Core Energetics Program Information

Review the programs we offer below by clicking on any heading. Once you've determined which program is right for you, fill out the online application for the 2021–2022 Academic Year here.  Our application deadline has been extended to December 1, 2021. Scholarships for the 2021-2022 have been awarded.

The Institute of Core Energetics is happy to announce the Core Energetics Primer. This highly experiential virtual program provides opportunities for deep exploration of key foundational Core Energetics concepts and their personal application to the process of manifesting wholeness and will support you in being your best self.

Who's it for?

  • People who are working with a Core Energetics Practitioner and want to deepen their understanding of the process.
  • People who want an immersive experience to help them discern if the Core Energetics Practitioner training is right for them.
  • People who've attended an introductory retreat and want to continue the journey.
  • Alumni who want a refresher of foundational concepts.
  • Those who want to learn key concepts that are foundational to Core Energetics so you can have greater authenticity and effectiveness in your life.

You will:

  • Enhance your self-awareness, including the connection among body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
  • Expand your comfort, competence, and confidence with attuning to energy; your own and that of others.
  • Access your innate core strengths, gifts, and spiritual nature.
  • Have opportunities to explore your own concerns using the Core Energetics Process.

Topics covered:

  • Building a Brave Space
  • Understanding and Honoring Personal Resistance
  • Grounding on five levels of being
  • Core Energetics Personality Theory
  • Idealized Self-Image and Perfectionism
  • Understanding Images (Limiting beliefs)
  • Character Structures and Defensive Patterns
  • Body Consciousness

Check our Events page to register when listed.

The 4-Year Practitioner Program is a comprehensive training experience leading to certification as a Core Energetics Practitioner.  

Highly experiential, this program is designed for students to develop in three distinct yet overlapping areas of competence.

Theoretical Competence
The curriculum provides the main theoretical & philosophical constructs that underly, support and define the Core Energetics evolutionary model.

Personal and Spiritual Development 
The program provides a model for personal evolution, energetic integration and spiritual growth and develops the capacity for presence, open-hearted living and deeper engagement with all of life.

Applied Methodology / Practical Application of Core Energetics
The program provides the training needed for graduates to responsibly practice Core Energetics and be able to engage clients at every level of being (body, emotions, mind, will and spirit) to support both healing and the clearing of obstacles that hold humans back from bringing forth their inherent gifts.

The first two years are pre-clinical years. Students develop a foundational understanding of the four-stage Core Energetics methodology as insight into human energy dynamics deepens. At the same time students actively engage in a conscious and embodied process of personal growth through self awareness and interactive participation in process group and in various exercises and experiences with the class and the community. Students in both programs participate in these two pre-clinical years together.

Students gain an embodied understanding of the nuances of energy and consciousness as the building blocks of human experience. The character defense structures are explored, in all their physical, psychological and energetic manifestations, as keys to understanding human behavior patterns and as the source of most life issues—as well as an entrance into the individual’s unique gifts. Various layers of the personality: the mask, lower self and higher self are studied. Students gain fluency in identifying which layer they or others are acting from, while simultaneously understanding the impact this has on authentic presence and full engagement with life.

The third and fourth years of the training emphasize the development of clinical skills in the student-practitioner. Themes that support clinical proficiency, such as; assessment, transference, countertransference, resistance, trauma work, working with groups, as well as many others, are explored. Students practice working with the body to release energy blocks, support flow and facilitate integration of newfound awareness. Personal growth is ongoing in classes, community events and process groups as students deepen self-knowledge, as well as integrate and embody the work. It is during this stage in the training that student-practitioners initiate work with clients under the guidance of a supervisor to gain competence in applying the methods in the practice of Core Energetics.

Note: As part of this program all students also take two Ethics courses. Students who do not have professional clinical backgrounds are also required to take Clinical Skills training. These additional courses are offered by the Institute and included in the tuition.

