empathic witnessing Certification
Update for 2023: Catherine is not receiving applications for the Empathic Witnessing Certification Program at this time. Join the email list to know when it reopens.
A one-on-one, 12-week professional apprenticeship for coaches and healing arts practitioners who want to add Empathic Witnessing, Catherine's unique method of shadow work, to their skill set.
Help your clients know themselves more deeply than they could have imagined.
Available via Zoom.
If you are a trauma-informed mental health practitioner, an accelerated program may be available to you. Contact Catherine to find out more.
20% off for members of Black, indigenous, and other communities of color. Contact Catherine to claim this discount.
"Catherine is an absolute miracle worker. She's guided by pure intuition and love, and her accepting and loving presence allowed me to fully step into my innate power and wisdom. She's a changemaker who fully embodies her methods, and she masterfully supported me in our programs together." - Megan, 2021 program graduate
"Catherine is an incredible mentor and guide. Her training program is well thought out and while not easy, the tools and perspectives gained in the program are invaluable. Her authenticity and enthusiasm for her mentee's successes shine through and I consider it a great honor to have gone through the program with her. She is a gifted healer and leader in the community." - Jen, 2020 program graduate
"As a student of Catherine's, I feel confident in my ability to provide shadow work sessions with clients. Catherine is a fantastic teacher who really connects with her students. I knew that when struggles came up during the class that Catherine would show up for me in a way that made me feel safe to be vulnerable - which historically has not been easy for me, but because of Catherine's support has helped me become more comfortable with my vulnerability." - Kyra, 2019 program graduate
Bring the Power of Empathic Witnessing to Your Practice.
If you've personally experienced the profound impact of Empathic Witnessing, I'm sure you've thought about how to share it with others. Due to popular demand, I created this program just for you! I'm incredibly proud to present this labor of love- my professional certification program.
This program is intimate and very intensive. It consists of 12 one-on-one meetings online via Zoom, plus two 60-minute Empathic Witnessing sessions to support your own personal healing journey.
You will work with the 45-page program manual to complete weekly assignments that take you to the deepest parts of yourself as a practitioner, and give you the theoretical and practical skills to practice Empathic Witnessing in a contemporary trauma-informed, somatically-based, and culturally-competent style.
You will be facilitating two full 60-minute practice Empathic Witnessing sessions with actual clients, one voice recorded, and one video recorded, that I will thoroughly evaluate based on fully transparent written criteria. These are our "midterm" and "final," if you will. (I used to be a college professor, after all.)
If you have remaining questions or would like to talk more about the specifics of the program, please schedule a free 20 minute consultation call with me.
Preview of Weekly Schedule
Week 1: Foundations
Week 2: Befriending the Practitioner’s Shadow
Week 3: Enhancing Trust and Presence
Week 4: Optimizing Client Assessments
Week 5: Deprogramming Implicit Bias
Week 6: Intersections with Mental Health
Week 7: Working with Trauma
Week 8: Navigating Client Relationships
Week 9: Self-Care and Boundary-Setting
Week 10: The Business of Empathic Witnessing
Week 11: Final Practice Session Video Evaluation
Week 12: Completion and Certification