Being Present: Including the Nervous System in Therapy

Crystal Hines, LPC, RYT, RCYT, EMDR Trained

Erin Linehan, LPC, EMDR Certified & Consultant in Training, HTP

This webinar is designed for mental health therapists who are either new to the field, or want to deepen their understanding of how our nervous systems influence the therapeutic work we provide to our clients.

As therapists, most of us have an innate ability to sense how other people are feeling and are very good at reading other people. Naturally empatheticwe can often take on the emotions and struggles that our clients are experiencing and we are left feeling drained and overwhelmed. 

At this webinar you will learn the basics of our nervous system regulation responses, clarify language and specifics around what is happening energetically in the therapy room, practice easy to use tools to help you and your clients regulate, and learn how to authentically connect with your clients while keeping yourself safe. 


Crystal Hines is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado since 2013. She is an EMDR trained therapist working toward certification, and is a Registered Yoga teacher for people of all ages. In addition to her daily work with clients, Crystal is energized by teaching, mentoring, and supervising other mental health professionals.

Erin Linehan certifed in EMDR therapy and is an EMDR consultant-in-training. She is working towards certification in Healing Touch.  Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado since 2012. Erin thoroughly enjoys the study of the nervous system and helping her clients and other mental health professionals learn practical applications to help them heal. 

Crystal and Erin are the Co-Owners of The Kali Institute, LLC located in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Psychoaromatherapy for the Psychotherapist

Danielle Daniel, LCSW

Danielle Daniel is an LCSW, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology student from San Diego California. As a licensed psychotherapist, working with trauma, survivors of torture, abuse, suicidal and high risk teens, she received the best client outcomes with a holistic approach using Psychoaromatherapy. Danielle has over 20 years using essential oils, is trained in medical aromatherapy in France, and is studying essential oils for the brain in her doctorate. She has now created an easy way to learn and apply this natural model for therapists to manage mood, emotions, anxiousness and much more during the therapy session. She is passionate about empowering others to success through emotional wellness and has achieved a high level of success through her wellness model. Learn how you can apply Psychoaromatherapy correctly with your clients and in your own home by understanding the research and using the resources Danielle has published.

Danielle’s Website – Download the FREE 8 Steps Guide to Psychoaromatherapy!

Danielle’s Therapy Tools

Danielle’s Facebook group (get access to and join her Tuesday Brain Talks!)


Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociation with Integrative EMDR Therapy: A Resilience Informed Approach

Arielle Schwartz, PhD


Complex PTSD occurs as a result of long-term exposure to traumatic stress rather than in response to a single incident and typically arises as a result of repeated traumatic events that occur during childhood. Growing up afraid has ramifications on cognitive, emotional, and physical development that persist into adulthood until one has sufficient support to heal. This is not a character weakness; it is a learned stress disorder. You can help your clients reclaim their lives from the costs of childhood trauma by deepening self-acceptance and reducing the shame that often accompanies developmental wounds. In this presentation, you will develop a greater understanding of Complex PTSD and discover ways to mitigate its effects through Resilience Informed Therapy, which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and time-tested relational psychotherapy. We will explore the existential issues that can arise for clinicians when working with dissociative clients.

Dr. Schwartz’s books & website:

Dr. Schwartz’s Website

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole

EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment