“Free Yourself from Family Conditioning”

Healing the Body/Mind Characteristics
of Developmental Trauma

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Lionheart Institute maintains responsibility for this program course and its content.

We offer CE units to nurses through the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. CEP15565).

We offer CE units to massage therapists through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider No. 450211-06).

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Lionheart Institute welcomes Master Teacher
Dr. Anodea Judith!

Dr. Anodea Judith

If you’re ready to realize your purpose and become a healing presence in the world. . .

You want to…

  • Live authentically in your true self.
  • Have productive, healthy relationships.
  • Be vibrantly healthy.
  • Effectively manage your emotions and life energy.
  • Develop your intuitive abilities.
  • Inspire, guide and heal others.

But do you find yourself. . .

  • Struggling with your inner critic?
  • Having difficulty maintaining healthy relationships?
  • Having trouble managing your energy, resulting in destructive reactivity or addictions?
  • Placing too much importance on what others think?
  • Playing small to avoid others’ jealousy?
  • Feeling depressed, stressed, or anxious?
  • Struggle with physical symptoms that won’t go away?

“Free Yourself from Family Conditioning”
is a course that will help you…

…recognize the self-limiting patterns that hold you back from joyful service to others, living powerfully as the person you feel called to be.

Lionheart Institute welcomes Master Teacher
Dr. Anodea Judith!

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Anodea Judith, Ph.D.

Anodea Judith has been called a “prophet for our time.” A globally recognized teacher, speaker, healer, and writer on the intersection of personal and collective awakening, her passion for the realization of our potential matches her concern for humanity’s impending crises—her fervent wish that we “wake up in time.”

She holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Health, is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500-hour E-RYT), and therapist with lifelong studies in somatic psychology, mythology, history, sociology, systems theory, and mystic spirituality.

She is best known for her groundbreaking work reviving the chakra system of ancient yoga, and its profound correlation to human psychology, cultural evolution, and the downward process of manifestation.

Her best-selling books have gained worldwide recognition with over a million books in print in 21 languages, and won several awards.

She is a well-loved workshop presenter, whose exhilarating live workshops are not only informative but life-changing, with trainings for therapists, yoga teachers, and leaders, with transformative techniques for those on the path of awakening. She is also a global presenter in online workshops and summits.

Level 2, Part A:
Free Yourself from Family Conditioning ~

Objectives and Goals:

  • End the cycle of chronic health problems: Understand how the chakras reflect and communicate important information about our holistic health and learn a series of chakra opening exercises to improve your health.
  • Stop getting sick by taking on other people’s stuff: Learn how to strengthen energy boundaries.
  • Improve your relationships: Recognize the 5 Childhood Body/Mind Developmental Stages of Life and how they have limited you in your adult physical body, relationships and health.
  • Balance your energy: Learn how to read, assess, and activate your chakras.
  • Recognize how to balance your charge when you’re too activated or energize your charge when you’re too depleted.
  • Develop a meditation practice to calm your mind: Create the foundation to be a centered, grounded healing presence.
  • Increase intimacy for personal life and professional success: Skills that teach you how to be a compassionate listener.
  • Stop fighting with those you love: Recognize how expressions of energy create conflict or communication.
  • Deepen your compassion: Recognize the GIFT that lives in the essence of your wounded childhood and how to recognize that core issue in your clients so you can help them heal.

Here’s what happens

5 weekends of intensive 2-day sessions, scheduled every two months, on Fridays and Saturdays, including 5 Bonus Sundays learning 5 hands-on healing techniques with Lionheart Institute’s senior instructor, Jonathan Bessone.CLASS LIMIT: 30 participants.

