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Chicago, IL – 2023 – Module 1

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain Training



This training is open to all those who support healing in others, those who work in a therapeutic or educational setting, including but not limited to the following:

  • Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Art or Music Therapist
  • Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Chiropractor
  • Body Worker, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • or attended Somatic Experiencing Training, Sensory Motor Training, Hakomi Training,
    or a Somatic Training Program, Touch Skills for Therapist, or Somatic Resilience and Regulation
  • Currently have a "Healing" practice
  • If you are unsure about your qualifications, please reach out to the training site coordinator

This 3 Module  Trauma-Informed "Transforming Touch® Training" . Each module builds on the one before and modules must be taken in sequence.  You may take modules in other locations if you have conflicts with your original cohort.

The Trauma-Informed Transforming Touch® Curriculum for Module 1 includes:


  • The Feeling of Threat
  • Shock vs Developmental Trauma
  • Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development
  • Importance of Understanding Memory
  • Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
  • Regulation and Hierarchy of Healing
  • Homeostasis and Allostatic Load
  • Normal to New Normal
  • Bowlby's 4 Points of Healing
  • Three Tiers of Safety
  • Transforming Touch® and Transforming Intentional Touch
  • Ethics of Transforming Touch®
  • The 4 Agreements for Transforming Touch® Therapist
  • Attention vs Intention
  • Therapeutic Centering
  • Organs, Glands, and Bones
  • Enhancements
  • Primitive Reflexes
  • Post Transforming Touch® Session
  • The New Science of Touch


  • How To Touch and Importance of Permission
  • Triangle of Healing
  • 7 Point Protocol
  • Fear Paralysis Primitive Reflex
  • 4 Layer Balance
  • Moro Primitive Reflex

When And Where


Holiday Inn Express

1837 CENTRE POINT CIRCLENAPERVILLE, IL 60563 Telephone: (630)505-3353 Sales Fax:(630)505-0176 https://www.ihg.com/ 

Hotel Room Link, this link is valid up to 1 month before March 2nd, 2023: HOTEL LINK


March 2-5, 2023


Day 1: 9:30am until 6:00pm 
Day 2: 9:30am until 6:00pm
Day 3: 9:30am until 6:00pm 
Day 4: 9:30am until 12:30pm
Lunch: Day 1 - 3 is 12:30-2:00
no lunch on Day 4

Payment And Related Information:


Regular Registration: $1125.00
Early Registration: $1025.00
Early Registration applies when tuition is paid in full by the early registration deadline.

A deposit of $150.00 or payment in full is required to hold your place in module 1. If you enroll in module 1, we also hold your space for Modules 2 and 3 until the early registration deadline for those modules. No further deposit is required.

Cancellation Policy:

Click here to view our cancellation policy.


Beth Plachetka:  Coordinator



Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

Alumni Discount:

Alumni (repeat students of a specific module) may receive a 50% discount off regular registration pricing. To receive your discount, please contact us for your coupon code and enter your code during checkout. To encourage early enrollment and save your space in a class, the coupon works for either early registration or regular registration and automatically adjust the amount due to 50% off of regular registration. Sorry, but no deposits are accepted for Alumni and full payment is expected at time of registration. Please note, there are no refunds available once payment is received unless Austin Attachment cancels the program due to unforeseen circumstances.

ALUMNI: We do not accept deposits for Alumni. If you plan to register as an Alumni, please pay registration in full.

Continuing Education Information:

Find links to order CEUs for Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other licensed professionals below:

For Social Workers:

Social Work CEUs are provided by the State of Illinois and apply to Social Workers and Counselors in Illinois. Please check your individual license to verify if these apply to you. We award 24 hours per module completed. The cost is $25.

Click Here to order CEUs and complete an evaluation for IL SW.

For Psychologists:

American Psychological Association (APA) Joint Accreditation with Amedco. Check your individual license to verify. Amedco awards 24.50 hours per module completed. The cost is $25.

Click Here to Order CEUs for APA. 





Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Stephen J. Terrell, PLLC. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation:

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Stephen J. Terrell, PLLC.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  24.50 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements.
*OK: Accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs:
 AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.

MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (held outside NY ONLY), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: 

For Bodyworkers:
Continuing Education (CE) credit for this program is awarded by NCBTMB www.ncbtmb.org Stephen J. Terrell is an NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 50-100025). 24 Hours. No cost for students.

Click Here to Register for NCBTMB hours and complete an evaluation.


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Other Modules:

Module 2: Click Here
Module 3: Click Here