Learning Labs

45 Sessions in 9 Tracks

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

TRACK 1
Fundamentals of
Energy Psychology
TRACK 4
Energy Healing
Methods
TRACK 7
Strengthening Resilience &
Improving Performance
TRACK 2
Energy Psychology
with Specific Populations
TRACK 5
The Many Faces of
Trauma & Violence
TRACK 8
The Science of
Therapeutic Change
TRACK 3
Specific Energy Psychology Approaches
TRACK 6
Practices for Higher Consciousness
TRACK 9
Potpourri of Energy Psychology

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. CME, NBCC, APA).  Please download the document below for a session-by-session  spreadsheet.

CE Hours by Session - Coming Soon

Friday, May 13 · 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 

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A1. Emotional Freedom Techniques: From Self-Help to Powerful Clinical Tool

George Limberakis, LCMHC

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.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 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 in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2002. 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.

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A2. Mind-Body-Energy & Health: Energy Psychology Can Improve Stress, Pain, Injury & Illness

Alfred Heath MA, LPC 

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 2

Level: All

Discover ethical approaches for using energy psychology for physical issues, even if you are not in the medical profession. Learn how to responsibly ally with medical professionals, about the nature and limits of energy psychology support services, and the impacts of stress and trauma on health. Explore how energy psychology can facilitate the body's natural resources and learn an EP model for resolving the "psychogenic" triggers that can precipitate and exacerbate physical maladies.

OBJECTIVES

  • List 2 different qualities of stress responses, 2 commonly designated categories of stress, and 6 physical conditions caused or exacerbated by excess stress.

  • List at least 3 noninvasive, nonmedical practices which can accompany energy psychology as a means to reduce excess psychological stress.

  • Name the 2 interacting levels of consciousness involved in Be Set Free Fast. 

 

Alfred Heath, MA fosters mind-body-spirit-energy wellbeing as a coach/facilitator/healer, professional counselor, certified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, Quantum Entrainment facilitator and developer of ZeroPoint Intention healing method. He was designated by Be Set Free Fast developer Dr. Larry Nims to be its principal educator and trainer. 

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A3. Unblocked: Tap into the Chakra Empowerment Energy to Reclaim Passion, Joy, Confidence

Margaret Lynch Raniere

No CE Hours  -  Track 3

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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A4: Medical Intuition: Transforming Trauma With the Art of Intuition

Wendie Colter, CWC, CMIP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 4

Level: All

Learn a step-by-step Chakra Empowerment Tapping Approach to help your clients reclaim the deeper self-belief and confidence that radiates as bolder, enthusiastic energy and actions, plus clarity about what they truly want and deserve.

OBJECTIVES

  • Name the 7 chakras as active levels of consciousness and power vs swirling energy.

  • Describe the nature of the 1st chakra in terms of basic nervous system regulation and tribal bond response in terms of everyday impact on behavior.

  • Describe the key 2nd chakra energies that rise in the empowerment energy channel and the reason it is counter intuitive to reclaim them.

 

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.

Medical intuition offers a paradigm-shifting perspective designed to support energy psychology practices. And it can help you create more effective care plans. Join us for an enlivening exploration into new published research, the nature and application of medical intuition, and the opportunity to create a positive and purposeful mind-body connection through intuitive exercises. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify 2, innovative medical intuitive techniques to meet the new healthcare landscape in mind-body medicine.

  • Explain the distinctions of unique intuitive states and their applications in healthcare.

  • Discuss case reports and research data results outlining trauma-based roots of physical illness, imbalance and disease.

 

Wendie Colter's accredited certification program, Medical Intuitive Training, is pivotal in helping healthcare professionals develop and optimize their intuitive abilities. She is CEO of The Practical Path, Inc. Wendie has presented at premier health and education organizations including the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, AIHM, IONS, SAND, ISSSEEM, AHNA and The Shift Network.

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A5. Transforming Trauma to Recovery, Resilience, Sustainability & Giving Back

Caroline Sakai, PhD
Debra New

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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A6. Radiant Heart: Healing with Awareness & the Subtle Energy Field

B. Raven Lee, LCSW, DCEP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: All

Discover what we have learned from the Rwandan experience about the transformation from trauma to recovery and resilience. Explore how to foster posttraumatic growth and ensure thriving sustainability and learn how this can be transferred to working with challenges and trauma in our own communities and beyond.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe at least 3 populations in Rwanda that have been transformed with energy psychology.

  • Name at least 3 adverse and traumatizing conditions that were transformed with energy psychology to increased resilience and growth.

  • Describe at least 2 aspects of developing sustainable change within a community after trauma

 

Caroline E. Sakai, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She was formerly Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Behavioral Health and Behavioral Medicine in Honolulu. She is a certified trainer in TFT. She has been to Rwanda eight times, most recently in 2019.

Debra New is a pastoral counselor and director of the Nalaniikaleomana Foundation 501c3. The organization has helped with the Rwanda missions over the past three years and has assisted in the development of sustainability projects at Kahumana in Waianae Hawaii.

