A Professional Training and Certification Program
For Therapists, Healers, Coaches and Facilitators
Transformational work with people is an urgent call in these turbulent times. Many people around the world are spiritually awakening and dealing with trauma. What is the way that offers profound, lasting change when we stand on shaken ground?
This professional Transforming Lives training provides a solid foundation. It gets to the root source of change and unites embodied spirituality, depth psychology, trauma healing, holistic facilitation skills, and real human connection.
Because unprecedented times require us to evolve personally and expand our expertise professionally.
This training helps you to work in the most aligned, embodied way so that your own presence and skill significantly impact those you serve. Your work will grow exponentially and successfully as a much-needed expert in the field. You learn how to best guide clients, students, and groups through the passages of trauma and awakening into wholesome healing, connection, and embodiment of their own deepest nature.
You receive refined and seasoned tools to transform lives with skill and grace. And you learn hands-on with other professionals who care – in an empowering, integrated, and soulful way. So we are the medicine and magic – for ourselves and the people we are honored to serve!
~ Apply an integrated and grounded approach. Combine mindfulness, emotional intelligence, somatic experiencing, energy work, relational and spiritual connection.
~ Guide people in a present, empowering, masterful and soul-centered way.
~ Grow abilities and receive advanced tools to navigate and differentiate between trauma healing and spiritual awakening.
~ Learn how to unite spirituality, psychology, and down-to-earth skills with clients.
~ Engage resonance communication for growing genuine connection.
~ Establish a safe container for actual transformation to unfold
~ Learn how to best resource and challenge people. Recognize the boundaries of how far and deep is healthy for each person.
~ Meet suffering and not avoid, diminish, detach or drown. Lead steadfastly through it, to greater love and liberation.
~ Incorporate the direct, felt experience as a powerful catalyst for lasting change.
~ Lead people into the direct experience of grounded presence, heart, and connection. Work uniquely with each person and use their language.
~ Discover and apply the core principles of how any situation can be used for transformation.
~ Practice staying present and loving when challenges and intensity arise.
~ Tend to trauma disassociation and spiritual bypass wisely and elegantly.
~ Learn sound skills for trauma healing and guiding through spiritual emergence.
~ Recognize what needs personal development tending and what’s the spiritual unfoldment need in a person
~ Work from organic intelligence in benefit of your client or group.
~ Understand group dynamics and lead through group wisdom.
~ Cultivate discernment and refined attunement for each person’s process and what will help.
~ Align your energy system and practice self-care.
~ Offer the medicine that can cure the deepest wounds.
Many professionals asked me: “I want to learn how you work. The results are remarkable and the way is unlike anything I have known before.” I’ve worked with thousands of people around the world for 30 years. With a strong professional and training background, long-term experience in guiding clients and groups, and mentoring therapists, coaches, and facilitators for years, I am honored to offer this specialized training to those who are committed to receiving and giving the best.
Where and What: This professional training and certification program for healers and leaders is offered live online worldwide. The complete training leads to certification. Educational units for the UK are possible for individual modules. Read below what the Transforming Lives Training and Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3 includes.
For Whom: This exceptional training is for people who are passionate to be of service in a meaningful and integrated way. It is particularly useful for psychotherapists, social workers, wellness coaches, bodyworkers, clergy, physicians, educators, spiritual teachers and leaders, workshop facilitators, transformational leaders, and other helping professionals. You will receive personalized support and mentoring for your particular work or calling. Be prepared to fully engage hands-on. Bring your issues, talents, and edge for growth. Space is limited.
We now offer the Professional Training and Certification Program LIVE ONLINE to serve people worldwide. See dates below.
And receive the Early Bird fee till Dec 10th, 2022.
Unsure? Find more details below and Sign up for the free intro taster Webinar with Dr. Amadora is Thursday, Dec 1st, 11 am PST, 19.00 UK, 20.00 Europe. Attend live or receive a recorded replay.
Dr. Nicola Amadora has successfully worked with thousands of clients and groups for thirty years internationally. She offers a wealth of experience and expertise as a Transpersonal & Depth Psychologist, non-dual Spiritual Teacher, cert. Hakomi & Trauma Therapist, Leadership and Relationship Educator, and Founder of Living Connection. Nicola unites grounded somatic, emotional, and mental approaches with the soul/spiritual unfolding, which leads to authentic embodiment. She has been working with individuals, couples, families, large groups, and organizations from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Nicola is committed to guiding leaders, healers, and teachers who serve the greater turning to bring forth positive change in lives and our world. www.nicolaamadora.com
Each individual Module includes 18 hours of training and 14 accredited CPD hours(UK). The whole training consists of 54 hours. Please see the details of what each Module contains below the interview videos.
