Join us in Portland, Oregon in May for a series of seminars that will forever change the way you approach your life and goals. Discover the science of clinical hypnotherapy and learn how you can use it to retrain your brain.
Hosted in the magnificent locals of ClubSport Oregon at Bridgeport in Tigard!
When & Where
The Portland, Oregon Hypnosis for Fitness Motivation class will be held at:
Often imitated, never duplicated, the WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) has become the nationally recognized standard in wilderness medicine education.
Below are some of the funniest quotes from the course:
Hypothermia is a progressive continuum that begins with a cold, unhappy person and ends with a cold, dead person.
Mild stupidity can be a sign of mild hypothermia as the brain begins to malfunction, impairing normal thought processing.
White blood cells attack germs that have worked their way into the tissues. The contamination migrates to the surface and drains out as pus, composed of the white blood cells that died in the line of duty.
30 & 2 Bro, that’s all you need to know!
With cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the rhythm of compressions matches the beat of the Bee Gees’ song Staying Alive. When you’re pumping on someone’s chest, sing along out loud: “ah ah ah ah staying alive, staying alive, ah ah ah ah staying alive…”
The medical term for an unhappy brain is “DICC Head” (Disoriented – Irritable – Combative – Coma).
Reasons for the brain TO STOP are TOxins – Sugar (lack of) – Temperature (too high or too low) – Oxygen (lack of) – Pressure.
We eat breakfast at 7 and have 7 cervical vertebrae. We eat lunch at 12 and have 12 thoracic vertebrae. We eat dinner at 5 and have 5 lumbar vertebrae. Above C4, breathe no more.
1 – I’m number one! ; 2 – What happened to you? ; 3 – Don’t get it on me! ; 4 – Are there any more? ; 5 – Dead or alive?
Someone suffering from ataxia may look like they might need a taxi (loss of balance, coordination, muscular control).
In a lightning storm, do not stand near a tree: you’ll explode, be squashed and die.
With severe hypothermia, you are not dead until you are warm and dead.
Ectopic pregnancy will kill you dead.
Live Coverage of the Wilderness First Responder Program
Follow our original live coverage of this intensive medical boot camp training program at the Lewis & Clack College of Portland here: WFR Course.
Among the topics covered are spinal cord injuries, long-term patient care, chest injuries, shock, head injuries, wildnerness wound management, patient assessment, CPR, athletic injuries, fracture management and traction splinting, dislocations, cold injuries, heat illness, altitude illness, cardiac, respiratory and neurological emergencies, blites, stings and poisoning, diabetes, allergies and anaphylaxis, search and rescue, leadership, teamwork and communication, communicable diseases, lightning, submersion, etc.
Emergency Response Background
Genvièv is a Certified Emergency and Pain Control Hypnosis Instructor trained by US Marine and Police Officer Don Mottin.
An Emergency First Responder and a Rescue Diver, she is a trained CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Provider, certified with the Emergency First Response Corporation, PADI, the CMAS, the FMAS and the ANMP, as well as an Animal and Wildlife Emergency Responder.
She is a Wilderness Emergency Medicine First Responder certified by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and served on board the Professional Ski Patrol of Mt. Hood.
Clinical hypnotherapists, like Wilderness Emergency First Responders, are not licensed medical professionals. Addressing diagnosed conditions with hypnosis is only done under the supervision of, and in close cooperation with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and social workers. As clinical hypnotherapists, we require a physician’s authorization before initiating work on diagnosed conditions. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.
Join us in Portland, Oregon in May for a series of training seminars that will forever change the way you approach your life and goals. Discover the science of clinical hypnotherapy and learn how you can use it to tune your mind.
Complimentary wine and appetizers graciously provided by ClubSport!
When & Where
The Portland, Oregon Introduction to Hypnotherapy Seminar will be held at:
Complex post-traumatic stress, often referred to as disorder, or response, refers to the symptoms or sequels left behind by the experience of a series of traumatic events through which someone’s safety, stability, physical or emotional well being were compromised.
