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Discount Offered For Return Participants

Go Deeper, Go Higher... Continue to Ride the Wave All return participants will receive a $150 discount off the full registration fee (see below)


EMDR As A Transpersonal Therapy: A Cross Cultural Perspective Where East Meets West
April 14 - 19, 2024

30 CEs and 30 EMDRIA Credits
Co-sponsored by Green Will Conservancy

Are you ready to transform your practice? This program is the first in a series of programs that teach an innovative approach of using double focus of attention from egoic to expanded awareness through intuitive mindful skills and resonance, introducing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a Transpersonal Therapy. This transpersonal approach enhances the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model within which EMDR is based. The relationship to an accelerated process of higher brain integration and awareness will be linked to skills of silent intuitive processes within an interconnected field of energy and informational flow between therapist and client within each phase of EMDR.

In transpersonal therapy, consciousness is both the instrument and the object of change. The work aims not only at chaining behavior and the "contents" of consciousness, but also at developing awareness of consciousness itself as the "context" of experience. - Frances Vaughan

This program will be taught within a "retreat" environment. Literature about transpersonal psychology will be presented, along with transpersonal research studies that explored treatment outcomes of EMDR as a transpersonal therapy, as well as the impact of a transpersonal approach to psychotherapy. Energy based healing philosophy and technique as depicted in Eastern and native indigenous spiritual traditions will be taught along side of contemporary western transpersonal developmental theorists such as Wilber, and Rowan. The cultural and spiritual aspects of ancient healing traditions will be woven into native Hawaiian tradition.

The role of EMDR therapy in awakening consciousness will be explored as we take the healing of trauma into the realms of a greater cosmic whole in the language of images, sensory experiences, and intuitive knowing. There will be a continuous and flowing process taking participants from the left brain didactic to the right brain experiential, creating an integrated and flowing experience from egoic to expanded awareness.

Case presentation and demonstration of the integration of a cross cultural transpersonal approach within the 8 stage EMDR protocol will be utilized. Applications to creating a safe state, resourcing, and emotional stabilization, within the AIP model, will be discussed.

Therapists will develop skills of mindful awareness as they learn to identify their own internal feedback mechanisms within which they can recognize resonance within a shared intersubjective field by utilizing alternative ways of intuitive knowing to determine resonance and intervention from an expanded and a grounded egoic perspective, participating in an interconnected flowing dance of information and energy exchange.

An authentic Hawaiian high priestess will take us through a meditation and ceremony at powerful sacred sites on the Island.

Participants who have completed either the live 2 day program Applications of Mindful Resonance to EMDR, or the 4 week online distance learning program Applications of Mindful Awareness and Resonance to Psychotherapy, will find that this program will take their skills to a greater level and open them to the non-ordinary realms of conscious awareness. Participants who have completed other programs in meditation, mindful awareness, or energy based psychology will find this to be an essential adjunct to their current skill base, but is appropriate for any level of training in this area from beginner to experienced. Experiential exercise provides participants with initial internal tools to mindfully track the flow of energy and information, influencing consciousness, and accelerating the healing of trauma within an expanded range of awareness. Skills can easily be applied to hypnotherapy, energy psychology, and somatic processing therapies as well as EMDR therapy.

In EMDR practice sessions broken into small groups of three, only trained EMDR therapists will take the therapist role. The role of client, and of transpersonal observer who tracks energy and information within the shared field, can be held by any participant. Due to the length and depth of the program, this is an opportunity to go deep within the experience and within the personal work of transformation. The program includes participation in an evening gathering of drumming, meditation, and ceremony, as in accordance with the policy and permission of the hosting facility.

This is a stand alone program which will prepare you for a more advanced experience in meditation and healing if you chose to continue your work on this path. We are entering a new paradigm as consciousness awakens, and we can incorporate tools of consciousness into our clinical work as you will learn in this program. I hope you will join me!

**Prior to the beginning of the program, non-EMDR trained therapists are required to read: Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: EMDR, basic principles, protocols, and procedures. (3rd ed.) New York, NY: Guilford.

**The suggested textbook for the class is Siegel, I. R. (2017). The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. This is not included in the cost of the program. Please purchase prior to the beginning of class.

**This is Not an EMDR Basic Training.

You Are Invited...

...And learn about Hawaiian culture from an authentic Hawaiian High Preistess

You Will Learn:

  • Identify the relationship between science, psychology, and spiritual philosophy as it applies to resonance and mindful awareness supporting application to EMDR as a transpersonal therapy.

