To give licensed medical and mental health professions an opportunity to experience and implement therapeutic use of carefully guided altered states to support healing and growth in their clients.
This seven-hour opportunity is directed by training analysts of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts. The day will include:
- Historical Summary of and distinction between Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis. (Both use the “altered state” often referred to as “disassociation” or in popular language for the guided altered state, “hypnosis.”)
- Introduction to “inductions” and “closings.” This session will include a demonstration, instruction, followed by practice.
- Introduction to “Age Regressions.” (an altered state where client has an experience like being very present in or feeling, as if, observing an earlier life event, sometimes traumatic but often not.) Participants will experience or observe how such regressions are used to bring about client desired change or relief of suffering. Participants also learn how such regressions are guided in a way to prevent “re-traumatization.”
- Information proved for further training. While some simple skills are immediately “usable” others require further training and “credentials.” For more information on our residency program click here, or to one of our training analysts.
This class is open to MS, MSW, MSC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, MD, EDD, PhD. and Graduate Students in Counseling.
Conference Host: John B. Hart, D.Min, LMFT
John is an LMFT doing private practice in Tullahoma, TN, licensed in Tennessee and Indiana and a Training Analyst for the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts. As an ordained clergyperson in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) he has served numerous parishes. Prior service as a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist created, in him, considerable interest in PTSD and recent “discovered” and “recognized” moral injuries. He finds Hypnoanalysis an extremely helpful modality for Family Therapists and other health professionals as they address traumatic disorders.
Training Analysts: Dr. David C. Leistikow, M.D.
Dr. Leistikow is a Family Practice specialist in Broomfield, Colorado. He attended and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1969, having over 50 years of diverse experience, especially in Family Practice. He is affiliated with Centura Health-St Anthony North Hospital. Dr. Leistikow is a long-time training analyst for the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts
Don Hardy-Holley, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC
(San Antonio, TX) has been providing not only psychotherapy and hypnosis, since 1986 ,but also training to hundreds of therapists from all over the United States. Most notably known for his extensive work for using Medical Hypnoanalysis, Don is sought out as one of the top trainers in the country for this modality. He has severed as the president and chairman of the board for the American Academy of Medial Hypnoanalysis and Vice Chairman Board of Directors of the Concept-Therapy Institute. He also serves as a board member for the Collaborative Divorce Professionals Association of San Antonio.
Neal Willing, MA, LPC
Neal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan specializing in Mental Health Counseling, a past Chairperson of the board of The American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysis, President, and currently Treasurer. He has practiced Medical Hypnoanalysis since completing a residency in 1992 in the office of Dr Dan Zelling MD, exclusively, and is currently an adjunct instructor in the Psychology Department of Siena Heights University, MI.
The Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Pastoral Counselors has approved this event for 7 category I Credit Hours.
The Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselors through the Hardy-Holley Team, Inc. #307 for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Chemical Dependency Counselors. 7 hours Category I Credits
NASW approval for credits for Social Workers, LCPCs and others nationwide #886473642-0 for 7 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
The Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board has approved this organization to provide Category 1 Continuing Education Credits for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC. However, licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 7 hrs.
The American Academy of Family Physicians: Applied for 7 CMEs Physicians Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.