The training sessions include four hours each day online with expert teaching, hands-on practice, in-between breaks, and movement.
Additional: Monthly one live coaching and Q&A session with Dr.Amadora (two sessions per module). Monthly or biweekly peer practice group sessions.
Upcoming Training Dates for 2023
Module 1 Dates: 10/11 Feb. and 10/11 March 2023. Fridays and Saturdays
Times for each day (with short breaks): 8.30 am -12.30 pm PST USA, 16.30 – 20.30 UK, 17.30 – 21.30 Europe.
Module 2: 7/8 April and 5/6 May 2023. Friday and Saturday, each session for 4 hours, at the same times as Module 1
Times for each day (with short breaks): 8.30 am -12.30 pm PST USA, 16.30 – 20.30 UK, 17.30 – 21.30 Europe
Module 3 with Certification: 15th -18th of June 2023, Thursday till Sunday. Each day four hours. Same times as above.
Alternatively, we have the possibility to meet for 4 full days in Portugal at a beautiful Retreat Center, for in-person completion and certification (for those who cannot attend in person the option is available to take part at the same time live online). Or we will continue the training live online on the given dates above. This will be determined together with the group in Modul 1.
For the full certification, you are required to attend most training sessions and practice in between. In case you cannot attend all teaching sessions, recordings are available to you. With the certification, you receive permission to use the material, methods, and practices, which have been carefully developed and applied over decades by Dr.Nicola Amadora, in your own work with clients and groups.
The official title you receive with the certification: Depth Transformation Coach/ Guide or Therapist (if you are a psychotherapist, psychologist, or social worker)
Discover what creates organic and lasting transformation at the core. Deepen your leadership and healing abilities. Take your seat solidly in loving presence and support people to access their inherent wisdom. Introduce specific mindfulness/awareness, somatic experiencing, and emotional growth tools to people from diverse walks of life. Learn about spiritual emergence and trauma healing and how to guide people through turbulent waters in a masterful way. Attend to ethics and grounded integration. Read more below.
Module 2 Training includes:
We build on the principles and skills from level one and expand capacity. In this module, you have the opportunity to practice the level two skills to work with individual clients and expand to lead groups soulfully and skillfully. Transformational work with groups requires a higher level of expertise and capacity. Learn Resonance Communication and Connection abilities. Deal with people’s challenges within the group gracefully. Learn to attend to Trauma and Spiritual Emergence within the Group. Teach in an engaging and alive way that includes everyone. Read more details below.
Module 3 Training includes:
The final training intensive leads to the certification. Details for the third training are available for participants and professionals who have successfully completed Module 1 & 2, who have practiced the material, and have attended 4 group mentoring sessions.
Module 1 Training includes:
Aim: to develop the therapist’s/facilitators own presence and learn the skills of working in depth. It unites the teachings of depth psychology and grounded spirituality, and the skills for emotional intelligence, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, resonant relating, energy work, core healing, spiritual connection, and applications for personal and soul unfolding stages. It covers:
1. The root of suffering – What heals suffering in a deep way? What helps people to connect to the source, to themselves and others?
2. Arc and flow of Transformation: What leads to lasting transformation in people? Discover the Principles and Stages of transformation. Learn the necessary elements and skills for lasting transformation to unfold.
3. How to establish safety, connection and embodied grounding with clients.
4. First intro level of the five foundational elements and how to guide clients into: – Mindfulness/Awareness – Emotional Intelligence – Resonant Relating – Somatic Experiencing – Spiritual Connection
5. First practice level on how to take your seat in presence, wholeheartedness and connection even in the face of intense emotions or a passage of ‘the dark night of the soul’. How to accompany and hold space for entering into darkness until the light can be discovered.
6. First level of the deep art of meeting people where they are at somatically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Recognize what is the client ready for and what is too overwhelming. Learn to bring clients out of a survival trance to a greater awareness of their inner wisdom and the possibility of deeper awakening.
7. Lead through the moment- to- moment direct felt experience. Practices and skills development – incorporating somatic, emotional, mindful and spiritual approaches.
8. Unite psychology and embodied spirituality in a grounded way. Understand the spiritual and human language of a client.
9. Signs of Trauma or Awakening. How to recognize the difference between trauma and spiritual emergence. Knowing the signs, challenges, pitfalls and rewards of each.
10. First intro level for skills and capacity cultivation to guide trauma healing and spiritual awakening in an integrated way.
