TARA Approach Training and Certification
You can learn the TARA Approach
for treating yourself, your family and your clients.
You can also combine the TARA Approach with other
modalities such as massage, cranial sacral therapy, and physical
therapy, psychotherapy, nursing, other energy medicine treatments
and allopathic medicine.
The TARA Approach is available to educators in all
fields, parents, social workers, healthcare providers of all kinds,
substance abuse counselors, crisis workers, ministers, and anyone
committed to healing.
The training sequence consists of:
- Introductory/Self Care Training: The Map of the Body
- Module One: Pulse, the Ordinary Meridians, and Healing Trauma
- Module Two: The Rivers of Splendor and the Treatment of Shock
- Advanced Training: Chronic and Acute Conditions
- Practice Days (Practicums)
- Teacher Training
Certification is offered at all levels of training.
Classes are held throughout the US and internationally. Updated
schedules are posted on our website.
You can also contact us for class information
~ THE TARA APPROACH CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Under the auspices of the Dom Project, the 501.c.3
non-profit organization sponsoring all TARA Approach programs, the
following certificates are available after the required study:
(represents completion of foundation studies and practice –
(represents completion of foundation studies and three advanced
(represents completion of self-care certification process –
Module One and Module Two
(represents completion of Module One and Module Two certification process –
To receive the Foundations Certification students
must complete two repetitions of the Self Care training, the Module
One training, the Module Two training, and Practicum. Applicants must be evaluated
in a practice setting by TARA Approach founder Stephanie Mines to demonstrate
their proficiency in the four key areas of Pulse Listening, Assessment,
Attunement and Dialogue. This evaluation can occur in a practicum or individual setting.
Students with the Foundations Certificate must complete
three advanced trainings to qualify to receive the Advanced Certificate.
The advanced certification is required for the Module One Teacher
SELF CARE TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Students who have received the Foundations Certification
and have taken a minimum of one Advanced Training are eligible to
apply to take the Self Care Teacher Certification Training. Application
is done through submitting a request directly to Dr. Mines. Applicants
must also assist in teaching at least one training under the direction
and supervision of a Certified TARA Approach Teacher. Documentation
of teaching is provided through feedback forms from students and
summary reviews by the candidate and the supervising teacher. In
addition, applicants are required to read WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK, SEXUAL
ABUSE/SACRED WOUND, ENERGETIC PATHWAYS, all TARA Approach treatment
guidebooks, and THE DREAMING CHILD by TARA Approach founder Stephanie
Mines, and to engage in a minimum of three mentorship sessions with
her. Documentation of reading will be provided through written reviews
of each book. All Self-Care Teacher Certification candidates must successfully
complete the practice evaluation under the supervision of Dr. Mines. They must
also be involved in the process of completing the certification process to teach
Module One and Module Two.
MODULE ONE AND TWO TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Students wishing to be certified to teach Module
One and Two must have a Foundations certificate and an Advanced Certificate.
They must also have completed the Self-Care Teacher Certification
training. In addition, they must fulfill the following requirements:
- COMPLETE THE TEACHER APPLICATION;
- PAY THE TEACHER APPLICATION FEE;
- BE ACCEPTED AS AN APPLICANT FOR MODULE ONE AND MODULE TWO TEACHER CERTIFICATION;
- ASSIST IN SELF-CARE, MODULE ONE AND MODULE TWO TRAININGS (AT LEAST ONCE
- GIVE A FIVE DAY TREATMENT INTENSIVE AND DOCUMENT THE EXPERIENCE;
- RECEIVE A FIVE DAY TREATMENT INTENSIVE AND DOCUMENT THE EXPERIENCE;
- RECEIVE ONGOING MENTORSHIP FROM STEPHANIE MINES AND/OR A CERTIFIED
TEACHER: This is on a Regular basis, as needed;
- PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION IF MENTORSHIP IS WITH SOMEONE OTHER THAN
- DOCUMENT ONGOING TREATMENT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A CHRONIC OR
LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSS;
- DOCUMENT TREATMENT AND/OR TEACHING PROVIDED USING THE TARA
APPROACH FOR A COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY; or someone doing community
service work ~ this could be a volunteer offering for a care provider
at a community service agency;
- PROVIDE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FROM A LIST TO BE
PROVIDED OF READINGS IN THE FIELDS OF TARA APPROACH TREATMENT.
The annotated bibliography must include 2 books in each of the
following three areas (for a total of 6 books): Pre and Perinatal
Psychology, Energy Medicine, Trauma and the Nervous System.
Recommendations can be provided upon request. Students can choose
from the bibliography in WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK or the bibliography
available in the handout Differentiating Shock from Trauma.
- COMPLETE AN ADVANCED TRAINING IN EXPERIENTIAL EMBRYOLOGY OR PRE
AND PERINATAL TREATMENT; AND
- *TREAT AT LEAST ONE PREGNANT WOMAN SEVERAL TIMES, AT DIFFERENT
STAGES OF HER PREGNANCY. REPORT ON THE FLOWS USED AND THE RESPONSES
Module One and Two teachers have a contractual agreement
with the Dom Project in regard to teaching.
For all certificates, re-certification is required
on a yearly basis.
Sample completed certification documents are available
CERTIFICATION PROCESS & APPLICATIONS
Please click here
to open and print the Self Care Teacher application*.
Please click here
to open and print the Module One and Two Teacher application*.
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