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Learning Labs

39 Sessions in 8 Tracks

You can select sessions from different tracks or focus on one.
No need to register for your learning labs beforehand.

Program is subject to change.

Fundamentals of
Energy Psychology
Energy Psychology
with Specific Populations
Specific Energy Psychology Approaches
Energy Healing
The Many Faces of
Trauma & Violence
Practices for Higher Consciousness
Strengthening Resilience &
Improving Performance
The Science of
Therapeutic Change

Conference Workshop Levels

Workshop Level: Introductory (new to energy psychology)

Workshops labeled Introductory  teach the basics. This level is for those who are new to energy psychology. If you are new to the field, we strongly recommend attending these learning labs, as they have been specially designed for all professionals who are new to energy psychology. These are A1, B1, C1, D1 and E1.

Workshop Level: All

Workshops labeled All  presuppose a basic knowledge of energy psychology, but do not require a great deal of energy psychology exposure/experience to understand. For example, an All workshop focused on meridian tapping and eating disorders might teach the basic EFT recipe as well as the specific application to the issues presented with eating disorders.

Workshop Level: Intermediate-Advanced 

Workshops labeled Intermediate-Advanced  presuppose considerable knowledge and experience with energy psychology. For example, an Intermediate-Advanced  workshop on the use of EFT with eating disorders would not teach the basic EFT recipe. It would assume that the attendee knows this information and would focus more on the specific application to the issues presented with eating disorders.

Very Important CE Information: Not all activities are approved for each CE type (e.g. NAADAC, APA).  Please download the document below for a session-by-session  spreadsheet.

*    Session is approved for different CE boards, but no CE for psychologists is available.

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Friday, June 2 · 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 

A1. Orientation to the Meridians

Michael Galvin

2 CE Hours** / ***  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

We will explore the history of acupuncture meridians and the confluence of events that resulted in meridian-based energy psychology. You will learn how meridian acupoints came to be applied by tapping, touching, or other stimulation in a variety of energy psychology procedures.



  • Apply 3 common applications of meridian points for calming and decreasing disturbance.

  • Identify the names and locations of commonly used meridian acupoints.

  • Describe how Traditional Chinese Medicine came to be applied to meridian-based psychotherapies.


Michael Galvin, PhD, DCEP, is a psychologist and has served on the faculty of three graduate schools. He is an ACEP and EMDRIA approved consultant and has been trained in TFT, EFT, EDxTM and TAT. Michael trains internationally and is co-author of Energy Psychology and EMDR.

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A2. Create Stable Boundaries & Prevent Burnout 

Judith Swack

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 2

Level: All

Have you survived the world trauma of the last three years, but now feel tired and worn out? Join us to learn The Boundary Tap technique for sealing energetic boundaries and clearing out unwanted negative energy, including boundaries with bad news, responsibility boundaries, compassion boundaries, and boundaries with trauma.



  • List the 4 levels of being which we work with in HBLU methodology.

  • Perform The Boundary Tap technique for setting boundaries.

  • Name the pattern that most commonly breaches boundaries.

Judith Swack, PhD, biochemist, immunologist, master NLP practitioner, and mind/body healer is the originator of Healing from the Body Level Up, an innovative and powerful methodology with transformative results. She received the 2015 ACEP Award for Major Contribution to the Field of Energy Psychology.  

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A3: Empowering Client Self-Regulation, Self-Responsibility & Self-Treatment with Heart Assisted Therapy 

Kathy Milano

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 3

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Heart Assisted Therapy (HAT) engages the interconnected power of the heart, breath, and bio-energetic systems to support a client’s self-regulation, mindful awareness, and capacity to guide their own treatment process. Explore a basic introduction to HAT and learn how to integrate HAT within your sessions. Includes practice and adaptation to meet client needs.


  • Describe how to integrate HAT's 9 Self Regulating Heart Breaths (9SRHB) technique within client therapy sessions and mind-body-spirit-energy practices. 

  • List the Four Guiding Principles of
    Heart Assisted Therapy.

  • Demonstrate HAT's Three Step Method for Self-Regulation (HAT-SR).


Kathy Milano, PhD, DCEP, founder of Soul Sanctuary, is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She integrates an intentional mind/body/spirit approach with Heart Assisted Therapy, other energy-based modalities and practices from wisdom traditions. Kathy empowers women on their journey of personal transformation and spiritual evolution.

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A4. Quantum Charts:
Intuitive Tool that Synchronizes Our Systems, Harmonizing
Your True Self

Maria Limardo

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 4

Level: All

Discover how to use a quantum chart to enhance your intuitive abilities, get to the root of the issue, and considerably diminish the charge of the issue by restoring the body to balance and alignment. Leave with an energy practice and quantum chart you can use to strengthen your own and your clients' resilience.


  • Assess the state of well-being, ailments, and emotions from the energy perspective of Quantum Charts.

  • Identify 1 limiting pattern by predicting the root of the issue/seed thought that created the energetic imbalance.

  • Describe how to use energy psychology techniques to create safety.


Maria Limardo, PhD, CMIQP, is a medical intuitive and quantum practitioner, trained in human genetics. She is a voice within the Hispanic healing community and owner of Medicina Energetica Intuitiva. She is the recipient of ACEP's 2021 Spreading the Word Award.

A5. Using Energy Psychology to Address Attachment Issues from a Trauma-Informed Perspective

Rachel Michaelsen

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Also livestreamed, online

Learn a five-step energy psychology model to address the impact of attachment trauma on mental health and relationship quality. You will deepen your understanding of how attachment trauma is linked to current functioning and how to disconnect this link through various energy psychology interventions.



  • Describe the 4 attachment styles. 

  • Identify 1 method for connecting the attachment trauma to current relationship or emotional issues.

  • List the 5 steps to clearing the original attachment trauma and the connection between the past trauma and the present emotional or relationship issues.


Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, DCEP, immediate past chair of ACEP's Humanitarian Committee, works with trauma survivors using a variety of energy psychology techniques including EFT, sound healing, and Havening. She teaches energy psychology courses to providers working with youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

A6. Psychoenergetic Science: Tools for Transformation 

Debra Greene

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 6

Level: All

Come explore your multidimensional nature in this interactive session. Discover how energy and information are key to understanding ourselves, our clients, and our world. Learn effective methods for harnessing energy/information to access these multiple dimensions and consciously work with them for optimal, rapid transformation for yourself and others. 



  • Name the 4 main energy bodies.

  • Describe the relationship between energy and information in Tiller's model.

  • Describe 2 psychoenergetic methods that can be used to work with multiple dimensions. 


Debra Greene, PhD, is an innovator in energy medicine, energy psychology and mind-body integration. Author of the acclaimed book, Endless Energy: The Essential Guide to Energy Health, she has lectured extensively, worked with thousands of clients, and taught hundreds of workshops.

A7. Using Energy Psychology in Groups for Enhanced Outcomes 

Betsy Muller 

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 7

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Serve more clients, grow your practice, and boost outcomes with group work. Human brains are wired for connection, and compelling evidence suggests enhanced results occur when energy psychology is delivered in groups. Ethical considerations and demonstrations for both online and live activities will build your group facilitation skill and confidence.  


  • Name 3 ethical issues facilitators must consider when working with groups.

  • Identify 3 processes useful for containing emotional intensity while working with a group.

  • List 3 different group facilitation challenges that energy psychology is ideally suited to solve.


Betsy Muller, MBA, CEHP, is an EFT master trainer, speaker and best-selling author who has enjoyed over two decades sharing thousands of live and online group experiences. With decades of business experience, Ms. Muller is an interfaith minister, retreat leader, and certified Soul Detective

A8. EFT for Successful
Weight Loss

Peta Stapleton

Carol Look

2 CE Hours** / ***    
Track 8

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

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Applying EFT to successful weight loss can allude even the most experienced practitioner. Discover the emotional drivers behind addictive food cravings, destructive body images, low self-esteem and future relapses. Get an overview of the extensive research that supports using EFT for weight loss. Learn how you can use EFT successfully to help your clients lose weight.


  • Describe 3 primary emotions that sabotage successful weight loss with EFT.

  • Name 2 reasons why traditional weight loss behavioral programs do not address the core challenge for weight loss.

  • Identify 1 topic that emerged in the research as being vital to address with EFT for successful long term weight loss.


Peta Stapleton, PhD, PGDipPsy, is a registered clinical/health psychologist and associate professor, Bond University (Australia). Peta is a world-leading researcher in EFT and has been awarded many honors. She has authored The Science Behind Tapping: A Proven Stress Management Technique for the Mind and Body.


Carol Look, LCSW, is a founding EFT master, author, speaker, coach, international workshop presenter and creator of her signature coaching method, The Yes Code. Carol uses advanced applications of EFT to help clients release limiting beliefs and conflicts so they can lead lives of exceptional success.

*    Session is approved for different CE boards, but no CE for psychologists is available.

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Saturday, June 3 · 11:15 am - 1:15 pm 

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B1. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT):
From Self-Help to
Powerful Clinical Tool

George Limberakis

2 CE Hours** / ***  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

Learn about the history, origins, and development of EFT and how this has led to its application for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and more. Participate in a group demonstration of EFT and observe a demonstration using EFT in a clinical setting with an individual subject.


  • Describe how to explain EFT to a client using preframes.

  • Describe the differences between palliative and clinical EFT.

  • Demonstrate the basic EFT procedure.

George Limberakis, LCMHC, DCEP, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in private practice. George is an ACEP member and is certified by ACEP as an Advanced Practitioner of EFT (ACAP-EFT) and Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP). He is chair of ACEP's EFT Certification Committee.

B2. Using Energy Psychology Techniques to Build Emotional Resilience in Children  

Jan Yordy

2 CE Hours* / ***  - Track 2

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Come explore positive ways of building emotional resilience in children and youth. Jan Yordy, former teacher, and child therapist for over thirty years shares some of her tricks and tools for engaging kids in the "magical world of energy" to increase their coping strategies and maintain their authentic gifts and spirit.


  • Describe 4 playful ways of introducing energy awareness concepts to children.

  • Explain in a kid friendly way the 3 different levels of the Triune Brain Theory.

  • Demonstrate 4 exercises which are designed to build emotional resilience by reconnecting the primitive brain to the thinking brain.


Jan Yordy, MEd, MSW is an Advanced NeurOptimal trainer has been involved with energy psychology for over 20 years. She wrote three books and created games and resources for teaching energy concepts to children. Fourteen years ago, she discovered NeurOptimal neurofeedback and now uses it to transform lives. 

B3. Strong in Spirit: A Deep Dive into the Process of Forgiving Others & Self

Azim Khamisa

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: All

Join us for a deep dive into the process that your clients can use to forgive people who have harmed them and also to forgive themselves. Azim teaches in detail the three steps he used to forgive his son’s murderer and describes how they helped him to get to peace. This experiential workshop also addresses the importance of self-forgiveness - a much harder journey. Learn from Tony’s journey of redemption – the teenager who killed Azim’s son. Tony is now active as an adult volunteer with Azim's Foundation. 


  • Delineate the 3 steps of forgiveness.

  • Describe at least 2 benefits of forgiveness.

  • Discuss at least 1 hurdle that people must overcome for self-forgiveness.

Azim Khamisa is founder and Leader of The Tariq Khamisa Foundation. He is an emissary of peace and an international inspirational speaker, an award-winning author of 5 books including From Murder to Forgiveness. He is a recipient of over 80 local, national and international awards, with over 700 worldwide keynotes and over 1,000 student presentations. Azim has been featured in countless media publications.

B4. Essentials of Pranic Healing: A Bioenergy Modality

Glenn Mendoza

Marianne Chung

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 4

Level: All


Pranic healing is a simple and effective no-touch energy modality that uses prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s healing processes. Learn how pranic healing is applied to energy anatomy to accelerate psychological healing. Practice simple self-healing techniques that you can share with clients. 


  • Describe the energetic anatomy and how pranic healing can be applied to the energetic anatomy to accelerate psychological healing process.

  • Demonstrate the basic concepts of self-healing techniques to improve overall health and well-being.

  • Identify 3 basic pranic healing techniques to improve energy flow.


Glenn Mendoza, MD, MPH, is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics, a neonatologist, and was a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit director for 20 years. He is president of Center for Pranic Healing and leads global research programs. 


Marianne Chung, MPH is a certified pranic psychotherapist and pranic healing instructor. She serves as administrator for Pranic Healing Research Institute and Pranic Healer Certification Program under Center for Pranic Healing. 

B5. Best Practices in Disaster Mental Health: Connecting & Sharing Energy Psychology Practices

Coralee Pringle-Nelson

Rachel Michaelsen

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced


With disasters occurring globally and shortages of trained responders, energy psychology practitioners have unique knowledge and skills to help survivors and their responders. Learn best practices about how to safely and effectively bring energy psychology practices to communities after disasters. 


  • Identify 3 principles of best practices in disaster mental health interventions.

  • Describe 3 connection strategies to join with communities in need.

  • Describe 3 energy psychology practices to use and teach to communities after a disaster.


Coralee Pringle-Nelson RPsych, PhD, is dedicated to supporting clients who present with anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms. Coralee also provides training and consultation to organizations focusing on the mental health of employees and how to thrive after adverse events.


Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, DCEP, works with trauma survivors using a variety of energy psychology techniques including EFT, sound healing, and Havening. She teaches energy psychology courses to providers working with youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

B6. Canceled
The Wholeness Process: A New Form of Meditation that Resolves Life Issues
Michael DeMolina

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

The Wholeness Work is a new method of personal transformation developed by Connirae Andreas. Based on a spiritual teaching about awakening, the Wholeness Work offers a precise and easily accessible practice that helps people transform relationship issues, challenging emotions, physical difficulties, and much more. 


  • List 7 steps for determining what can be considered "ego" or "self" in experience.

  • Delineate at least 3 methods for experiencing “self” in non-egoic fashion.

  • Describe the specific steps of a process for “dissolving" the "ego” as well as other resistance to being in the moment.


Michael DeMolina, PhD, DCEP, has over 30 years as a therapist and international trainer. He is ACEP's lead EFT trainer, a certifying trainer with the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is a past chairman of the National Qigong Association (US). Michael is president of Wisdom Traditions Behavioral Health.

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B7. Breakthrough Map & Codes: Get Clients Unstuck, Motivated & into Action 

Margaret Lynch Raniere

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 7

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Learn how to use the 5-layer Breakthrough Map and the Breakthrough Codes to "see" what is sitting below the surface when someone is stuck, freezing, or procrastinating. Know exactly what to say to consistently deliver breakthroughs in emotion release as well as breakthroughs in rising passion, enthusiasm, motivation, and courage to take action.  


  • Name the first 3 layers of the Breakthrough Map that “sit below” avoidant behaviors.

  • Describe 2 reasons why clients resist feeling painful, messy feelings.

  • Name the breakthrough codes for anger, sadness, frustration, and resentment.


Margaret Lynch Raniere trains and certifies coaches, therapists, and everyday people to be the most highly skilled, sought after and paid coaches in the world following the methods in her new book, Unblocked.

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B8. Shining Light on Psychotherapy: Photobiomodulation

Wayne Hulon

2 CE Hours***  -  Track 8

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Discover a new and compelling “energy approach”. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a powerful and effective intervention in mental and physical health. Discover how this safe and heavily researched modality is a must-have adjunctive therapy for your practice. You will learn what PBM is, its history, mechanism of action, research and clinical applications. You will also discover the different types of equipment available for use.


  • Describe the history and research on photobiomodulation for mental health treatment and overall health maintenance. 

  • Delineate at least 2 methods to Integrate PBM with psychotherapy.

  • Discuss at least 3 clinical applications of PBM.


Wayne Hulon, MDiv, LPC, ABCP, is executive director of the American College of Psychotherapy. Concurrent with his career in professional football, professional motor racing, and television he developed his private practice, supervised by Dr. Harville Hendrix. Wayne has developed psycho-educational programs for employee assistance  and pain management. He teaches photobiomodualtion and neuroscience for treating psychological and psychiatric disorders, trauma and mental wellness.

*    Session is approved for different CE boards, but no CE for psychologists is available.

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.


Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Saturday, June 3 · 2:30 p- 4:30 pm 

C1. Demystifying The Biofield

Sarette Zecharia

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

The physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the human body are interconnected and represented within the biofield. Explore what makes up the biofield, how we can detect it, and how it connects to the human vibrational matrix. Through experiential exercises you will learn simple techniques to clear and balance the biofield.


  • Name at least 1 aspect of the biofield. 

  • List at least 3 systems in the human vibrational matrix which interact with the biofield.

  • Identify at least 2 techniques to balance the biofield.


Sarette Zecharia, PhD, DCEP, is a psychologist. She is an ACEP board member, CEP committee chair, CEP trainer and a consultant. She focuses on bringing energy methods into mainstream healthcare. Sarette's specialties include pain, trauma, food for mood and pain, Ayurvedic medicine and Clinical Qigong.

C2. Outgrow Your Comfort: Combat Your Fears
& Live in Fulfillment

Tameika Lawrence

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 2

Level: All

The lack of discomfort in your life may cause lack of success. Join us to reset your personal and professional goals using the Outgrow Your Comfort model. Learn how to remove conditioning that is holding you back. Leave the workshop with an Outgrow Your Comfort Map to start accomplishing your goals.



  • Identify the 6 steps to outgrow your comfort for goals.

  • Describe the 3 supports groups and describe how to access bridging therapists for one source of support.

  • Create and explain your Outgrow Your Comfort Map.


Tameika Lawrence, PhD, is an author, professor and therapist in counseling psychology. She has provided counseling for over 15 years to a diverse population. Tameika specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian psychology, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has presented communication and interpersonal relationships workshops. 

C3. Using EFT to Treat Addiction & Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

Adriana Popescu

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 3

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Energy psychology can be used to enhance treatment progress and outcomes for addiction and co-occurring mental disorders. We will review the latest research, provide case studies, and demonstrate how to apply Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in a variety of ways to treat addiction and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.  


  • Describe how EFT changes the body's stress response; a.k.a. the fight-flight-freeze response.

  • Name 3 benefits of using EFT in clinical practice.

  • Identify 3 specific symptoms of addiction and co-occurring disorders that EFT can alleviate


Adriana Popescu, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in treating addiction, co-occurring disorders, and trauma, and has directed several treatment programs in the San Francisco area. Adriana is co-author of the Conscious Recovery Workbooks for Addiction and Mental Health.

C4. Releasing Emotional Shock for Deeper Healing: An Energy Medicine Approach

Michelle Earnest

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 4

Level: All

Learn to gently release deeply held patterns of emotional shock that are energetically held in the body, without retriggering the experience. Using simple techniques from energy medicine and medical Qigong, you’ll discover new tools for self-healing and clinical practice that help to heal and empower you and your clients.



  • List 3 characteristics of emotional shock.

  • Describe emotional shock from an energetic perspective.

  • Demonstrate 3 ways to release emotional shock from the body.


Michelle Earnest, APRN, MSN, is a nurse practitioner, Eden Energy Medicine advanced practitioner, faculty member of the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program and former director of the program. Bridging conventional health care, energy-based therapies, and spirituality, Michelle teaches and practices a unique holistic approach to healing.

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C5. Mastering the Traumagram

Jane McCampbell Stuart

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 5

Level: All

A trauma-focused genogram - or traumagram - is essential for the work of healing intergenerational and developmental trauma. Learn the rhythm of questioning necessary for an efficient, empathetic assessment that opens space to heal your clients stories and those who came before them. Full interview protocol provided. 



  • Identify 3 ways in which a traumagram is helpful from both a client and clinician perspective.

  • Identify 6 core symbols used to depict family members and/or their relationships to each other.

  • Name 2 approaches to eliciting information about the client's birth story.


Jane McCampbell Stuart, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified EMDR therapist and a certified professional coach. She specializes in the healing of trauma and PTSD. She weaves together EMDR, tapping, energy psychology and spiritual approaches. 

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C6. Some Simple Blue Diamond Techniques
for You to Use

Phil Mollon

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 6

Level: All

Learn to use some simple techniques from Blue Diamond Healing, a new transdimensional approach designed to clear dysfunctional patterns at a deeper level.



  • Identify the Blue Diamond healing energy center.

  • Name and describe a technique that makes use of the parallel self-concept.

  • State the correct spin of the spinning merkaba fields (according to the Blue Diamond framework).


Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst from England. He teaches energy psychology widely in the UK and is the developer of Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy [PEP] and Blue Diamond Healing. He is a past president of ACEP.


C7. Create the Mindset for Mental Health Resilience in Athletes

Mandi Freger

2 CE Hours** / ***  

Track 7

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Explore traditional research that assesses mind-body approaches for peak performance in sports. These approaches focus on different areas of the brain to assist with motoric execution and increase performance. They also provide cognitive strategies to manage stress. 



  • Describe how a thorough assessment of an individual athlete's life domains and beliefs are critical in understanding how and where to intervene therapeutically.  

  • List at least 2 clutch state aspects and name a potential limiting belief for each that may be targeted in treatment.  

  • List 3 interventions to minimize psychological choking.  


Amanda Freger, DCEP, LPC, has served in multiple roles within many service lines of behavioral health treatment. In providing decades of psychotherapeutic treatment to various populations, she has gained extensive experience with people who experience autism spectrum disorders. Mandi is a former ACEP Board member.


C8. Climate Change Anxiety & PTSD: Strategies to Create Interconnectedness

with the Planet   

Susan Kane-Ronning 

2 CE Hours** / *** -  Track 8

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Also livestreamed, online

Eco-anxiety and PTSD are issues, and mental health providers have an ethical responsibility to address them. But we have no training. By understanding the Earth and humanity as mutual living organisms, we can connect to the planet and ourselves. Learn how to use energy psychology strategies to increase healing and positive vibration.



  • Describe 2 impacts of climate change on mental health.

  • Describe 2 ways Earth’s biomagnetic field can impact humans.

  • Identify 3 high vibration practices to reduce stress and symptoms related to climate change anxiety and PTSD.


Susan Kane-Ronning, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in trauma and child behavior disorders. She operates ArmchairEd and ArmchairEdClockhours, providing online continuing education and graduate credit to educators, and is a national trainer for PESI. Susan maintains a private practice and is an environmental activist.

*    Session is approved for different CE boards, but no CE for psychologists is available.

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Sunday, June 4 · 8:00 am - 10:00 am 

D2. Autonomic State as a Foundation for Trauma Restoration & Growth

Shelly Melroe

2 CE Hours* / ***    
Track 2

Level: All

Polyvagal theory provides a framework for restoration that understands symptoms as solutions to autonomic dysregulation. This nonpathologizing lens helps clients accept how their system is working for their survival, yet is no longer helpful. Learn how to apply techniques to enhance bidirectional flow through the autonomic system and increase felt safety for trauma processing. 


  • Describe 2 common disorders through a framework of autonomic functioning and neurodevelopment.

  • Identify 2 techniques to enhance autonomic flexibility and lessen symptomology that can interfere with energy psychology approaches and trauma processing.

  • Name and discuss three synergies between polyvagal theory / autonomic functioning and energy psychology approaches.


Shelly Melroe, LMFT is an integrative trauma therapist using polyvagal-informed body-mind approaches. She is a certified provider of Safe and Sound Protocol. Shelly also serves as coach and consultant to systemic change leaders through the Institute for Systemic Growth, LLC.

D3. Transforming Traumatic Experience with
Acu-vibrational Tuning
Fork Technique (ATFT)

Nora Nur Nalinci

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: All

Discover a new technique that combines, expands, and deepens the study and practice of personal change and trauma relief. Learn how to add sound and vibration into your work with chakras and meridians using solfeggio tuning forks, accelerating and deepening healing.



  • Describe the effects of different solfeggio frequencies on human energy system. 

  • Name the 5 phases of ATFT.

  • Describe 2 best practices in using ATFT.


Nora Nur Nalinci, BSC-Soc, MBA, is a licensed spiritual healer, certified vibrational sound practitioner, certified life coach, trauma and resilience trainer and intuitive. She created the Acu-vibrational Tuning Fork Technique™ to transform trauma and uncontrolled stress and help people awaken their innate ability to heal themselves. 

D4. An Artist Reborn: An Inspirational Case of Complex-PTSD Resolution 

Yuliya Cohen

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 4

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Add two powerful energy mastery tools to your toolbox that helped a pop star recover from complex trauma. Learn to use the Membraned Energy Field and the Four Energy Gates to reclaim lost energy, regulate dissociation, recover from burnout, and achieve complete trauma resolution with ease.



  • Identify 4 ways in which energetic boundaries/membranes are used for integration in PTSD. 

  • Name the 4 locations on the body corresponding to the Four levels of Energetic Displacement. 

  • Identify at least 4 energetic trauma states that contribute to PTSD experiences.


Yuliya Cohen, ERT, BACS, is a medical intuitive, healer, intuitive coach, and energy psychology researcher with over 35 years in the field of anxiety and trauma healing. She founded The Energy Restructuring Institute and has contributed to a variety of journals. 

D5. The Connection Between the Vagus Nerve & Chakras in Trauma & Attachment Processing
Cheryl Llewelyn

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Explore the connection of the vagus nerve and chakras and learn how both systems overlay in clients’ bodies with messages of attachment wounds, trauma, and safety. Discover how to use your client's somatic messaging when helping them process the stored narrative from early childhood experiences. 



  • Describe how the chakras correspond with the 3 main branches of the central nervous system.

  • Describe 2 types of messages clients feel in their body.

  • Identify which modality might work best based on the somatic experiences a client has.


Cheryl Llewelyn, MEd, LPC works with trauma, addictions and eating disorders. She is Internal Family Systems trained, certified in EMDR and energy psychology (level 2). Cheryl also uses polyvagal theory, the chakras and subtle energies. Her book, Chakras and the Vagus Nerve, will be released April 2023.

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D6. Energy Psychology Meets Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: An Opportunity for Synergy

Kate Hawke

2 CE Hours** / ***  -  Track 6

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Psychedelic-assisted therapy is emerging as a respected, evidence-based field with promising results. These benefits could be enhanced, and risks reduced, with the skilled integration of energy psychology. We will explore the history, research, current scene, and future possibilities. We will also discuss requirements for psychedelic-assisted therapy practitioners. 



  • List 3 significant commonalities between energy psychology and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

  • Identify 5 areas of application where energy psychology and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy could be beneficially integrated.

  • Describe 3 essential steps to becoming qualified to provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy that integrates energy psychology.