Themes Explored in Years 1 and 2

  • Foundations of Core Energetics and Introduction to Character Development
  • Energy and Consciousness
  • Core Energetics Model of Personality
  • The Fragmented Character Defense
  • Images
  • The Undercharged Character Defense
  • Grounding/Breathing/Feeling/Movement
  • The Overcharged Character Defense
  • An Overview of Energy Armoring in the Body
  • The Displaced Character Defense
  • The Armored Character Defense
  • The Four Stages of Core Energetics 
  • Ego Functions and their Relationship to the Core
  • The Principles of Energy Economy
  • The Mask
  • Releasing and Transforming the Lower Self
  • The Higher Self
  • Pride, Self-Will & Fear / Reason,Will & Emotion
  • Touch and Soft Techniques
  • Character & Applied Techniques
  • What the Body Reveals
  • Body Consciousness Class - Alignment and Relation to Gravity
  • Resistance and Anger in the Body
  • The Spiritual Significance of Sexuality
  • The Universal Life Plan and Life Task

Themes Explored in Years 3 and 4

  • The Client/Practitioner Relationship
  • Assessment and Therapeutic Planning
  • Core Energetics and Psychopathology
  • Transference 1
  • Armoring in the Ocular Segment
  • Armoring in the Oral Segment
  • Countertransference and the Mask of the Practitioner
  • Armoring in the Cervical Segment
  • Armoring in the Diaphragmatic & Thoracic Segments
  • Armoring in the Abdominal Segment
  • Armoring in the Pelvic Segment
  • Working with Sexual Trauma & Abuse
  • The Art of Leadership
  • The Core Energetics Group Process
  • Advanced Transference and Countertransference
  • Resistance to Consciousness, Bodywork and Work with the Lower Self
  • Working with Borderline Issues/and Spiritual Emergency
  • Psychosomatics:The Mind/Body Connection
  • Termination and Closure
  • Working with Non-Developmental Trauma
  • Sexuality in the Core Energetics Process

The 2-Year Personal Growth Program offers participants a methodology for awakening embodied consciousness and deepening insight into how your energy system interacts and co-creates relational dynamics with others and influences the circumstances of your life.

Students learn the foundational elements of the four stages of the Core Energetics process through a combination of didactic presentation and interactive experiencing as they also engage every level of selfhood: body, emotions, mind, will and spirit. Awareness of how blocks in the energy system form and distort reality is gained as students are introduced to character theory and the character defenses as a lens for  understanding personal struggles and behavior patterns. Consciousness expands and new possibilities emerge as participants learn how living in the mask (the idealized or false self) and staying unconscious of the lower self (unconscious destructive currents) hide authentic and innate qualities (the higher self).

Themes Explored in Years 1 and 2

  • Foundations of Core Energetics and Introduction to Character Development
  • Energy and Consciousness
  • Core Energetics Model of Personality
  • The Fragmented Character Defense
  • Images
  • The Undercharged Character Defense
  • Grounding/Breathing/Feeling/Movement
  • The Overcharged Character Defense
  • An Overview of Energy Armoring in the Body
  • The Displaced Character Defense
  • The Armored Character Defense
  • The Four Stages of Core Energetics 
  • Ego Functions and their Relationship to the Core
  • The Principles of Energy Economy
  • The Mask
  • Releasing and Transforming the Lower Self
  • The Higher Self
  • Pride, Self-Will & Fear / Reason,Will & Emotion
  • Touch and Soft Techniques
  • Character & Applied Techniques
  • What the Body Reveals
  • Body Consciousness Class - Alignment and Relation to Gravity
  • Resistance and Anger in the Body
  • The Spiritual Significance of Sexuality
  • The Universal Life Plan and Life Task

NOTE: The 2-Year program also forms the pre–clinical foundation of the 4-Year Practitioner program. Students successfully completing this program may be eligible to transfer into the 4-Year Practitioner program,  if they have also met all the requirements and assignments that are the required for the 4-Year Practitioner program. Or they may opt to transfer into the 4-year Embodied Leadership program.

 

The Postgraduate year provides advanced training for Certified Core Energetics Practitioners and supports participants in attaining a high level of professional presence and leadership. The program is open to application from graduates from Core Energetics Practitioner programs worldwide and invites participants to come together with other professionals to enhance their practice and skills in Core Energetics, deepen connections, and to take their personal journey one step further within the enriching atmosphere of the Institute community. 

The program offers depth and breadth in specialized aspects of the work as each module focuses on one theme which is developed over the three days of the weekend. Classes are led by seasoned and specialized faculty members and meets on the same weekends as other Institute programs. The classes have a distinct feel and have been described by graduates as more professional and collegial as participants also bring their expertise and experience to one another.

Postgraduate Themes

  • Leadership and Advanced Core Energetics Group Skills
  • Sexuality in Clinical Practice
  • Core Energetics for Couples
  • Neuroscience, Psychosomatics and Core Energetics
  •  Addiction & Recovery & Advanced Trauma
  • Universal Life Path-Life Task (supplemental)

Other components of the weekend are: Personal process time so that postgraduate students can share themselves with one another in authentic ways, receive support, and work with the feelings, resistance, and transference issues that emerge within the group over the course of the program. Supervision Group is another component which takes place in a small group format that discusses actual clients rather than the live session format used during years 3 and 4.

