Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speaker: Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Recorded on: August 8, 2023
Length: One hour
Can traumatic memories and patterns be changed so they no longer haunt a person emotionally? Neuroscience research suggests they can by harnessing the mechanism of memory reconsolidation, the brain’s own process of updating an emotional memory with new meanings and associations.
In this webinar, Courtney Armstrong will discuss this exciting discovery and share a simple five-step protocol you can use in treatment to safely reconsolidate traumatic memories and create corrective emotional experiences that change the brain.
Within this conversation, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, attachment, and how interpersonal experiences change the brain and elicit memory reconsolidation will also be discussed.
Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Author and Founder of Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Courtney Armstrong, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years’ experience who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. She is a bestselling author of the books, Rethinking Trauma Treatment (2019), The Therapeutic “Aha,” (2015) and Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011) and contributes to publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Science of Psychotherapy. Courtney is also founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy through which she’s trained thousands of clinicians worldwide and has developed clinical hypnosis training programs for the US Veterans Administration. She is a certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis where she serves as an Approved Consultant on their Education and Training Committee.