Integrating neuroscience and quantum physics with the art of psychology, meditation, and indigenous wisdom practices, you will learn a mind-body map of the healing process. This map illustrates the why, when and how to skillfully utilize specific meditation and energy techniques with energy psychology modalities.

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain Jungian archetypal, Eastern and indigenous approaches to the healing process.

  • Describe the Radiant HeartMind wisdom path.

  • Apply the HeartMind meditation with energy psychology protocol.

B. Raven Lee, PhD, LCSW, DCEP is a transpersonal psychotherapist, meditation teacher, mystic shaman healer, clinical hypnotherapist and Reiki master teacher. Raven integrates these disciplines in her private practice, which specializes in mind/body/spirit healing, trauma and soul fragmentation. She is the author of Unbinding the Soul.

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A7. How to Have Transformational Discussions About Touchy Topics: A Psychoeducational Framework 

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 7

Level: All

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A8. How Healthy Energetic Boundaries Help Build Resilience & Prevent Burnout 

Mara Bishop, MA

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 8

Level: All

In these polarized times, people are looking for ways to discuss touchy topics with loved ones, friends and business associates, without damaging those relationships. This presentation proposes a psychoeducational framework for having transformational discussions about touchy topics, in the spirit of enhancing good will, reducing divisiveness, and generating integral solutions.

  

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe 4 steps in conducting transformational conversations.

  • State the difference between surface positions versus deep concerns and high intentions.

  • List 2 ethics considerations in deciding whether to provide psychoeducational training in transformational conversation skills.

 

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP is ACEP's co-founder and 1st president. He is a 12-award-winning clinical and organizational development psychologist. President of Integrity Culture Systems', David provides keynotes, training programs & consulting on making integrity profitable, leaders elevated, collaborators productive, happiness sustainable, and cultures healthy.

Healthy compassion can become absorptive empathy even with professional boundaries in place. Healthy energetic boundaries allow us to serve others without inadvertently taking on too much and burning out. Research demonstrates how to avoid empathic overload and meditation helps create resilience. Spirit-based systems provide complementary models for creating healthy energy ecosystems.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the distinction between compassion and empathy, and the potential effects of each.

  • List 3 practices to create healthy energetic boundaries. 

  • Describe 2 ways to use meditation to increase resilience and decrease the likelihood of burnout.

 

Mara Bishop, MA, has over 25 years of experience in the field of spiritual health. Her Personal Evolution Counseling method, books, and courses help people connect to their sources of guidance and healing. Mara's published work includes Shamanism for Every Day, Inner Divinity, and Shining Bright Without Burning Out.

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A9. Soul2Soul Communication Between Realities: Merging Spirituality, Science, Communication & Health

Mary Jo Bulbrook, EdD, CEMP/S/I

NO CE Hours  -  Track 9

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Soul 2 Soul Communication connects individuals physically present in the same location, in different physical locations and beyond physical life through various levels of consciousness both in and out of awareness. Synchrocinities are part of this process. Witness and practice Soul 2 Soul Communication through a guided heartfelt experiential process.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe Soul 2 Soul Communication research, practice and synchronicities including ethical requirements.

  • Categorize the various level of consciousness in Soul 2 Soul Communication.

  • List 2 ethical requirements for Soul 2 Soul Communication

 

Mary Jo Bulbrook, EdD, is Akamai University president, dean of the Institute of CAM Studies, and director of Graduate Complementary & Alternative Medicine at Akamai University. She is a shaman, medical/spiritual intuitive, with 39+ years international experience in advancing the theory, teaching and practice of energy psychology and energy medicine.

* Session is approved for CME and other CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for CME, APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Saturday, May 14 · 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 

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B1. Around the Energy Psychology World in 120 Minutes 

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

Learn the science behind why energy psychology works, and the research that supports its efficacy. Discover the bridges between energy psychology, mind-body approaches and standard psychotherapy. Explore the map of some energy psychology schools and discover their relationships to other modalities and traditions such as energy healing, meditation and consciousness work.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the research supporting the effectiveness of energy psychology techniques.

  • Discuss the science of how energy psychology techniques lead to deep emotional changes.

  • Describe the relationship between energy psychology approaches and other approaches.

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, serves as ACEP's executive director and has been a licensed psychologist for over 33 years. He has trained therapists internationally on trauma treatment, panic and anxiety, and energy psychology. Bob has organized over 25 conferences that have trained over 18,000 therapists. He has authored 3 books, including Tools for Transforming Trauma, PTSD: A Clinician's Guide.

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B2. Using Energy Psychology Practices with Clients Who Have Cancer 

Sarah Murphy, LPC, NCC

2 CE Hours*  - Track 2

Level: All

Discover how to use energy psychology techniques when working with people who have cancer. You will learn how to use trauma-informed Emotional Freedom Techniques, a clinical tool, with clients who have cancer. We will also review selected cognitive-somatic practices that cancer patients can use to restore calm and increase resilience.

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the research on the benefits of counseling and mindfulness for people with cancer.

  • Describe the current research on the benefits of energy psychology/EFT and how it relates to talk therapy and mindfulness.