Based on body/mind principles from such masters as Alexander Lowen, John Pierrakos, Anodea Judith and Barbara Brennan, in each of the 5 sessions you’ll delve into the exploration of Character armor and how to heal it. “Character armor typically develops from difficulties experienced during developmental stages of life. Our ways of coping become defenses that get “hard-wired” into the system as it develops, beyond conscious awareness. They are not what we decide to do, but rather are like default programs that run automatically.” Anodea Judith

Session 1: Unifying your Creative Split

You’ll come to understand why it may be difficult to stay present and focused, or why you sometimes feel you don’t belong. Once you realize your life force as “charge” and discover how it behaves, you’ll be able to connect to your CORE as Consciousness Organized in Relation to Energy, feeling clear, strong and able to move ahead on your life purpose.

The Sunday Bonus day will give you a hands-on healing technique, The Reverse Body Mind Balance, to integrate your mind/body split to feel whole, present and grounded.

Session 2: Freeing the Lover

You’re naturally oriented toward emotional giving but through early childhood conditioning experienced a lack of nurturing or nourishment. Learn how to break the vicious cycle of needing to be a giver in order to receive. Learn how to feel complete, with or without a romantic relationship.

The Sunday Bonus day includes a full body hands-on healing technique The Cradle, providing your body/mind an experience of internal fullness that could change the nature of your relationships from emotional merging to emotional interdependence.

Session 3: The Endurer

Strong and loyal, you learned how to hold everything in, not to reveal your needs because historically, they weren’t met or validated. In this session, you’ll be trained to reconcile your inner conflict between anger and tenderness, to move away from self-destructive tendencies and to free yourself from debilitating conditioned, often subconscious, shame.

On Bonus Sunday, you’ll experience Strengthening the Structured Levels of the Field, hands-on healing, that will leave you with an increased sense of self-esteem.

Session 4: The Challenger-Defender

A natural heroic defender of the meek, fearless, spontaneous and a natural leader, your struggle lies in rejecting weakness that would make you vulnerable to others in authority. Quick to anger, your anger may obscure powerful truths that could perpetuate your spiritual growth. Learn to feel safe, calm and clear in the face of adversity.

On Bonus Sunday, you’ll learn the Merging Heart and Power healing technique that allows you to commit fully to connection with others without fear of being taken advantage.

Session 5: The Achiever

Wounded at the heart by lack of approval, you tend to focus your energy on achievement. Though you’re highly functional you find yourself attracted to the unavailable partner, afraid of commitment or intimacy and can’t figure out why or how you got here.

On Bonus Sunday, you’ll soften your fears with The Rocking Release, a healing that will open your heart and help you ease into receiving the unconditional love your body/mind is craving.


Our program is designed to be able to support participants to join us from all parts of the country. The Integration sessions to occur via Teleconference.

Poverello Retreat Center, is in San Fernando Valley, California on 10 acres of gorgeous manicured lawns. There retreat has on-site housing with a full kitchen. If you are traveling from a distance, a grocery store and restaurants are a 5-minute walk from the retreat center. A limited number of onsite sleeping rooms are available.

Poverello Retreat Center

Your Investment


Pay in FULL by July 1 and get an $1880 bonus:
5 days of Hands-on Energy Healing techniques FREE!

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Value $1880

5 days of Hands-on Energy Healing techniques.

After each Friday and Saturday weekend intensive, you’ll be eligible to attend a full day of training on Sunday to learn 5 full body hands-on healing techniques. Each technique is specifically designed to facilitate healing a childhood stage of development that has kept you and your clients playing small in your adult life.

By attending all 5 bonus Sunday trainings, you’ll be eligible to enroll in Level 2, Part B to earn a professional certification as an Energy Healing Counselor.

Understand not only where and how you lost your “adult” self in personal and professional relationship challenges but how to finally STOP your negative knee jerk habits in spite of your “knowing better.”

Improve your holistic health as you learn how to both give and receive these healing techniques Alleviate chronic health issues such as migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive disorders, insomnia and more.

Lionheart Institute Faculty Jonathan BessoneInternational instructor Jonathan Bessone teaches in New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Japan. He taught for 10 years at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, training thousands of healers. Jonathan is a senior teacher at Lionheart Institute.

I want the Silver Extra’s Package: Value $352.50

Five Integration Sessions

Five LIVE TELESEMINAR integration sessions
with Master teacher, Laura Fine.

