An Integrated System for Evolving: Emotional and Spiritual Energy

Are you uncomfortable being called a “healer,” instead attracted to a professional, practitioner role?

Do you want to work with energy at the intersection of spirituality and science?

Are you seeking an integrated healing system, rather than weekend workshops offered by different “healers” or “masters”?

Are you seeking in-depth knowledge, time to practice, and insightful feedback from seasoned mentors and guides?

Integrated Energy Healing

Energy Healing Institute’s graduates know with certainty that energy is always in the room.

Practitioners who certify in our programs learn to integrate all the pieces of their energy healing into a cohesive, working system to help clients. Students leave with a clear understanding of what they do and how they do it.

The Emotional Body

If there’s no presenting cause, no sign of disease or illness, why are people sick? Sometimes people with physical illnesses or diseases don’t respond to treatment, their symptoms remain or lessen slightly in one area and expand in others. Treating the physical body without knowing the root cause of the issue may leave practitioners and clients frustrated or confused with their needs unmet.

The answers usually lie in the Astral (Emotional) body.

Perhaps the client has suppressed, stuck emotions that they find uncomfortable or can’t safely express; it’s possible that energy cannot flow freely through the Astral, or emotional, body.

Knowledge of the chakras and the aura offer you clues, insights, and resources for helping people shift, grow, evolve and heal.

When a client presents with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, phobias, difficult relationships, or blockages, their energy–what they’re holding in their chakras and aura–is at the heart of the why. There is a persisting story leading the client to frame their perceptions and beliefs about life and what’s possible.

What does an energy practitioner do?

Working with clients who are dealing with a spectrum of challenges, themes, and patterns, energy practitioners learn to work with the Astral Body, or emotional body, to identify and treat the root cause of emotional, spiritual and energetic issues.

As a practitioner, getting to the heart of the why is about identifying and releasing the energy of the issues and patterns embedded in the story.

Who should enroll in the Evolving the Astral Body Practitioner Program?

Graduates of EHI’s Present of Presence course (prerequisite)

Those ready to dig in, grow, let go, and become who you’re meant to be (even practitioners must evolve!)

Alternative healers looking to become grounded, informed, and prepared to professionally support their clients’ healing and evolution

Massage therapists, physical therapists, coaches, therapists, and medical clinicians who want to learn how to access the emotional body for growth and healing

When do I start my learning?

There are two options for attending this program.

Option 1 Self-paced: All of the content is made available for you to progress through at a pace that you establish that fits your schedule and needs. The content is presented through multiple methods – video, reading and listening. Its rich, diverse and stimulating, with lots of opportunity to practice and integrate the material. You’ll attend 4 one-on-one video calls during the program, and have access to EHI Instructors through the Comments feature in the learning system throughout the program.

Option 2 Self-paced Premium : You can elect to receive additional 1:1 time with EHI Instructors at strategic points in the program, including 4 case supervision meetings during your 60-hour practicum, and 2 during the remote practicum. You’ll also have access to business consulting support to help you hone in on your client practice strategy, integrating modalities and defining your marketing story – how your modalities come together to serve your clients’ needs, and other business objectives that you bring to the meetings. The details are outlined in the Tuition tab below.

Practitioner Program Overview

Experience level: Experienced practitioners with integrated modalities as well as people seeking to launch a client practice dedicated to energy healing

Perfect for: Those interested in the work without the woo – you want to learn a grounded, efficacious energy healing system

Prerequisites: The Present of Presence, two foundational skills for energy regulation and embodied awareness in this free, 1-hour course

Class length: 85+ hours online curriculum, 75 hours of practice client experience. Practitioners tend to spend 6-8 hours/week engaging with the online course material. When they begin working with practice clients, the material comes to life, and it’s not unusual to invest 10-12 or so hours/week in client sessions. The pace is yours to choose within the framework of the overall program deadlines.

Through video-based learning, didactic understanding and experiential practice, EHI integrates effective adult learning models and methods to support learning. The program rolls out sequentially, over time, from an overview of the Astral energy body, the chakras and aura, through self-care and energy hygiene. Once these resources are in place, practitioners learn to facilitate energy healing sessions from case intake and documenting sessions, facilitating energy clearing, and right through to teaching skills to clients.

Video Demonstrations: Every aspect of hands-on treatment is demonstrated on video to ensure ergonomic, correct hand placement and clearing and infusing efficiency and efficacy.

Downloadable resources:

  • self-care skill illustrations
  • hands-on and hands-off clearing illustrations
  • guided meditation mp3s
  • case intake and note taking templates

Practitioner Program Specifics

Deep grounding in the Astral body, the chakras and aura.

