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Hypnosis Certification Course

Have you always been interested in learning more about hypnosis and being able to add it to your list of specialties and use it with your clients? Maggie Minsk is delighted to announce that she will be offering a hypnosis certification course this summer, through the National Guild of Hypnotists and in Madison, Alabama!

Hypnosis is becoming more widely used these days due to research in the field of neuroscience showing its many uses and benefits. HYPNOSIS is a natural, every-day occurrence that as a counselor you are probably informally using in your practice already, so the more we know about it the more we can increase our effectiveness and use it to our advantage both professionally and personally.

As a clinician specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the severe and often multiple traumas that go along with that, Maggie Minsk uses hypnosis daily as an adjunct to treatment and an additional modality to therapy to increase client success. She will be sharing how she uses hypnosis in per practice.

This course is geared specifically for clinicians and aimed at preparing you to use hypnosis after the first weekend! The course spans two weekends for a total of seven days (July 25-28, and August 16-18). There will be 75 hours of workshops done face-to-face, with approximately 25 hours of work done on your own time. Those workshops will be held at The Balanced Life at 9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg 1 Suite 800, Madison AL 35758.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird-Pay in full a month in advance: $2100

Registration during the last month before or payment plan: $2250

This course satisfies the 100-hour training requirement for the Hypnosis Certification, and after completing the course, you will be CERTIFIED through the National Guild of Hypnotists and receive a full year’s membership! All materials, workbooks, test and certificate fees are included in the cost of this course.

Don’t delay, registration is limited to 9 participants.

To register or to ask questions, email Maggie at or phone 252-288-2724. If you have questions about the class or certification, please contact Maggie directly. After you have contacted Maggie by phone or by email, she will send you a registration form to complete. Once registered, Maggie will also make sure you get a copy of the workbooks that accompany the course.

Presenter Bio: Maggie Minsk is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been a certified hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) since 2006. Maggie is also Certified Instructor (CI) with NGH and travels around the country giving lectures and presentations and workshops on using hypnosis and the neuroscience behind how hypnosis works!

Positive Psychology and the Power of Optimism- 6 Contact Hours

Friday, August 23, 2019

8:30 am -4:30 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am) 

9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $70 by 8/09/19

$100 by 8/22/19

$130 day of/onsite 

Click here for registration form. 

For more information, email at or call 256.258.7777 x 101


Maggie Minsk, LPC, Cht

Learning Objectives: 

1. Learn the five Pillars of Life Satisfaction and Contentment

2. Be able to shift thinking from pessimism to optimism and define each

3. Practice techniques for mindful awareness of language and the power of semantics

4. Review the history of the Positive Psychology movement


Exploring the Connection Between Eating Disorders and Suicide: How to Effectively Help Clients Heal- Three Contact Hours

Friday, September 6, 2019

9:00 am -12:30 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am) 

9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $50 by 8/23/19

$80 through 9/5/19

$110 day of/onsite 

Click here for registration form. 

For more information, email at or call 256.258.7777 x 101


Michaela Whitehead, LPC

Learning Objectives: 

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Many of these deaths are by suicide, caused by the depression that often accompanies the other symptoms of an eating disorder. Participants will learn the links that exist between suicide and eating disorders, as well as the most effective methods to identify and treat these conditions as they co-occur. Raising awareness and promoting advocacy for suicide prevention will also be addressed during this training. 


Refund, Cancellation and Postponement Policy


If a refund is requested by the participant a refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be provided assuming the request is received at least two weeks in advance of the event. All cancellations must be in writing and should be emailed to No refunds will be issued if the request is received less than two weeks prior to the training event.  If a participant fails to attend the seminar, no refunds or transfers will be issued.


If The Balanced Life, LLC cancels a seminar, a full refund will be provided. The Balanced Life, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminar due to low enrollment.


At times, postponing a seminar may be unavoidable. If a seminar is postponed, all registered will have the option to attend the seminar on the newly scheduled date, or have their registration transferred to another seminar of their choice within the next 12 months. No refunds will be given. If a seminar is not attended within that 12-month period, transfer of paid registration to another seminar is forfeited. 

By enrolling, regardless of payment method, means that you agree to and will adhere to the refund, cancellation and postponement policy. 

The Balanced Life, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6838. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Balanced Life, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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