September 2019 - August 2020

(next program begins September 2020)

MindBody Therapy

Holistic Integration for Healing

A 300-Hour Online Training & Certification in 3 Trimesters


Training Summary

If you missed joining us this year, next program will start Sept 2020

MindBody Therapy is a holistic approach to healing the psychological, spiritual, and physical.  It encompasses a wide range of methodologies – from holistic, humanistic, and somatic psychology to contemplative and eastern healing practices.  It also draws from a number of traditions that span thousands of years, from the earliest Vedic practices of ancient India to present day scientific research.  

This holistic certification program recognizes that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our biological functioning.  Just as what we eat, our posture, the way we move, even our relationships with other people and the environment can impact our mental state.  This is to say that every aspect of our life is in connection with one another. The intention of MindBody therapy is to support the processes of healing and transformation while working with every aspect of an individual- psychologically, psychically, spiritually, energetically, socially, and environmentally. In MindBody therapy a practitioner recognizes the interwoven connection between these aspects of an individual and works in an integrative capacity to enhance vitality and well-being.  

Modalities taught within this program aim to identify a client’s strengths and increase their resilience and personal resources for healing and sustained wellness.  Classes will draw on: Somatic / Embodied Psychology, Contemplative Therapy, Mindfulness, Transpersonal / Eastern Psychology, Internal Family System (parts work), Somatic Experiencing (Trauma Therapy), Somatic Stress Release, Humanistic and Strength Based Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Social Activism, Focusing Technique, MindBody Medicine, Body-Mind Centering, The Realization Processes and more.



  • Engage evidence-based mindbody techniques, holistic assessment, depth work, trauma therapy, somatic and relational dialogue skills, parts work, and contemplative practices.
  • Integrate personal processing, relational and attachment therapy, social activism, eco-psychology, and spiritual/ transpersonal exploration.
  • Apply practical based neuro anatomy, physiology, and attachment theory in trauma sensitive therapy
  • Navigate the diversity of clients and students you work with.
  • Become part of a worldwide community of integrative healers.
  • Support clients in opening up and connecting to the experiences, sensations, and expressions of their bodies.
  • Guide client into mobilizing unprocessed stress / trauma.
  • Guide clients through holistic, developmental processes of learning about themselves, and facilitate growing and evolving.
  • Identify where there is an energetic / emotional / physical flow in your clients and where there obstructions inhibit  that flow.   
  • Actively engage in an exploration of your own, as well as your client’s, social attitudes and beliefs so that you can address power dynamics and develop competencies in applying diversity sensitivity to their clinical practice.

300-Hour Certificate Includes

300 Hours of Courses, Research & Practice
3 Trimesters of Online Courses on MindBody Therapy 
Winter Virtual Weekend Retreat & Summer Virtual 5 day Immersion
Full Access to ALL MindBody Therapy Online Conferences
Ongoing Access to the Yoga Seminar Throughout the Program
Readings & Assignments
Monthly Office Hours 
Small Group Mentorship with Faculty
Q&A Sessions with Faculty
MindBody Competency
300 Embodied Philosophy Credits
Continuing Education Credits from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC)

Meet Our Faculty

additional faculty announced soon

Dr. Scott Lyons - Program Director

Dr. Rae Johnson - Core Faculty

Dr. Christine Caldwell - Core Faculty

Dr. Albert Wong - Core Faculty


Dr. Maureen Gallagher - Core Faculty

Dr. Peter Levine

Dr. Theopia Jackson

Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Dr. Jay Earley

Dr. Judith Blackstone

David Weinstock

Niralli D'Costa

Dr. Miles Neale

Build a Transformative Knowledge of MindBody Therapy that will Enrich Your Practice, Deepen Your Understanding, and Expand Your Therapeutic Skills.

Core Curriculum

Our program curriculum is designed to cultivate three core areas of competency that are necessary for a comprehensive and embodied understanding of the MindBody Therapy field.

Research & Theory

You will be guided through the rich history of MindBody research and theory that offers both a context and map to facilitate sessions from a holistic, integrative, and evidence-based perspective. 

Experiential Practice

To facilitate the change we wish to see in the world, we must first embody the wisdom we aspire to share.  This program emphasizes, through its curriculum, self-practice, self-awareness, and personal growth so that you become an instrument to sense, feel, and guide deep therapeutic processes. 

Clinical Application

You will discover the diverse practices of MindBody Therapy and through demonstration and practice sessions, you will be supported towards the integration and application of these tools while working with a wide diversity of clients and groups.