  • Develop skills of meditation mindful awareness and spiritual resonance that may be applied within the EMDR protocol.

  • Identify the relationship of the human energy field to psychological healing and development.

  • Describe the importance of therapist and client “state change” in a transpersonal therapy model

  • Identify two qualities of state change through personal experience in practice session.

  • Identify skills of alternative ways of knowing such as inner vision, hearing, knowing, kinesthetic bodily sensations which can be integrated into a nonlinear EMDR transpersonal therapy.

  • Identify skills of internal intuitive tracking to determine client/therapist resonance as an assessment and healing tool within a transpersonal EMDR protocol.

  • Describe the practice of dual awareness within the context of a transpersonal model as compared to the standard EMDR protocol 

  • Identify the progressive differences between mindful awareness, attunement, and spiritual resonance

  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate spiritual resonance into clinical practice.

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the skills of mindful awareness, resonance, and internal feedback mechanisms for purposes of assessment and intervention within a transpersonal therapy model

  • Identify three approaches of transpersonal resourcing to facilitate swift EMDR processing and ego integration

  • Describe the role of the transpersonal therapist healer in modern day psychotherapy, blending western psychology with knowledge of eastern and ancient wisdom cultural traditions within the EMDR protocol

  • Identify 3 culturally relevant points in the adaptation of a transpersonal EMDR approach creating a universal language within the standard protocol

  • Develop the intuitive skill of tracking energy and information flow within the client / therapist interaction

  • Identify the developmental shift that is facilitated for the client within a transpersonal model of psychotherapy


Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia (www.HawaiiIslandRetreat.com)

Hawaii Island Retreat's eco-boutique hotel and wellness spa is a place of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. When you visit Hawaii Island Retreat you quickly realize the wonder of the sacred land. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails. They offer elegant accommodations in their green boutique hotel, green living, and outstanding organic cuisine. You will be offered a choice of elegant suites and yurts. The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These spacious suites are 375 - 450 square feet and decorated with turn-of-the-century-Hawaii furniture. All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. The yurt bungalows have valley or garden views and allow for a more affordable retreat stay in paradise.

The Hawaii Island Retreat is offering a special all inclusive package rate depending on double or triple occupancy, and choice of accommodation. All reservations for room and board will be made directly with the Hawaii Island Retreat. They are located at 250 Lokahi Road / 185, Kapaau, HI 96755. Reservations can be made by phone at (808) 889-6336, and email (http://www.hawaiiislandretreat.com/contact-us), about a one hour drive north from the Kona Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. If you have special needs please contact Frank Capatch at (808) 965-5349 or Email [email protected]. For additional information about this program contact Dr. Irene Siegel at Email [email protected] or call (631) 547-5433, ext. 2#. All program fees must be paid first before room and board reservations are made. Space is limited. Please register early.

30 Continuing Education Credits and 30 EMDRIA Credits

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Hawaii NASW Approval for this program only. Approval # HI62792023-95

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*Grievances must be in writing to Center Point Counseling, and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days. Dr. Siegel is responsible for sharing the complaint/grievance and the resolution with Ce-Classes.com
*Program is in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.   
*There are no known conflict of interests for this program.


Schedule is subject to change. All class hours must be attended in order to get credits for the program. No partial credits are given. All meals are provided by the Hawaii Island Retreat.

Check in is 3:00 p.m.

Day 1: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2 hours)
Welcoming Ceremony - Intro to course material and to one another. Meditation.

Day 2: 9:00 am - 10:30 (1 1/2 hours)
Presentation of Science, Psychology, Spirituality
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm (1 1/4 hours) Meditation, slide show and lecture
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch provided (lunch, pool, explore nature)
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm (1 3/4 hours) EMDR 8 Phase Protocol Case; Presentation and Video
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (1 1/2 hours) Meditation and partner exercise Discussion and Q & A
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Break for Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 pm (2 hours) Hawaiian Shamanism; History of the native Hawaiian culture and healing practices by guest Hawaiian High Priestess Ehulani Stephany.

