KATE HOLT, RN, CCEPExecutive Director
Kate teaches Core Energetics internationally. She owns Holt Mentoring and Education Services, which includes her private practice, working with individuals, couples and groups, as well as integrated business mentoring for transformation-industry entrepreneurs. Kate has a deep love for the work of Core Energetics and its ripple effect in the world.
LISA LOUSTAUNAU, MFA, CCEP, OSCAcademic Director
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.
KUNO BACHBAUER, MD, CCEPFaculty Member
From Austria, early on in his life, Kuno was attracted to the combination of therapy, bodywork, and spirituality. After a life-changing experience with John Pierrakos, M.D., Kuno trained in Core Energetics, graduating in 1992. Now a senior faculty member, he shares his passion of correlating current medical findings with the Core Energetics process.
SHERRI BROWN, CCEPFaculty Member
Sherri has taught at Nyack Living Core and is the co-creator and co-facilitator of Corevolution: The Bridge Process, a 2-year personal transformation program. She has a full-time practice in NYC working with individuals, couples (EMM Certified), and facilitates group process. She approaches her work with intuition, creativity, passion and love.
SAM CAGNINA, CCEPFaculty Member
Sam has been recognized for his intuitive and creative approach to working with the body for decades. His passion and depth of knowledge of the body/mind connection provides exceptional support for individuals seeking change in their lives. Sam runs a full-time private practice in NYC, facilitates The Art of Practice groups and is also a faculty member of the Nyack Core Program.
CHARLES CORLEY, LMHC, CCEPFaculty 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.
JAC CONAWAY, PhD, CCEPFaculty Member
Jac has been a Core Energetics Practitioner since 1978 and a Pathwork Helper since 1979. He has a private practice in Olivebridge, NY and online. He also does financial consulting for individual practitioners as well as small and closely held businesses, specializing in family businesses. Jac teaches in many parts of the world.
AIDAN FISHER, CCEPFaculty Member
Aidan is a certified Core Energetics Practitioner, Naturo-therapist, Radical Aliveness Process Leader and Exceptional Marriage Mentor. He is the Director of the Montreal Living Core 3-year program and Montreal Core Energetics Summer Retreat. In full time practice since 2009, Aidan works with individuals, couples and groups in Montreal, Canada. He loves this work.
BRIAN GLEASON, CSW, CCEPFaculty Member
Brian is a licensed psychotherapist and has been in private practice for 20 years. With a special interest in working with individuals and couples around committed relationships, Brian and his wife Marcia have developed a process called Exceptional Marriage, which integrates Core Energetics into relationship therapy. Brian is a senior faculty member with a private practice in North Carolina.
JIM JOHNSTON, CCEPFaculty Member
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.
CYNTHIA KAGOSHIMA, CCEPFaculty Member
Cynthia has a private practice in NYC and NJ and Co-Leads the Art of Practice Core Process Group. Working deeply with emotion and the body, she helps her clients find and trust their own inner and visceral wisdom. She believes the Core Energetics process allows individuals to embrace all aspects of themselves thereby creating freedom and a greater depth of life experience.
BARRA KAHN, MA, CCEPFaculty 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.
KARIN KNOBLICH, CCEP, OSCFaculty Member
Karin is certified in Core Energetics, Exceptional Marriage Mentoring and Radical Aliveness. She has studied Pathwork and has a background as a photographer. In private practice in NYC, Karin works with individuals, couples and groups. Her passion is supporting others deepen their capacity to love and to embody their full potential.
LYNN KREADEN, CCEPFaculty Member
Lynn Kreaden is a senior faculty member of the Core Energetics Institute with over 25 years' experience working with intimacy and sexuality. She works with singles and couples, as well as survivors of sexual, cultural and generational trauma. She teaches internationally and is based in NYC where she has a private practice.
JESSICA NYGREN, CCEP, BHSPFaculty Member
Jessica has broad experience in community clinical services and private practice since 2010. She teaches internationally and offers Brennan Healing Science and Core Energetics services online and in-person out of Hoboken, NJ. She is passionate about supporting clients recover from trauma and unlock their potential for love and healing.
MARTHA POWERS, LCSW, CCEPFaculty Member
Martha received her Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in 1992. She worked for 14 years with HIV/AIDS and geriatric clients in a medical setting. Martha has been in private practice in Rhode Island since 2006 where she works with the Core Energetics model with individuals, groups and via Skype.
TED RISKIN, LCSW, CCEPFaculty Member
A psychotherapist more than 20 years, specializing in relationship issues and transpersonal psychology, Ted is located in Asheville, NC and maintains a satellite office in Fairfield, NJ. He is also certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Holotropic Breathwork, Integral Breath Therapy, hypnotherapy, and EMDR. He also teaches IFS and Breathwork.
DOUG WIRTH CCEPFaculty 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.