An important component of professional development in the postgraduate year is the opportunity to gain a particular expertise in some facet of Core Energetics through the completion of a final project. With the support of a project mentor, participants have an opportunity to delve deeply into an aspect of the work that speaks to them. Project milestones are spaced out over the course of the year and culminate in a project presentation to guests, faculty members and 4th year students at the June weekend.

Participants receive individual support to put themselves forward as leaders in the work and to create and lead a Core Energetics workshop during the course of the year.

Supervision is required. Individual sessions are strongly encouraged, but are no longer required.

To apply for the post-grad program please complete the application here, and send to info@coreenergetics.org

Application Deadline August 1, 2021

Training Facilities
Our trainings are weekend residential retreats and are held at Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT.

Application Fee (Must accompany application form)

  • Standard — $100: Application and all supporting materials are due by  September 1 of the 2021  academic year
  • Late — $150: Application and all supporting materials received after  September 1 of the 2021 academic year

Tuition
The tuition for the 2021–2022 year is $4,500.00. Additional costs: room & board and individual and or/including group sessions.

Books
Each year of study has required texts and training manuals. Some of these can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Donations
As is the case for many educational organizations, the tuition we charge does not cover our operating costs. If you are in the financial position to invest more than the yearly tuition toward your education, we very much appreciate any additional contribution you are able to make. Contributions over and above the required tuition are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. You may also consider sponsoring all or part of the education of a classmate. Donate online today!

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available through scholarships and requests for assistance are considered upon completion of the application and acceptance into the program. Our bursar will work individually with applicants to explore forms of tuition payment and potential sources of financial assistance.

Optional Payment Plan
Students may request an optional payment plan schedule in order to budget their full tuition costs effectively. Optional payment plans are available. Customized payment plans must be arranged with the bursar prior to enrollment, after providing documentation supporting the need for a variance.

How to Apply for Financial Aid
Send an email to the admissions office at info@coreenergetics.org after you have been accepted into one of the programs.

Note: All awards, tuition abatement, and other forms of aid are solely contingent upon satisfactory coursework and participation. Failure to maintain any of these standards may result in a suspension of funds.  

Program Dates for 2021-2022

The Institute has considered many options for returning to in-person learning. We’ve decided the best chance of meeting safely in person for the ’21-’22 academic year is to modify the schedule of the regular in-person modules to begin in February. Specific safety precautions and restrictions will be announced closer to the time of the actual meetings.

The Institute reserves the right to conduct some or all modules online, if necessary. However, we are hopeful that delaying the start of in-person meetings will allow us to meet in person for the entire year.

October 16, 2021 - Year 3 and Year 5 only - Virtual.
October 17, 2021 - Community Virtual Sanctuary Service. 
October 17, 2021 - Year 3 only - Virtual

November 13, 2021 - Year 1 and Year 2 and Year 5- Virtual (Cultural and Historical Trauma).

December 4, 2021 - Year 1 - Virtual (Ethics I).
December 5, 2021 - Community Virtual Sanctuary Service.
December 5, 2021 - Year 2 - Virtual (Basic Practitioner Skills).
Other dates will be added for class-specific virtual offerings.

In-person training begins:

February 25-27, 2022 - All students, in-person at Wisdom House.

April 8-10, 2022 - All students, in-person at Wisdom House.

May 20-22, 2022 - All students, in-person at Wisdom House.
May 23, 2022 - Year 3-in-person at Wisdom House (Advanced Practitioner Skills).

June 10-12, 2022 - All students, in-person at Wisdom House.
June 13, 2022 - Year 3 - in-person at Wisdom House (Ethics II).

August 5-7, 2022 - All students, in-person at Wisdom House.

Program Dates for 2022-2023 

October 21-23, 2022

December 2-4, 2022

February 17-19/20, 2023

April 14-16/17, 2023

June 9-11/12, 2023

Program Dates for 2023-2024 

October 20-22/23, 2023

December 1-3/4, 2023

February 16-18/19, 2023

April 19-22/21, 2024

June 7-9/10, 2024

 

Refunds
Tuition paid toward the training programs is non-refundable.  See Wisdom House refund policies for Room and Board.

Questions about training and workshops? Email info@coreenergetics.org or call 212-982-9637.

“My time at Core was amazing—giving me tools and memories as well as possibilities to continue growing and opening. I can’t imagine my life without it.” — M.B.

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