Without in-depth experience, understanding and knowledge of the effects and after-effects of trauma, it is difficult for others to understand, comprehend and relate to the ingrained patterns left behind by traumatic experiences. “How could you let this happen to you?” is often what adult survivors of bullying, physical, emotional abuse or endangerement hear. “Why did you not walk away?” “Why did you not fight back?” Or worse, they will be accused of being responsible for or misrepresenting the abuse. A deeply damaging reaction known as a double-bind. Being accused of misrepresenting the traumatic event, or being responsible for it, shatters whatever was left of the fragile emotional stability of the mind as it is struggling to comprehend and recover. Questioning the survivor’s perception of reality leads them to further lose their grasp of their right to safety, boundaries, respect and protection.
Guilt and self-doubt are among the most common symptoms experienced by trauma survivors. “How could I let this happen?” “What is wrong with me?” The should-haves and would-haves act like endless thoughts spinning around in our minds as we try to make sense of what happened, why it happened, what we should have done differently and how we could have prevented the event from happening.
What makes an adult, who should be capable of saying no, standing up for themselves and fighting for their safety, submit to verbal, emotional and/or physical abuse? The patterns ingrained in their mind in early life. The way a child is raised is determining to the adult ability and capacity to understand, protect and defend their boundaries.
When a child is beaten, threatened, verbally, physically or emotionally abused by his or her caretakers, there is often nowhere and no one to turn to. The only survival mechanisms become submission and dissociation. When you are cornered and your physical, emotional, psychological safety is compromised, the mind will dissociate in order to cope with the fear, pain, vulnerablity and helplessness. Dissociating is a natural response from our central nervous system to unatural events the mind is not capable of processing any other way. Once the mind has taken the habit of dissociating, it will typically, instinctively resort to dissociation whenever similar situations are encountered.
Later in life, whenever facing a situation resembles the initial trauma, the mind will automatically revert to the time of the initial trauma. We are no longer dealing with the adult’s logical, analytical mind, but with the mind of the child who first encountered a similar threat. The adult will then react as they child they were at the time of the initial trauma, in other words, dissociate, revert to the submissive, vulnerable, helpless, non-reactive response with which they were forced to cope with similar earlylife traumatic events. The submissive response is not a conscious decision. It is a subconscious, automatic, survival mechanism, deeply ingrained in the mind and beyond the control of the conscious mind.
Additionally, a child who is beaten, threatened, endangered by those closest to him, those from whom the child was supposed to learn love, trust, bonding, family, respect, is taught they do not deserve safety, care, protection, kindness. The child is brainwashed to believe closeness or caring equal pain and endangerment.
It’s a double-sided coin. On one hand, the child is brainwashed to believe they are not deserving of respect, protection, care and safety. On the other hand, they are taught that when they attempt to stand up for themselves, their safety becomes severely compromised. The only survival mechanisms become submission and dissociation. Patterns of survival this deeply engrained in the mind in early life take over whenever the mind encounters similar situations later in life.
Retraining the Brain
By allowing us to go back to the root cause responsible for the symptoms of complex post-traumatic stress, hypnotherapy enables us to understand, address and resolve the negative emotions and limiting beliefs left behind by the initial trauma. Being able to unveil, address and release the trauma wounds of the past, opens the way for a more balanced, solid and peaceful present.
Rescuing the Child
Can you imagine the adult you have become today being able to rescue the child you once were? This is what we do with regression to cause hypnotherapy. We give the adult of today the opportunity to go back in time to rescue the child you once were in its most critical times of need. A gift of rescue, transformation and relief, most never get the chance to experience.
The Scope and Boundaries of Hypnosis
As clinical hypnotherapists, we are not licensed medical professionals. For this reason, we only work on diagnosed conditions under the supervision of, and in close cooperation with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and social workers. We require a physician’s authorization prior to initiating work on diagnosed conditions. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.
To learn more about how hypnosis can help you retrain your brain, visit the following link: Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon.