JIM JOHNSTON ACCEPAcademic Director
In Practice for 10 years, Jim began as a Core Energetics client and found tremendous personal transformation leading him to a practice in NYC, positions at ICE, NYC Living Core, Nyack Living Core, international teaching, and co-founding Corevolution NYC. He believes in the power of this work to change lives.
SAM CAGNINA ACCEPFaculty Member
BRIAN CAMERON, ACCEPFaculty Member
Brian completed his certification in Core Energetics at the NY Institute of Core Energetics and has a private practice in NYC. He has held faculty positions with Corevolution and the Art of Intimacy programs, also in NYC. He has over 20 years of experience coaching and managing teams in business. He is dedicated to group process work, particularly creating space where men can find strength in their vulnerability.
CLARE CARR ACCEPFaculty Member
Clare Carr is an Advanced Certified Core Energetics and Helix Healing Works Practitioner in New York City. Clare helps individuals recognize and navigate the pathway to their lives' fullest potential. Clare's practice focuses on individual, couples and powerful group experiences. She specializes in helping with the challenges of self-acceptance and helps her clients evolve as they move through the stages and ages of life.
CHARLES CORLEY, LMHC, ACCEPFaculty Member
Charles is a senior teacher at the Institute, teaches internationally and is Co-Director of Core Academy in Rhode Island. He has 30 years of experience facilitating groups in areas including substance abuse, actor support, and men’s and adolescents’ groups. He has a full-time private practice as a Core Energetics Practitioner in NYC.
LEIGH ANN COBB CCEPAssociate Faculty
Leigh Ann Cobb is an Advanced Certified Core Energetics Practitioner based in San Marcos, Texas. She completed her 4-year practitioner certification and postgraduate year at the New York Institute of Core Energetics. Leigh Ann is also a Certified Provider of Trauma Release Exercise®. In 2020, she led a trauma workshop series for the New York Open Center. At the most recent International Core Energetics Convention, she brought her creative and spirited take on embodiment.
BETH MCKEE ELLIOTT, MFA, ACCEP, RSMTAssociate Faculty
SANJAY KEVIN EVRAN, CPRA, ACCEPFaculty Intern
AIMEE FALCHUK, MPH, M.Ed., ACCEPFaculty Member
JONATHAN GODFREY CPRAFaculty Member
Jonathan is a Radical Aliveness and Core Energetics Practitioner who teaches internationally. He leads workshops throughout the U.S. and has a private practice in Philadelphia and New York where he works with individuals, couples and groups. Jonathan's focus is on empowering his clients to realize their full potential and creating inclusiveness for all people and all perspectives to be seen and heard.
JEREMY FULWILER LMSW, ACCEP, CTS, CPTAssociate Faculty
Jeremy, is a body psychotherapist with extensive post-graduate training in Core Energetics, yoga, trauma recovery, pain management, personal training, aromatherapy and energy healing. He is founder of Wellness Beyond Words in Metro Detroit, focusing on embodied group and relational experiences for supporting individual and systemic evolution.
GAIL HOLLIES ACCEPFaculty Intern
Gail Hollies is an Advanced Certified Core Energetics Practitioner based in the DC/Maryland area. With 30 years of experience in various modalities of transformational work, including Holotropic Breathwork, Voice Dialogue, Radical Honesty and Shalom Retreats, Gail enjoys finding creative ways of bringing her wisdom to sessions. Her love of expressive arts, in particular vocal and movement improv and SoulCollage®, allows clients the opportunity to explore non-verbal forms of self-expression.
KATE HOLT, RN, ACCEPFaculty Member
Kate Holt, RN, ACCEP, CTP teaches Core Energetics internationally. She has a private practice, working with individuals, couples, and groups. Kate provides supervision, coaching, and consultations for practitioners and leaders. Kate has a deep love for the work of Core Energetics and its ripple effect in the world.
BARRA KAHN, MA, ACCEPFaculty Member
Barra maintains a practice in D.C. where she works with individuals, couples, and groups. She also leads workshops, has taught Yoga and body-work for 40 years, and teaches Nonverbal Communication at GMU. Formerly, she was Artistic Director at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
MELISSA KAPLAN ACCEPFaculty Intern
Melissa Kaplan, is a somatic therapist, based in New York City. She believes that eros is the awakening force that transforms our defenses, our negative beliefs and distorted feelings. She works with trauma that is held in the body in order to increase our capacity for pleasure and ground in our true selves. She teaches self-intimacy through body, spirit and emotional connection.
LISA LOUSTAUNAU ACCEP, OSCFaculty Member
In Core Energetics practice for more than 22 years, Lisa trained under Core’s founder, John Pierrakos MD. An international workshop leader, process facilitator, teacher and supervisor of Core Energetics practitioners, Lisa is also among the top one percent of most-endorsed American psychotherapists on LinkedIn and practices in Stamford, CT.
CAROL LUTTER ACCEPAssociate Faculty
Carol’s deep reverence for animals and the Earth informs her work with all humans, with a special sensitivity to the challenges and trauma often experienced by social change activists. Carol helps people to embrace authenticity and self-care, align with desires and purpose, increase capacity for love, live life more fully, and expand their impact.
ANITA MANDLEY LCPC, Somatic Experiencing PractitionerFaculty Member
Anita Mandley is an Integrative Psychotherapist specializing in complex and developmental PTSD, Intergenerational and Cultural Trauma, Relational Wounds, Ancestral Wounds, and Interpersonal Violence.
Anita has over 40 years experience in the field of mental health and most recently, at the Center for Contextual Change for over 20 years.
DAVID PHILLIPS, ACCEP MeD, BBAFaculty Member
David is the Founder of Energetic Awakenings in Cleveland, OH. He is a workshop leader and group facilitator for organizations dealing with topics such as racism, conflict, & LGBTQ cultural competency. David holds his Master of Education in Adult Learning & Development. He is a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Certified Coach.
ANNA SMITH ACCEPFaculty Member
Anna brings a deep loving heart and commitment to the sacred work of self-transformation. An Intuitive Energy Healer, in private practice, she leads groups, and teaches energy healing. Anna studied with the School of Conscious Healing, is certified in IET, and Essentials of Trauma Treatment
Ben Wild ACCEP EdMAssociate Faculty
Ben Wild, ACCEP, EdM, is an Advanced Core Energetics Practitioner who works with individuals and groups at his practice in NYC and with incarcerated individuals at Sing Sing and Otisville Prisons. Ben is dedicated to creating healing spaces for BIPOC, queer and incarcerated people, and those who are routinely marginalized by society. He leads retreats at Shalom Mountain Retreat Center and holds a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
KARYNE WILNER ACCEPFaculty Member
Karyne B. Wilner, PsyD, served as Director of Education and as Assistant Director of the Institute of Core Energetics from 1990 through 2011. Formerly, she directed the Brazil Institute and was Associate Director in Australia. She has traveled widely giving lectures, workshops, and seminars and she has written numerous journal articles about somatics and psychology.
Currently, she has private practices in Newport, RI and Newtown CT and teaches Master’s level Holistic Counseling courses at Salve Regina University in Newport RI.
DOUG WIRTH ACCEPFaculty Member
Since 1989, Doug has worked with individuals/couples/groups. He earned a BSW from UWGB, his masters from Hunter College, graduated from ICE in 2011 and joined the faculty in 2012. Previously, Doug was a senior faculty member of the American Psychological Association, served on Institute of Medicine workgroups, and was a senior health policy advisor to NYC Mayor’s Dinkins and Giuliani.