Wednesday & Thursday, May 1-2 · 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

P1: Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology - Level 1

Kristin Holthuis, MD, DCEP

12 CE Hours*
Level: Introductory

Understand and practice energy psychology within an overall perspective of sound science, practical application and ethical consideration. Leave with an array of tools you can use to customize treatment for specific client needs, along with a framework to integrate these tools within a psychotherapeutic model.



  • List the 6 steps in a comprehensive energy psychology treatment.

  • Name 2 theories describing possible mechanisms of change in energy psychology.

  • Name the 3 elements that need to be included in an informed consent.

  • Demonstrate 1  method of ideomotor cueing.

  • Describe 3 ways to assess and treat a client's systemic energetic interference.

  • Describe 2 ways of identifying a specific treatment issue.

  • Describe a way to assess and treat psychoenergetic reversals blocking healing.

  • Name 4 common psychoenergetic reversals.

  • Demonstrate a meridian intervention to treat a target issue.

  • List 3 possible outcomes following a round of treatment.

  • Describe 2 types of homework that a client might be asked to do between sessions.

  • List 3 areas of ethical vulnerability and risk management strategies.


Kristin Holthuis, MD, DCEP, is a holistic family doctor who has integrated EP completely in her professional practice. As a certified CEP, TAT, EFT, TFT-alg and Matrix Reimprinting trainer, she loves to train professionals and introduce EP modalities into the health care system.


Thursday, May 2 · 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

P2: Spirituality, Neuroscience & Narrative

Joan Borysenko, PhD

6 CE Hours**

Level: All

Discover what it means to be fully human in a program that blends spirituality, neuroscience, and the power of narrative. The stories we tell ourselves interact with our brain, nervous system, and emotions—either shutting us down or opening us up to flow, relationality, and well-being. Learn how to help your clients integrate body, brain, and story into a coherent whole.



  • Explain how biography and story affect biology.

  • Examine the effect of identity on agency.

  • Define interpersonal neurobiology.

  • Describe spirituality as a constellation of prosocial emotions.

  • Analyze the narrative of transformation.

  • Describe the value of identifying and using character strengths in coping.


Joan Borysenko, PhD is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. A psychologist and  Harvard-trained cell biologist, her work has been foundational in the health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Joan is author of 16 books, including the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.

P3: Safe Trauma Treatment: Critical Information Energy Practitioners Need to Know

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP

6 CE Hours**

Level: All

Patients who have been multiply traumatized can be very difficult to treat. We will begin with an overview of neurobiology and the four stages of trauma treatment. You will learn strategies to assess for dissociation, ways to help your clients stabilize and strengthen, and careful instructions for trauma processing.


  • Describe how to evaluate and assess all patients to screen for dissociative phenomena and signs of multiple traumas.

  • Identify 2 strategies to demystify trauma to your patients.

  • Describe 2 ways in which energy psychology methods are based on current thinking regarding the neurobiology of trauma.

  • Describe 2 strategies to modulate affect and build competencies in the patient prior to any memory work.

  • Identify 2 strategies to process traumas in a contained way that minimizes abreaction and deterioration.

  • Describe 2 strategies to process trauma for patients with dissociated ego states.


Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP is a past president of ACEP and co-author of The Energy of Belief: Psychology's Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs. An international speaker, she has a private practice in Latham, NY.

P4: Earthbound Spirit Release Protocol

Barbara Stone, PhD, DCEP

No CE Hours

Level: All

Sometimes problems experienced by clients actually belong to someone else—an earthbound spirit that is attached to them. This Soul Detective Earthbound Spirit protocol explains the problem and provides a safe way to help these spirits heal and cross into the Light so clients can regain their autonomy. This is an intermediate/advanced workshop. Knowledge of muscle testing is required.


  • Describe how to enlist sources of spiritual help.

  • Identify the 16 steps in the Soul Detective Earthbound Spirit protocol.

  • List 3 symptoms of earthbound spirit attachment.

  • Identify 2 disadvantages of a deceased parent staying earthbound and present with a surviving child.

  • Describe 3 reasons a spirit may remain earthbound.


Barbara Stone, PhD, DCEP is a professor at Energy Medicine University, a workshop presenter, author, and developer of Soul Detective protocols. An ACEP certification consultant, she holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed social worker.

P5: Transforming Autoimmune & Pain Disorders Using a
Multidimensional Approach  

Larry Burk, MD, CEHP

Teresa Lynch, MHS, DPT

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Autoimmune and pain disorders sometimes manifest as symbolic diseases. We will explore these somatic metaphors using Chinese five elements, chakra energetics, and dreamwork. You will learn and practice three ingredients for removing emotional blocks, including meridian tapping, Total Motion Release and the Inner Awareness Method.


  • Name 3 diseases that may present as somatic metaphors.

  • Identify 3 conditions for which meridian tapping can provide symptomatic relief.

  • List 3 major steps in the Total Motion Release (TMR) process.

  • Identify 3 conditions that can be addressed with TMR.

  • List 3 characteristics of dreams that warn of health conditions.

Larry Burk, MD, CEHP is an integrative physician trained in hypnosis, acupuncture and energy psychology. He was co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine. His publications include “EFT for stress-related symptoms after motor vehicle accidents” and a book, Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist.

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

P6: Changing the Narrative: Sound Strategies for Clinical Practice

Ellen Franklin, PhD

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Sound-based therapeutics shift the narrative that keeps clients stuck in recapitulating original trauma. Learn a way of using sound that is rooted in classical Chinese medicine, archetypal psychology, science, energy medicine, and sound healing principles. Gain skills in using tuning forks, hand chimes, Tibetan bowls, and gongs and learn how to bring these tools into a clinical setting.


  • Identify 3 examples of the cross-cultural use of sound in healing.

  • Describe 3 examples of research supporting the use of sound and music for healing.

  • Describe the potential role of entrainment in shifting the client’s narrative.

  • Demonstrate a self-care protocol with 10 acupoints to balance the body's energy systems, and promote transformational change.

  • Explain the appropriate use of 3 sound tools in private clinical practice and group sessions.


Ellen Franklin, PhD is CEO of the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, LLC. For over twenty years she has developed and disseminated educational programs in vibrational sound therapy rooted in Oriental Medicine, psychology, and science. She is co-author of Acutonics from Galaxies to Cells.

P7: From Pain to Gain: Energy Psychology Approaches for Transforming Chronic Pain

Fred Gallo, PhD, DCEP

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

While chronic pain is subjective, it involves physical, mental and social aspects. Energy psychology and mindfulness are important additions to the biopsychosocial treatment regime  and integrate well with the current approach. You will learn how to integrate energy psychology and mindfulness in the treatment of chronic pain, including assessment and several efficient pain relief strategies.


  • Distinguish acute from chronic pain.

  • List 3 types of implantable therapy for chronic pain.

  • Describe 5 energy psychology techniques for treating chronic pain.

  • List the 6 treatment points used in the Midline Technique (MLT).

  • List 5 benefits of mindfulness.


Fred Gallo PhD, DCEP coined the term energy psychology with the publication of his first of 8 books and numerous articles in the field. He maintains a group practice and offers presentations and training worldwide.

P8: Returning to the Earth: Honoring the Anasazi Ancestors of Chaco Canyon

Gaisheda Kheawok

Catherine Chater, MSc

No CE Hours

Level: All

Special field trip: departs hotel at 7:15am.

Please be aware that due to the distance to Chaco Canyon from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, this special trip includes a two hour and 45 minute bus ride each way, and you won't return before the evening keynote begins at 5:15pm. 

We will travel by bus to visit the majestic cultural great houses and kivas of the tribal ancestors of the Southwest. Discover the magic and mystery of the sacred sites of Chaco Canyon, and align to the ancient wisdom of the Anasazi Ancestors. Explore and integrate the Wisdom Wheel Traditions, archeoacoustics and geomancy to ignite powerful transformational change in your personal life and professional practice.