There is no single unified definition of the placement, role or function of the chakras. This energy healing system is grounded in the Western chakra system and the seven planes of consciousness, discovered and articulated by the Theosophists in the 1860’s. Fortunately, the definitions and understanding of the Western chakra system has been updated and modernized. None of us need to be managed or defined by the rigidity and tension of Victorian thinking! The Western chakra system incorporates a deep understanding of consciousness, and the magnificence of validating emotional awareness. Through this foundational lens, the chakras and aura are cleared to evolve, shift, resolve, grow and heal.

Energy healing begins with your own self-care.

You’ll learn and apply tools, skills, practices and protocols for evolving your own issues, patterns, behaviors, emotions and beliefs and thus be able to assure your clients of the efficacy of the work.

A thriving client practice requires energy hygiene.

You’ll practice simple, effective energy hygiene skills for ensuring a clean, hygienic treatment space. Individuation and separation are essential to this work; you don’t want or need what your clients release, and they don’t need your mojo either! Avoiding burnout begins with energy hygiene.

EHI’s Guidelines for Intentional Practice focalize your energy for working with your clients.

There is no central or unifying code of conduct and ethical practice in the energy healing field. The onus is on the energy school or program to establish appropriate boundaries of practice. 

Learning hands-on and hands-off clearing skills, practices, tools and protocols and applying them in sessions with practice clients. 

This program is experiential and rich with feedback to support your learning. You’ll submit session work on practice clients throughout the program for Instructor review and feedback.

You’ll learn and practice:

  • Session opening & closing protocols
  • Chakra clearing skills
  • Aura clearing skills
  • Protocols for specific energy issues 
  • Effective, concise Case Intake processes
  • Developing treatment strategies
  • Teaching skills to clients to support growth and evolution 

Case intake & note taking essentials to evaluate case progression and ensure compliance.

Templates and a process for developing a brief, concise case intake, and session notes are included with the program. While you may have an intake and session notes process in place for other modalities, both new and experienced practitioners appreciate a format, model and approach for managing case activities.

Setting client intentions, designing treatment strategies & teaching skills to evolve client experience.

Intention setting is a bit of an art. Intentions focalize energy, and hone the clearing strategy, and provide context for teaching chakra and aura clearing skills to clients.

You’ll also learn to develop treatment strategies for your clients, using the case intake as a guide.

You’ll finish this set of Lessons with a comprehensive approach to teaching clearing skills to your clients so they can continue their work outside of their sessions with you.

Feedback on client sessions from EHI practitioner-instructors.

You’ll be engaged with Ellen throughout the program. You’ll submit assignments that help you internalize the learning, and help us see your progression with the material. As part of your Practicum, you’ll submit video footage of a client session, and provide documented cases for review and feedback. This rigor is how EHI practitioners build confidence in their ability to effectively support their clients healing and evolution. You’ll receive feedback by email, and have at least 3 live, 1:1 calls as you progress through the material and the practicum.

Framework and approach for delivering remote sessions to clients.

You’ll learn how to deliver remote energy healing sessions, along with strategies for integrating them into your practice. Remote sessions extend your practice beyond your local community, and keep your practice afloat when circumstances arise that make it difficult to see clients in real-time. You’ll submit information about an additional 15 hours of remote session work to round out your experience with Astral energy healing.


As you successfully complete the Astral program elements, you’ll receive your Certificate of Achievement in the Astral Energy Healing: The Heart of the Why practitioner program. This is a huge milestone, and we’ll be honored to deliver your certification!

Fee-based, 1-1 Case Supervision Sessions with Jill Leigh

Ongoing Case Supervision is available on a 1-1 basis, or in a group format with Jill Leigh at her published hourly individual and group supervision rates.  Case Supervision is also available during the program by purchasing the Self-paced Premium package outlined below.

I found Energy Healing Institute and started learning through the free course and blog posts. What I learned in the Astral practitioner program gave me the knowledge, confidence and courage to begin my work as an energy practitioner. Jill’s knowledge, her passion for bringing practitioners into a realm of excellence in practice means the world to me. Since finding EHI, I have taken a lot of courses with Jill and know that she has an exorbitant amount of patience for student questions, as well as an incredible amount of knowledge about people, patterns and client practice that she is more than willing to share. If you’re serious, ready and want to stand out in your community as a practitioner that people trust and grow with, this could be your energy healing home!
Kerry Lynne, Kirkland, WA

Optional In Person Training Opportunity

EHI runs an annual training event in the fall focused on Practice Leadership, Business Development and Spiritual Evolution. EHI practitioners in the self-paced program may attend the event as part of their learning experience with no additional tuition payment required. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the practitioner.

October 9, 2024Practice Leadership with Ellen Donaldson

Morning session –
Understanding the Mind-Body-Energy Connection to help your clients heal
You hear the words everywhere, but what do they really mean? And how do you explore, explain and leverage the Mind-body Connection with your clients? How can you help the ones who perseverate on their symptoms, or those who are awash in their emotions? This is a huge piece of work, distilled into a digestible framework.

