Intake as Intervention – 4 Days

The problem, as well as the solution, is often revealed within the first moments of interaction. If we listen only to our client’s story, we risk following our clients into the places where they perpetuate their issues and remain stuck. However if we know how to get to the core or fundamental driving force behind the issue, we can implement the most potent solutions.

In this training, students will learn how to quickly expose the root causes behind many of the emotions, behaviors, fears and reactive patterns that keep us mired in our daily lives. Students will learn to explore words, fears, symptoms and body language in a way which not only illuminates the core issue, but also the specific and essential skills and resources necessary for a thorough resolution. Students will learn how to identify the unconscious loyalties, unresolved traumas and hidden dynamics that contribute to patterns of illness, unhappiness and dissatisfaction, as well as learn practical and safe interventions to deepen a client’s healing process.

In this training, you will:

  • Learn The Core Language Approach® — a specific method of questioning and interviewing designed to quickly identify the core trauma underlying a client’s issue
  • Learn how to recognize the Core Language® beneath a client’s story
  • Learn to identify the systemic dynamics that underlie a client’s main issue
  • Learn how to track a client’s family history back to an unresolved traumatic event in the system
  • Learn how to work with illness and chronic medical conditions
  • Provide clients with a context for understanding the physical, psychological and emotional symptoms they’ve been experiencing.
  • Provide clients with new images for resolution

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Effective Resolutions In Individual Sessions – 4 Days

For many of us, the effects of unresolved trauma blend into our words, emotions, reactions and choices in ways we never even think to question. In this level, students will learn how to work with trauma, specifically how to shift the story-image of a sexual, war or family trauma. Students will receive hands-on training in constructing a visceral, three-dimensional healing experience that allows a new image with new sensations to take root in the client’s body. Each time the new image is revisited, an opening is created in the body for greater ease and expansion. Students will learn how to design individualized homework assignments that allow these new images and sensations to anchor in the client’s body and deepen the experience of an expanded sense of self. Students will also learn how to restore the aliveness to a damaged, empty or strained relationship with the parents.

In this training, students will:

  • Learn how to construct visceral, three-dimensional resolutions in one-on-one sessions
  • Learn how to use dialogue, imagery, ritual and healing sentences as tools for reconciliation
  • Learn how to resource clients through body-awareness, body-sensation and breathing techniques
  • Learn how to design client homework assignments to anchor an intervention
  • Learn how to help clients break long-standing patterns of illness, fear and unhappiness


CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from the Hellinger Learning Center will be issued to participants who attend both training levels at the conclusion of the course.  CEU’s are available for MFT’s and LCSW’s. Requests for CEU’s must be made prior to the beginning of the course. Please contact Dalise Gada at 209-712-7363 or

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Mark Wolynn is the Director of the Hellinger Institute of Western Pennsylvania, Northern California, and the Co-Director of The Hellinger Learning Center in NYC. He conducts workshops and trainings in family systems therapy throughout the USA, England, Canada, Latin America, and for the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical School and Graduate School of Social Work’s Continuing Education Program. Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and medical conditions unresponsive to conventional treatment.

Dr. Shannon Zaychuk is a Chartered Psychologist in private practice for 32 years, has facilitated workshops in industrial and clinical settings. She has been a sessional instructor for the University of Calgary’s GraduateProgram.and continues to supervise Graduate Students in their chartering process. Shannon is a certified instructor of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) and has been training psychotherapists and allied health professionals in this modality for the past 15 years. Shannon incorporates Hellinger’s systemic principles into her work with individuals, groups and couples.