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AAIT™ Foundations

For professionals who want to help their clients break FREE from the psycho-emotional pain that binds them

We can help our clients (and ourselves) access resolution and relief within minutes.

Imagine a path to having more impact with less emotional work.

Acceptance and Integration Training® (AAIT™) effectively neutralizes charged psycho-emotional energy resulting in enhanced psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Almost every session is enlivened with real change and satisfying results, empowered freedom.

You have invested so much time and money in your skills, yet helping clients cope with versions of the same struggles may be leaving you feeling DRAINED, DEFEATED and EXHAUSTED.

There is an easier way. That’s why I founded a path to clinical confidence grounded in the COMPETENCE and the CHANGE you and your clients crave – opening pathways to peace and new possibilities.

Who It’s For

Therapists and other healing arts practitioners who

want to help clients get RELIEF from trauma and other difficult problems WITHOUT takings weeks to get there

are tired of the same old talk therapy and / or trauma tactics that can leave you lost in the weeds of painful client stories while taking a long time

are drawn to the confluence of psychotherapy and spirituality

Experience the satisfaction of watching your clients get lasting relief in almost every session with a FRESH approach change rooted in resilience and freedom.

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Listen, I KNOW there’s a lot of noise about how to best help our clients. Right now, people are STRUGGLING. We are facing decades of increasing need for mental health services. We also know that more than 70% of people seeking mental health care want their care provider to use a structured approach.

Alongside the press of client need, you may be struggling yourself. This collision of need alongside outdated models of care, many in mental health are feeling defeated and on the verge of burnout.

After all, we’ve seen a lot. These have been challenging times. We’ve witnessed enormous pain this year in this work of showing up, being PRESENT for the healing of others.

You may be experiencing the limitations of what you’ve learned so far.

I also KNOW it lights you up to watch your clients light up and feel better.

I’m right there with you in LOVING being a part of clients’ journey as they rediscover joy and their own true authentic self. It’s an amazing privilege.

But Guess What?

Most therapists experience the magic of those moments rarely, not hourly.


First, most of us are simply doing what we were taught, pending our precious therapeutic time listening, empathizing, reflecting, reframing, making connections, etc.

Left with what feels like intermittent success, we drift from the heart of why we got into this work, clients, and therapists, get discouraged, give up, or trudge on with little joy, exhausted, and on the verge of burnout.

AAIT™ not only helps disrupt negative thinking at the root but often results in more spacious awareness, increased connection and decreased reactivity. Moreover, clients and therapists alike find it easy to make more skillful choices, choices are informed by an awareness of the space between stimulus and response.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” 

~ Viktor E. Frankl

As we learn to Untether from distorted thinking, a feeling of wellbeing and inner steadiness unfolds, revealing what many describe as spiritual benefits from psycho-emotional change.

What if you STOP with the same old and discover a new approach that empowers you to facilitate relief from negative thinking (AND SO MUCH MORE) in almost every session?

The best part is you will be developing skills that help you mitigate your own stress while cultivating inner ease and balance.


You and your clients deserve the relief of reliable, consistent, progress.

Along with a lot of handholding from us.
We want you to USE what you learn.

I have a question for you.

When was the last time you felt completely confident and at ease, KNOWING that you could help the client in front of you get relief in the hour you have together?

The approach and methods I teach in lay the ground for you to feel confident satisfaction with your work, the way you imagined possible when you first got into this game of helping people WITHOUT hearing the same stories again and again.

If you:

Are TIRED of hearing your clients express different versions of the same pain with NO relief or resolution

LONG for reliable tools with which to empower yourself and your clients

Teeter on BURNOUT

Want to get UNSTUCK in therapy and rekindle your enthusiasm for the important work you do

YEARN for a community of generous hearted practitioners aiming for deep transformation,

AAIT™ Foundations is for perfect for you.

It’s amazing to be able to know what to do to help someone with pretty much whatever they bring.

~ Sarah McNamara, L.C.S.W.


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Grow your confidence and refresh your enthusiasm with reliable results for your clients.

Results like this are NOT TYPICAL for most therapists working with depression and anxiety because Acceptance and Integration Training is NOT YOUR TYPICAL therapeutic approach.

Helping people change patterns of thinking can be a real challenge. Therapists just like you meet that challenge everyday with AAIT™.

If you want results like this, it won’t happen from trying the same old same old or trying to figure it out on your own with what you’ve learned so far. This ONLY leads to increased stress, wasted time and missed opportunities for deep and substantial healing.

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Who is this for?

AAIT™ Foundations is designed for professionals who want to help their clients break FREE from the psycho-emotional pain that binds them.

Although Foundations is not a pre-requisite for the AAIT™ Fellowship program, many people appreciate the opportunity to learn a bit before embarking on the journey of certification.