Kate Hawke, MA, has explored technologies of transformation throughout her life. She has been a member of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies since the 1980s, trauma therapist and trainer since the 1990s, and organized the first International Energy Psychology Conferences starting in 1999.  


D7. If I Create My Own Reality Then Why Are YOU Still Here? 

Mary Sise

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 7

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Ever wonder why you free yourself from one dysfunctional relationship only to attract the same thing in a different person? Join us to explore the concept of relationships as mirrors of your beliefs and delineate a four-step approach to free yourself and your clients from this pattern.



  • Name the 4 steps to determine the belief mirrored in the relationship.

  • Name 4 categories of negative self-beliefs.

  • Identify 4 personal beliefs to replace with a healthier belief.


Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a past president of ACEP and co-author of The Energy of Belief and author of Tapping the Panic out of Pandemic. She is on the Shift Network faculty and offers workshops and trainings in energy psychology and the sacred role of the healer.

D8. The Process of Change: Leaving Fundamental Religions & Insular Communities

Chani Getter

2 CE Hours** / *** -  Track 8

Level: All

Some of us have been encouraged to see spirituality and religion as a resilience factor. What happens when they cause our clients’ trauma? Explore the realities of individuals who are leaving fundamental religion and insular communities. Learn how to support and encourage them to live lives of their own choosing. 


  • Describe how to assess whether clients come from fundamental religions or insular communities. 

  • Identify the challenges and benefits of those coming from fundamental religions or insular communities.

  • Explain the Process of Change and describe how to incorporate it with clients.


Chani Getter, MSW, LCSW is an interfaith minister and licensed social worker who was raised in an ultra-orthodox Hassidic Jewish home and left an arranged marriage. Chani is an ACEP member. She is committed to the thoughtful exploration of how religion is a benefit and hinderance to autonomy. 

*    Session is approved for different CE boards, but no CE for psychologists is available.

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Sunday, June 4 · 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 

E1. Psychological Reversals: Removing Unconscious Blocks to Healing

Lynn Mary Karjala 

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

Many clients lack full inner permission to make the changes they want. The common energy psychology term for this phenomenon is psychological reversal (PR). You will learn powerful strategies for enhancing your clients' success by identifying and intervening with their PRs. Includes demonstration and self-practice.



  • Define psychological reversal.

  • List 3 characteristics of the critical voice that contribute to PRs.

  • Describe 5 of the most common PRs.


Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is a past president of ACEP and a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma. She is trained in CEP, EFT, AIT and BSFF. Author of three books, Lynn is a CEP trainer and consultant and has trained clinicians internationally. 

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E2. An Energy Psychology Approach to Treating Racial Trauma
Shawn Blue

2 CE Hours* / ***  

Track 2

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Is energy psychology only relevant to post-traumatic stress disorder and general trauma experiences? Explore a theoretical argument for the use of energy psychology and CAM interventions in healing racial trauma. Discover an energy psychology approach that will provide an ethically and culturally sensitive toolbox of interventions applicable to healing racial trauma. 



  • List 3 ways that racial trauma impacts marginalized populations.

  • Name 3 interventions from the proposed energy psychology model that can be used with individuals experiencing racial trauma.

  • Describe how the proposed energy psychology model is ethically and culturally sensitive to marginalized populations.


Shawn Blue, PsyD, DCEP is a licensed psychologist with specializations in trauma and diversity. She received a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP) in 2017, which integrates her interests in mind/body health, energy work and wellness interventions. 

E3. Inner Awareness Method: Compassionate Embracing of the Human Experience

Teresa Lynch

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 3

Level: All

The Inner Awareness Method (IAM) guides clients to compassionate observation of themselves and the energies that arise within. Understanding this awareness as the point of choice between flow and resistance, inner messages and advice are received. This allows for increased intuition and presence. IAM will be demonstrated, and you will learn ways to incorporate it into EFT and energy psychology practices.



  • Explain the process of the IAM in relationship to thought fields, energy flow, and restrictions.

  • Identify 2 body idioms and explain the body messages received using the IAM. 

  • Identify the 4 major components of the IAM Energy Transformation Tool.


Teresa Lynch, MHS, DPT, physical therapist, is dedicated to the exploration of mind, body, and spirit healing techniques. Her passion is a result of her own healing from an autoimmune disease. Teresa is author of Stressfish Guide to EmoTrance, and creator of Inner Awareness Method.

