6 CE Hours* / Level: All
The nine Enneagram types are not arranged randomly and can be put together meaningfully into different triadic groupings. One of the most useful groupings reveals the primary way that each type approaches conflict and difficulty and highlights ways that human beings can so easily misunderstand each other's intentions. Further, the same grouping also indicates what potential clients are looking for in choosing a therapist or coach, thus offering methods for greater effectiveness and engagement in sessions.
Identify 2 of the key triadic relationships highlighted by the Enneagram.
Describe the relationship between the 9 Enneagram points and the work of Karen Horney.
State how the triadic groupings can assist in personality assessment.
Perform repeatable experiential exercises in 3 modalities of conflict resolution.
Identify at least 2 "blind spots" in your relationships with clients.
Delineate at least 3 practices for improving conflict resolution for your clients.​
Russ Hudson is widely regarded as one of the top teachers and developers of the Enneagram system in the world today. He co-authored with Don Richard Riso five best-selling books on the subject, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, and a scientifically validated test instrument, the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI). He recently released an audiobook The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence and holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. Russ has appeared on Good Morning America, and The CBS Morning Show as an expert on personality type.
5:30 - 5:45pm mdt
Welcome & Keynote Introduction
5:45 - 7:15pm mdt
William Bengston, PhD
1.5 CE Hours* / Level: All
In many experiments over the course of 40 years, Bill has gathered reliable data that demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that "healing" can cure a variety of conditions, that dose is a factor, that healing proceeds non-linearly, that it is not fundamentally "energy" but "information," and that it is not correlated to a particular state of mind but functions more as an autonomic response to the need of the healee.
Bill's current research includes the question of whether healing can be "captured" and "reproduced" without the healer. In other words, can we store and independently deliver healing in a practical and scalable fashion? Selected research on what approaches and materials can function to store healing intention will be presented, along with current work designed to test whether these approaches are more likely to function as "alternative" or "complimentary" therapies.
Summarize some experimental data related to healing.
Describe the evidence of how healing can be stored in both organic and inorganic materials.
List 2 prospects for experimental and clinical applications of the storage of healing intention.
William Bengston, PhD, is a professor of statistics and research methods at St. Joseph's College in New York, and president of the Society for Scientific Exploration, an international group of scientists who study anomalies. Bill has been researching anomalous healing for over forty years, and has numerous academic publications. Author of The Energy Cure, he has lectured widely in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Bill's research has produced the first successful full cures of transplanted mammary cancer and methylcholanthrene induced sarcomas in mice by energy healing techniques that he helped to develop.
8:00 - 8:30am mdt
Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Introduction
8:30 - 10:00am mdt
Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, BCD
1.5 CE Hours* / Level: All
Regardless of culture or geography, we humans develop a universal built-in solution for the separation anxiety that assails us from infancy. Our baby selves come up with ingenious portable substitutes for Mommy: the blankie, the binkie, the teddy, and the thumb, which in turn evolve into magical, internalized images, which are foundational to our ability to self-soothe as adults. This accounts for the extraordinary power of guided imagery. And when we add Jungian themes and archetypal figures, we get the whole human race behind our intention to heal. Learn the key building blocks of creating a healing story in the altered state, so that clients can experience this remarkable, universal intervention, with all its baked-in power.
Define a sophisticated description of guided imagery and compare it to the practice of mindfulness.
List at least 4 different kinds of guided imagery.
Discuss at least 3 optimal conditions that maximize the therapeutic impact of guided imagery.
Name at least 3 research-demonstrated indications for using guided imagery.
Clinical social worker, author, and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is founding CEO of HealthJourneys.com and the voice on 63 of its award-winning recordings. Prevention Magazine reports she has quietly created an underground revolution in mainstream healthcare by persuading institutions as diverse as Kaiser Permanente, the NIH, the US Army, Johns Hopkins, Blue Shield of California, Stanford University, and Progressive Insurance to distribute her guided imagery, in many instances free of charge. She has just completed a system-wide guided imagery certificate training course for all V.A. employees and is now building custom streaming pages and clinical apps, in English and Spanish, for organizations to distribute at scale.
10:45am - 12:45pm mdt
George Limberakis, LCMHC
2 CE Hours** - Track 1
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 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.
Caroline Sakai, Phd
2 CE Hours** - Track 5
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.
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.
3:00- 4:00pm mdt
Grace Alvarez Sesma
The Indigenous worldview of interconnection has often led to non-Natives mistaking the generous sharing of knowledge with implied approval to take and (mis)use culture-specific customs. The willingness to accept Indigenous protocols is a critical first step to healing and transforming our communities, as is having the courage to learn to unlearn unconscious colonial behaviors that harm Native Peoples. Becoming a solid ally, you enter into a respectful relationship with the Original Peoples of Turtle Island.