Trimester 1: Sept 14 - Dec 15, 2019

Intro to MindBody Therapy

MindBody Assessment

MindBody Dialogue Skills

Non-Violent Communication - A Somatic Approach

MindBody Clinical Skills 1

Attachment Theory -  An Embodied Approach

Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching

*See Course Descriptions below for dates & times

Trimester 2: Jan 17 - April 5, 2020

Power, Privilege, and Difference in the Clinical Relationship

Somatic Experiencing

Inner Child Work and Protectors:  Parts Work (Internal Family Systems)

MindBody Clinical Skills 2

The Realization Process

MindBody Dialogue Skills

Ancestral Wisdom for Elemental Healing

Trimester 3: April 13 - June 28, 2020

Somatic Stress Release

Trauma Therapy: A body focused approach

MindBody Clinical Skills 3

MindBody Clinical Skills 4

MindBody Cultural Competency &  Ethics

Contemplative/ Buddhist Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience: A Holistic Approach

Indigenous Healing, Spiritual Practice and Application 

Winter Virtual Retreat

At the beginning of the winter trimester, we will come together January 17-19, 2020 "virtually" (via zoom) for a weekend of talks, discussion and practice.


You will be guided by faculty towards identifying and assessing skills and strengths derived from the program, as well as areas of learning that can be supported and further fostered.

Summer Virtual Immersion*

The training experience culminates with a 5 day virtual immersion August 19-23, 2020.
*Summer immersion fees are separate

Why MindBody Therapy?

There is an increasing interest and demand for practitioners applying mindfulness and integrative therapy.  The profound changes that clients experience from MindBody therapy coupled with a supportive and humanistic approach makes it  a highly sought after modality for addressing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as in depression, anxiety, and attachment disorders. 
The foundational philosophy of mindbody therapy- is that each person is intrinsically whole- and the role of the practitioner is to help the client clear the debris  that is obstructing a person from living from that place of wholeness, ease, and flow. 
The path of  healing and transformation is as unique as each individual. This integrative threptic approach embraces the interconnection between the body, emotions, cognition, sense of self, relationships, and spirituality; and utilizes that perspective to meet the unique aspects of each client in order to help them achieve their wellness goals.
This innovative certification program is designed to introduce health professionals to a range of holistic, contemplative, cross-cultural, and spiritual healing practices. This highly experiential program encourages learning through virtual and in person community-development.  
Tuition Pricing Watch the Q & A

Course Dates & Descriptions - Trimester 1

  • Intro to MindBody Therapy: Mon Sept 16 to Oct 7 (7-9pm ET)
  • MindBody Assessment: Tues Sept 17 to Oct 8 (7-9pm ET)
  • MindBody Dialogue Skills: Wed Sept 18 to Oct 23 (7-9pm ET)
  • Non-Violent Communication - A Somatic Approach: Thurs Sept 19 to Oct 10 (7-9pm ET)
  • MindBody Clinical Skills 1: Thurs Oct 17 to Dec 12** (7-9pm ET)
  • Attachment Theory -  An Embodied Approach: Wed Oct 30 to Dec 11** (7-9pm ET)
  • Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching: TBD

** No class Thanksgiving week

with Scott Lyons & Christine Caldwell

Dates & Times: Mondays, September 16 to October 7th, 2019 (7-9pm ET)

This class will give an overview of the theories, research, and frameworks that comprise a holistic methodology and philosophy of mind-body therapy.  Particular focus will be given to: where MBT is positioned in the history of psychology and modern medicine, core principles of MBT, the role of the therapist in MindBody Therapy, and commonalities and differences amongst MindBody therapy methodologies.  

with Scott Lyons, Christine Caldwell, Rae Johnson and Albert Wong

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, September 17th to October 8th, 2019(7-9pm ET)

A MindBody therapy assessment is the process of gathering verbal and non-verbal information, initiating therapeutic alliance (relationship development), assessing strengths, resources, and goals, and  identifying the access points to support a client in therapeutic engagement. This course offers a holistic and integrative approach to assessment that supports the process of a client becoming the agent of their own healing, transformation, and well-being.  Each module  features a  core faculty member who  will present their unique approach to MindBody Therapeutic assessment.

with Maureen Gallagher

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, September 18th to October 23rd, 2019 (7-9pm ET) 