Nothing replaces LIVE experiential learning.
Nothing enhances experiential learning like follow up support from your community. You’ll have real world tasks that help you achieve concrete goals toward healing yourself and others.

In these five LIVE TELESEMINAR integration sessions, you’ll get both professional guidance and connection with your community and Master teacher, Laura Fine.

Laura FineLaura Fine, Director and Founder of Lionheart Institute has over 30 years’ experience training healers, therapists, coaches and other professionals in the field of Energy Healing. A published author, with two Master degrees, Laura brings both wisdom and heart to her teachings.

EXTRA’S PACKAGE OF 5 INTEGRATION SESSIONS with Laura Fine, valued at $352, simply add that request to your application form.
This class is limited to 30 participants.

Application Process

You must APPLY and be accepted into
Level 2 Part A, Free Yourself from Family Conditioning.

In order to apply, you must have achieved any ONE of the pre-requisites listed below:

Dates and Schedule: Click here

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Class Schedule

2017-2018 Level 2, Certification

Fri07/14/1710:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 1- Day 1
Sat07/15/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 1 - Day 2
Sun07/16/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 1 - Day 3 Bonus Day
Sat08/05/172:00pm - 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 1 - Integration Bonus
Fri08/25/1710:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 2- Day 1
Sat08/26/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 2 - Day 2
Sun08/27/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 2 - Day 3 Bonus Day
Sat09/09/172:00pm - 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 2 - Integration Bonus
Fri10/13/1710:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 3 - Day 1
Sat10/14/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 3 - Day 2
Sun10/15/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 3 - Day 3 Bonus Day
Sat11/18/172:00pm – 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 3 - Integration Bonus
Fri12/08/1710:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 4 - Day 1
Sat12/09/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 4 - Day 2
Sun12/10/179:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 4 - Day 3 Bonus Day
Sat01/06/182:00pm - 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 4 - Integration Bonus
Fri01/26/1810:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 5 - Day 1
Sat01/27/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 5 - Day 2
Sun01/28/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 5 - Day 3 Bonus Day
Sat02/10/182:00pm – 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 5 - Integration Bonus

Thu03/08/1810:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 6 - Day 1
Fri03/09/1810:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 6 - Day 2
Sat03/10/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 6 - Day 3
Sun03/11/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 6 - Day 4
Sat04/07/182:00pm - 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 6 - Integration
Thu04/19/1810:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 7 - Day 1
Fri04/20/1810:00am - 7:00pmLevel 2, Session 7 - Day 2
Sat04/21/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 7 - Day 3
Sun04/22/189:00am - 6:00pmLevel 2, Session 7 - Day 4
Sat05/19/182:00pm – 3:30pmLevel 2, Session 7 - Integration
Fri07/13/1810 am - 7:00 pmLevel 2, Session 8 - Day 1, Prof Practice
Sat07/14/189:00 am - 6:00 pmLevel 2, Session 8 - Day 2, Prof Practice
Sun07/15/1810 am - 12:30 pmLevel 2, Session 8 - Day 3, Graduation

This is your perfect chance to take your training even further!

Part A is only the first part of a two-part training. Completing
Part A qualifies you to enroll in Part B.

Part B, “Get to the Heart of the Matter”

trains you to become a professionally certified Energy Healing Counselor.

Lionheart offers professional certification training to those who wish to start a new career or enhance their current career in body/mind therapy. We’re certified to offer CE credit to licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Bodyworkers and Nurses. To become a Lionheart Institute Certified Energy Healer, you must complete:

  1. Doorway to Transformation ($247) (live one-day workshop) OR The Exceptional Therapist ebook and video course ($197)
  2. Level 1: The Awakening, $1495.
  3. Level 2, The Transformation: Part A – Free Yourself from Family Conditioning, 5 weekends (10 days) of training, $3995.
  4. Level 2: The Transformation: Part B – Get to the Heart of the Matter – Transpersonal Spiritual Counseling, 2 four-day weekends plus one three-day weekend, Build your Energy Healing Business, plus 5 integration sessions, $4995.