11. Ethics and integration skills.
Strengthen and refine your leadership and healing abilities. Support people to access their deeper wisdom, love and truth. Introduce mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and heart-opening to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Expand your capacity to see and meet where people are really at in their development and unfoldment and what they need presently the most. Recognize spiritual emergence, awakening, and kundalini experiences and learn how to guide people through it. Learn trauma healing skills and grow your capacity to support people wisely. Work with the people’s innate intelligence and create cohesion. Provide direct, alive and new experiences that are missing. Understand developmental stages and attachment styles of people. Hone tracking and masterful connecting skills. Deepen and root into loving presence, your true nature. Work elegantly with energy, structure, and moment-to-moment flow. Address power issues and transference and keep it real. Attune and guide from Source. Set boundaries from connectedness. Learn more relating, contacting and nonviolent communication capacities. Ride the waves of emotions, establish body sense, and cut through mental formations gracefully. Grow vaster capacity to hold space from presence and engage your heart. Work without burning out. Attend to ethics, what to do and what not to do with different kinds of people. Receive refined and profound tools that get to the root of any issue and help people heal. Discover how to transmute and transform in an alchemical process. Offer direct experience and sound guidance for the journey of awakening, healing, embodiment, and integration.
Module 2 Training includes:
Module 2 builds upon the first module and takes participants to level 2 for trauma healing and spiritual awakening guidance. We continue with individual client work and expand into group work. Transformational work with groups requires a higher level of expertise and capacity. In this training module, you also have the opportunity to lead sections to receive support, supervision and feedback. We deepen and expand the transformation principles and skills to working with groups as a facilitator/teacher and with clients as a therapist/healer.
trauma healing and the spiritual awakening process skills.
uniting all the foundational elements in practice.
seating in presence and guiding from alignment and source connection.
dealing with your own limitations and issues regarding the way you work and serve
Client dynamics and tending to projections.
setting necessary boundaries and knowing when to let go and flow.
providing cohesion and empowerment in an authentic way.
taking people into the transformational field of connection and presence that creates magic.
How to guide groups masterfully with presence, heart and connection. Learn what helps groups to become a supportive vessel for the process of awakening, healing and integrating, and embodiment. Understand essential group and inherited family dynamics and how to shift the classic reactions. How to take charge and lead the whole group into a deeper connection, heart, and presence in any situation. Learn the right use of inclusive language for facilitators. Recognize and navigate the dance of power dynamics. Co-lead with the group being and source intelligence. Expand your personal capacity for working with larger groups. How to teach and present publicly by offering direct and alive experiences ( people don’t want just knowledge and concepts, they want to experience). Learn exercises that connect and work for specific groups and situations. The do’s and not to do’s when you teach or present on stage. How to create a field of safety, authenticity, warmth, and openness for any kind of group. How to include people of diverse backgrounds and use a common language to meet them where they are at. How to turn conflicts into opportunities. What to do when you have a mixed group, some who are spiritually advanced and others who are beginning. Tend to the danger of creating intense experiences without follow-up. Practice shifting communication styles in groups to bring forth more understanding and connection. How to lead a group in such a way that each person individually feels included and safe. Making room for individual expressions, whilst tending to the well-being of the whole group. How to address trauma and awakening experiences that arise in a group.
Module 3 Training includes:
Here we put it all together and learn to fluidly apply all the principles and skills in practice. The final training intensive leads to the certification. Details for the third training are only available for participants and professionals who have successfully completed Module 1 & 2 , who have practiced and applied the material, and have attended 6 group or individual mentoring sessions.
Early Bird is available if you sign up by Dec 10th, 2022!
The cost of the entire Transforming Lives Training with the official certification:
Cost and Early Bird for the whole training: €1499 if you sign up for the entire training with a deposit of €350 by Dec 10th, 2022. After Dec 10th, 2022: €1750. Payment plans are possible, please inquire.
Our promise, because we trust the high value you will receive, is: If you realize after Module 1 that you do not wish to continue, and you have attended most sessions and engaged in the practice group, then the money for the other two Modules (2/3) will not be charged or will be refunded to you.
You have the option to attend only the first module and then decide if you wish to complete the entire training (Modules 2 &3) with the certification. Please note that if you choose this option the normal fee for the remaining training will apply.
To sign up solely for Module 1, the Early bird fee till Dec 10th is €495. To reserve your place Sign up now and pay the deposit of 350 Euro or the whole fee before Dec 10th. After Dec. 10th, 2022 the cost is 565 Euro.
How to reserve your place:
click the ‘REGISTER FOR TRAINING’ button below. On the registration page, you’ll find the registration form and how to pay the €350 deposit or the whole amount.
Thank you very much and I am looking forward to giving you the best!
