Discrete Trauma Treatment: Hypno-Counting™ with Memory Reconsolidation - 7 CEUs

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When and Where:

  • Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
  • CEs Included: 7 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists - please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $160 before Friday, September 24 at 5:00pm, $185 after
  • Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D., NBCCH-Fellow (see bio below)
  • *This workshop can be taken in place of Hypnotherapy Level 1 as the prerequisite for the Hypnotherapy Certification Course*
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between Discrete and Complex Trauma.
  • Describe the cutting-edge research on memory reconsolidation and explain why strategies that incorporate counting work well to help individuals process discrete trauma fairly rapidly and without retraumatization.
  • Compare memory reconsolidation with the new research by Dr. Michelle Crask of UCLA on inhibitory learning.
  • Identify the importance of helping clients learn that discrete trauma has a beginning, a middle, and an end and how to utilize Hypno-Counting™ to update the client’s brain that their discrete trauma is over.
  • Utilize the latest research on the importance of engaging the emotional brain and somatic experience to facilitate new learning and how Hypno-Counting™ is a perfectly suited intervention to do just this.
  • Observe, Practice, and Experience hypnotic induction as well as Hypno-Counting™ with Memory Reconsolidation in Zoom breakout rooms.

Workshop Description:

This workshop is evidence-supported and combines several models that are evidenced-based. Additionally, we have an active research team working toward making this intervention and evidenced-based modality in and of itself. We now know from brain research that every time we retrieve a memory it becomes reconsolidated within five to six hours after retrieval. Research regarding memory consolidation tells us that the time period is a perfect time to “update” a memory, and there are several strategies to do this in the most effective way possible to create “new learning.” Therapists have this amazing window to help clients reconsolidate painful memories in such a way that this process can truly alleviate the effect that trauma has on our psyches in a very concise and humane way. The model that Dr. Beaton-York has created takes the best from several different areas of study that have been well-researched:

  • Brain and memory research regarding the reconsolidation process.
  • Learning theory, particularly Michelle Craske’s new research on inhibitory learning.
  • Utilizing the emotional brain and sensory experience via hypnotherapy to increase experiential learning.
  • Counting to help the client develop a timeline with a beginning, a middle, and an end (with particular emphasis on the end), while also activating the “Observer Self” to stay attuned to the therapist’s voice and be in the present while just briefly looking at the past to prevent retraumatization.
  • Paying attention to messages from the body to process the trauma on a somatic level.
  • Employing cognitive reframing strategies and positive attachment to safe individuals in order to clean up any old beliefs and reinforce the client is not alone in this process before completing the sequence.

Combining these strategies helps the client update their brain to truly assimilate the trauma is over and to process and reframe the experience without causing retraumatization. As described above, Dr. Beaton-York developed her own Hypnotherapy Certification Course in 2008 after teaching for another organization around the globe since 1997. She later took a training in the use of counting & recall as a means to facilitate guided trauma processing which is supported by outcome research. Dr. Beaton also looked at the process of how memory reconsolidation works for dealing with trauma. She then decided to combine these cutting-edge methods with hypnotherapy, somatic theory, attachment theory and cognitive restructuring to achieve maximum benefit from the various models, and she began teaching it in her Hypnotherapy Certification Courses. She noticed that students were able to master the technique quickly and clients were achieving amazing results, and she has continued to refine the technique over the past five years. Participants will learn how to induce a simple trance and employ this variation of counting, as well as how to set up the entire process according to the research around memory reconsolidation, attachment, and cognitive reframing to maximize results.

*Please note that the content of this workshop is included in the Hypnotherapy Certification Program*

Presented by: Becky Beaton-York Ph.D., NBCCH-Fellow

Dr. Beaton-York is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Director of The Knowledge Tree with over 30 years of clinical experience. She is a National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCCH-Fellow) through the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). Dr. Beaton-York earned her Fellowship (the highest level of certification) with NBCCH for her extensive years of training and experience in hypnotherapy. She has taught hundreds of workshops on hypnotherapy and trauma both nationally and internationally. However, for many years Dr. Beaton-York exclusively taught hypnotherapy certification courses to mental health professionals all over the United States, Mexico, and South Africa. She later created her own NBCCH approved hypnotherapy certification training in 2008. She developed Hypno-Counting™ with Memory Reconsolidation technique in 2015, combining several well-researched approaches, and she’s excited to be teaching this to all mental health clinicians as opposed to just the individuals taking her Certification Course. She has seen how powerful this technique is and how easy it is to learn, so she wants more therapists to be utilizing it. From a teaching perspective, Dr. Beaton-York is known for her unusual combination of being extremely knowledgeable & scientific yet down-to-earth & easy to understand, while also being playful and humorous. Not only will you learn a ton, you’ll have fun doing so. LPCA of Georgia has awarded her with both the Counselor Educator of the Year Award in 2005 as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.


  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Workshop
  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshop (Cont.)
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Workshop (Cont.)
  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshop (Cont.)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Continuing Education Certificates Available

What People Are Saying About Dr. Beaton-York's Hypno-Counting™ Workshop:

  • Becky has done it again: She has created another stellar workshop that is filled with the latest knowledge about the subject and clearly explains and demonstrates a technique. - R.S.
  • Becky, thanks for putting so much of YOU into this most helpful presentation! Wonderful material and a day at the beach. What a combo! - S.T.
  • I loved this course! The day flew by. It was extremely good content and well presented (per usual, I love Becky's authentic and bright affect). It was especially engaging to hear Becky's personal history with hypno. - C.V.
  • Unbelievably well presented: natural, easy, flowing style of presenting the material. - P.B., Ph.D.

7 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop is also approved for 7 core hours through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2021-08-17-580LW. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 7 core hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #121020. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 7 core hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #154-2020-1. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a counselor, social worker, or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA, so this workshop should satisfy your "Related Hours" option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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