  • Describe how to apply energy psychology techniques, including EFT, when working with cancer patients.

 

Sarah Murphy is a licensed professional counselor and nationally certified counselor with more than 15 years of clinical experience. She is staff therapist for Unite for HER and Communications Committee Chair for ACEP. She specializes in energy psychology, including EFT, as well as mindfulness and hypnotherapy.

 

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B3. Exploring Ask & Receive

Pamela Altaffer ,LCSW

Thomas Altaffer ,LCSW

Sandra Radomski, ND, LCSW

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: All

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B4. Treating Core Issues with Sound Therapy

Gregory Carpenter, LMFT

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 4

Level: All

Experience the transformation possible with Ask & Receive. This powerful energy psychology technology works with a wide range of issues. The session will consist almost entirely of live demonstrations with volunteers and will highlight the application of the three different forms of Ask & Receive. 

OBJECTIVES

  • List the 2 diagnostic modalities of Ask & Receive.

  • List the 3 ways of doing Ask & Receive.

  • List 2 of the 4 main qualities of a powerful positive statement.

Pamela Altaffer, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist for 30 years. She specializes in relationships and sees clients from around the world. She has used energy psychology for over 20 years. Pam is co-creator of the energy psychology technique Ask & Receive and presents internationally.

 

Thomas Altaffer, LCSW is board certified in social work, a psychotherapist, life coach, author and international trainer. He is the co-creator of Ask and Receive as well as the developer of several other mind/body therapies including Releasing Through Love and Higher States Therapy.

 

Sandra Radomski, ND, LCSW is a social worker and a naturopathic doctor. She is the creator of Allergy Antidotes as well as co-creator of Ask and Receive. She received the ACEP Award for Major Contributions to the Field in 2015.

Sound therapy can increase energy flow and balance the brain, creating calmer emotional states. Learn how to start using sound therapy with your clients and enable work at deeper levels of transformation. Observe live demonstrations of different sound modalities for removing blocks, releasing emotional attachments and restoring energy flow. Experience a 15-minute group sound meditation/bath.  

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe 2 sound therapy approaches for working with core issues. 

  • Identify 2 intention statements for use with clients.

  • Describe your "felt experience" of a 15-minute sound meditation.

 

Greg Carpenter, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist, performance coach, trainer and sound therapist. He utilizes mind-body therapies for relieving stress/anxiety, relationship concerns, and increasing vitality. Greg has found meridian tapping, Intention Energy Process and sound therapy to be the most effective techniques in moving towards personal transformation.

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B5. Resolving Trauma, Cultivating Resilience & Returning to NOW

Melanie McGhee, LCSW

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

With PTSD rates rising, the demand for care rises. Discover how Acceptance and Integration Training resolves trauma and cultivates resilience in clients in minutes. Through live demonstration, experiential exercises, and group discussion, encounter principles and practices that neutralize traumatic pain and access inner resources, offering clients immediate relief and hope.  

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify 2 principles of Acceptance and Integration Training they can immediately apply in practice.

  • List 4 elements of human experience bound in trauma.

  • Name 1 way to help clients orient to present.

 

Melanie McGhee, LCSW, is an award-winning author, teacher, psychotherapist and the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT). AAIT is the synthesis of her dedicated study with master therapists coupled with decades contemplating nondual philosophy. The method's results of resolution and spiritual wellbeing are profoundly satisfying for therapists and clients.

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B6. Psychoenergetic Science: Tools for Transformation

Debra Greene, PhD

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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.

 
OBJECTIVES

  • Name the 4 main energy bodies.

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

  • Employ psychoenergetic methods in their lives and in therapeutic practice. 

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.

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B7. Transformation Through Connection: Evidence & Experiences for Optimizing Virtual & Live Groups

Betsy Muller, MBA, CEHP

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 through groups. Ethical considerations and demonstrations for both online and live activities will build your group facilitation skill and confidence.

OBJECTIVES

  • Name 3 ethical issues facilitators must mindfully acknowledge and 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 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 an MBA, CEHP and decades of business experience, Betsy is an interfaith minister, retreat leader, certified soul detective and certified therapy dog handler.

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B8. An Energy Psychology Approach to Treating Racial Trauma

Shawn Blue, PsyD, DCEP

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 8

Level: All

Is energy psychology only relevant to post-traumatic stress disorder and general trauma experiences?  Consider 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. 

  

OBJECTIVES

  • 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 currently works as clinical associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University and staff psychologist in the Student Counseling Center. Shawn received a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP) credentialing in 2017 which integrates her interests in mind/body health, energy work and wellness interventions. 

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B9. Use Energy Psychology to Balance Care in the Unified Field of Compassion

Amy G. Frost, MBA, MA

Kristin Miller, PhD

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 9

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Years of community outreach has showed us that we can perpetuate stress if we don't ground our healing action in our connection with the unified field of compassion. Learn how to connect with this field consciousness and explore the science behind it. Balance care for yourself and others with evidence-based energy psychology tools that you can bring to circles in your community. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the science behind creating a connection with the unified field of compassion and how resonant fields can help people co-regulate.