Therapeutic relationships seek to invite and engage our whole beings in a co-created therapeutic process. This endeavor is enhanced by the quality of our presence in this dialogue and our approach to dialogue with our clients. Awareness of implicit and explicit ways of being and the creation of a therapeutic dialogue is an art informed by attachment theory, awareness of our own states and attachment stance, and an interchange designed to create a safe-enough space for being with the whole of another person. Different people respond or require different forms of dialogue or engagement, and this series of courses will explore self awareness and being with others in an embodied, somatically informed way.

with David Weinstock

Dates & Times: Thursdays, September 19th to October 10th, 2019 (7-9pm ET)

NVC is a practice, a consciousness and in its fullness a life long learning path.  In this course, I will bring an overview of this body of work, touch on its history, share its basic principles and offer some experiential practices to that give a somatic sense of this art and discipline.  We will also explore: Shape-Shifting: A Five-Element Practice for Embodying NVC, Speak Your Truth:  Seven C’s of Empathic Communication, and the Spiral Blend Practice: A Practice for Empathic Communication.

with Rae Johnson and Albert Wong

Dates & Times: Thursdays, October 17th to December 12th, 2019 (7-9pm ET), no class Thanksgiving week

This first course in the series of mind body clinical skills classes will draw on role-play, lecture, and class discussion to support a developing understanding of how mind and body interact and inform one another in the context of a psychotherapeutic encounter.  Students will learn basic clinical skills in setting a therapeutic container that supports somatic exploration, accessing and tracking sensation and movement, and navigating the intercorporeal field.

with Maureen Gallagher

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, October 30th to December 11th, 2019 (7-9pm ET), no class Thanksgiving week

Our attachment patterns and adaptive strategies reflect our perception of safety in any given moment, as well as our characteristic strategies to create safety in our environment and relationships to the best of our ability.  We live these patterns and strategies in our bodies and our nervous systems, often in patterns and self-experiences that exist outside our awareness.  Attachment patterns are mutable, and change when we engage in healthy relationships, including therapeutic relationships.  This course will explore attachment patterns and the lived experience in the body and nervous system, with an eye toward supported shift.

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, October 28 to December 9, 2019 (7 - 9pm ET), no class Thanksgiving week

This course will be an inquiry into methodology of Somatic Coaching and the principles of Embodied Leadership as used in organizational work.  The distinctions, principles and practices will be organized around one’s own personal and professional development.

Who Should Attend this Online Training?

Social Workers
Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors
Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers
Movement Therapists  
Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
Emergency Medical Personnel
Meditation Teachers
Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists & Body Workers
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
Clergy & Religious Leaders
Other Wellness Professionals
MindBody Therapies can be applied to working with:
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Obsessive-compulsive issues
  • Mood swings
  • Addiction
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress and Trauma

Frequently Asked Questions


MindBody Therapy Program Director, Scott Lyons, answers the question, "Why Get Certified in MindBody Therapy?" and answers questions about the structure and the content of the year-long program. Listen to the Q & A by clicking HERE.

This program is a certification process that distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities such as:

  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors
  • Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers
  • Movement Therapists  
  • Coaches
  • Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Meditation Teachers
  • Educators
  • Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists & Body Workers
  • Hypnotherapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
  • Clergy & Religious Leaders
  • Other Wellness Professionals

This is not a licenser program. 

  • The diversity of the faculty, who represent a wide range of MindBody therapy methods and research
  • Monthly support calls and Q&As with faculty
  • Small group supervision with members of the faculty
  • Monthly open office hours with the director of the program
  • A library of videos on key concepts
  • Guidance from faculty

Recordings are available for all courses and the virtual winter retreat.  You can watch them at your own pace. The summer virtual immersion does require some mandatory live participation in English. 


The program begins September 14, 2019 and ends August 23, 2020, with a culminating virtual summer immersion in August of 2020.  Please see Course Dates & Descriptions above.

See Course Dates & Descriptions above.

Each trimester has 7 to 8 Courses with a total of 38 modules, 2 hours per module. This equates to about 6 to 8 hours of class per week.

In addition, you can participate in group faculty Q & A (1.5hrs per trimester), group open office hours and will have homework which consists of practice sessions, post course reflection & personal study (15 - 20 hrs per trimester).

Courses & Virtual Winter Retreat 

No. While we encourage your presence at live sessions so you can interact with the teacher, you are also welcome to watch the sessions on your own time according to your own schedule.

Virtual Summer Immersion

This immersion is the culminating event of the online certification program. Students will have an opportunity to connect with core faculty to refine their clinical skills, as well as receive support and feedback on their practice sessions for competency. Competency is an opportunity for students to get direct feedback from faculty, identifying their strengths, as well as suggested areas for clinical growth.