Day 3: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 3/4 hours)
Energy system. Healing practices, and philosophies of spiritual traditions; Integration of top down with bottom up healing; Creating the Rainbow Bridge through EMDR. EMDR as a Transpersonal Therapy, blending cultural beliefs and practices within the AIP model, positive resourcing, safe state, positive cognitions, and future template within a connection of wholeness as inner wisdom emerges.
The therapist/healer Discussion and Q & A and meditation
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch provided (lunch, nature walk and self-reflection)
2:00 pm Bus provided to sacred Hawaiian sites.
2:30 - 5:00 pm (2 1/4 hours) Significance of the sacred sites and the connection to nature. Meditation and ceremony at sacred site with Hawaiian High Priestess Ehulani Stephany. Focusing personal work as we heal our wounds. Transcending cultural differences.
5:00 pm - Bus back to retreat center
6:00 Dinner and evening free (stay in sacred space within community, swim, meditate, walk, etc.)

Day 4: 9:00 am - 10:30 am (1 1/2 hours)
Meditation and partner exercise
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm (1 1/2 hours) Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
Discussion and Q & A
12:15 pm Lunch provided
Afternoon is free time for meditation, nature walk, pool, massage and body work, private island tours, etc.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2 hours) The wounded healer
Culture blending and Preparation for healing ceremony

Day 5: 9:00 am - 10:30 (1 1/2 hours)
Meditation and partner exercise
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm (1 1/4 hours) Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
Discussion and Q & A
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch provided (lunch, pool, explore nature)
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm (1 3/4 hours) Meditation and partner exercise
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (1 1/2 hours) Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Break for Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 pm (2 hour) Transformational shamanic fire ceremony

Day 6: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (2 hours)
Discussion and Q&A Integration of east meets west
Closing meditation
Check out is 11:00 am - Aloha (lunch provided)

REGISTRATION - Read Registration Step 2 below before registering.

Registration is $925 (less $150 discount = $775) for those who have previously completed this program. This is the fee for the program only. A separate registration is required for room and board at the beautiful Hawaii Island Retreat Center. Space is limited. Please register early.

**Cancellation policy: Full refund through December 31, 2023. 50% refund from January 1 - February 29, 2024. No refunds as of March 1, 2024. There will be a $50 charge for all cancelations. Upon registering for this program I am agreeing to give permission to Irene Siegel to add me to the class email list.


Registration STEP 2 - Accommodations at the retreat is currently full. Please secure off campus housing prior to registering for the program. A commuter fee will be charged by the Hawaii Island Retreat Center which includes meals and use of the facilities.

The Hawaii Island Retreat is handling room and board. See below.

All rooms are double or triple occupancy. A block of rooms are begin held for this retreat at a discounted rate. If you already have a roommate include their name in your email to the retreat. Contact the Hawaii Island Retreat, ask for Mike, for a list of available roommates. One will be assigned if you do not choose a roommate.

**Don't forget to register for accommodations ASAP at the Hawaii Island Retreat. See their cancellation policy, which is different from the program cancelation policy. Attendees can call Mike directly at (808) 889-6336 or email: [email protected] with the following information.
1. Attendee's First & Last Name
2. Contact Phone Number
3. Email Address
4. Credit Card Information
5. Mailing Address
6. Name of Roommate
7. Any dietary restrictions

About Dr. Irene Siegel

Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW is director of Center Point Counseling in Huntington N.Y. where she conducts her integrative EMDR therapy practice and teaches meditation and healing. She received her doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia Univ.), and her masters in Social Work from Columbia University.She studied the ancient healing arts of indigenous cultures throughout North and South America, and teaches the integration of Western psychotherapy with ancient healing arts as depicted in her book The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation. As an Approved EMDR Consultant, teacher, and lecturer she has broken through traditional barriers introducing the innovative concept of integrating mindful awareness and resonance into the EMDR protocol. For more information visit www.DrIreneSiegel.com


Master Class in Transpersonal Psychotherapy Parts 2 and 3

Part 1 is an important introduction to the skills of transpersonal psychotherapy using internal skills of intuition and inner senses within a coherent field of energy and information flow.

Part 2 will be an intense meditation program called Awakening Your Light Body, as created by Duane Packer and Sanaya Roman. This is a six month program where we open centers within our energy field that are close to a soul level, awakening our multidimensional body of light called the Light Body by the ancient wisdom traditions. Following completion of the program, all therapists involved will receive the opportunity to register for a series of group sessions of transpersonal consultation in order to learn to integrate these tools into practice.

Part 3 will be a live retreat for all who have completed Parts 1 and 2 with Dr. Siegel, so that we can come together as community for support and to enhance our skills of Light Body and practices of native ancient wisdom traditions as we integrate into a new paradigm of healing and psychotherapy practice.


Join me and Hawaiian High Priestess Ehulani Stephany in a transformational spiritual journey: AWAKENING ANCESTRAL MEMORY