  • Use resourced heart breathing to connect with the unified field of compassion and simultaneously clear the field of distress that is arising with accu-tapping.

  • Define the balance of care and build an action plan to teach these skills in your personal and professional circles of support.

Amy Frost, MBA, MA spiritual psychology, is a trainer, community collaborator and facilitator. She has used tapping and energy psychology techniques in all her training, coaching and presenting for over twenty years.  Amy is a  long term ACEP humanitarian and received ACEP's Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2018. 

 

Kristin Miller, PhD, DCEP is a psychologist, DCEP, TFT and TTT humanitarian trainer. She specializes in treating developmental intergenerational trauma. Kristin has developed Emotional First Aid materials and training through ACEP's Humanitarian Committee and participates in community trauma management programs through Shasta County's ACE's Program and Wellness Program.

* Session is approved for CME and other CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for CME, APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Saturday, May 14 · 2:15 p- 4:15 pm 

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C1. Orientation to the Meridians

Michael Galvin, PhD, DCEP

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

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C2. Move Beyond Traditional Grief Counseling Techniques to Transform the Energy of Grief & Loss

Sherry O'Brian, LCSW, DCEP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 2

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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.

OBJECTIVES

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

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

  • Recount the thread of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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.

Grief is not exclusive to the death of a loved one. Move beyond traditional grief counseling techniques to transform the energy of grief and loss. We will explore different types of grief and loss and learn Integrative energy psychology techniques to create a somatic release of the grief and loss.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Name at least 3 techniques designed to release and transform the energy of grief.

  • Name the 5 phases of the grief cycle.

  • Name at least 3 types of grief.

 

Sherry O'Brian, LCSW, DCEP, is a psychotherapist who has assisted thousands of individuals within her workshops, groups, and private practice to transform their pain into possibility. She is certified in Comprehensive Energy Psychology, EFT, IET, advanced clinical hypnotherapy, bereavement counseling; Psych-K and guided imagery.

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C3. Use the Power of Words to Overcome Procrastination with Logosynthesis

Willem Lammers, MSc, DPsych

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: All

Procrastination is probably the most useless habit in the universe. Learn how to explore, understand and resolve procrastination patterns in your daily life and in the lives of your clients. Discover how to access the issue from a Logosynthesis perspective and reconnect to your free Self - in service of your life's mission. 
 

OBJECTIVES

  • Define the concept procrastination.

  • Describe the difference between telic and atelic aspects of procrastination.

  • Describe how to resolve 4 types of frozen energy structures that are part of the procrastination process.

 

Willem Lammers, MSc, DPsych, is a Swiss/Dutch psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant to organizations with over 40 years of experience in the field. He trained in transactional analysis, NLP, EMDR and energy psychology. He developed Logosynthesis and teaches this amazing new model around the world. He has written ten books.

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C4. To be announced

CE Hours  -  Track 4

Level: 

To be announced.

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C5. Frozen in Time:
Healing the Fragmented Self 

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Frequently, clients describe themselves as being empty, as if part of themselves is missing. We will explore the fragmentation of consciousness in trauma and examine strategies to safely re-integrate these fragmented aspects so that your client is able to be fully present and enjoy life again.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Name 5 clinical symptoms of fragmentation of consciousness.

  • State 2 metaphors that de-mystify and de-pathologize this fragmentation.

  • Name the 6 R's of treatment of fragmented parts of self.

 

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP, is past president of ACEP, co-author of The Energy of Belief and author of Tapping the Panic out of Pandemic. An international speaker, she has a private practice in Latham, NY.

  

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C6. Cultivating More Empathy & Compassion for Ourselves & Others

Stacy Dicker, PhD

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: All

We feel and function better when we experience compassion and empathy. The archetypal mirror of psychological astrology (psychstrology) can increase self-awareness and understanding by considering aspects of self that may not have been clearly seen or shown adequate compassion to. Seeing oneself in archetypal terms also helps foster self-compassion by focusing on our common humanity. Learn the basics of psychstrology and how to apply them with yourself and your clients.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the importance of self-compassion and empathy for others, by referencing 2 relevant research findings.

  • Name 2 findings from peer-reviewed research articles that provide evidence of the connectedness between us.

  • Describe 2 ways that psychstrology can help us become more compassionate toward ourselves and others.

 

Stacy Dicker, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She has seen clients for over twenty years and taught university psychology courses for almost ten. Her book, Psychstrology, advocates combining psychology and astrology to help us grow in the direction of balance and wholeness, individually and as a profession.

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C7. Harmonize Your Energy! T'ai Chi Fundamentals for Balance, Connection & Resilience

David Rosenberg, PhD, LCP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 7

Level: All

T'ai chi expresses in physical, energetic, and psychological movement the Taoist principle of balance in the midst of constant change. Be introduced to T'ai Chi Fundamentals, which offers a simple approach for mastering the basics of this Chinese practice for energetic grounding and renewal.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the core emphasis of the practice of t'ai chi.

  • List 3 of the mind and body principles in the practice of t'ai chi.

  • Name 6 T'ai Chi Fundamentals movement patterns.

 

David Rosenberg PhD, LCP, is professor/chair and licensed clinical psychologist at Averett University in Virginia with over 25 years of teaching experience. He is a Level 4 certified T'ai Chi Fundamentals Instructor, certified Eden Method practitioner and authorized Eden Method instructor.

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C8. Regulate the CNS, Increase Resilience & Enhance Consciousness with Neurofeedback   

Jan Yordy, MEd, MSW

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 8

Level: All

Curious to learn about neurofeedback and how it makes changes in the brain? Interested in understanding why trauma is so hard to release from the central nervous system? Stumped by the differences in neurofeedback systems? Discover ways to create life transformation for yourself and your clients by using advanced, nonlinear dynamical neurofeedback.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • List 5 key concepts that govern how the brain works energetically.

  • Explain 3 ways trauma reprograms the central nervous system and effects its functioning.

  • Describe at least 3 ways nonlinear neurofeedback functions differently than linear feurofeedback and why it matters.

 

Jan Yordy, MEd, MSW, advanced NeurOptimal trainer, has been involved with energy psychology for over 20 years. She wrote two books and created resources for teaching energy concepts to children.  Fourteen years ago, she discovered NeurOptimal neurofeedback and now uses it to help people transform their lives.

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C9. From Gyroscopes & Tuning Forks to Gaia & Covid: Energy is the Key

Rick Leskowitz, MD

NO CE Hours  -  Track 8

Level: All

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.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

* Session is approved for CME and other CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for CME, APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Sunday, May 15 · 8:00 am - 10:00 am 

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D1. Steps to Mastering the Chakras

Sarette Zecharia, PhD, DCEP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 1

Level: Introductory

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D2. Improve the Mindset & Collective Consciousness About Disabilities Using Mind-Body Techniques

Gisela Lopez, MS, CCC-SLP

Sandra Baquero, BA

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 2

Level: All

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For many beginning energy psychology practitioners, the chakra system seems mysterious and complicated to treat. This presentation offers a lively introduction to the chakras. Learn how chakras express our thoughts, emotions, and experiences. A simple method of chakra balancing will be demonstrated and practiced that may help reduce anxiety.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Name the 7 major chakras and identify their locations in relation to the physical body. 

  • Describe 2 physiological aspects (organ/gland) of the major chakra related to anxiety.

  • Describe at least 1 way to clear and balance each chakra. 

 

Sarette Zecharia, PhD, DCEP, EHP-C, is a psychologist in Arizona. She is an ACEP board member, chair of the CEP committee, a CEP trainer, and a consultant. Her primary focus is bringing energy psychology/medicine into mainstream healthcare. Her specialties include pain, trauma, food for mood and pain, and qigong.

The mindset of caregivers and providers plays a crucial role in the lives of people with disabilities. Is it possible to change the course of our lives and the lives of others by changing our mindset? Can changing your mindset about people with disabilities influence the collective consciousness? Learn mind-body techniques that can positively influence the biological, psychological, social and energy systems.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the 4 components of the BPSEB.

  • Explain 1 way in which our mindset influences the treatment outcomes. 

  • Describe the 3 steps in the Heart Breathing Focused technique. 

 

Gisela Lopez, MS, CCC-SLP, co-founded the Selflove Movement. After helping many to heal trauma and guiding them into mind-body wellness and spiritual awakening she co-created the Selflove Method. In Nepal she acquired a Reiki and sound bowl healing therapy-instructor certification. Gigi is a qigong instructor and has been certified in Breatharian healing.

 

Sandra Baquero, BA, is a mindset reprogramming expert, psychology BA, meditation instructor and Heart Coherence facilitator. For more than two decades she has studied the implications of the human mindset for transforming peoples' lives. She includes mind-body techniques as a crucial part of the process to create consistent changes.

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D3. The Energetic Repatterning Technique

Martha Delafield, LCSW

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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D4. Ancestral Trauma Healing: Group Process 

Eva Malanowski, PsyD, MS

Ben Schwarcz, MFT, ACAP-EFT

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 4

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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Expand your repertoire of energy psychotherapy tools by joining us for this experiential session. The Energetic Repatterning Technique (ERT) targets multiple levels of the body, mind, and spirit to release unhelpful patterns and anchor healthy ones. We will explore the various theoretical underpinnings of the technique, as well as practical applications.
 

OBJECTIVES

  • Name 3 foundational theories the ERT is based on.

  • Name the 10 steps in the protocol.

  • Identify when to use Streaming vs Specific Target in the technique.

 

Martha Delafield, LCSW, has been weaving energy psychotherapy in her work for more than 20 years, and in the last 10 years has added Human Design and neurofeedback as additional powerful tools of transformation.

Experience a universal ancestral healing ritual while learning more about the effectiveness of using energy psychology, as demonstrated through Ancestral Trauma Release Techniques. Discover how to use this method to heal trauma as part of group process. Learn about group dynamics and how to work with them to create an effective healing experience for your clients.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe how to make a therapeutic connection to your ancestral lineage.

