Transformational Psychotherapy: Four Steps to Healing



Using the historical context of the multi-cultural traditional shamanic and other ancient healing practices from around the world, this teleseminar focuses on four areas of transformation.

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Taught by: Dr. Tammy Nelson and guest speakers D’Arcy Swanson and Neal Goldsmith

Designed for: Therapists, healers, coaches, and anyone interested in transformation

Course includes:   A 2 part recorded teleclass and reading material. Each part is 90 minutes in length.

3 AASECT CEs** Available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):

Sex Education: N

Sex Therapy: A, E, F

Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d

You must complete a Feedback Form and pass a short quiz at the conclusion of the course to get CE credit. Please email your Feedback Form and quiz to


Session 1:
Fire – Relationships
Real change can only happen when we heal through our relationship, creating dramatic changes in our energy and the way we relate to others.  Energetically, we can make dramatic changes in our partnerships when we focus on our energy fields and not just the narratives we make up about our partners and how we relate to conflict.
Earth – Body
Changing the body can cement any intellectual insight gained in psychotherapy.  Without it, there is no hope for long-term gains. New forms of treatment including tapping and ancient healing forms like shamanism, tantra, and yoga will be discussed as they relate to new neurological findings in brain research.
Session 2:
Air – Mind
Our life is more than just our thoughts, it is our psyche straining to right itself.  It is a pull toward healing the anxiety and fears of a normal life and reaching toward greater consciousness.  Learn what psychedelics can teach us about healing and the brain.
Water – Spirit
Flowing with “what is” can create greater acceptance, but is our focus on “mindfulness” and “spirituality” today really just fostering a new “whatever” generation?  How are we dealing with the stress of an over-functioning society that has the burden of saving the planet?  Can we save our spirit first, acting in integrity with our higher purpose and then in a relationship with the future? Find out what mindfulness and acceptance really mean and how to achieve both.
Meet your instructors:

i-FKjNMdQ-M Dr. Tammy Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author, and a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, is in private practice and teaches seminars and workshops around the world for couples and professionals.  She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Certified Sex Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist.  She is an invited speaker at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization, and at the University of California, Irvine.   She speaks worldwide on global relational change.

D'Arcy Swanson looks directly at the camera with a smile, shoulder length brown hair and a denim button down shirt.D’Arcy Swanson, MC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Bend, Oregon. His passion and focus is in helping with relationships, sexual issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other life-disturbing issues. D’Arcy has a variety of certifications and clinical training aimed at healing and growth through experiential techniques that connect us with mind, body, and spirit. In addition to formal clinical training, he has found power, purpose, and liberation in shamanic and tantric teachings from South America, Tibet, India, and Mexico. The search for wisdom and the opening of consciousness has forever driven D’Arcy into nature, science, psyche, sex, dreamwork, mysticism, meditation, ecstatic movement and whatever it is that helps us wake up to this moment and connect with the love and beauty that permeates everything.

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, author, and public speaker specializing in psychospiritual development, with particular expertise in psychedelic psychotherapy.  (A six-minute clip of his “Fusion of Spirit and Science” may be found here).  His book, Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development, describes the influence of psychedelics on the development of his personality theory and clinical practice.  Trained in humanistic, transpersonal, and eastern traditions, Dr. Goldsmith maintains a (non-psychedelic) psychotherapy practice in New York City and may be reached via his website.


**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits – asynchronous. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact or go to  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.