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.

The 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…

NEXT FREE SUPPORT WEBINAR:
expressive arts therapy in trauma and grief recovery with dr. cathy a. malchiodi

  • Registration is Open

Expressive arts therapy, such as restorative movements, soothing sounds and rhythms, image-making, enactment and improvisation, and sensory integration, taps deeply into the mind, body and spirit to facilitate health and well-being. 

The benefits of expressive arts therapy are supported by neurobiological models of psychotherapy as well as cultural anthropology and ethnology. 

In this webinar, Dr. Malchiodi explains how expressive arts therapy accesses non-implicit, sensory-based experiences that are at the core of recovery and restoration for trauma survivors. 

She’ll also discuss how expressive arts therapy goes beyond helping clients heal trauma by fostering a greater sense of enlivenment, play, curiosity, joy, and self-compassion. 

Finally, Dr. Malchiodi will share some simple tools to use with clients to aid them in their healing journeys. 

 

DATE AND TIME:

North America: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 3:00-4:00 PM Pacific/6:00-7:00 PM Eastern 

United Kingdom: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:00 PM-Midnight

Sydney, Australia: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 8:00-9:00 AM

Auckland, New Zealand: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

About Dr. Cathy A. Malchiodi

Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist specializing in trauma recovery for the past 3 decades.  

She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She has given over 700 invited keynotes, lectures, and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. 

Dr. Malchiodi has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process, Understanding Children’s Drawings, and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, Second Edition 

Dr. Malchiodi has assisted more than 500 organizations and institutions in developing trauma-informed, expressive arts and disaster relief programming, including the World Health Organization, United Nations, US Departments of Defense and Education, Kennedy Center, Harvard, MIT, Johns Hopkins, and numerous universities, mental health, community, and healthcare agencies throughout the world.  

As an advocate for the role of arts in health, she is a contributing writer for Psychology Today and an active visual artist and aspiring musician with a passion for drumming, keyboard, and concert ukulele.  

Click here to sign up for the current and future free support webinars and to access replays of previous webinars.

How to Get Started with an Online Course
with Juliet and Clinton

  • Registration is Closed | Advanced course registration is open July 5-12, 2022 

The online education industry is soaring. And, the popularity of online courses won’t be going away anytime soon.

In this free training, Juliet and Clinton show you the steps involved in creating an online course – and how to be successful at selling it. They explain benefits of creating and selling an online course, how to overcome obstacles that hold you back, and so much more.

About Juliet and Clinton
Juliet Austin and Clinton Power are founders and owners of the Mind Body Training Institute. They’ve been offering free and fee-based online courses at the Institute since 2016. As of 2022, over 5000 students have taken their advanced, fee-based courses. 

Juliet is also a former therapist and web copywriter in Vancouver, Canada, and Clinton is a relationship therapist with a private practice in Ballina, Australia.

“This free training was amazingly helpful! Wow! The content on developing an online course was fantastic. You guys are so generous in offering this for free. I’ll be signing up for the paid course!”

– J. Stevenson

***NOTE: We’re not offering this free training this year, but you can purchase our advanced course, How to Create, Promote and Sell an Online Course at our Pay-What-You-Want pricing.

Click here to read more and to register now. Registration closes July 12, 2022.

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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens in August 2022

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

Sign up here to be notified of the next time we run this free training on mental health and nutrition if you’re not already on our email list.

Michael Reed PhD

An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy - with Dr Michael Reed

  • Registration is Closed | Opens September 2022

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 power 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. 

Sign up here to be notified when free training on Gestalt therapy is offered. 

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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens October 2022

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

Sign up here to be notified of the next time this free training on web copywriting is offered. 

Emerging Perspectives on Male Sexuality:
How They Help You Be a Better Individual
or Couples Therapist with Dr. Joe Kort

  • Registration is Closed | Opens Late 2022

Facilitated by Sex and Relationship Therapist Dr. Joe Kort, this free training focuses on the latest (and surprising) perspectives and research on male sexuality and its implications for therapy with men, women, and couples.

Dr. Kort challenges norms about what is considered healthy for male sexuality and explores men’s key sexual behaviors that often cause problems in their relationships and what to do about them.

About Dr. Joe Kort
Dr. Joe Kort, a clinical sexologist and relationship therapist has been practicing for over 36 years. He treats straight and gay men, women as well as couples presenting with a wide variety of relationship and sexual problems. He is a leading expert on sexuality, men’s sexuality, and alternative sexuality and alternative lifestyles.

“Wow! This information kind of blew my mind! I had no idea about all this stuff about male sexuality. I can see why I need to up my game and learn more in this area. Thanks for offering this!”

– T. Stewart

Sign up here to be notified of the next time we run our free training on male sexuality if you’re not already on our email list

How to Price Your Services with Juliet and Clinton

  • Registration is Closed | Opens December 2022

If you’re unsure about how to set your fees or raise them, this free training series is just what you need. Juliet and Clinton discuss the psychology or pricing, pricing strategies, the  pros and cons of charging low vs. higher prices and ultimately encourage you to charge the fees that feel best for you.

About Juliet and Clinton
Juliet Austin and Clinton Power are founders and owners of the Mind Body Training Institute.

Juliet is also a former psychotherapist in Vancouver, Canada. She’s been assisting helping professionals to build their practices and write website and sales page copy for over 23 years. Everything taught in this course is based on the pricing strategies she uses for her business and those she helps her clients implement.

Clinton has been a relationship therapist in private practice in Sydney, Australia since 2003. He has successfully used the psychology of pricing principles to charge and get the fee he wants, which is higher than what many of his counselling colleagues in Australia charge. Clinton maintains a full practice with a waitlist.

“I had no clue there were so many aspects to pricing. I haven’t charged enough for years out of fear. But thanks to your great free course, I’m ready to raise them, so they are at least up to par with other practitioners in my area.”

– K. Holmes

Sign up here to be notified of the next time we run our  free training on pricing if you’re not already on our email list.

Blogging and Email Marketing: Your Key to Successful Online Marketing with Juliet and Clinton

  • Registration is Closed

In this free training, Juliet and Clinton explain why email marketing, blogging, and a content marketing strategy, in general, are the best free ways to build a sustainable private practice online for the long haul.

About Juliet and Clinton
Juliet Austin and Clinton Power are co-owners of the Mind Body Training Institute.

Juliet built her marketing consulting and website copywriting business for therapists and wellness professionals by blogging and email marketing alone. Although she blogs less frequently now due to her work at the Mind Body Training Institute, she encourages her therapist and wellness professional clients to blog or use other forms of content marketing.

Clinton has been an avid blogger and email marketer for the past 15 years. He increased his therapy practice in Sydney, Australia in just 1 year by 400% primarily using blogging and email marketing. 

“Thanks, Juliet and Clinton – the stats you provided in the email marketing and blogging courses are astounding, and you’re both inspirational. It is so good to have your support and guidance in an industry with little information on marketing.”

– K. Lepri

Sign up here to be notified of the next time we run this free training on mental health and nutrition if you’re not already on our email list.

Free Private Practice Review Template

  • Registration is Closed 

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

Sign up here to be notified of the next time we release our private practice review template if you’re not already on our email list.

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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens Early 2023

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 25 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

Sign up here to be notified the next time we run our training on narcissism if you’re not already on our email list.

Dr. Anita Johnston

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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens Early 2023

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.

“Thus 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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens Spring 2023

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 LearnSexTherapy.com 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

Sign up here to be notified the next time we run this free training on female sexuality if you’re not already on our email list.

Dr. Ellyn Bader

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

  • Registration is Closed | Opens Spring 2023

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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