Afternoon session –
When clients don’t heal how to invite clients into their work
It’s a challenge when you’re doing all the right things (and the client may be, too), but they still don’t heal. How do we figure out the best way to help people get to the essential work of healing?

October 10, 2024 – Business Development with Jill Leigh

Morning session
Workshop strategies grow your client base with online & community-based workshops
During our work together, you’ll design 2 workshops to build your list, acquire clients, generate referrals to launch in your community, and online. It’s such a great client attraction strategy, when well designed, delivered and promoted. There’s a 1:1 follow-up meeting with Jill included in the workshop.

Afternoon session –
Lead magnet strategies – offer value to grow your email list
Few people sign up for mailing lists anymore, unless you give them something of value to entice them to do so. Lead magnets are just that. They attract subscribers…who can become referral sources, clients, fans and resources to growing your practice. Learn to create complimentary, value-based giveaways to entice people to sample your offer and expertise, and grow your most important asset – your list. There’s a 1:1 follow-up meeting with Jill included in the workshop.

You are encouraged to attend these workshops (they’re open to any practitioner), but it is not required to do so. Travel and related expenses are your responsibility.

What you’ll need to complete the Astral program

Here’s the list of things you’ll need to complete this program: 

  • Laptop or tablet with built in or external video camera and microphone; Taking this program via smartphone is not recommended.
  • Recording software for MP3s – tutorial and software suggestions are included in the program.
  • Reliable internet access.
  • Video software for MP4s – tutorial and software suggestions are included in the program. These can be recorded via smartphone.
  • Pendulum – crystal or stone are preferable. Unless you’re a jewelry designer, please do not make your own pendulum! It needs to be balanced for accurate assessments.
  • Massage table, pillow, sheets, blankets – optional eye pillows, knee bolsters, other props for client comfort and relaxation.
  • 5-6 practice clients who work with you for between 10 and 15 session hours as a component of your Certification.

Program & Payment Options

Choose your Program based on your needs & budget

Choose what is most appropriate for you. Whatever you choose, you are required to pay the tuition in full to remain in good standing with and have access to the program, materials and Connection & Collaboration calls. 

Option 1: Self-paced learning

  • Access to the complete curriculum and three strategic 1:1 calls with an EHI Instructor during the program
  • Ongoing support and questions answered through Comment feature in the learning system
  • $2950 payable in full – a 10% discount
  • $3250 payable in 6 monthly installments of $550

Option 2: Self-paced Premium – 6 supervision calls, two 2-hour business strategy calls, two hours of marketing/website content review via email

  • All of Option 1
  • Six 30-minute 1:1 calls with Ellen Donaldson during the client practice hours portion of the training 4 during face-to-face practice, 2 during remote client sessions – a $600 value
  • Two 2-hour business consulting meetings with Jill Leigh to discuss business strategy elements based on the participants needs and interests, and up to 2 hours of content review and feedback via email – a $3600 value
  • $5350 payable in full – a 10% discount
  • $5950 payable in 6 monthly installments of $995

Cancellation Policy

This is EHI’s Cancellation policy. As you register, you’ll be agreeing to these terms. 

Termination of Enrollment.
After you become enrolled in the Program, you may immediately terminate your enrollment in the Program for your convenience at any time by notifying us (according to the “Notices” section of this Agreement) that you are terminating your enrollment in the Program for your convenience (such notice, your “Termination Notice”). If you breach these Terms, the requirements of the Program, the ToS, or our Privacy Policy, we may immediately terminate your enrollment in the Program by notifying you (according to the “Notices” section of this Agreement) that we are terminating your enrollment in the Program for your breach.

Even if your enrollment in the Program terminated prior to your completion of the Program, you will owe us the full amount of the Program Price. This means that we will continue to bill you on your Payment Plan for unpaid amounts of the Program Price, if applicable and subject to the terms immediately below.

Partial Refunds or Cessation of Payments on Payment Plan. If we receive a Termination Notice from you, you may be entitled to: 

  • If we receive your Termination Notice between the first (1st) and the 30th day (30th) following the start of the Program, we will cancel your tuition payment plan with no further payments required and remove you from the Program. If tuition was paid in full, you will receive a refund of your tuition, minus the amount of one monthly installment at the fee structure in effect at the time.
  • We will not owe you any refund and there will be no cessation of payments on your Payment Plan if we: (i) receive your Termination Notice on or after the thirty-first (31st) day following the start of the Program or (ii) terminate your enrollment in the Program because you breached these Terms, the requirements of the Program, the ToS, or our Privacy Policy.

We will promptly process any refund you are owed. Any refund we issue to you will be credited back to the same payment method used to make the original purchase. 

Ready to evolve your energy practice?

Connect with EHI Director Jill Leigh

Meeting with practitioner candidates is a highlight of my day! If you’d like to speak with me before enrolling, please set up a time to connect on my calendar. I can’t wait to meet you!

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