“Nicola Amadora is a wonderful example of an awakened heart-embodied leader and excellent teacher and therapist! Her style of leading and teaching is deep, humble and playful, fiercely loving and exquisitely feminine in the gently power-full space she holds for people. Nicola is masterful in assisting others in becoming more of who they are meant to be! The training was exceptional. I found myself being opened to more of my deep Self, as she guided me to embody my gifts and abilities. As my fearful resistance to leading became conscious, I was able to release those fears and embrace more of the courage and wisdom of my authentic Self, so that I can now participate more powerfully in life for the greater good! Thank you Nicola!” ~ Sergio Baroni, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Marin
“I have just recently returned from a three day intensive – ‘Transforming Lives’ with Nicola Amadora. I cannot find enough superlatives to describe how transformative I found this training both personally and as a transpersonal psychotherapist. Nicola gracefully and passionately embodies a grounded, deeply insightful and authentic sense of awareness that guided me to both a far deeper sense of myself and to an awe-inspiring understanding of how to bring deep transformation to my clients. I cannot recommend this training highly enough to anyone who is called to sit alongside others on their journey here in any capacity. I truly felt in the core of my being the depth of the calling that Nicola upholds to help everyone on their healing journey and left the training with some wonderful tools to do just that. My heartfelt deep appreciation and gratitude – THANK YOU Nicola.” ~ Maggie March, Dip.Psych, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, England
“I learned so much at this training, this is a life and work changer for sure! Nicola taught us how to meet people where they are at, how to really connect on all levels, which is the foundation for our healing and leadership work. She showed us hands on how to best lead individuals and groups and support their transformation in an ingenious way. She integrates group dynamics, our human nature and spirituality in a fluid and powerful way. I am blown away how much I too opened up and grew just on one weekend. I am very grateful to Nicola.” ~Ian W. Santa Cruz, Intern Therapist
“This transforming lives training was truly exceptional and transformational for me. Nicola is highly skilled and clearly an experienced expert in this field. I am impressed.” Please see Marci Schimoff’s, well known author and transformational workshop leader, video testimonial on the Home page.
“This training was amazing. I feel more embodied, present, empowered and inspired as a woman leader in the world. I gained invaluable skills such as transparent communication, how to deal with challenges constructively and to grow real connection among my team. It helped me to be able to speak my voice and step forth courageously as a leader. I highly recommend these excellent leadership trainings with Nicola Amadora. “ Joana Golio, Manager
“Training with Nicola Amadora for several years now has changed my life for the better. It has improved my way of being with clients and my ability to be of service immeasurably. I feel deeply fortunate to have found a teacher like her.” David Solomon, Workshop Facilitator and Leader
“Thank you so much for a wonderful training. I have benefited enormously from your very structured and succinct delivery of your content. Particularly the rhythm between teaching and experiential exercises was beautifully delivered and really brought home all the more theoretical concepts.I have attended many CPD events and I have never felt so enriched as a person but also for my professional life and I’m hoping that many more will make use of what you have honed over so many years. I feel empowered to bring a more spiritual perspective to my work with my clients you have helped me see a way to do that without scaring people. I hope we will soon be able to book level 2. .”~ Nicola Hobson, England, Psychotherapist
“You will find Nicola Amadora in the place where heaven and earth meet. With great intuitive skill, she was able to give us invaluable training at the same time as a deep, personal experience of transformation and hold all of this with her wonderful, balanced being which is both spiritual and human. We laughed a great deal too!” ~ Sarah Hamilton, Sufi teacher and Psychotherapist.