Healing arts professionals who enjoy working in the confluence of psychotherapy, self-development and spirituality have had great success with people who journey with:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual wellbeing
  • Body dysmorphia and other body related issues
  • Spectrum related concerns
  • Phobias
  • LGBTQ related issues
  • Children, teens, adults, seniors
    … and more.

Our clients, regardless of their primary problem, experience the pain and stress of challenging life circumstances and seek relief. Most of us are no different in that regard. If you:

  • Light up when your clients have a breakthrough and make REAL change
  • Enjoy getting predictable results that also result in spiritual wellbeing
  • LOVE watching client’s faces light up with relief and expanded awareness
  • Long for real community with like-minded professionals
  • Are tired of WASTING valuable therapeutic time
  • Enjoy experiential learning that breaks free of traditional talk therapy
  • WILLING to practice new skills to new results
  • Need something that can also help YOU (healing arts professionals need and deserve exceptional self-care strategies) …

AAIT™ Foundations is for you.

In less than one week, you AND your clients can begin getting FREE from challenging problems and traumatic reactions while discovering greater ease of being.

You could be making an even BIGGER difference in the lives of your clients, the kind of difference you hoped was possible when you got into this work.

More importantly, you will gain access to doorways into reliable change and spiritual wellbeing, change that results in your clients feeling GOOD after almost every session and EMPOWERED to take responsibility for and tend to their inner state.

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Time for some real talk

Just because you have managed to keep up with CEs, doesn’t mean that you have discovered the secret to a crafting a long and satisfying career helping people access the CHANGE and HEALING that got you into this field.

If you find yourself a little bored or frustrated listening to versions of the same story over and over and over again, UNDERSTAND it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you find yourself offering up an insight without a vehicle to neutralize the charged energy and effect change, UNDERSTAND it doesn’t have to be that way.

AAIT™ practitioners have created careers in agencies and private practices that inspire and uplift them while providing deep and transformative care for their clients.

Technology has changed every area of our lives. The field of human development is no different. We now have psycho-emotional mechanisms to effect LASTING change quickly. You and your clients deserve no less.

You have two choices…

Continue doing what you’re doing, getting the results you are getting maybe even feeling like you are wasting yours and your clients’ precious therapeutic time with outdated approaches to change.

Take a short journey with me. Discover an approach, tools and practices that have worked for me and HUNDREDS of others … watch your clients drop the tension of their problems right in front of you.

AAIT™ Foundations includes proven strategies that have allowed me and AAIT™ practitioners to deliver REAL value to our clients and our communities.

Stand out as a professional who gets results that liberate your clients and expand their perspective.

AAIT™ FOUNDATIONS lays the groundwork for your successful practice of AAIT™. By the end of our weekend workshop, you will be able to immediately use new, effective methods to help your clients.

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What’s included

This will SET YOU APART from your peers as your clients begin making rapid change. Further, you will have all the support you need to fully integrate what you have learned into your current practice.

Offered live, both in-person and virtually.


  • 3 practical tools that readily neutralize charged psycho-emotional pain, resulting in relief, resolution and the cultivation of freedom from reactivity.
  • Principles, phases and theory of AAIT™ that give meaning and context for the transformations experienced by clients..
  • How to include all four elements of human experience for comprehensive results; thoughts, images, emotions and sensations.
  • Embodiment practices resulting in balance and increasing feeling of wholeness.
  • An introduction to trauma care with AAIT™, rapidly releasing long-held traumatic reactions while building resilience.
  • How to integrate the shadow revealing a path to increased relationship satisfaction.
  • How to access dormant attributes and characteristics to aid in goal realization.
  • 24 hour access to course community.
  • Lifetime access to the AAIT™ Foundations Skills Lab with videos, worksheets and more to support you in applying what you learn.
  • 2 Live Q/A mentoring sessions with certified AAIT™ trainer.
  • EVERYTHING you learn can also be applied for personal self-care.

This PRACTICAL and integrative approach will guide you in providing rapid relief while supporting a shift from the pain of the conditioned self to the TRUE self.

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A Letter from Melanie

Now that I’ve reached this stage of my career and have seen the effects of this new and promising approach with my students’ clients, I’m thrilled to be sharing this work more widely.

But I didn’t always have this kind of confidence. Good training changes that.

Look, I’ve been practicing a very long time. I realized that in order for our profession to evolve, it means stepping outside of the box and embracing new approaches.

I’ve had a LOT of training with BRILLIANT clinicians and have trained many therapists. I created this course to introduce therapists to the profound possibilities of AAIT™ and help you facilitate real change with your clients while helping yourself.

What therapist doesn’t need a little help? Some of us really struggle even as we work to ease the suffering of others.

This is NOT “just a course” about problems. This is a comprehensive strategic approach to cultivating sustainable WELLBEING for us and our clients.

I’ve seen the powerful transformation that this program has had with my students and their clients … YOU’RE NEXT.

I can’t wait to see you in the course community!

~ Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. AAIT Founder

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