  • List 2 things to consider when using an energy psychology modality in a group setting.

  • Describe how sharing ancestral healing experience within a group and differs from an individual healing process.

 

Eva Malanowski, PsyD, specializes in healing relational trauma and addictions. Eva's grandfather escaped Auschwitz and then fought and died in the Warsaw uprising. She has over 19 years of clinical experience, leads workshops for entrepreneurs, and for veterans with PTSD. She is co-developer of ATRT.

Ben Schwarcz, MFT, ACAP-EFT, is an Advanced Certified EFT Practitioner, ACEP EFT program consultant, psychotherapist, and coach. As the son of a Holocaust survivor, Ben has personally experienced the challenges and healing of ancestral trauma. Ben's specialties are trauma, peak performance, coaching entrepreneurs, and spiritual issues. He is codeveloper of ATRT.

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D5. Emotional Balancing:
A New Way to Tap & Heal Complex Trauma

Yves Wauthier, DCEP

Ulrike Weissenbacher

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 5

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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D6. Intuition Training & Consciousness Development: Using Contemplative Reading 

Elizabeth Rovere, PsyD

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: All

Learn how to treat both simple and complex traumas by integrating REMAP, Internal Family System and SEB. Enhance your expertise with demonstrations and group exercises that use energy psychology treatment protocols for complex traumas with clients who have attachment disorders and other mental disorders.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the difference between the world view underlying trauma in energy psychology and conventional psychotherapy. 

  • Describe how to apply the energy psychology approach to trauma for people with mental disabilities.

  • List 2 concepts in complex trauma and energy psychology that can be used with personality disorders.

 

Yves Wauthier, DCEP, is psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma and attachment disorders. He trains professionals in EFT, Remap, Self Tipi, self hypnosis, Reiki and mindfulness. His practice includes Compassion Focused Therapy, Zensight, Matrix Reimprinting, Seiki, and Shiatsu. Yves is also an author and expert in forensic hypnosis and creator of SEB.

 

Ulrike Weissenbacher is psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma and attachment disorders. She trains professionals in EFT, REMAP, and spiritual healing. Her practice includes PET, TAT, Logosynthesis, IFS, IR (Intelligence Relationnelle), Compassion-focused Therapy and shiatsu. She is the creator of TRCC (heart centered relational therapy) and PCC (heart awareness meditation).

Learn and experience the nature of contemplative psychology and contemplative reading, a practice long used by diverse metaphysical and monastic traditions. Explore the spirit component of mind-body-spirit holism within the context of transformational experience. Discover how to apply the contemplative reading technique with clients as well as for self-care.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • List 2 goals of contemplative reading practices.

  • Name 2 authors who link modern contemplative practice to the ancient world.

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

 

Elizabeth Rovere, PsyD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and RYT-200 yoga instructor in New York City. She 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. 

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D7. An Alternative to Muscle Testing

Jane McCampbell Stuart, MA, LMFT

DeVon Hunter-Schlichting, MPH

NO CE Hours  -  Track 7

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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D8. Treating Climate Change Anxiety & PTSD: Ethical Principles & Clinical Strategies

Susan Kane-Ronning, PhD

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 8

Level: All

When muscle-testing doesn't come easily, using a pendulum may offer a compelling alternative, enhancing direction and focus during client sessions. Learn the history of penduling, how to source, program and work with a pendulum, and how to ethically combine pendulum use with a body-sensation approach, both in-person and via telehealth. Practice pendulums provided.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Name 3 examples of pendulum use in history and literature.

  • Identify 3 ethical considerations when using a pendulum in a client session.

  • Describe how to blend the use of a pendulum with a body-sensation approach in a client session.

 

Jane McCampbell Stuart, MA, LMFT, is a licensed therapist, certified coach and Akashic healer. She specializes in treating trauma and PTSD, using EMDR, tapping, and spiritual approaches. Her therapy career combined private practice with teaching in an MFT program. She works online, providing therapeutic coaching and trauma healing to clients around the world.

 

DeVon Hunter-Schlichtin, MPH, MS, has a Master's in public health with a focus on epidemiology, and a Masters in genetic counseling. She is author of multiple studies on immunotherapy and cancer. DeVon is currently an intern at the Mayo Clinic, providing risk assessments and counseling to patients undergoing the genetic testing process.

Eco-anxiety and PTSD are real issues, and mental health providers have an ethical responsibility to address them. As living organisms, earth and humanity possess mutuality, with a magnetic field and vibration that impact each other. We can use energy psychology strategies to increase positive vibration and healing.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe 2 impacts of climate change on mental health.

  • Identify 2 APA ethical codes that relate to a therapeutic obligation regarding climate change.

  • Identify at least 1 meditative strategy for clients to increase their  sense of connection to humanity and the planet.

 

Susan Kane-Ronning, PhD holds a bachelor's degree in special education, and PhD in counseling psychology. She maintains a private practice in Bellingham, Washington, providing counseling services to adults, couples, adolescents, children, and families. An avid environmentalist, she is a declarant for the Federal wolf delisting litigation. 

