Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) is here.
AAIT is an emerging and promising model of care that liberates us from long and laborious excavations into the past to effect change. With Foundations, students learn new and reliable methodology, we help our clients get free of reactivity and effectively neutralize the charged pain of their problems in minutes.
WHY DO I LOVE ACCEPTANCE AND INTEGRATION TRAINING® FOUNDATIONS?
Our clients come to us in pain. They want to feel better, FAST. They want to achieve their goals and ultimately move into a greater ease of being in life, to live from their authentic true self. To help them, most of us aim for better, faster and more sustainable ways to impact our clients, to untether them from their pain. And THAT’S just why we got into this field in the first place, to HELP, to make a DIFFERENCE.
Yet, life gets busy and we toodle along getting CEUs, but not quite making the REAL difference we know we can make, we YEARN to make. That begins to chip away at our confidence and sense of efficacy. OR we start to burn out and just lose interest. Work, this thing that can fill us with a sense of purpose AND well-being becomes a drag. Ugh.
To have the biggest impact, most of us aim to increase demand for our work. This way, we don’t have to constantly worry about where clients will come from. AAIT practitioners impact clients in a way few therapists and coaches can. That gets attention, allowing clients to find you. As one participant said, “Expanded skills means expanded opportunity.”
Investing in a solid, albeit innovative paradigm launches you on an adventure guaranteed (seriously) to deepen your understanding and set the stage for your practice to blossom.
Using this trailblazing approach that gets reliable results, you will immediately set yourself apart. Equipped with the skills to help clients untether from their cloaks of pain and the automatic reactivity of the conditioned self, you will likely begin experiencing a deep satisfaction that comes from knowing you are helping real people make real change real fast.
We psychotherapists tend to have considerable doubt about letting go of old stand-by treatment strategies and interventions and try a whole new approach. That’s natural.
Yet, we live in a time of tremendous, fast paced change. Technology advances us overnight. In the same way, our healing arts professions are changing too. The needs of our clients are greater AND we have new technologies. It’s time we embrace that.
After more than 35 years practicing psychotherapy, I have seen a lot of practitioners become disillusioned while working HARD to make a difference. I determined early in my career that I didn’t want to be one of them. Towards that end, I sought out training with master therapists and developed a comprehensive transpersonal model of care that supports spiritual well-being alongside personal growth, now known as Acceptance and Integration Training®.
“Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of consciousness.”
~ Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W.
AAIT™ FOUNDATIONS lays the groundwork for your successful practice of AAIT. By the end of our weekend workshop, you will be able to immediately use new, effective methods to help your clients. This will SET YOU APART from your peers as your clients begin making rapid change. Further, you will have all the support you need to fully integrate what you have learned into your current practice.
In AAIT™ FOUNDATIONS, you will discover how a PRACTICAL understanding of the principles can support your clients in shifting from the pain of the conditioned self to the TRUE self. These principles unfold in an easy session flow of five phases, giving a rhythm to the work appreciated by both practitioners and clients.
Understanding the principles and phases give you a ground from which to understand the mechanisms of change that fuel this promising model. This understanding will enhance your practice of new, efficacious skills.
Taking responsibility for and tending to our inner state is the source of our freedom.
Self acceptance is a means and measure of well-being.
Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of consciousness.
Integration of two opposing states can alleviate psychological suffering.
The true self is not encumbered by the limitations of a narrative. The true self is a being.
The non-dual states of empty consciousness is an indication and mechanism of transformation. Cultivating an awareness of these states contributes to decreased reactivity, more skillful choices and present focused attention.
The principles along with the phases of AAIT create a crucible for transformation. The phases gives you and your clients a routine flow to slide into, making the most of your time together. This prevents you and your clients from getting parked in discovery. The flow of a typical AAIT session includes these phases:
- Collaborative Agreement
- Embodiment Practice
- Directed Awareness
Just another thank you from me! All my available weekly sessions are full and I’m having to look at reorganizing, next steps and goals for accommodating the new women who are reaching out for appointments each week. If you’d have told me this a year ago, I’d never have believed it. My heart is full. So much gratitude for you and your beautiful work.
One of the things I LOVE about Acceptance and Integration Training Foundations is how you will come to understand this principle of AAIT from the inside out AND learn how to use it to bypass client resistance and intellect.
On the first day, we will dive right into learning a simple but profound method for helping clients resolve reactivity and restore their state of being, empowering them to take hold of tending to their inner state.
A golden thread that UNITES the hearts of healing arts professionals is the delight of watching a client’s face when their face is free of pain and a “light bulb” moment happens. Imagine that experience almost EVERY session.
Witnessing what feels like miracles as clients get free from the bondage of their pain feels PRECIOUS. I know of NO other profession that feels this profound, no other profession where the practitioners GROW as we master the craft. How lucky are we?
Like many of you, I am dedicated to working in a way that allows for transformation with more frequency, more reliability and in less time. This dedication has driven me to study with master therapists in the U.S. and abroad since I began practicing in 1984. They taught me how to provide RELIABLE care that changes people’s lives QUICKLY.