These 10,000-year-old circular Kivas and Great Houses are aligned to the lunar, solar and cardinal directions with astronomical and communication markers. These remarkable ancient sites were intentionally placed in the sacred landscape of the mountains, mesas and shrines, and still have

significant and deep spiritual meaning to their descendants and to All Who Honor Them.


We will open to the ancient Circle Medicine and Wisdom of the Tribal Ancestors via the sacred sites of Chaco Canyon. We will explore and apply basic Tribal Energy Medicine Protocols and will learn to honor the Elemental Teachers and the Energetic Handshake to cultivate a deeper awareness of Alchemical Sacred Space as applied to energy psychology practices. You will practice the art of geomancy and learn how to muscle test and dowse the portals and gateways to the Earth Mother’s Consciousness. You will learn to decipher and interpret the living, breathing landscape and sacred geometrical alignments via archeoacoustics, and integrate into personal life and professional EP practices.


  • Identify 2 foundational tribal archetypes and describe how to integrate them into
    energy psychology practices.

  • Explain the role of sound in influencing Sacred Space.

  • Demonstrate how to use sound in conjunction with muscle testing and dowsing to align to the vibrational frequency of balance and well-being.

  • Describe 2 Tribal Energy Medicine protocols and explain how to integrate them into your practice.

  • Establish the energetic handshake that establishes an intention with the unseen worlds of the elementals and earth energies/ancestors.


Gaisheda Kheawok is a peace elder, seer, medicine person, honored member of the Seneca Wolf Clan

and international speaker. Executive director of the Whispering Song School of Energy Medicine, she

has been teaching innovative holistic psychoeducational programs to energy medicine practitioners

for over 30 years.

Catherine Chater, MSc., has studied with Gaisheda Kheawok for over nine years and is a graduate of

the Whispering Song School of Energy Medicine. Catherine has also received training in cognitive behavioral therapy and has practiced this work in community and hospital-based settings as an occupational therapist.

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

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

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.


Monday, May 6 · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

S1: What to Say While Tapping: The Right Use of Language & Focus

David Feinstein, PhD

6 CE Hours**

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

When counselors who use acupoint tapping watch master practitioners, they often feel dazzled but inadequate. The choice of language and where to focus are the next skill sets to build once you have mastered the basics, and they are the topics of this intermediate/advanced class. You will dissect the language and choice points in demonstrations, and then practice.



  • List 5 possible types of intended outcome following a round of tapping.

  • Describe 5 possible influences of a particular phrase offered during tapping on a single acupoint.

  • Formulate a phrase that engenders a sense of safety.

  • Formulate a phrase that explores the costs of a strategy the client has been using.

  • Formulate a phrase that shifts from the problem to a desired outcome.

  • Explain 2 considerations in selecting whether to focus on a particular aspect of a problem.


David Feinstein, PhD, DCEP, a clinical psychologist, has received nine national awards for his books on consciousness and energy healing. He has served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins Medical School and, with his wife, Donna Eden, directs the world's largest organization teaching energy medicine.

S2: Holographic Memory Resolution: The Emotional Reframing of Memory-Based Pathology  

Brent Baum, SSL, LISAC

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

In this workshop, you will learn specific, effective interventions from somatic, energy and color psychologies that can reduce the impact of memory-based pain and pathology. Our goal is not to change the past, but to help our clients transform the painful, emotionally charged manner in which it holds them captive.



  • Describe the 3 levels of the trauma continuum.

  • Identify the 5 levels of imprinting self-worth or shame.

  • Explain the gentle 9 question somatic focusing technique for locating and accessing trauma in the body.

  • Identify the 3 categories of "parts" or subpersonalities that routinely occur after traumatization for most individuals.

  • Describe the technology that is used to identify the memory-based origins of illness and pathology in the bodymind.