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D9. Indigenous Healing & Biomedicine in Dialogue: Opportunities & Challenges

Kenneth Cohen, MA

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 9

Level: All

What are the possibilities for respectful dialogue between biomedicine and First Peoples' healing traditions? Indigenous medicine does not require science to prove that it works any

more than science must demonstrate knowledge of healing powers. We will examine health and disease from two complementary perspectives. Ken will also identify points of connection among indigenous medicine, biomedicine, and mindbody healing - including energy psychology.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe why the term "shaman" is an inappropriate label for a Native American healing practitioner.

  • Identify 3 variables that make it difficult to measure or quantify the effects of Native American healing.

  • Describe 2 ways in which Native American medical ethics differs from Western medical ethics.

 

Kenneth Cohen, MA, traditional healer and cultural educator, was mentored since his youth by noted medicine men and women who taught him the values by which he lives. He maintains close ties with his adoptive Nehiyaw (Cree) family. Ken is the author of Honoring the Medicine and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.

* Session is approved for CME and other CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for CME, APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Sunday, May 15 · 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 

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E1. Psychological Reversals: Removing Unconscious Blocks to Healing

Lynn Mary Karjala PhD, DCEP

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.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 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 ACEP's immediate past president and a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in CEP, EFT, AIT, TAT, BSFF and hypnosis. Author of three books, Lynn is a CEP trainer and has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches. 

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E2. Reclaiming Power After Sexual Trauma

Helen P. Hudson, LMFT, EFT-ACAP, RN

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 2

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

This workshop reviews sexual trauma experienced by females from a mind-body-energy perspective, with special attention to issues of power (3rd chakra). You will learn multifaceted approaches that address biological, psychological, energy and interpersonal processes. The emphasis will be on using EFT tapping and narrative interventions to reclaim a healthy relationship with power.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Define 2 ways sexual trauma results in loss of power in females.

  • List 3 energy psychology methods for addressing traumatic reactions.

  • Name 2 theoretical approaches to support a client in creating an empowering narrative.

 

Helen P. Hudson, LMFT, LMHC, EFT-ACAP, RN, has training and experience in traditional and comprehensive therapies and utilizes an integrative approach to treat her clients in a holistic manner that best addresses entirety of personhood. She is passionate about and dedicated to the advancement of integrative practice.

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E3. Human Design: An Energetic Map for Addressing Issues That Resist Treatment

Kris Prochaska, MA, DCEP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 3

Level: All

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E4. A Five Element Approach to Building Emotional Resilience Through Energy 

Michelle Earnest, MSN, EEM-AP

Gail Jett, WHNP, EEM-AP

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 4

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Join us as we explore Human Design as an adjunct diagnostic and intervention tool alongside energy psychology methods to more accurately diagnose what is treatable and what is a function of the individual's unique energetic make-up, and therefore something to work with, vs. clear or eliminate.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe 2 ways to recognize and transform practitioner bias based in the traditional medical model of diagnosing what is "wrong" and how this impacts client outcomes.

  • Name at least 3 ways the mechanics of a person's design can be diagnosed (or treated) through the Human Design System.

  • Identify 2 ways Human Design can be used as an adjunct to energy psychology in the treatment and diagnosis of anxiety.

 

Kris Prochaska, MA, DCEP, 22+ years of experience as a therapist and business consultant help her laser to the root of an issue and provide her clients effective and practical solutions. Her 2015 TED talk has over 350k views. She is certified Human Design consultant and instructor of "The Art of the Chart."

What do water, wood, fire, earth, and metal have in common? Each has an emotion that is influenced by the flow of energy between the elements! Dip your toes in Five Element theory and learn how to build emotional resilience using simple energy medicine techniques that balance your elemental flow.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • List the Five Elements and the corresponding emotions for each element.

  • Demonstrate 2 ways to balance the energy in an individual element.

  • List the 2 energy cycles that govern the flow of energy through the Five Elements.

 

Michelle S. Earnest, MSN, EEM-AP, is a nurse practitioner, EEM advanced practitioner, former hospital/hospice chaplain, 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, presents, and practices a unique holistic approach to healing.

 

Gail Jett, EEM-AP, is a nurse practitioner, Eden Energy Medicine advanced practitioner and on the faculty for the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program. She is passionate about blending ancient healing wisdom with modern science to facilitate the integration of energy-based tools into mainstream healthcare.

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E5. From Uncertainty to Hope: The Power of Transformational Change 

Jennifer Groebe MSW, LCSW

Maria Limardo, PhD, CMIQP

Coralee Pringle-Nelson, MEd

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 5

Level: All

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E6. Using the Energetic Heart for Transformation & Integration on the Spiritual Path

Kathleen Friend, MD

Linda Turner MS, LMFT

2 CE Hours*  -  Track 6

Level: All

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Learn how to: 1) outreach to diverse communities, and 2) teach energy practices that contribute to community resilience in a post-pandemic environment. Presenters will share experiences that will inspire you to do your own outreach planning and practice. Leave with a framework for providing energy practices to strengthen community resilience. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain at least 2 ways maintaining emotional and mental hygiene helps providers help others.

