617 The Emotional Brain

Courtney ArmstrongCourtney Armstrong • Sunday All Day
Convincing depressed or traumatized clients that they’re “good enough” and worthy of love and happiness is no small feat. One reason is that cognitive-behavioral interventions often don’t penetrate the persistent feelings of shame and unworthiness that fuel self-destructive patterns and block the therapeutic process. This workshop will present an experiential therapy approach based on neuroscience research that offers fast-acting, surprising techniques using imagery, hypnosis, humor, and association to target the emotional brain. You’ll learn how to help clients actually feel the self-compassion and positive regard we want them to experience. You’ll watch live and video demonstrations, and leave with new tools to create self-image transformation for your clients in as little as one session.

Courtney Armstrong, M.Ed., who trains mental health professionals in creative techniques for healing trauma, is the author of Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace.

Courtney Armstrong Courtney Armstrong is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, and nationally known speaker who has trained over a thousand mental health professionals in innovative methods of therapy that heal trauma, grief, and anxiety quickly.

During her 18 years of practice, Courtney discovered the most profound change happens when we simultaneously engage the brain’s cognitive processing system and its experiential processing system, the language the emotional brain understands. Now a doctoral student at California Southern University, her research has been focused on how to address the emotional brain and develop more cognitive-experiential approaches to therapy.


Courtney’s book Transforming Traumatic Grief has been a bestseller at Smashwords, consistently gets five star reviews on Amazon, and led to her being published in Routledge’s Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved. In addition, her articles have been featured in Tilt Magazine, Advancements in Bereavement, and she’s appeared as an expert on national radio and T.V. programs.

In her dynamic workshops, Courtney combines the latest neuroscience discoveries with humor, imagery, music and games as she teaches participants how to reconsolidate emotional memories, clear unwanted patterns, and facilitate deeper levels of healing. Incorporating both live and filmed demonstrations, her workshop participants come away with a deeper understanding of the emotional brain, skills to transform emotional pain, and a toolbox of creative interventions that are as fun as they are effective. For more information on Courtney’s workshops, visit: http://www.courtneyarmstronglpc.com.


Call Courtney at (423) 876-3490 or armstronglpc@gmail.com.

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