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At Lionheart, we work with sensitive people who are overwhelmed by how deeply they feel. We help you turn your sensitivities into intuitive abilities so you can earn a living using your gifts.

Healing the Body/Mind Characteristics of Developmental Trauma

This course meet 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).

Part A: Free Yourself from Family Conditioning

Sessions 1 through 5, Five, 3-day weekend intensives:
Healing Developmental Trauma

Part B: Get to the Heart of the Matter

Sessions 6 through 8
Two, 4-day intensives: Transpersonal Spiritual Counseling,
One, 3-day intensive:  How to Build your Healing Business

Dates and Schedule: Click here

Lionheart Institute welcomes Master Teacher
Dr. Anodea Judith!
Dr. Anodea Judith

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.


How to know if “Level 2: The Transformation,” is right for YOU:

If you are on a journey of personal growth, healing and self-transformation or you want to begin a professional practice as a Transpersonal Energy Healing Counselor.

Healer, heal thyself aptly applies to Lionheart’s training. You may already be practicing as a healer, coach, counselor, body worker, spiritual seeker or therapist and are interested in how to take your work to another level.

The Transformation teaches you to apply Transpersonal Energy Psychology Healing principles with hands-on (or hands-off or above) the body.

Here’s what happens

The Energy Healing Counselor Certification includes 8 in-person intensive training weekends plus 7, Bonus Integration sessions (live or long-distance) in between each live weekend intensive.

The Transformation includes Professional Practice Preparation training for those who wish to have a career as a Transpersonal Energy Healing Counselor.

8 weekends of LIVE intensive sessions, scheduled approximately every six to eight weeks over the course of one-year.

CLASS SIZE LIMIT: 30 participants.

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.

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.

Why it works

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.


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Your Masterful Teaching Team!

With decades of experience, Lionheart gathers the best national teachers in the field of body/mind psychology.

Laura Fine
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
M.A. Theatre Arts

Laura Fine

Laura has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego University of Integrative Studies and a Masters of Arts Degree from University of Miami. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and spent two years in Kabalistic Healing with The Society of Souls. Laura has trained thousands of students nationwide and practiced as an Energy Healing Therapist and teacher for over 30 years. She is author of 4 books including The Exceptional Actor: The Seven Step System to Charisma, Chemistry and Magnetism. Taming the Restless Mind, and an ebook course, The Exceptional Therapist, A Body/Mind Approach to Therapy.

Deborah Allen
Director of Graduate Studies

Deborah Allen

Deborah Allen is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she taught Sexuality as a Healing Tool to over 800 people. Since 1990, she has been teaching workshops on Women’s Sexuality and Sexuality and Spirituality in the U.S. and Europe. Between 1998-2003, she served as a Senior Faculty member at the Snowlion School of Healing in Trimurti, France. She has a private practice, Healer’s Forum, in Santa Cruz, California and teaches leadership training for women in both the U.S. and Europe.

Jonathan Bessone
Director of Education
Senior Staff Teacher

Jonathan Bessone

International 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 and oversees the development of the curriculum. His private practice in Tujunga, CA, focuses on awakening facilitation and supervision for healers.

Isabella Errico-Dossi
Dean of Students
Staff teacher
Isabella Errico-Dossi

Isabella Errico-Dossi is a graduate of and Dean of Students for Lionheart Institute. After completing her Lionheart training, Isabella was invited to join the teaching team. Her eclectic background includes a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature and a multi-cultural heritage in German, Italian and French, as well as entrepreneurial skills as a small business owner. Having taught a wide variety of students, Isabella brings her international roots and sensitivity as a teacher and guide into the art of Energy Healing.

Register before May 22 to receive the
valued at $2250, FREE! (Details below.)

Silver Package Bonus #1 – 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 BessoneJonathan Bessone

Silver Package Bonus #2 – 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 community support and real world meeting deadlines.

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

Silver Package Bonus #3 – Value $19.95

The Illuminated Chakras DVD
By, Anodea Judith

Having a daily practice to open your chakras will change your health, raise your spirits and help you open your heart in relationships.

This eye-opening meditation is a multi-sensory journey into the transformative beauty of the inner world. Follow Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent of awakening, who drives the vital force that opens each chakra.

Dr. Anodea JudithDr. Anodea Judith

Register before May 22 to receive the SILVER, 3 BONUS PACKAGE, valued at $2250, FREE! This class is limited to 30 participants.

Your Investment

$3995 for Part A

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

Application Process for Level 2, Part A

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:


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Level 2 Part B: Get to the Heart of the Matter –
Sessions 6, 7, 8

Now that you’ve learned in Part A, to recognize and heal self-limiting patterns that have held you back from realizing your dream, you’ll need to know how to help others do the same. In Part B, you’ll study the Art of Inquiry Transpersonal Counseling techniques to become a professional Energy Healing Counselor.

Have a lucrative career that unites all your skills as a Body/Mind professional. Realize your dream of being a professional Energy Healer, making a good income while helping others transform.

Sessions 6 & 7:
Transpersonal Spiritual Counseling,

Sessions 6 and 7, two four-day intensives, Thursday through Sunday

  • Become an exceptional service oriented professional: Make client assessments and intakes that take you to the root of your client’s problem quickly.
  • Recognize the secrets of the subconscious mind: Following body language, energy in movement and vocal cues you’ll learn to identify and unwind the core issue that lives in the tissue and auric field
  • Create a deep trusting bond with your client: The basics of Attachment Theory to create a healing relationship between you and your client
  • Breaking co-dependent relationships: How to implement appropriate and healthy boundaries with the psychology of individuation
  • Learn an Art of Inquiry: Recognize how to keep your ego out of the way, be present, available and open-hearted while empowering your client to find their own way.
  • Evolve your abilities to process with Transpersonal Spiritual Counseling: Learn the process of Being, Connecting, Knowing, Doing
    Shifting from talk to table: Integrating the Art of Inquiry with hands-on healing
  • How to have a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients: Understand psychological terminology, identify transference/counter transference, ego defenses and projection
  • How to create a Treatment Package: How to set-up your treatment series, have healthy closure and follow up with clients.

You’ll learn hands-on-healing and movement skills:

  • Ground, charge, center and clear: How to prepare your own energy field prior to performing healings for clients and stay healthy after sessions using Qi Gong, breath and energy releasing exercises.
  • Feel and strengthen energy boundaries: Stop taking on other people’s “stuff”
  • Have an assessment technique: How to perceive chakras with body readings
  • Learn to perform 6 full body hands-on healing techniques:
    • The Body Mind Balance,
    • The Reverse Body Mind Balance,
    • The Cradle Healing,
    • Strengthening the Structured Levels of the Field,
    • Merging Power and Heart,
    • The Rocking Release Healing.
  • Learn hands-on Energy Healing skills to repair injury and illness:
    • Balance the body: Palpate the Chakras and Levels of the Energy Field
    • How to repair leaky energy joints: Lines of Light
    • Strengthen energy boundaries: Hold the structured levels
    • Get clear on your life’s purpose: Hara healing
    • Feel connected to others: Infusing Consciousness of Love and empathy in the unstructured levels of the field
    • Clear toxins from the body: Etheric Unruffling to cleanse the auric field
    • Balance the Reason, Will and Emotion energy centers

Psychodynamic lectures and skills:

  • Making the Subconscious, Conscious: The true meaning of Transpersonal Energy Healing and how to apply it to hands-on healing work
  • The Meaning of Holistic Health: The function of the chakras and auric field
  • How to Control Reactivity and Maintain Objectivity: How to create the witness state of The Objective Observer
  • How to Have a Meditation Practice: The 3 Step Heart Centered Meditation technique
  • Conflict, Communication and Health: How defenses in relationship affect our energy field
  • Unwinding Core Beliefs: the nature of energy defenses, their origins and expression as either our gifts or limitations.

Finally, you’ll take these amazing skills and be guided to start your new career with…

Session 8:
How to Build Your Healing Business:

Session 8, one, two-day session, Friday and Saturday followed by
graduation on Sunday

  • Create your Energy Healing Intake forms: Make client assessments and intakes for full body Transpersonal Energy Healing techniques
  • How to create a professional practice: Start your new career as a Transpersonal Energy Healing Counselor
    • Learn the business of doing business: How to set up a legal business practice
    • Create your policy forms, understand you scope of practice and how to refer out
    • Legal and ethical issues for the professional Transpersonal Energy Healing Counselor in practice
    • Finding your niche, creating your mission statement and defining your clientele
    • How to get clients: building your target market and self-promotion
    • Marketing: How to introduce your new career using social media.

Dates and Schedule: Click here

And after Graduation you’ll have an opportunity for follow-up support:

  • Teaching internships in beginning level classes
  • Professional Practice Coaching
  • Graduate Level programs in Depth Psychology with Masters in the field


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 for those traveling at a distance.

Poverello Retreat Center

Your investment

Part A: $3995
Part B: $4995

Upon completion of all requirements you’ll receive your
Energy Healing Counselor Certification
and be listed on the Find a Healer page of Lionheart’s website.

How to Apply

Level 1, The Awakening, is a pre-requisite for Level 2.

Level 2, The Transformation: Healing Childhood Developmental Trauma
Part A, Free Yourself from Family Conditioning is a pre-requisite for
Part B, Get to the Heart of the Matter.

If you have completed Level 1 and wish to download an application to apply for Level 2, Part A, click here.

Contact the Lionheart office for more information at 818-509-1800 or email [email protected].

What professional Healers, Therapists, Coaches and Yoga Teachers say about the course,
Level 2: The Transformation….

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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