Brent Baum, SSL, LISAC is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and interdisciplinary specialist with expertise in traumatology, addictionology, spirituality and archaeology. He is the developer of Holographic Memory Resolution and is a licensed substance abuse counselor for the state of AZ.

S3: Qi Energy Healing: Effective Tools for Assessment & Transformation

Ken Cohen, MA (psychology)

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Learn effective methods of Qigong energy assessment and how to project qi (life force) into areas that hold physical or psychological imbalance. We will also explore how to heal the healer: practices for resilient energy and clear, yet compassionate boundaries. Previous experience or knowledge of Chinese medicine is not necessary.


  • Define Qigong and External Qi Healing.

  • Identify 2 signs of qi imbalance and their relevance to energy psychology.

  • Explain 2 methods of qi assessment.

  • Describe how to create appropriate personal and energetic boundaries when working with a client.

  • List 4 major treatment methods of External Qi Healing.

Ken Cohen, MA (psychology) is a renowned Qigong grandmaster who began training in Chinese healing and cultural arts in 1968. The first person to teach Qigong in U.S.  medical schools, Ken is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.


Monday & Tuesday, May 6-7 · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

S4: Advanced Integrative Therapy Basic Seminar: Deep, Lasting Trauma Treatment 

Asha Clinton, LCSW, PhD

12 CE Hours*

Level: Introductory

Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) is a powerful yet gentle treatment that can heal body, psyche, and spirit. In this transformative seminar, you will learn AIT basic theory and practice so you can use 3-Step Transformation, the energy treatment for physical, psychological, and spiritual trauma on your next day with clients.



  • Name and locate the 13 energy centers that AIT uses to treat trauma.

  • Identify the 3 steps of which 3-Step Transformation is comprised.

  • Name the 7 steps of the AIT order of treatment.

  • Identify the 2 AIT methods by which negative core beliefs can be lastingly energetically transformed into positive, realistic core beliefs.

  • Describe AIT’s definition of trauma.

  • Identify 4 positive qualities that frequently need development in clients.

  • Identify the 2 major parts of the human psyche in AIT theory.

  • Name the 5 major AIT meditations.

  • Name 5 of the most frequently treated traumatic patterns.

  • Identify 3 psychological disorders for which AIT has specially developed treatments.


Asha Clinton, LCSW, PhD, began to develop Advanced Integrative Therapy in 1999, and has created 14

AIT seminars. She is internationally known as an excellent presenter, for her skill in treating trauma, psychogenic illness, and spiritual impasse, and for her humanitarian aid work.

Monday & Tuesday, May 6-7 · 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

S5: Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology - Level 2

Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP

12 CE Hours*

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

This training program is LEVEL 2 OF A TWO PART SERIES. You must have taken Level 1 to attend. Visit for details and dates of other locations.

The CEP series helps you understand and practice energy psychology within an overall perspective of sound science, practical application and ethical consideration. You will learn an array of EP tools that can be used to customize treatment for specific client needs, along with a framework to integrate these tools within a psychotherapeutic model. This workshop also prepares helping professionals wishing to join ACEP’s certification program in comprehensive energy psychology.


  • Identify the 7 major chakras used most often in chakra-based therapies.

  • Demonstrate 3 alternative methods of ideomotor cuing.

  • Describe 2 additional techniques for treating systemic energetic interference.

  • Describe 3 additional centering exercises.

  • Name 3 additional treatment points for clearing psychoenergetic reversals.

  • Describe a method by which to choose the best intervention for a particular target problem.

  • Name 2 noncustomized techniques for treating a target problem using chakras.

  • Identify and implement a customized treatment sequence using meridian acupoints.

  • Identify and implement a customized treatment sequence using chakras.

  • Describe a method of treating an issue using the biofield.

  • Describe 5 dimensions of practitioner self-care.

  • Describe 3 ethical issues unique to energy psychology practice beyond usual cautions in mental
    health practice.

Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in hypnosis, AIT, EFT, TAT and BSFF. Author of three books, Lynn has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches. She serves as ACEP's president.

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

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

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

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