Free Training for Therapists and Wellness ProfessionalS

We offer free training courses on topics to improve your clinical skills and marketing  courses to advance your private practice or online business.

Most of our complimentary courses consist of several videos and additional content delivered via email over 10 days.

During the 10 days, you’ll also have the option to register for the advanced, fee-based course on the same topic.

We also offer free support webinars once per month.

Check out our free courses and free support webinars below…

Michael Reed PhD

The Relational Foundations of Gestalt Therapy in Contemporary Times - with Dr. Michael Reed

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The aim of Gestalt therapy is the expansion and deepening of awareness through: paying attention to present experience; forming an appreciation of the context within which it emerges; and developing the relationship between practitioner and client.

As clients develop awareness, they become more able to accept responsibility for their lives and the choices they make. Increased awareness supports the movement towards growth and wellbeing.

In this free training, Dr. Reed will introduce you to the relational foundations of the Gestalt approach when working with clients in therapy.

About Dr. Michael Reed
Michael Reed PhD, is a registered psychologist, an accredited clinical social worker, an approved clinical supervisor and a Fellow member of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ). He is certified as a Gestalt therapist by Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA).

Michael has over 45 years clinical experience of working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Michael has been involved in gestalt therapy training for over 30 years as a Director of Training, a Faculty Member and as a Visiting Trainer with a number of accredited and respected training centres/institutes across Australia and New Zealand. Michael has run training workshops in Hong Kong, the United States, the Middle East and various cities across Japan.

Michael has published in psychology, medical, health, counselling and gestalt therapy journals and books. Michael runs a private psychology / gestalt therapy practice in Crows Nest, Sydney. 

Click the button below to sign up for this free training when we release it on August 29, 2023.

NEXT MONTHLY FREE SUPPORT WEBINAR: Helping Clients Navigate Climate Anxiety: Mental Health in a Warming World with Dr. Thomas Doherty

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Research shows that the climate crisis has become an ever-pressing concern, impacting not only our physical environment but also our mental well-being.  

In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Doherty delves into the psychological repercussions of climate change. This includes the emotional toll of witnessing environmental degradation, enduring extreme weather events, and worries about our own and our planet’s future. 

Dr. Doherty explores the profound emotions evoked by these climate changes, encompassing feelings of anxiety, guilt, grief, and despair, and how these emotions influence the overall well-being of individuals. 

Throughout this webinar, participants will gain insights into effective coping strategies, mindfulness techniques, and the significance of community support systems to help clients navigate climate-induced anxiety. 

Dr. Doherty will also provide guidance on how to assist clients in building resilience and nurturing a sense of empowerment to enhance their mental well-being in the face of climate-related stress. 


North America: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 2:00PM-3:00PM Pacific/5:00PM-6:00PM Eastern 

United Kingdom: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 10:00PM-11:00PM

Sydney, Australia: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00AM-9:00AM

Auckland, New Zealand: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 10:00AM-11:00AM

If your time zone is not listed above,  check it here. 

About Dr. Thomas Doherty

Dr. Thomas Doherty is an award-winning professional psychologist who is internationally recognized for his research on nature and mental health and the psychological impacts of global climate change.  

Dr. Doherty is Past President of the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology, and was the founding Editor of the academic journal Ecopsychology. Thomas served on the APA’s first Task Force on Global Climate Change and founded one of the first environmental-focused training programs for mental health counselors in the USA. 

Sign up for the current and future free support webinars and to access replays of previous webinars:

The Missing Link in Mental Health Treatment
with Dr. Leslie Korn

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Research shows a strong link between what you eat and your mental health.
In this free training, licensed mental health counselor Dr. Leslie Korn speaks about 1) the 3 main food culprits that cause or contribute to mental health issues, 2) the single underlying issue that is common to all mental and physical health problems, and 3) the important role psychotherapists and counselors can play in helping clients improve mental health by improving their nutrition.

About Dr. Leslie Korn
Dr. Korn has served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and on the faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Lesley University. 

She is core faculty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She is the author of 8 books on integrative mental health.

Dr. Korn is also a licensed mental health counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is national board certified in both Polarity therapy (energy medicine) and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  

“Thank you soooo much, Juliet, Clinton and Leslie!
I have learned so much from watching these free videos on mental health and nutrition. Your kindness in sharing your wealth of knowledge has made more sense to me more than you will know. “

– J. Bishop

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Doug Braun-Harvey

An Alternative Way to Think About Sex Addiction
with Douglas Braun-Harvey

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In this free video, Doug Braun-Harvey explains the problems with the term “sex addiction” when dealing with problematic sexual behaviors in men. He shares an alternative perspective on the concept that is more compassionate and useful when treating men who have out of control sexual behaviors. 

This perspective is also useful if you work with women, couples, and clients in the LGBGIA+ community. 


Sexual health author, trainer, and sex therapy supervisor Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health. He is co-founder of The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting, and supervision service for improving health care through the integration of sexual health.

His book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction, co-authored with Michael Vigorito was selected as the 2018 Health Professional Book by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).

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Free Private Practice Review Template

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Without an accurate picture of what your business is doing, it’s challenging to know how to take it to the next level.

This complementary progress review template helps you assess your private practice results. You can examine your marketing activities, revenue and expenses, and set goals to improve.

