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COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, joins me today to discuss: how to E.M.E.R.G.E. from grief; when cognitive behavioral therapy isn't useful for treating suicidality; how to make a therapeutic playlist; difference between rituals and routines and how men and women grieve differently.


COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy(TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.

Known for her warm, engaging teaching style, Courtney offers both live and online training to mental health professionals in Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and other experiential, brain-based strategies that help clients access inner resources for healing.

Her professional expertise has also made her a much sought-after media guest, and she has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR affiliates, and media outlets in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Courtney has been a contributor to Psychotherapy Networker, The Neuropsychotherapist, Counseling Today, and many others, and is author of Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011) The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck (2015) and her latest book, Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience (2019).



If you want go from feeling hopeless to hopeful, lonely to connected and like a burden to a blessing, then go to 1-on-1 coaching, go to Let’s get to tomorrow, together. 

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