Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming cohorts of the Fellowship Training Group.
WHY ACCEPTANCE AND INTEGRATION TRAINING® FELLOWSHIP?
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.
Learning a paradigm and skills in a rich supportive environment of like-minded colleagues simply cannot be surpassed by a weekend workshop on this or that here and there, just to insure you get your CEUs. 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.
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.”
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 false 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. We have new technologies. It’s time we embrace that.
With AAIT, I was able to leave the agency I worked for and go into private practice with confidence.
Applications of AAIT
As more practitioners embrace this unique and expansive model, the creative applications, beyond traditional therapy, spiritual direction and coaching, continue to surprise us. Healing-arts practitioners use AAIT™ to address the following goals, situations, and problems for seniors, adults, adolescents and children:
Psychological and Personal Wellness
- Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety
- Fears and phobias
- Emotional eating
- Doula services, including birth trauma
- Lack of confidence and self-esteem
- Anger management
- Goal achievement
- Health and body-care issues
Relationship & Community Wellness
- Healing complicated emotional relationships
- Healing emotional tension which inhibits intimacy
- Eliminating charged reactivity
- Increasing empathy and compassion
- Increasing acceptance of self and others
- Conflict resolution
- Improving listening skills
- Issues related to racism and white fragility
- AAIT™, as a paradigm for spiritual well-being and growth, is congruent with the teachings of many spiritual traditions from the Bible to Buddhism.
- Removes layers of delusion that veil the real self, eliminating emotional, psychological, and spiritual charges that conceal our essential nature.
- Easily adopt noble qualities that are expressions of spiritual values such as patience, understanding, compassion.
- Spiritual directors and coaches use AAIT to help clients release the obstacles to achieving goals and living professed values.
- Access to the experience of ONENESS.
- In the course of applying this work, you begin to release deeply embedded
impressions. These impressions contribute to our compulsive reactivity. This reactivity distorts our view of ourselves, others, and life.
- Most practitioners experience increases in compassion and present-focused attention, with decreases in attachment and reactivity, resulting in a steadier state of being and increased self-awareness.
- The list continues to grow.
To date, the youngest person to experience AAIT™ is five years old and the oldest is 83. Children and teens find AAIT™ to be a compelling way to address their pain and concern. All ages seem to appreciate the rapidity of relief without excavating old wounds.
AND, haven’t you kind of secretly wished someone would help you like you help others? This course is designed to support you in gaining as much personal as professional benefit. Like our clients, we too yearn to live from our authentic, true self. AAIT™ is a journey into that territory. We are convinced that THE best way to learn this is through an immersive experience.
We do hope you will join us. Intrigued, want us to hold you a spot? Email us at info@AAIT.solutions.
If those statements describe you, a year from now, you will be thanking yourself for participating in this advanced training.
Another reason to participate in this training is that what you will be able to use what you learn to help yourself become more conscious, present and empowered to liberate yourself from the ties that bind you to the false conditioned self.
WITH THIS TRAINING YOU WILL:
Help your clients build momentum as they embrace being empowered to address their challenges and stressors, contributing to expansions in self-awareness, compassion and present focused attention.
Increase confidence in your helping skills while empowering clients
Learn principles that will guide your therapeutic interventions and reignite your enthusiasm for engaging in meaningful work.
Think differently about how to effect deep and lasting change.
This is an IMMERSIVE training program during which participants will:
Learn to create a crucible for transformation as they lean into phases of change that will give both practitioners and clients a familiar rhythm. The familiarity of these phases naturally supports the development and expansion of clients’ capacity for self-reflection.
Discover how leaning into these phases brings clarity, guiding clinicians when they have wandered into the therapeutic weeds. Through discussion, observation and practice they will discover the competencies, value, and ease of each phase.
Become skilled in several acceptance and integration methods through observation, partner and solo practice.
12 FULL days of training scattered over several months.
Participate 4 online learning and consultation sessions.
Gain clarity through study of these manuals and books included in your FTG
AAIT training manual and resource guide.
Return to Oneness
PEAT New Pathways
Journey to Oneself
Unlimited access to AAIT trainers and practitioners in The AAIT Skills Lab and our PRIVATE Facebook Group.
Engage with practice partners with whom you will advance your skills and enhance your understanding.
Understanding and applying these principles will transform your practice. Over the course of our months together, these principles will come alive for you. Not only will you see clients improving (typically in each session), but with this immersive training, you will gain a deep appreciation of a paradigm that effectively blends psychotherapy (or coaching) with spirituality. This synthesis creates an inner spaciousness in which problems give way to steadier and higher states of consciousness as goals become more readily attainable.
In this course, you will acquire skills that reliably help people. With consistent results, you gain a stronger sense of efficacy in the change you facilitate.