Describe how colonial laws, manifest destiny, and religious persecution affected, and continues to affect Native communities.
Identify 2 methods and practices that non-Native healers are using that originate within Native and Indigenous tribal communities.
List 3 different ways that non-Native persons and organizations can begin to decolonize their policies and/or clinical, healing, shamanic practice.
Grace Alvarez Sesma Mexican/Yaqui, is a practitioner of Mexican Traditional Healing (Curanderismo). In addition to her cultural healing practice, she is a facilitator for San Diego State University's Academy for Professional Excellence School of Social Work Tribal Star program. As a cultural educator, she works with healthcare providers to promote understanding of Mexican and Indigenous culture-specific healing interventions, Indigenous protocols, and to encourage mutually respectful collaboration.
1 CE Hour* /Level: All
While many people are now familiar with the Enneagram as a system of nine personality types, it is more fundamentally a dynamic, multi-faceted system that sheds light on the inner relationships between our personality and the deeper resources of our nature. The original Enneagram work was more about finding and cultivating our core capacities while becoming more aware of our potentially harmful tendencies. In this session, we will explore the nine points as possible pathways of growth and development.
Differentiate the fundamental distinctions of the nine Enneagram points and their roots in three forms of human intelligence: cognitive, emotional, and kinesthetic.
Identify the connection between specific patterns of ego/personality and more core states of consciousness.
Russ Hudson is widely regarded as one of the top teachers and developers of the Enneagram system in the world today. He has been teaching full-time since 1991 and co-authored with Don Richard Riso five best-selling books on the subject, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, and a scientifically-validated test instrument, the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI). Russ recently released an audiobook The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University.
4:45 - 5:00pm mdt
5:00 - 6:30pm mdt
Janina Fisher, PhD
1.5 CE Hours** / Level: All
The effects of traumatic attachment are the most frequent complication in the treatment of trauma. Rather than experiencing others as a haven of safety, traumatized clients are driven by powerful wishes, and fears of relationship. Even the presence of the therapist may be triggering and autonomically dysregulating. Our methods, such as EMDR, Thought Field Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques, are very effective approaches to treating trauma. However, their use can be undermined by fears of: the unknown, trusting, and giving up control over the interaction.
The destabilizing effects of therapy and therapists for clients with traumatic attachment issues can be addressed by integrating somatic and mindfulness-based approaches into the treatment. Increasing the focus on mindful observation of physical and emotional responses decreases the preoccupation with the therapist and enhances treatment effectiveness.
Describe the long-term effects of traumatic attachment in childhood.
Implement mindfulness and somatic practices of moment-to-moment self
Describe coregulation techniques that can be integrated into EMDR and energy therapy treatments.
Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School. An international expert on trauma trauma, she is author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation, Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists and The Living Legacy of Trauma Flip Chart: a Psychoeducational Tool for Clients and Therapists (in press). Janina is best known for her work on integrating neurobiologically informed interventions into traditional psychotherapy
8:00 - 8:30am mdt
8:30 - 10:00am mdt
Dawson Church, PhD
1.5 CE Hours** / Level: All
Elevated emotional, mental and spiritual states have been described by mystics for millennia. Now, modern research tools like MRIs and EEGs are allowing us to analyze the brain patterns of these adepts and map their neural activity. Science has built up a profile of their most active brain regions and found that they match those of people in peak states of "flow." These states also produce seven of the most pleasurable neurotransmitters and hormones known, from serotonin to anandamide, the "bliss molecule." This presentation reviews the neuroscience behind "Bliss Brain" and includes an experience of the practices that induce it.
Name at least 2 of the neurochemicals released in the brain during peak experiences.
Identify the characteristic brain wave of "flow" states.
Describe the "lock and key" model of synaptic signal transmission.
Dawson Church, PhD, is a best-selling science writer and award-winning researcher. His book The Genie in Your Genes was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Bliss Brain demonstrates that peak states rapidly remodel the brain. Dawson has conducted dozens of clinical trials, and founded the Veterans Stress Solution, which has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD. Dawson shares these health and performance breakthroughs through EFT Universe, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
10:45am - 12:45pm mdt
Gregory Carpenter, LMFT
2 CE Hours* - Track 4
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.
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.
2 CE Hours*/ Track 3
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.
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.
2:15pm - 4:15pm mdt
Willem Lammers MSc, DPsych
2 CE Hours* - Track 3
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.
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.
Mary Sise LCSW, DCEP
2 CE Hours* - Track 3
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.
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.