The immersion is for those students who feel they are ready to complete the certification. Some students may wish to postpone the immersion if they feel they need more time to integrate the skills before competency.

Some mandatory attendance for competency is required.  Some clinical skills classes will be recorded. More info will be provided. 

This immersion is the culminating event of the  online certification program. Students will have an opportunity to connect with core faculty to refine their clinical skills, as well as receive support and feedback  on their practice sessions for competency. Competency is an opportunity for students to get direct feedback from faculty, identifying their strengths, as well as suggested areas for clinical growth. 


The immersion is for those students who feel they are ready to complete the certification. Some students may wish to postpone the immersion, until the following summer, if they feel they need more time to integrate the skills before competency.

Some mandatory attendance for competency is required.  Some clinical skills classes will be recorded. More info will be provided. 

Courses will be in the morning, day and evening EST.  Scheduled to be announced.

You can take the courses in your own time.  If you do not attend the virtual summer immersion during the year you start and would like to receive your certificate, you may attend it the following summer. 

Yes, it is intended that this will be a yearly program.

The clinical classes are cumulative in information  with cross coordination between other courses to offer both a wide breadth of MindBody Therapy approaches and depth. 


The core faculty that will be teaching courses every semester are: Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Albert Wong, Dr. Christine Caldwell, and Dr. Maureen Gallagher

We also have guest faculty during each semester: Dr. Jay Earley, Dr. Judith Blackstone, Dr. Theopia Jackson, David Weinstock, Dr. Miles Neale, Nirrali D’Costa, Dr. Richard Strozzi, Dr. Peter Levine.

Yes.  You may attend the live sessions and communicate with faculty.  Faculty will also be participating in the private Facebook groups where you can continue to communicate in between courses or if you weren’t able to attend the live session.  In addition, they will be apart of the Q & A each trimester and the summer virtual immersion.  

There will be monthly open office hours as a group to receive support from the program director.  In addition, there will be group mentorship and Q&A meetings throughout the trimester. Administrative support will be available to answer your questions.

You will be assigned a mentorship group based on location, scope of practice and other demographics.  You will have the opportunity to meet with your small group with your mentor several hours a trimester.


A desire to dive into the field of body and mind therapy whether it is for self discovery or for the intention of the future to apply it to your students or clients or for yourself.  

You may register up until the day before the program.  You will be sent an online student information form prior to the start of the program which will help us understand your background and assign you to the appropriate groups based on location and background. 

Each live session will have a varied amount of students depending on student availability. 

Scroll down to tuition options. Option to pay in full, monthly over 12 months or by trimester.  In addition the summer virtual immersion is an additional $497 USD.

The price of the 30 hours summer virtual immersion is $497 USD.  

We wanted to keep the virtual summer immersion separate, as some will elect to participate in the immersion another year.

We are offering the following scholarships:

- Two (2) Merit-based Scholarships (50%) - applicants that have accomplished something extraordinary in the field of therapy.

- Two (2) Need-based Scholarships (100%) - applicants that show genuine financial need and to whom the program would be valuable.

- Two (2) Non-federal Work-Study Positions (100%) – applicants receive a full scholarship in exchange for 130 hours of work with Embodied Philosophy throughout the duration of the program (administrative/ proofreading test or video editing).

To apply please send your CV and a short essay (500-750 words) stating the scholarship that you are applying for and explaining why you would be a good candidate for the particular scholarship to [email protected]by September 1, 2019. 

We offer three payment plans.  Option to pay in full, monthly over 12 months or by trimester..  In addition, the summer virtual immersion is $497 USD. Unfortunately, we cannot adjust payment plans for individual preferences.


We use Zoom for all live interactions - courses, virtual winter retreat, virtual summer immersion and meetings with faculty.  You will also be able to interact live with faculty.

Within 24 hours of the live delivery, a recording will be available to watch if you weren’t able to attend live or would like to watch again.  This applies to the courses, virtual winter retreat and portions of the virtual summer immersion. The video and audio recordings and slides will be available on your online learning platform.  You can watch the video within the online platform or download to your computer.  

Since most of the content is live, you will not be able to watch content before the live event.  However, if you aren’t able to attend a course, you can always catch up in your own time afterwards. 

All the faculty have taught clinical skills online before and they have identified the pathways that are most accessible to this medium. 

