Maggie Minsk

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), Certified Clinical Military Counselor, and Certified Instructor (CI) with NGH




Clinical Track Friday 9am

Hypnotherapy: The Neuroscience Behind Rapid & Lasting Change

HYPNOSIS is a powerful treatment modality used for thousands of years to help people heal and make rapid and lasting change, but only recently have we begun to really understand the WHAT and HOW and WHY it works as the field of NEUROSCIENCE is exploding with research and confirmation of what hypnotists have known for years. This session will explore why hypnosis is truly shaping up to be the cornerstone of therapeutic treatment in the future as our nation and the world evolves to want more control over making fast, lasting change.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To be able to easily define and identify hypnosis in all its variations.
  2. To have a general understanding of evidence behind effectiveness of hypnosis as a treatment modality.
  3. To be able to identify ways in which they’re already using hypnosis techniques in their work and learn ways to make it more effective.

Clinical Track Friday 3pm 2 hour

Hypnosis in Conjunction with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Personality Disorders

HYPNOSIS has historically been contraindicted for use with personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder, however, when used by a trained clinician in conjunction with an evidence-based treatment such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) it can really accelerate the client’s progression toward success. This session provides an overview of DBT and how hypnosis fits in with working with the client during individual sessions and with the psychoeducational piece of the four modules of the skills training class. It also explores the connection between dissociation as an integral part of hypnosis and as common with personality disorders.
To describe the goals of DBT and how they relate to the structure of DBT.  
To identify the four modules of the DBT Skills Training class.
To understand how treatment as usual (TAU) is detrimental to individuals with personality disorders and how DBT turns that around in order to be effective.  
To understand the dissociation as a connection between understanding hypnosis and personality disorders like BPD.
Clinical Track Sunday 11am
Hypnosis & HRV Biofeedback for Use with Military Personnel to Help Heal Trauma
The use of HRV biofeedback can be more effective than typical inductions when working with active duty military personnel and veterans. Judith Herman provides a survey of the treatment of trauma throughout recent history in her book, Trauma and Recovery, and recounts that hypnosis has helped heal trauma every step of the way. This special population has had very different training than the rest of us and have a distinct culture that makes them simultaneously wary of alternative methods of treatment and yet excellent candidates for the healing power of hypnosis with the right introductions and inductions.
To articulate the reasons why military personnel make such excellent hypnosis candidates and why HRV can be more effective.
To describe how hypnosis was used with trauma from the very beginning.
To identify three important aspects of a pre-talk aimed at working with active duty or retired military.
Biographical Information:
Maggie Minsk is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Instructor (CI) and Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt) with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She received her LPC and NCC licenses in 2009 and has been a certified hypnotherapist since 2006. Maggie currently specializes in helping clients work through trauma with her knowledge of hypnosis, Human Givens, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She teaches hypnosis certification and skills training classes and has her own private practice in Wake Forest, NC @