Workshops and Trainings

I offer several trainings and workshops, including Tools for Healing Sexual Trauma (for clinicians, survivors and allies), Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Group Therapy for Sexual Trauma Survivors. Heard good things about me in the community and want to learn something else I do? Contact me and I'd be happy to teach.

The Power of Sensation: Somatic Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an affordable weekend workshop appropriate for therapists, students, yoga instructors, massage therapists: those in the helping profession. It will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, from the morning of Saturday August 17th through the afternoon of Sunday August 18th. Eleven and a half Continuing Education contact hours are offered through the National Board for Certified Counselors (SP-3140), whose contact hours are often approved by other certification boards. Heidi Germano is a YACEP with Yoga Alliance (


This workshop serves as an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), focusing on using somatic techniques. Upon completing this weekend, participants will be able to implement basic ACT principles, engage clients with present-moment somatic exercises, and facilitate ACT interventions. We strongly believe that in order to practice ACT, we must embody it ourselves. This training will also focus on participants working a current personal issue (or client issue) using ACT principles.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an evidence-based Third Wave Behavioral theory, using unique interventions to promote mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and quality of life for a wide range of client presenting issues and diagnoses, including anxiety, PTSD, depression, and OCD.

Saturday 9-6: The Power of Sensation, 8 contact hours

Sunday 9-1: The Power of Sensation, 3.5 contact hours

The Power of Sensation: 11.5 contact hours (NBCC)

Current price: $300


Pricing structure:

May - June     $250

July - Aug 17    $300

Please speak with us if this is not affordable for you

We will gather in the beautiful and popular city of Asheville, North Carolina, at 36 Montford Avenue, in the second floor boardroom of Lenoir Rhyne, with access to kitchen and bathrooms, and plenty of parking. Meals and accommodations will not be provided.

Asheville Hostel & Guest House and Sweet Peas Hostel are both walking distance from the workshop venue.

There are also plenty of other hotels, hostels, and AirBnB options, including large affordable houses if you’d like to join forces with other participants. Let us know if you'd like support with accommodations.


Spaces are limited to 17 participants receiving contact hours credit.

25 participants maximum.

Cancellation policy: Full refunds (minus 10% processing fee) will be available until March 31, 2019. After the deadline of March 31, 2019, tickets are transferable to another person you arrange to take your place for this workshop only. You are, however, responsible for obtaining funds from that person and notifying facilitators of the new participant name and contact information. March 31, 2019, facilitators will not be issuing refunds.


Heidi Germano (LPC, YACEP) is a counselor, yoga instructor, and mermaid.


Papillon DeBoer (LPC) is a counselor and wizard.


The facilitators of this workshop do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.


We strive to provide the optimal opportunity for attendance to this workshop and will offer scholarship assistance where needed for a limited time. This may include volunteer opportunities and other possibilities as they become available.  Scholarships are not guaranteed. Please speak to Heidi Germano or Papillon DeBoer for more information.

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Tel: 828-301-2551