AAIT has given me more confidence in my ability to help my clients. I have more therapeutic resources and practices to help create sustained change and healing.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?
In addition to several acceptance exercises, deep diving with the principles and phases of AAIT, participants will observe, practice and become confident in facilitating several integration methods including:
Basic PEAT. BP is a cornerstone tool for empowering and engaging clients. It is useful for addressing reactive stressors and many other problems. It is one of the tools that you will be teaching clients, empowering them to tend to their mental health and personal wellbeing needs.
Universal Process. UP is a reliable tool for problem resolution and the integration of universal polarities. It is a valuable addition to an empowering integration practice. You will also be able to teach your clients this method.
Deep PEAT 4. DP4 is a phenomenal method for problem resolution that has numerous other applications such as shadow integration and soul retrieval.
Deep PEAT 2. DP2 has ready applications for addressing cognitive distortions and ruminative tendencies.
Fingertip Method and other trauma release tools. FM is an application used to address trauma that generally takes less than ten minutes. Imagine how much you can accomplish for your clients with methods that work so effectively and efficiently.
Deep PEAT. DP is the crest jewel of my mentor, Zivorad Slavinski’s work. It releases layered problems in minutes without long drawn out explorations or revivification of original pains.
Aspectics. Aspectics leans into following a chain of content to the vast spaciousness of empty consciousness. On this journey you will come to appreciate the transformative power of emptiness as a change mechanism.
- Gnostic Intensive and Sunyata Seminar. The Gnostic Intensive grants you the experiential understanding of life’s big questions – “Who am I? What is Life? Who is another?” etc. While, the Sunyata Seminar reveals the vast spaciousness of empty consciousness in the waking state.
- Identity Integration. Understanding the role of identities and how to untether from them will enable you to make unimaginable strides for you and your clients.
- And much, much more….
Please note the Fellowship Training Group facilitated by Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is 98 hours. We have been approved for 19.5 CEUs and will apply for more hours as participants need.
This includes the virtual training.
There is seriously a lot MORE here for you. It is our strong intention to give you everything you need to get started in experiencing the value of this approach, personally and professionally IMMEDIATELY following your first weekend training.
Your clients come to you in pain. They want to feel better, fast. We aim to help you help them. The AAIT Fellowship Training Group is designed to give you EVERYTHING you need to begin helping clients and applying what you learn immediately following our first weekend together.
If you are
happy with how your practice is going and you feel fulfilled in your work, this course may not be for you.
able to effect quick and lasting change for your clients and they are leaving most sessions visibly better, making consistent progress, you may not need this training.
not at all concerned about burning out or disengaging from a profession you thought you loved — you may not appreciate this course.
But if you are
interested in learning an innovative approach that can effect real change real fast, simultaneously revealing steadier states of being and higher states of awareness, this training course is a no brainer.
serious about developing your skills to become one of the most sought after counselors in your community, you will undoubtedly benefit from this training.
committed to acquiring skills that reliably help people and yearn for a sense of confident efficacy in the change you facilitate, your investment in this course is a solid next step.
TO SUM IT ALL UP, DURING OUR 10 MONTH COURSE, HERE’S WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
- 12 FULL days of training
- Creating a Crucible for Transformation Manual
- Numerous tip sheets and guidelines
- Unlimited support for the duration of the course
- Access to up to TEN short notice 10 – minute phone consultations with FTG Facilitator
- A practice partner
- Guidance for personal embodiment practice plan
- Embodiment practice guidelines that empower clients with a paradigm that will serve them beyond their time with you.
- Access to private Fellowship Training Group Graduates Club
- Membership to the AAIT Skills Lab where you will have access to videos, files and more.
2021/2022 Course Info
Virtual – Facilitated by Bobby McNamara, L.C.S.W.
August 20, 21, 22
December 1, 15 (mini-sessions)
January 8, 9
March 5, 6
Bring a friend discount – $100 off for both you and a friend
AAIT Foundations discount – $300 off
Would you prefer a payment plan?
Pay $450 per month for 12 months
If you are receiving the Foundations discount, your payment plan will be $425 per month for 12 months
Receiving the Bring a Friend discount? Your payment plan will be $500 per month for 12 months
As a sweet little BONUS, we want to support you in YOUR self-care. As many helping professionals tend to be a bit challenged when it comes to this, you will also receive a copy of my award-winning book, An Illumined Life, A Personal Yearly Retreat and Reflection Guide.
Most helping professionals have money issues, sad but true. To help with this, we will also toss in a FREE module for using what you are learning to untangle from issues related to money.
“Get advanced training. Find a master and study with them. Forward the profession by standing on their shoulders.”
