Learn more about Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W., and her background.
What is Acceptance and Integration Training®?
Acceptance and Integration Training® (AAIT™) reveals a path and paradigm to facilitating real freedom for you and your clients … FREEDOM to make more conscious choices, choices found in the space between stimulus and response.
Empowered with new and RELIABLE techniques, developed from decades of experience, we can help people get free of conditioned reactivity and neutralize the charged pain of problems in minutes, not weeks.
AAIT™ was created to not only liberate clients from their pain and problems but to help practitioners discover a REFRESHING fascination with their important work while accessing greater personal freedom.
AAIT™ is an approach to alleviating psycho-emotional pain while contributing to spiritual wellbeing. It is a non-narrative, a-historic model designed to efficiently resolve clients’ presenting problems while supporting them in the cultivation of inner STEADINESS.
Have some questions? You’re not alone. These are the most common questions folks ask about training in AAIT™.
“The homework I had assigned to clients after an EMDR session pales in comparison to the homework of AAIT. The homework was a quick technique often utilized if self-soothing were needed. But AAIT embodiment practices are plentiful, can be used to begin the day, set the tone, calm distressing emotions, and increase desired qualities etc. My therapeutic toolbox was sufficient for the time prior to learning about AAIT. Since learning the AAIT practices, I see how insufficient that toolbox really was.”
Carla Benson, LPC
“AAIT has offered my clients so much healing and room to grow. Thank you for offering these classes to us. It’s a gift I will forever be thankful for. The curiosity of how my sessions unfold keeps me engaged and wanting more. My clients experience the same thing. Great work, Melanie!”
Stacy Hernandez, L.C.S.W.
“I wanted to share something amazing that happened today. I worked with a client today who is both deaf and blind. She was born deaf and became blind around the age of 3, so she does not have a lot of visual imagery. Her mother had passed away recently and she has had a really difficult time coming to terms with losing someone who communicated with her and was so close to, as well as being left out of a lot of information about her mom’s passing, because her siblings are grieving as well and have a difficult time discussing what happened. Feelings of isolation were prevalent as well as anger.
I wasn’t sure how I could use AAIT with her since it’s difficult for her to visualize since she has been blind most of her life and she also could not hear me for guidance. I had brought some items with me to have at the office for tactile sensation and realized I could use this to help her express herself. She had chosen a rough piece of sandpaper to express her anger and a smooth polished worry stone for calm. In using these, she was able to process and neutralize while I used DP4 on her. She responded so well and felt immediate relief. I am ecstatic that this worked and that I was able to “think outside the box” in helping her find that relief!”