These days, fewer and fewer people have the resources of time, interest and money to engage in the laborious excavations into the past to influence the present. Most of us want to feel better and more engaged in life SOONER rather than later. Our clients are no different. Acceptance and Integration Training® offers exactly that.
“Just met with teen client today who shared that our work last week using Deep PEAT 4 helped her to reconnect with someone whom she had not spoken to in months due to anger towards her! She said the anger was just gone! It was awesome to see the client so excited.”
Through observation, solo and partner practice, you will begin to experience the power in the flow of principles and phases as you learn the integration methods outlined below. These techniques were developed by my mentor, master therapist, Zivorad Slavinski.
By the end of our weekend together, you will be able to immediately and confidently use the methods below to help your clients (and yourself) resolve difficult problems and move towards goals with greater ease and confidence You will also have all the support you need to integrate what you’ve learned into your current practice.
Basic PEAT (BP) can be used to eliminate unsatisfying states caused by everyday stressors, addiction cravings, anger, anxious states, future worries, past events and more. As you increase your understanding and gain confidence in your practice of this method, you will be able to teach your clients to use BP as part of their self care, an embodiment at home. In this way, you and your clients cultivate developing steadier, more spacious states of being.
Deep PEAT 4 (DP4) is used to integrate two opposing states. Opposites could include feelings or situations. Opposites could also be some moment of distress from some pain-filled situation and a happy or peaceful moment. DP4 is very flexible and can be used with elaborate creativity. It is also a great method for clients who experience emotional flooding.
Deep PEAT4 Shadow Integration is a surprisingly simple but effective way to help clients (and ourselves) identify and quickly integrate both conscious and subconscious shadow energy. In addition to the liberation from little angers and resentments that come up between people, as we integrate aspects of the shadow self, we access a greater sense of WHOLENESS and help our clients do the same.
Deep PEAT 4 Golden Shadow Integration feels a little like magic. In paying attention to the qualities we admire in others or the characteristics that would help our clients realize their goals, we can access a GOLD mine. DP4 Golden Shadow integrations are used to instill qualities and traits, such as patience and organized. It’s as if we turn on a switch and our client has greater access to a particular trait or characteristic. This process makes it easy to access these traits and achieve goals with greater confidence.
It’s a great method to use when a client has moved away from a problem and is ready to move towards a goal. Like everything else you learn, you will be able to personally benefit from using this method. In fact, your personal practice with these tools will go a LONG way towards your successful understanding and use with clients.
Finger Tip Method (FTM) is used to treat trauma. If we consider how trauma traps energy and this trapped energy keeps clients trapped in there and then rather than present in here and now. The FTM uses space and time to isolate the here and now from there and then. Within minutes, the client is untethered from the pain of the trauma. The memory of the trauma becomes more of an awareness instead of intruding itself on the individual uninvited.
Had a really hard couples therapy session yesterday. Wife asked for a divorce from my client during a phone session. My client was of course distraught, dis-regulated, likely on the verge of a panic attack as we ended the call. Before AAIT, I would largely have been at a loss as to how to stabilize my client. We did Deep PEAT 4 with Us together / Us Apart. Breathing calmed to normal rhythm, bodily tension was gone. He felt a sense that he could move forward. Obviously, he has a long road ahead of him, but I think the work eased the weight of it substantially and kept him from spiraling in the moment.
Update About Virtual Learning
Despite the Covid19 health crisis, we are committed to moving forward with providing training that empowers practitioners help their clients make rapid, reliable and sustained relief from their pain. The truth is we all need that right now.
We also have a deep commitment to community. We KNOW how much more fun it is to learn with a friend and we encourage you to do so!
AAIT™ Foundations workshops facilitated by Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. are approved for 22.5 Continuing Education Hours. This includes the virtual training.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP WITH MELANIE MCGHEE, L.C.S.W.
$745 or three payments of $265.
Refer or bring a friend, both receive a $100 discount.
Students also receive a $100 discount.
October 17 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October 18 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October 24 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Follow Up Sessions
November 4 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
November 18 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual Training on Zoom
Facilitated by Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W.
Please note, the training will start at 10:00 am eastern/9:00 am central/8:00 am mountain/7:00 am pacific
Follow up sessions will start at 11:30 am eastern/10:30 am central/9:30 am mountain/7:30 am pacific
Not sure? Have questions? Give me a call, message me 865-384-4104 or drop me an email. Don’t be shy. We all have questions and when it comes to how we invest our precious time, it’s worth having a conversation.
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I’d like to say “no questions asked”, but I’m curious and have a strong intention to do what I can to uplift humanity and help people wake up from the bad dream of who they think they are. If I’m not meeting that intention, I’d like to know how to better serve you. So, I would have questions. :-). Regardless, you have nothing to lose but your time with this 100% Money Back Guarantee.
AAIT provides a paradigm that will increase your sense of freedom, knowing you are empowering clients with understanding and skills that will serve them beyond their time with you. You will know how to help yourself and your clients live with greater ease of being.