This was THE BEST ADVICE for a young therapist. Melanie followed that advice and despite concerns about money and time, despite being a young mother with two children in diapers, she joined a training group that required flying SLC to San Francisco once a month. Investing in professional development gave her a deeply rewarding career.
We all stand on the shoulders of giants.
AAIT Fellowship Training Group facilitators are not giving up our weekends to offer our expertise because they need the money. We don’t. We have thriving practices.
We do it because we KNOW that what we teaching is RELIABLE and EFFECTIVE, more effective than any other approach Melanie has encountered in my more than thirty years of practice. We NEED skilled counselors, coaches and clergy in these challenging times.
“I am a life-long learner and have taken the development of my professional skills very seriously. Given my history, I am confident in my assertions about the value of this work. I’ve worked in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health settings, and private practice. I’ve taught on the adjunct faculties of two universities and one college. I’ve authored an award-winning book. AAIT is unlike anything I’ve encountered for creating reliable, deep and lasting change.”
~ Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W.
Don’t miss our next Fellowship Training Groups! We ONLY offer two per year.
AAIT™ Foundations participants are eligible for a significant DISCOUNT. Please email info@AAIT.solutions to check on your discount.
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.
If you are serious about making a BIG impact with your clients, we urge you to consider this advanced training. We are quite confident you will have NO REGRETS. However, if you’re not sure, contact us. Let’s discuss this offer firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE DON’T WANT YOU TO MISS THIS BECAUSE OF SOME UNANSWERED QUESTION!
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HAVE SOME QUESTIONS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS FOLKS ASK ABOUT THIS FELLOWSHIP.
Will participating help on a personal level? In other words, will we apply the work to ourselves and each other? To make it financially viable, it would need to meet personal and professional growth goals.
Absolutely. The course of study is designed with the understanding that you will be practicing AAIT with yourself AND with an accountability partner AND with clients. During our training sessions, there are opportunities to work with me personally in addition to practice time with partners in each training session. Our strong intention is that in the course of our time together, you will become more and more confident in applying what you’ve learned personally and professionally. Also, we will discuss those times when you need the support of another practitioner to create and hold a “container” for your work.
What’s the constellation of the cohort thus far….other independent practitioners, licensed mental health workers, students, etc. Do most plan to apply the work in practice? How many are in the cohort?
Most are other independent practitioners – some very experienced therapists, some not. Most groups also include coaches and spiritual directors. Our groups have also included other healing arts practitioners such as physical therapists and speech pathologists.
Each cohort is limited to 12 people. The groups typically have a waitlist. Though each cohort has been diverse in background, occupation, age, spiritual interests and sexual orientation, we look forward to our community expanding and becoming even more diverse.
Outside of the training days, how many hours per week of study and practice necessary? The expected time commitment outside of the listed training days and what will that entail….reading, writing, reflection, meditation etc?
Over time, you will be gradually increasing your embodiment home practice time for your personal practice. This generally means between 15 minutes and 30 or more minutes a day — 5 – 7 days / week.
You will be expected to practice what you are learning with your clients. There are guidelines for introducing the work and choosing who you will practice with, etc.
You will be expected to meet with your practice partner weekly. Sometimes, accountability partners meet more frequently. Sometimes, folks want to practice or want help or will reach out and work with each other for practice. The group very much becomes a community of learning and support.
There will be some reading – not an overwhelming amount. Your materials are included in the tuition. This includes Creating a Crucible for Transformation, Journey to Oneself, PEAT New Pathways, and Return to Oneness. The more you study these materials the richer your experience will be.
Is there opportunity to grow into becoming a consultant and/or trainer and if so what would this entail?
Absolutely. There is a training journey for those who want to continue their path with AAIT.
The training journey typically begins with AAIT Foundations. Though some jump right into applying for the AAIT Fellowship Training Group (FTG).
The next step in becoming a trainer is to serve as my apprentice for a year in the FTG. In this experience, you receive supervision, support and training aimed at preparing you to step into the role as a trainer. This route is open to licensed mental health providers.
Hope this helps! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have other questions.
Justine Haley, L.C.S.W.,
“I feel really fortunate to have had the privilege to study PEAT and AAIT. I cannot overstate what a transformative impact these simple, but profoundly effective tools have on one’s practice and life. I have found them to be far more helpful that traditional treatment approaches in promoting wholeness and psychological freedom, and reducing distress. And the transformation is surprisingly free of effort for most individuals; after a piece of work, things simply FEEL different and easier, and further positive growth and change tend to naturally follow.
I’m really grateful to Melanie McGhee for sharing her expertise and offering training so that these valuable ideas and techniques are accessible, especially in this region. I believe this work is an excellent investment in personal and professional transformation. A great surprise discovery: experiential spiritual development naturally follows the work, and is much more than just a by-product of it. Thank you so much for sharing, Melanie!”