What professional Healers, Therapists, Coaches and Yoga Teachers say about Dr. Anodea Judith

Clearer Awareness
Much clearer awareness of how I am still stuck in some really old patterns. Feel empowered to make changes. —Lisa S.

Life Feels Better Now
Anodea Judith is more than a teacher; she’s a bringer of miracles. I’ve spent many years of my life feeling stuck and unable to manifest anything. That led to times of feeling depressed I tend to have big dreams, but I’m not so good at bringing those dreams into concrete reality. After participating in this retreat, I have a better understanding of what my dreams are, and concrete thoughts and goals to work with. I can actually begin to see the steps needed to bring my dreams into form. This has helped me to be more productive in my everyday life and to have hope and confidence for the future. Life feels better now. I notice myself participating in life more. Thanks, Anodea! —Shauna

Truly and Forever Grateful!

My world view has changed completely since I started this program. I am seeing options for helping others and myself that I never knew existed. Truly and forever grateful. —Natesa M.

Freedom and Self-Compassion
I was able to initially feel a physical melting and connection after the bioenergetic tools for my character structure. With that release, I have begun a journey of somatic awareness and finally finding more choice in response as I feel my body begin to fall back to held patterns. It has created so much more freedom and self-compassion. —Julie E.

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What professional Healers, Therapists, Coaches and Yoga Teachers say about the course,
Free Yourself from Family Conditioning….

Healing a Romantic Relationship
I feel like I experienced some profound healing and that I have been able to exist outside of this defense more than I ever could before, especially in terms of romantic relationship. For the first time in my life I feel like it’s possible for me to say and actually feel that I do not need a relationship to fulfill me. … I am finding it possible to step out of the role of rescuer when I see it rise up in me, although I do have to make the conscious choice to do so most of the time. But I can actually allow people their own pain and opportunities for growth and trust in their own resilience to take them through the experience. Even with my kids!
Allyson Ballou, Self-awareness Growth Coach
Allyson Ballou


I’m Good Enough as I am NOW to Be a Professional Healer
I always thought healing was for enlightened masters living on a mountain tops somewhere. I never realized that I, an “average” flawed person, could be a healer. I learned you don’t have to be “healed” to heal others. I believe when I help one person see who they really are and they go out in the world with all of that self-love they affect others in a positive way. On top of that, making money while helping others transform drove me to complete Level 1 and begin Level 2. Energy healing feels like home.
David Devora, Energy Healer
David Devora


I Learned the Secret to Empower Others
In the educational system, our kids are in dire need of effective counselors who do more than just dish out advice and cycle rapidly through students. With the techniques and experiential knowledge, I gained through the Level 2, “Get to the Heart of the Matter, Transpersonal Spiritual Counseling” class, I do not try to rush the process of “counseling” and find myself much more patient and centered with my students. I learned to give my students the “space” they need and instead of giving them advice, I empower them to make their own decisions. Young students respond very well to the Lionheart work; the TSC process has been transforming for both my students and me.
Conan Viernes, College and Career Counselor.
Conan Viernes


There is no such thing as coincidence!
It was NO coincidence that I was in the midst of a personal crisis when this class was offered at Lionheart. The experience allowed me a safe environment to explore my grief and to heal. I looked forward to each weekend and never wanted them to end. This experience changed my life and my spirit. I was introduced to like-minded people that gave me connections and friendships I will cherish forever.
Melissa Nickert, Actress, Teacher
Melissa Nickert


I Broke Through my Personal Patterns
The Free Yourself from Family Conditioning Characterology course facilitated deep understanding and experiential knowing of my personal patterns of connecting to myself, loved ones, and clients. Working within a safe space through the energetic realm, I was able to explore integral aspects of my being that had scarcely been recognized and
practice new ways of sharing these parts with the world.

Carly Boyce, Ph.D., Organizational Psychology
Carly Boyce

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