  • Describe 3 characteristics of PTSD experienced during the pandemic.

  • List 3 steps to use when creating an outreach plan. 

 

Jennifer Groebe, LCSW is a trainer and provider of continuing education. She has taught at various university extension programs and has managed projects at Kaiser Permanente that impact the organization and the field of trauma care today. Publications include "Flight Attendants, Coping With Trauma", a post 911 guide.  

 

Maria Limbardo, PhD, is a holistic healing practitioner, trained in human genetics. She is a voice within the Hispanic healing community and owner of Medicina Energetica Intuitiva. Maria is certified in multiple energy healing and energy psychology modalities including Trauma Tapping Technique and Tapas Acupressure Technique. 

 

Coralee Pringle-Nelson, MEd, PhD candidate, is a registered psychologist, dedicated to supporting clients who address anxiety and depression. Coralee also provides training and consultation to organizations focusing on the mental health of employees and how to thrive after adverse events. She also provides assistance following traumatic and distressing events.

Unhealed emotional wounds and traumas can prevent meditation practitioners and your clients from reaching higher states of consciousness. This workshop is an introduction to an energetic heart model and the practice of Heart Rhythm Meditation to heal the wounds of the heart for deep transformation, personality integration and spiritual development.

 

OBJECTIVES

  •  List 2 advantages of Heart Rhythm Meditation for personal and spiritual growth. 

  •  Name the 4 types of heart wounds. 

  •  Describe the healing breath associated with each type of heart wound.

  

Kathleen Friend, MD, is a child psychiatrist, parent coach, Heart Rhythm Meditation teacher and spiritual mentor for the Institute for Applied Meditation. She is author of two children's books and and a guide for parents and teachers, all based on the Nurtured Heart Approach and Heart Rhythm Meditation.

 

Linda Turner, MS, LMFT, uses Heart Rhythm Meditation practices to help clients cope with overwhelming feelings and the effects of traumas that prevent them from living to their full potential. She a faculty member of IAM University of the Heart.

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E7. Create a Peak Performance Mindset for Athletes' Mental Health Resilience

Amanda Freger, DCEP, LPC

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 7

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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E8. Energy IS Scientific! The Ethics of Demonstrating the Efficacy of Energy Psychology

Elizabeth Pace MED, LPCS

Tabatha Bird Weaver, LMFT 

2 CE Hours**  -  Track 8

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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We will review and update the traditional research on mind-body approaches for peak performance in sports. These approaches hone in on different areas of the brain to assist with motoric execution. They also help athletes maximize staying in a high-performance state and minimize variables that lead to psychological choking, such as stress. You'll leave with specific tools you can use with your clients.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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, including acting as a supervisor in outpatient and residential settings. In providing decades of psychotherapeutic treatment to various populations, she has gained extensive experience with those with autism spectrum disorders. Mandi is a former ACEP Board member and holds diplomat status in Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Have you thought about conducting a case study? Learn skills to ethically balance the art of therapeutic practice with the science of research to get published in peer-reviewed journals. Discover relevant ethical codes, tools, and study guidelines. You will hear about two case studies authored by the presenters that focused on intergenerational and ancestral trauma.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify at least 3 ethical codes relevant to conducting research.

  • Identify, conduct and score 3 appropriate assessments for use in energy psychology research.

  • Describe, using clinical and scientific terms, the efficacy of energy psychology as shown in research.  

Elizabeth Pace, MED, LPCS, is a licensed professional counselor supervisor in New Orleans, LA, USA. She is in private practice full time and is an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Elizabeth is also the Advanced Integrative Therapy Institute's Research Committee acting chair.

 

Tabatha Bird Weaver, LMFT, DCEP, is a clinical fellow with AAMFT and a clinical supervisor at a large community mental health clinic in Oregon, USA. She has expertise in complex trauma, addictions, human development, spirituality and relationships. Tabatha is a Certified AIT and Chakradance practitioner.

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E9. Shifting Mindscapes in Energy Psychology: Immersing Yourself in Non-Ordinary Visionary Experience 

Howard Brockman, LCSW, DCEP

NO CE Hours  -  Track 9

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Discover a new way to shift your awareness and incorporate an inner ally figure into your energy psychology sessions. Learn how to move from consensus reality to non-ordinary reality through the ancient practice of shamanic healing. Discover how to potentize your methods and expand your presence to become power-filled with great compassion.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • List 3 aspects of the traditional shamanic skill set and how these are translatable in the energy psychology therapy session to reduce and eliminate traumatic residue. 

  • Explain how the power of story and imagery of one's interior visionary experience relates to Milton Erickson's technique of therapeutic storytelling to create change.

  • Describe the difference between ordinary reality and non-ordinary reality within the larger context of consensus reality and the subsequent trance states that focus our attention.

  

Howard Brockman, LCSW, DCEP, is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 40 years of clinical experience. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Howard has presented numerous times at the International Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conferences as well as at ISSSEEM.

* Session is approved for CME and other CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for CME, APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

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