Homework includes:

- Complete the final online quizzes after each course (10 - 16 simple multiple choice questions)

- 1-2 hours a week to practice and integrate some of the techniques learned in the courses

- Log a minimum of 30 hours of practice for the duration of the certificate program integrating techniques into whatever modality you offering

- Competency will take place with a live interaction between students and faculty where you will receive direct feedback during the summer virtual immersion


Practitioner of MindBody Therapy.  Please note that the title of the word “Therapist” is often reserved for a licensed individual.

  • You’ll receive a certificate of completion from Embodied Philosophy.
  • If you are a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), California Board of Behavioral Sciences and are an LCSW or MFT, or California Board of Registered Nursing, you may receive continuing education credits with the Spiritual Competencies Resource Center (SCRC).  The SCRC is accepted by and a CE provider for these 3 accreditation agencies. If you are an LCSW or MFT from another state, check with your state licensing board for approval.  

    If you register and require CEs, we'll contact you separately about additional requirements you will need to complete in order to receive CEs.  Please note, an additional fee will be charged per course needing CE credits.

  •  If you are a member of Yoga Alliance, you may receive non-contact continuing education credits for some of the material covered.

Yes, cases will be considered individually based on category and number of courses taken. Approved credits will be transferred to the program.

This is not a licenser program.  It is a certification process that distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities.


You will be sent an online student information form prior to the start of the program which will help us understand your background and assign you to the appropriate groups based on location and background.  You may also indicate that you are willing to share the city and country where you reside and your email. We’ll create a list of classmates (name / city / country / email), so you can connect with each other.  

In addition, a private Facebook group will be set up. You can also connect with other students and find students in your area.

If you have more questions, please email Ara at [email protected].

About the Faculty


Dr. Scott Lyons (DO, PhD, MS, MFA, CHT, BMCP/T, RSMT, SME, BMCP, IDME, SEP, CST, BFA, RYT-500) is a Clinical Psychologist, Osteopath, and MindBody Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults.  Additionally, Dr. Lyons holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, and an MFA in Dance/Choreography.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ - a school of yoga and therapy, and developer of Somatic Stress Release™ - a processes of restoring our biological adaptation system. Scott has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™, Somatic Stress Release™, and Body-Mind Centering® workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.  Learn more about Scott at


Dr. Rae Johnson, Ph.D., RSMT, is a scholar/activist and registered somatic movement therapist who chairs the Somatic Studies in Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The author of several books – including Elemental Movement, Knowing in our Bones, and Embodied Social Justice – Rae teaches and trains internationally on embodied activism, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.


Dr. Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, ACS, is the founder of and professor emeritus in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA, where she taught coursework in somatic counseling theory and skills, clinical neuroscience, research, and diversity issues. Her work began forty years ago with studies in anthropology, dance therapy, bodywork and Gestalt therapy, and has developed into innovations in the field of body-centered psychotherapy. She calls her work the Moving Cycle. This system goes beyond the limitations of therapy and emphasizes lifelong personal and social evolution through trusting and following body states. The Moving Cycle spotlights natural play, early physical imprinting, bodily authority, and the transformational effect of fully sequenced movement processes. She has taught at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Concordia, Seoul Women’s University, Southwestern College, Pacifica, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and trains, teaches and lectures internationally. She has published over 30 articles and chapters, and her books include Getting Our Bodies Back, Getting In Touch, The Body and Oppression, and Bodyfulness.


Dr. Albert Wong is the Director of Somatic Psychology at JFK University and and a leading clinician and educator in the field of somatics.  A Marshall Scholar, he has longstanding interests in the intersection of somatics, psychotherapy, and scalable technology. He served as residential staff at the Esalen Institute for five years. He has been featured on PBS, in Time Magazine, and in the book The American Soul Rush. His work has been published in titles ranging from the scientific journal Biological Cybernetics to the book anthology Radical Spirit. He was educated at Princeton, Oxford, and the University of Tennessee and is the recipient of numerous national awards (Westinghouse Science Talent Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship).  He is the founder of the online somatic education platform, Somatopia and maintains a private counseling and consulting practice centered around somatic psychotherapy:


Dr. Maureen Gallagher is a Licensed Psychologist (NY, NJ), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Faculty Member, Inner Relationship Focusing Trainer, Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor and a Relational Psychoanalyst.  Her work and teaching are dedicated to the embodiment of psychotherapy and related healing disciplines, in which she integrates somatic awareness and the use of somatic intervention along with adult attachment work and a relational focus.  She brings a broad range of experience and training to this endeavor, including Certifications in Somatic Experiencing, Inner Relationship Focusing, Relational Psychoanalysis, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Integral Somatic Psychology, SE Touch skills training and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy.  Her clinical work integrates focusing, somatic experiencing, relational psychoanalysis and experiential and process oriented models of attachment theory.  She has maintained a private practice for over 20 years. She is the founder of Embodying Psychotherapy.

