to clients.

    2.)   Recognize historical misconceptions and misunderstandings of hypnosis.

    3.)   Use Play the Brain activating vagus nerve with breath and skilled imagination training as brain-based hypnotherapy interventions.

    4.)   Identify when and how a client is responding to hypnotic interventions.

  • Course Description

    Teaching calls during the 10-week course cover:

    • Why History of Hypnosis is not the future
    • How to handle myths and misconceptions
    • What is Brain-based Hypnotherapy?
    • ‘Hypnotizability’: Am I a good enough to hypnotize others?
    • How to explain the brain and hypnosis to clients so they are open, curious and willing to do rapid change processes.
    • Old wine in new bottles: Hypnosis as it compares to Meditation, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, and more…
    • Fundamentals of Hypnotic Change: Suggestions and Inductions Hypnosis Laws
    • Elements of Change Language-The Power of Suggestion
    • Words, metaphors, stories and imagery to change, heal and transform
    • Steps in a Hypnotic Induction
    • How does Poly-vagal theory, Mirror Neurons and Affective Neuroscience inform what we do in hypnotherapy?
    • “The Explain the Brain Talk”: Neuroscience made simple, practical and then applied experientially to Play the Brain for Change.
    • Discover the new science and age-old art of conversational hypnotherapy integrated with rapid inductions
    • Fascination and Mesmerism: Reviving the Use of Energy in Hypnotherapy
    • The Neuroscience of Hypnosis, Right-left brain research: Hypnosis- as more than a Right brain or Whole-brain therapy?
    • Brain circuits and systems that inform our work as hypnotherapists
    • Effectiveness of Brain-based interventions how adding hypnosis to therapy boosts therapeutic outcomes by over 70%
    • Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI®) Playing the Brain for Change hypnotic processes: Playing the Vagus Nerve with Breath, and Symbols
    • More on Inductions that will Give the Breath a Hand
    • Adaptations for Telehealth
    • Ongoing coaching and support of the group in integrating hypnotic techniques into sessions
    • Integrating Brain-based Hypnotherapy with CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, NLP, and other rapid change therapies
  • 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

    Training will take place online!

“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

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