E4. Infinite Intention Technique: Connecting, Directing & Transforming Energy

Alice Lee

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 4

Level: All

Integrating universal principles in energy healing, Infinite Intention Technique (IIT) creates flexibility and efficiency, providing both a problem and solution-focused approach that bears on conscious and subconscious issues simultaneously. Learn the basics of this method and clinical applications. IIT has facilitated successful recoveries from psychiatric conditions and medication withdrawal.



  • List 3 levels of complexity in which the Infinite Intention Technique can routinely be applied in a clinical setting.

  • Name at least 3 ways in which the Infinite Intention Technique enhances efficiency and effectiveness during treatment.

  • Describe the approach used to address infections, toxins, or hypersensitivity reactions using the Infinite Intention Technique.


Alice Lee, MD, is a holistic child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Utah. Over the past two decades, she has applied functional/orthomolecular and energy healing interventions to support medication withdrawal and recovery from mental illness.

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E5. Clearing 14 Generations of Epigenetic Ancestral Limitations 

Jennifer Closshey

2 CE Hours* / ***  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Ancestral limitations are passed down through generations. Although our DNA is our blueprint, epigenetic science shows ways to influence which aspects of our DNA to activate or deactivate. Discover how to lift limitations in your ancestral lineage going back fourteen generations and learn how to use this in your practice. 


  • List 3 examples of epigenetic energy intervention techniques.

  • Name 2 examples where epigenetics energy intervention can change the manifestation of genetics in the human body.

  • Name 3 ways to assist and support the body with assimilating the shift of genetic expression initiated by transgenerational epigenetic energy intervention techniques.. 


Jennifer Closshey, PhD, focuses on holistic integrative health and Ayurvedic principles, enabling clients to effortlessly connect with their truest Self.  An E-RYT 500 & RTY 200 yoga therapist, she is also trained in TFT, EFT, TAT, WHEE and Primordial Sound Meditation. 

E6. Enhancing Intuition
& Consciousness via Contemplative Psychology Poetry Practice

Elizabeth Rovere

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 6

Level: All

Early contemplative Christians and Buddhist monks and nuns discovered the same contemplative practice - Lectio Divinia or Cintya Bhavana - to enhance their consciousness and intuition. Explore this history and its modern manifestation, contemplative psychology, and learn the practice of contemplative poetry reading for self care and client use. 



  • Name 2 goals of contemplative reading practices.

  • Name 2 authors/ scholars who trace modern contemplative practice to the ancient world.

  • Name both Medieval names for contemplative reading from the Eastern and Western traditions.


Elizabeth Rovere, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist. Host of the podcast Wonderstruck, she interviews people on awe and transformation. Elizabeth is on the faculty and board of Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science and is active within Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions.

E7. From Gyroscopes & Tuning Forks to Gaia & Covid: Energy is the Key

Rick Leskowitz

2 CE Hours* / *** -  Track 7

Level: All

E8. Heartbreak is Real. Can Integrated Energy Psychology Interventions Help? 

Shoshana Garfield 

Kate Munden

2 CE Hours** / ***  -  Track 8

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online


People today are disconnected - from nature, from each other, and from Source. By reminding us that our essence is energy, such seemingly unrelated guideposts as animal magnetism, phantom limbs, Stonehenge, team chemistry (ACEP!), and crop circles can show us the way home.



  • Name 3 components of the human electromagnetic field.

  • Identify 2 techniques with which group energetic interactions can be measured.

  • Describe 2 structural features that the Earth's energy system shares with the human energy system. 

Rick Leskowitz, MD, founded the Integrative Medicine Project at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. His documentary film The Joy of Sox: Weird Science and the Power of Intention introduced energy psychology to a national PBS audience.

The pain of heartbreak is real. Broken Heart Syndrome (Takotsubo Syndrome) is a painful physical and emotional event created by stressful life events. Learn about the syndrome, and the varied ways in which it may present in clients. Discover specific energy psychology and integrative vagal toning interventions to address it.



  • Describe the Broken Hearted Syndrome (BHS) is and identify how this may present in clients. 

  • Describe why BHS may often be misdiagnosed.

  • List 5 energy psychology techniques that could be used with BHS.


Shoshana Garfield, PhD in psychology, has been in the field of trauma relief for over 30 years.  She is an Advanced Practitioner and Trainer of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), an Advanced NLP Practitioner, and a Certified Psychoanalytic Energy Psychology Practitioner. and perhaps most importantly, feels deep joy every day.


Kathryn Munden, DipPsych, specializes in trauma recovery techniques. She is an EFT & Trauma Release Exercises global certification trainer. Kate is co-founder of the HAT Training Institute, current chair of TRE UK Association and served as Exec Board director at EFT International. 

Contact: Leslie Primavera

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