Dr. Theopia Jackson, Ph.D. is the 2019 - 2021 President for The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. (ABPsi) and past president for the Bay Area chapter.  She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Howard University, Washington DC and a doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She has held several leadership roles in higher education and is currently the Co-Chair for Clinical Psychology for the Department of Humanistic & Clinical Psychology and chair of the clinical psychology degree program at Saybrook University in Oakland, California. Dr. Jackson, a licensed clinical psychologist, recently relocated to Maryland after 30 years of practice in the Bay Area where she had medical privileges at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; she practiced in the Healthy Hearts program, Department of Psychiatry, and Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Her other professional affiliations include membership in the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (co-founding member of the Cultural Accountability Committee), American Psychological Association (Division 32 Society for Humanistic Psychology: Member-at-Large), California Psychological Association (Chair: Division VII Diversity and Social Justice; Member: CARE Committee), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Additionally, she serves on the medical advisory council for Baykids Studios and for the Sickle Cell Community Advisory Council (SCCAC). Dr. Jackson has a long history of providing child, adolescent, and family therapy services, specializing in serving populations coping with chronic illness and complex trauma.  She is an accomplished scholar-practitioner and educator who provides cultural competency workshops/seminars/consultation and Emotional Emancipation CirclesSM. She has been invited to participate in national and local California initiatives intended to establish integrative health care that is culturally-affirming and linguistically responsive. Dr. Jackson is a life-learner who believes that professional knowledge both shapes and is shaped by community wisdom. Honoring culturally-centered spiritual healing of creativity and resiliency, Dr. Jackson espouses: “What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him [hir or her] to learn.” ~African proverb

Dr. Peter A. Levine received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing method. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents.

Dr. Judith Blackstone, PhD, developed the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. She is the author of Trauma and the Unbound Body, Belonging Here, The Enlightenment Process, The Intimate Life, and The Empathic Ground. An audio series of the Realization Process is available from Sounds True. For information on Judith’s teaching schedule, visit

Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the two-year online Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is a faculty member of Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College. With more than twenty years integrating the mind science and meditative practices of Tibetan Buddhism with neuroscience, trauma research and psychotherapy, Miles is a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world. Visit for more information.

Dr. Jay Earley, Ph.D., is a transformational psychologist, psychotherapist, group leader, author, teacher, and theorist. Jay teaches classes on Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) for the general public and trains IFS therapists. He also leads Interactive/IFS groups. He is the author of Self-Therapy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inner Wholeness Using IFS, Self-Therapy, Vol. 2 and 3, Freedom from Your Inner Critic, and Resolving Inner Conflict. He is also a social theorist and author of Transforming Human Culture.

David Weinstock is a certified International Nonviolent Communication Trainer, a Somatic Coach, Aikido Instructor and originator of Somatic Consensus.  He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, intentional communities & organizations around the world. David and his family live in an intentional community in Washington State that they helped found and where consensus and Nonviolent Communication has been practiced since 1990. David Weinstock's original work, Somatic Consensus, spans physical, emotional, linguistic, intellectual and intuitive domains to offer simple yet deep techniques for transforming old reactions into resources for healing, embracing diversity and finding common ground.

Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, is founder of Strozzi Institute. He has spent over four decades researching, developing and teaching Somatics to business leaders, executive managers, teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, the U.S. government and military.

He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.

Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership DojoIn Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones, formally the National Security Advisor.

Richard has a PhD in Psychology and is a seventh degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.

Niralli D'Costa is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Embodiment teacher, and Energy Healer, Niralli believes that each of us holds within us the wisdom we need to heal and awaken to our own true nature. She draws upon her long-term study of yoga, meditation, and tantra to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. As a practitioner, she is passionate about serving people who have traditionally been marginalized as she sees social justice as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. Niralli is a CA licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #54007), certified eco-therapist, and teacher and practitioner of innovative energy healing modality Syntara System. She has a private practice online and  in Los Angeles, CA where she works with individuals, couples, and facilitates groups. Her work as a teacher sits at the intersection of social justice and spiritual practice having been a teacher in Piedmont Yoga’s Spiritual Justice Immersion and worked in collaboration with the Yoga and Social Justice Conference to present workshops in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, she has taught at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, and in the Syntara System School of Energy Awareness. To learn more about her work, visit:


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