5:00 - 6:00pm mdt
Asha Clinton MSW, PhD
1 CE Hour*
Our growing understanding of the body, the interconnectedness of body, psyche, intellect and spirit, and energetic treatment is producing new ways to treat disease. We will examine four experimental energy psychology approaches: Treating the Molecules of Emotion, Symbolic Analysis Treatment, 3-Step Transformation and Messages from the Center, with case examples.
Explain how the "molecules of emotion" bring disease into particular areas of the body, and how that can produce illness.
Delineate how the ego's inaction can cause disease.
Explain the three steps of 3-Step Transformation, and why that can help cure illness.
Asha Clinton MSW, PhD - A former Princeton professor, Dr. Clinton began to develop Advanced Integrative Therapy in 1999, and has created 15 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.
Roger Jahnke, OMD
1 CE Hour*
We can help clients energetically create a profound inner sanctuary with energy cultivation methods. The ancients developed an energy-centered paradigm for human function based on the Three Treasures, body-mind-spirit. When these treasures are in coherence, the qi, the prana and function of these three treasured aspects of being operate more effectively, with the least friction (body - inflammation), the least stress (mind - distraction, worry) and the least doubt (spirit - misalignment with essence). When in coherence, we call this whole-person integrity. These ideas about qi from ancient times are the original insights for what science has now named: homeostatic capacity, vagal tone, mitochondrial fitness, interoception, neurotransmitter management and telomere sustainability.
Perform simple breath practices and movements that enhance resiliency and wellbeing.
Describe the contemporary scientific evince supporting the effectiveness of energy-oriented practices
Roger Jahnke, OMD, is chief of staff at the Health Action Integrative Medicine Clinic in Santa Barbara California. He is director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), a mind-body research and training institute that has trained 2000 teachers and practice leaders and has contributed to research in numerous respected medical journals. With 10 research trips to Asia's universities, hospitals, temples and sacred mountain sites, Roger has distilled the essence of qi/prana cultivation in his widely revered books The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi.
8:00 - 10:00am mdt
Sarette Zecharia PhD, DCEP
2 CE Hours* / Track 1
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.
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.
Susan Kane-Ronning, PhD
2 CE Hours* / Track 8
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.
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.
10:45am - 12:45pm mdt
Michelle Earnest MSN, EEM-AP
2 CE Hours* / Track 4
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
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.
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.
Amanda Freger, DCEP, LPC
2 CE Hours* / Track 7
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
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.
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.
2:00 - 2:15pm mdt
2:15 - 3:45pm mdt
Jude Currivan, PhD
1.5 CE Hours* / Level: All
The mainstream scientific paradigm suggests that a separate and solely material universe exists independently of consciousness. In this keynote you will learn a radically different understanding of the universe.
Across multiple fields of research, leading-edge science is discovering that our universe exists and evolves as a unified entity, with an innate impulse to evolve from simplicity to complexity. You will discover that the universe is being revealed as a holographic manifestation of a meaningfully in-formational cosmic reality, with mind and consciousness not something we have but what we and the whole world are.
Jude will describe how to integrate this whole-world view with universal wisdom teachings. This integration has the narrative power and evidential truth to help guide our conscious evolution.
Describe 3 key aspects of our universe which enables it to exist and evolve as a unified entity.
Demonstrate 2 ways to balance the energy in an individual element.Describe 3 examples of supernormal phenomena and how these are naturalized by an emergent whole-world view cosmology.
Describe 3 examples in which the same meaningful in-formational patterns. underpin natural systems and human behaviors.
Jude Currivan, PhD, is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, and author. She was previously one of the most senior businesswomen in the UK. Co-founder of WholeWorld-View, Jude integrates leading edge science, consciousness research and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic world-view that underlies her work serving conscious evolution and empowering transformational resolutions to collective human and planetary issues. A member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle she is also the international and award-winning author of six books, including The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation.
3:45 - 4:00pm mdt
It's suggested you have experience working with muscle testing for this intensive.
Judith A. Swack, PhD
6 CE Hours* / Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Discover Judith Swack's original research on the hidden patterns of suffering, why they are hidden, how to find them, and how to clear them. Clients and practitioners alike will experience profound benefits and take their healing work to the next level.
List 3 patterns that interfere with accurate muscle testing.
Perform the Simple Clearing protocol.
Perform a meridian tapping technique for unblocking the energy field.
Clear negative transference.
Perform meridian tapping technique for clearing fear of the truth.
Perform a protocol for fully integrating the soul in the body.
Judith A. Swack, PhD, is a scientist, teacher, healer and visionary, and a winner of the 2015 ACEP award for Major Contribution to the Field of Energy Psychology. She has synthesized biomedical research with techniques from other healing systems to create Healing from the Body Level Up, an innovative and powerful methodology with transformative results.
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