Please register at the door - room 284
May 11th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   June 9th, 2013 5:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 284
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States
Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after May 3 $ 765.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after May 3 $ 685.00
General public after May 3 $ 765.00
BU staff after May 3 $ 595.00
Full-time student $ 465.00
Retake $ 225.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience healthcare professionals, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, general public, full time students
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By focusing on the mind/body connection that hypnotherapy offers, you can help to heal pain, trauma, emotional discomfort, and more. Whether you wish to add hypnotherapy to an already thriving health practice or start a new career, the knowledge and skills learned in this course will empower you to facilitate lasting change and healing for your clients suffering from back pain, migraines, sports injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood or sexual abuse, phobias and fears, and so much more. May 11-12 and June 8-9; 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Instructor: Mary Lee LaBay, PhD 50 CEUs

Become a part of a rapidly growing number of people who are adding “hypnotherapist” to their credentials. Start a new career, or take your existing practice to a new level with hypnosis and other rapid and effective healing techniques. This course provides powerful techniques to the holistic or allopathic health care practitioner whose practice would benefit from the use of trance induction, relaxation, visualization, mind/body healing, and specific approaches and concepts for deep, sustainable wellness. It is equally beneficial for those who wish to explore a new career path in hypnotherapy, or who simply want to experience deep personal change and growth.

This course provides you with a uniquely designed set of practical skills that Dr. LaBay has modified for increased effectiveness over the past 15 years of clinical practice, giving you a unique and effective approach to your wellness practice.

Hypnotherapy and its accompanying healing protocols are considered to be rapid and effective approaches to understanding and modifying perceptions, beliefs, communication, and behavior, along with accelerated self-awareness and change. As a holistic approach to wellness, this technology allows us to create and direct our experiences in body, mind, emotions, and energy.

Hypnotherapy: Transformation & Healing consists of two components: approximately 22 hours of home study (reading, completing exercises and conducting practice hypnosis sessions) and two weekends (28 hours) of classroom experience. Prior to the class start you will receive your course workbook to begin the home-study portion of the course.

Although some of the topics listed below also appear in the course description for Hypnotherapy: Awareness & Integration, each course will present unique methods and approaches (i.e. each course includes inductions, but different induction methods will be explored in each).


Prior to attending the first class session you will begin learning the terminology and concepts that support your understanding of the topic and protocols, including how to facilitate desired change and deep sustainable healing. You might spend up to eight hours of reading prior to the first face-to-face class session, and an additional 14 hours between the two weekend sessions reading, completing exercises, and conducting practice sessions.

Home-study will include information on:

  • Setting a conducive environment, building rapport, adjusting voice tonality and speed, conducting the intake session, and facilitating the hypnosis session through graceful transitions.
  • Various methods of induction and deepening to get even the most resistant or analytical client into the proper state to successfully and safely experience hypnosis.
  • Organic and client-centered concepts and methods that allow you to work without scripts, maintain deep rapport with your client, and be intuitively attuned to the client’s experience as it unfolds.
  • Formation and use of non-leading questions to avoid false memory syndrome.
  • Methods to bring your client safely out of trance so they can safely drive and otherwise function normally.
  • Application and use of several techniques and strategies, organically and without scripts, for individual client goals and needs. These approaches range through identification to resolution of pain, trauma, distress, abuse, phobias, blocks, and more.
  • Structure and application of the techniques presented in this course.
  • Case studies that provide a deeper understanding of their application.


You will attend two, two-day weekend classroom sessions. Activities will include discussing the material to ensure assimilation, observing live demonstrations of each of the techniques to see them in action and in combination, and practicing the techniques to gain substantial personal experience - both as the therapist and as the client.

During the classroom-based instruction you will experience and practice techniques for:

  • Inductions:  Several techniques to achieve hypnosis.
  • Deepening: Techniques to deepen the trance state, providing greater focus and relaxation, and increasing connection with the subconscious mind.
  • Emerging: Completing the hypnosis session, bringing the client back to normal awareness, and closing conversations with the client.
  • Safe Space: Guiding the client to imagine a place where they are relaxed, protected and connected.
  • Regression Therapy: Somatic and affect bridge.
  • Object Imagery: Use pain and feelings to set up communication with the subconscious mind to discover its true needs, leading to resolution.
  • Outcome-based Therapies: A variety of techniques that lead to the discovery of what is really desired, or what will happen on the present path.
  • Dissociation: Moving between experiencing from the first person perspective to a more objective one, allowing for separation from pain and distress.
  • Desensitization: A visualization technique that reduces the impact of traumatic experiences (a key resource in clients with PTSD); phobias; and physical, mental and sexual abuse.
  • Anchoring Techniques: Accessing powerful resources for use in the session and beyond.
  • The Empowerment Symbol: An anchoring technique that allows the client to access courage and confidence during the session, as well as in their everyday life.
  • Role Model: A second anchoring technique that facilitates rapid assimilation of the healing and changes that have taken place during the session.
  • Future Pacing: Taking the client into the future to preview their new, healthier lifestyle, instructing the subconscious to set the path for sustained healing into the future.
  • Kinesthetic technique for rapid relief of abreaction (uncontrolled grief or anger) during the session. Clients can continue to use this technique in their everyday life.
  • Discussion of the psychological and philosophical concepts included in the home-study workbook.
  • Discussion of professional ethics and the laws governing hypnotherapists.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate at least two inductions
  • Demonstrate at least one deepening technique
  • Demonstrate bringing a client out of trance and completing the session
  • Guide a client to their safe space
  • Perform regression through somatic and affect bridges
  • Demonstrate object imagery
  • Demonstrate outcome-based therapies
  • Explain dissociation and its uses
  • Demonstrate desensitization
  • Demonstrate anchoring powerful resources
  • Demonstrate the empowerment symbol
  • Demonstrate role model
  • Demonstrate future pacing
  • Describe the difference between leading and non-leading questions

Previous students who have taken Dr. LaBay’s courses state that the experience was life-changing. Whether you choose to use the experiences in your professional practice, or use it for personal development, you will undoubtedly come away with a wealth of information. These experiences are bound to expand your perspective, stretch your imagination, flex your intuition, satisfy your logical quest, and give you a stronger sense of self. And, you just might use it to take your professional practice to the next level!

“Mary Lee’s courses introduced me to the healing possibilities available through this work. During her courses I learned to confront and resolve the underlying issues causing a rapid and positive impact on my life.  I was able to immediately integrate these techniques into my practice, improving the experience for both myself and my clients.” Elizabeth M

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees, just click on the Program Flier PDF.

Mary Lee LaBay, PhD, holds a Doctorate in Behavioral Psychology, is the founder of Awareness Engineering.  As a Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy since 1999, she offers professional training in hypnosis, past life regression, and transpersonal discovery.  LaBay has authored five books on hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis, and past life regression; and was named among the Top 100 Thought Leaders of 2007 by Personal Excellence magazine.  She has maintained a private practice in Bellevue, WA, for over 14 years.  To read more about the presenter, visit her website at

Cost Notes
Receive a discount, register by May 3rd
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA

Fee includes a detailed workbook ($35 value). If you cancel and are eligible for a refund, you will be charged a $35 processing fee pluplus $35 for the workbook (total of $70).

Course Notes

It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to the first day of in-class seminar. When the class has reached the minimum number of students, you will receive an email with attached workbook and pre-class assignments. Obtain a copy of Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach, by Mary Lee LaBay (approx.$25 in the Bastyr Bookstore – call ahead to insure books are available 425-602-3026), and complete the required homework and reading assignments prior to the first class session.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 284. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

 One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.