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The NeuroAffective Touch® Training welcomes a variety of professional participants including psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and pre-licensed interns and students in these fields, as well as certified bodywork, massage, and somatic practitioners, addiction counselors, nurses, health practitioners, and coaches who wish to integrate body and mind in the resolution of emotional trauma and relational deficits.
Anyone who wishes to integrate psychodynamic psychotherapy with hands-on touch interventions will find the training valuable.
Because NeuroAffective Touch® combines the use of psychotherapy and bodywork, you will find the training more accessible if you have some familiarity with the body and/or with a somatic modality. This is not, however, a requirement. Familiarity with the body can include knowledge of a variety of approaches such as bodywork, movement practice, body-based mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or energy work. Familiarity with somatic approaches can include, amongst many, such modalities as Reichian therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™ (SP), Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Integral Somatic Psychotherapy™ (ISP™), or NARM.
Yes. Students who have taken other touch, bodywork, and somatic trainings report that they have found the integrative psychological, developmental, and relational body-oriented focus of the NeuroAffective Touch® Foundation Training to be unique and complementary to their acquired expertise.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded to those who have completed the Foundation Training in person, with no more than one module taken on video.
In order to be eligible to assist in NATouch™ trainings, you must complete all the modules of the Foundation Training in person. If you are interested in becoming an assistant, please visit Becoming an Assistant.
The following policies are for the US only. For information about policies in all other countries, please contact your local training coordinator.
Yes, you can review training modules on video. The cost is $100 per 4-day module.
Email email@example.com with your request for review videos and specify which module you would like to purchase.
Yes. If you need to miss a NATouch™ module, you can make it up on video. Full tuition applies. Included in the tuition is the video of all course hours, the Keynote, and the training manual for that module. The exception is for Module 1. It must be taken in-person.
Students who make up a module on video can retake that module in person at another time for a 40% tuition discount. However, because of the use of massage tables, space in trainings is limited. Students who wish to take advantage of the 40% tuition discount will be advised if there is available space.
Requests for transfers must be made at least 30 days prior to a module start date.
Requests for transfers are not available for no-shows, or if the transfer request is made within 29 days prior to a module start date.
Students making a request for transfer to a different training location must process the request with The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute. Please send your request for transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the desired transfer location.
Upon approval from the Institute, tuition will be transferred to the new training location. If training locations are in different regions or countries, tuition differences may apply. The payment of any difference is the responsibility of the student.
Yes, however, it is strongly recommended that you complete the training in the same location where you started and with the same group. The community support you will receive, and the coherence of group continuity are important elements of attending the trainings.
Yes, students who have attended a training module can retake that module at a 40% tuition discount. However, please keep in mind that because of the use of massage tables, space in trainings is limited. Students who wish to take advantage of the 40% tuition discount will be advised if there is available space.
If an applicant is denied access to the training, a full refund will be issued.
If a training is canceled by The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute, a full refund will be issued.
If a training module is rescheduled, tuition will be transferred to the rescheduled training or to another location of the student’s choice. No refund will be issued.
If a student cancels a training at least 21 days prior to a training module, a full refund will be issued, less a $75 nonrefundable cancellation fee.
If a student cancels a module within 20 days of its start date, a 60% refund will be issued for that module’s tuition; if a student paid tuition in advance for future training modules, a full refund will be issued for the tuition of those additional future training modules.
No refunds will be issued for no-shows.
No refunds are issued to students who miss a portion of a live training.
No refunds will be issued when you cancel a case consultation, study group, or online presentation. A video recording will be made available if the event is recorded.
No refunds will be issued when NATouch™ reschedules a case consultation, study group, or online presentation. A video recording will be made available if the event is recorded.
No refunds are issued for CE credits purchased from third parties.
For detailed information read our Sales and Refund Policy.
All requests for cancellation and/or refund must be submitted in writing, via email, to email@example.com. A request for cancellation is officially granted once you receive an email confirmation of the cancellation.
Yes, students can review training modules on video. The cost is $100 per 4-day module.
To obtain a video, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request specifying which module you want to purchase.
Yes. If you need to miss a training module you can make it up on video. Full tuition for video makeup applies. Included in the tuition is the video of all course hours, the Keynote, and the training module manual.
Students who make up a module by video can take the training of that module, in person, at a 40% tuition discount. However, because of the use of massage tables, space in trainings is limited. Therefore, students who wish to take advantage of the 40% tuition discount will be advised if there is space.
For NATouch™ graduates to be considered for assisting, all training modules must have been attended in person.
When available, continuing education credits will be listed for video courses and events. Visit the CE Credits page.
Yes, the NATouch™ Foundation Training can be taken in its entirety by video, however, because of the importance of the hands-on learning which will be missed, no Certificate of Completion will be issued.
The NeuroAffective Touch® Foundation Training is a continuing education program offering CE Credits for each training module. To earn CE Credits for a training module, you must attend all course hours in person and complete an evaluation. For detailed information visit the CE Credits page.
Our CE partner organization requires in-person attendance of all contact hours at each live training module to qualify for CE Credit. Partial credit is not awarded. For detailed information visit the CE Credits page.
When available, continuing education credits will be listed online. Visit the CE Credits page.
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