About Juliet Austin
Juliet is co-owner of the Mind Body Training Institute and a former therapist in Vancouver, Canada. Juliet also has a marketing consulting and website copywriting business where she helps therapists and wellness professionals create thriving private practices and writes heart-based web copy for their websites and sales pages.


“This Private Practice Review Template was incredibly helpful. I had no idea how much I spent on my practice before this. I also realized that I need to do a lot more marketing. Thanks for creating such a useful tool.”

– D. Miller

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How to Deal with Those Who Exhibit Narcissistic Traits with Wendy Behary

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In this free training, Narcissism expert, Wendy Behary discusses the continuum of narcissism, how it differs from other issues, and the key narcissist traits.

Wendy also shares her thoughts about the likelihood that those who show narcissistic characteristics can change and their primary obstacles to change. You’ll be amazed at the depth of empathy Wendy has for this population.

About Wendy Behary
With over 30 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC and DC.

Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. She is the author of “Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.” 

“I thoroughly recommend that therapists take this free taster course on narcissism. It will be illuminating.”

– Jo Distefano

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Dr. Anita Johnston

How Metaphors Unravel the Mystery of Eating Difficulties with Dr. Anita Johnston

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Eating difficulties and body image concerns are some of the most prevalent struggles that clients have – whether they share these concerns with you or not.  Eating issues occur on a continuum and include yo-yo dieting, restricting food intake, binging, and more severe forms such as binge eating disorder, bulimia and anorexia.

In this free training, Dr. Anita Johnston addresses the full spectrum of eating issues and shows you how the power of metaphors can unravel hidden causes of eating difficulties. You’ll learn the neuroscience of why metaphors are a powerful healing tool and discover some metaphors that you can use with ALL clients – whether they have eating struggles or not.

About Dr. Anita Johnston
Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS-S, clinical psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, has specialized in eating disorders for over 35 years.

She is the Executive Clinical Director for Ai Pono* Hawaii Eating Disorder Programs and Co-creator of the virtual Light of the Moon Café, offering online courses and support circles for women around the world.

“This video series was so interesting and informative. The neuroscience was fascinating.  Great take-ways, and Dr. Johnston is a fabulous presenter.”

– C. Peterson

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Facts About Women’s Sexuality: What Individual and Couples Therapists Need to Know

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In this free training, Dr. Stephanie Buehler dispels common myths that continue to be perpetuated about female sexuality even in these modern times.

She shares up to date research on women’s sexuality, the common sexual problems that women have, and what happens when therapists don’t have accurate information on female sexuality.

Dr. Buehler concludes the free training by discussing how women’s sexual issues impact intimate relationships and what therapists can do to help women and couples in the therapy room.

About Dr. Stephanie Buehler
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist and an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor.

She’s Director of The Buehler Institute and creator of which provides continuing education in sex and relationship therapy for psychotherapists and wellness providers.

“Thus video series was amazing in talking about the large and wide range of factors that impact a woman’s sexuality and desire. So interesting! Your free courses are incredible. Thank you!”

– K. Stewart

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The 'Magic' of Web Copywriting: How to Connect Emotionally with Clients and Customers, So They Yearn for What You Offer - with Juliet Austin

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Web copywriting is a science-backed method of using words to connect to your website visitors’ pain and desires with empathy.

Emotional and compelling web copy keeps your clients and customers engaged with your website and leads them to take the actions you want and that are also helpful to them.

In this free training series, Juliet Austin explains why compelling copy works so well is seems like magic. Whether you love writing or hate it, Juliet will show you how to write copy that is ethical, unique to you, and enticing.

About Juliet Austin
Juliet Austin is co-owner of the Mind Body Training Institute. She is also a former psychotherapist and web copywriter.

She has written website and sales page copy for hundreds of therapists and wellness practitioners since 1999. Juliet’s copy is authentic, ethical, and heart-based. It attracts clients and customers through the emotional connection she makes with web visitors, where they feel heard, understood, and hopeful that their lives can be better.

“I just watched this free course on copywriting – It was fantastic. So informative – thank you! I can’t wait for the advanced course.

– N. Roberts

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Dr. Ellyn Bader

Key Strategies for Helping Hostile and Avoidant Couples Resolve Conflict with Dr. Ellyn Bader

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Working with hostile and conflict-avoidant couples can be some of the most challenging work you do as a couples therapist.

In this free training, couples therapy expert Dr. Ellyn Bader shares 1) the 5 most persistent problems of hostile couples, 2) how to manage first sessions with fighting couples and how to engage conflict-avoidant couples, and 3) how to set limits with hostile couples inside and outside of your therapy room.

About Dr. Ellyn Bader
Dr. Ellyn Bader, Co-founder of The Developmental Model, is Internationally Recognized as a Leader in Couples Therapy Training.
She has trained thousands of couples therapists across North America, Australia, Europe and South America. She is also the author of 2 successful books.

Ellyn’s textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate has been used in graduate schools in the US and Canada since 1988. It won the Clark Vincent Award from the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy.

“I found the content of this free course on couples counseling engaging and inspiring. I’ve known about Dr. Bader’s Developmental Model for over a year, but now I have a much better sense of it. It’s helped me decide that I want to do further training with her. I love it!”

– L. Franklin

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