“Every time I attend a teaching, retreat, or individual session with Nicola Amadora, I walk out feeling like I got exactly what I needed- many times without even knowing what I needed when I began. Nicola has the uncanny ability and intuition to quickly get to what is going on at the core of someone and then simply, beautifully and powerfully guides through the transformation that needs to happen. She is incredibly attuned and attentive to each person’s individual needs and the needs and direction of the group as a whole. Every retreat with her, I leave having gotten even more than I had hoped for at the start. I received so many tools, experiences and ways to apply them with my clients. It is already making a difference. And I have grown so much through this training. Please give yourself the best gift- give yourself what you need- and sign up for a retreat, talk, teaching, individual session, or whatever she is offering- my heart feels so joyful knowing the deep love, connectedness, and transformation you will experience!There are many spiritual teachers and helpers out there, and, quite honestly, a lot feels like B.S. to me. It is unfortunately rare to find a teacher, leader and healer who truly walks the talk and practices the teachings and wisdom that they share with others day in and day out. Nicola is one of these rare and invaluable teachers.” Kaliea Hansen, Social Worker, San Francisco
“Like a fine tapestry, Nicola weaves together many different threads. The most important for me was gaining deep experiential and theoretical knowledge of a spiritual path, and how to integrate this into life. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to lead others into a knowledge of themselves. My time with her was a joyful and heart opening experience.” ~Kim Paumier, Retreat Leader, Eng
“It was an incredible training! I so appreciated your thoughtful, insightful, and patient approach to bringing us into new ways of experiencing system and organizational learning. The culminating exercise- speaking for the world’s interests- addressing the things we care so deeply about- will remain with me for the rest of my life. Thank you!” ~ Danny Coballos, San Francisco, Organizational Consultant
The transforming lives training was invaluable to my work with clients and for myself. It made a significant difference in my workshops and individual client work. What Nicola teaches gets to the core and changes lives from inside out. It was amazing for me to attend. I grew leaps and bounds myself.” Amy Baldwin, Educator and Healer, California
“This training was such a heart-warming experience – so nourishing to be among such a supportive group. Definitely, a safe place to allow the release of some deeply held emotions and to explore the next stage of my journey. This could not have happened without your sensitive and holding presence. You gave me such expertise and knowledge that I instantly felt very safe and able to share. And there was so much more…I look forward to our next module!”Barbara Meadows, Psychotherapist, England
“I feel far more present and connected and it affects every aspect of my life. It is really amazing how positive my life, relationships, and leadership work have changed through training with Nicola…I am awake.” Bobby Scarnewman, Project Manager
“Over my 30 years as a psychotherapist I have attended a lot of training and spiritual groups and I was struck by how Nicola’s integration of her lifelong explorations of contemplative, somatic, psychological, and spiritual work. She practices what she teaches and evokes the same in her students. Throughout the training she was grounded, present, energetic, and both receptive and responsive to what was arising. Rather than just lecturing, she had us inquire into and speak from our deepest truths and experiences. It is rare to find teachers who are able to integrate so much and be able to support others into a felt experience of release and resolution. In an exploration she did with each person, I experienced her attunement and skillful guidance to move to a new perspective and have a transformation. She goes beyond left-brain understanding to an embodied journey through barriers and into a new opening and experience. Nicola is a gifted teacher and therapist who was able to take a group of people who were strangers into a safe, deep, undefended, and healing connection with themselves and the other group members. She fluidly integrated what was arising in the group with experiential explorations, poetry, and meditations. Instead of participants having a passive and conceptual experience it was immediate and integrating of body, mind, spirit, and psyche. The first foundation of mindfulness is to be able to be with the body and what is present. Nicola embodied and taught us ways of awakening through the body and relating through using immediate experience.~Trisha Rowe, LCSW, Certified AEDP Therapist, Oakland and San Jose, CA
“Nicola has one of the most genuine, nurturing energies I’ve ever encountered among group facilitators. This, combined with her lifetime of experience holding space for people as a therapist, facilitating group transformational experiences and practicing what she teaches makes her an exceptional & exquisitely unique leader. During the Training, I experienced a powerfully healing, impromptu ceremony that arose from Nicola’s ability to navigate and direct the emotions/energies that inevitably arise in people as they undergo personal transformation. Additionally, some participants brought with them to the training a painful real-life, real-time personal transformation process, and Nicola was able to use these unexpected interpersonal dynamics in the group to model the Connected Leadership practices she was teaching us, expertly holding space while teaching training content. Through this training, I learned some concrete tools to connect with Self, connect with Source, and connect with what is best for any group I lead; tools I know I will continue to use personally and professionally for the rest of my life. I feel much more confident stepping into a group leadership role using Nicola’s Connected Leadership model as my guide, and simultaneously feel humbled by the responsibility that comes with guiding others through potentially potent transformation processes — something I witnessed during the training weekend. I take both of these perspectives to heart moving forward as a leader in this world, and I feel forever grateful to Nicola for sharing her light, love, and expertise with me during this life-changing training.” Hannah Rogers, Yoga Teacher, California
“Nicola’s earthly experience and connection to The Divine Mother and Father is vast. She is deeply connected to spirit, but so much fun too. I found she can gently sense and pierce the very place we need to individually be met for our healing and transformation. I have been on a path of gathering wisdom teachings and practices over many years from lots of different directions. In Nicola, I found an affirmation of my path from someone who is a female ‘master’ and who integrates many of these directions I have found over many years in her comprehensive offering.” ~Kathy Adams, Facilitator, England
“The training has helped me get back on track in all sorts of ways – I feel more in touch with my vitality, clearer thinking and very grounded. I feel a renewed richness from this valuable experience. And I gained invaluable skills and capacity for my work. I am very grateful.” Carol Batchelor, Psychotherapist, England