Alumni Enrichment

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The Academy recognizes the need for students to refresh, refine and augment their intuitive skills, and further develop their professional practices.

Ongoing offerings of continuing education are available for MIM alumni to expand upon what they have learned in the MIM program. These include monthly intensive seminars, longer in-depth courses and special classes geared to intuitive professionals. Continuous undergraduate mentoring and teaching assistant training programs are also integral parts of the Academy experience.

These courses require completion of the Master Certification in Intuition Medicine® (MIM) program, or permission of the Instructor.


2018 Professional Skills Seminars for MIM Alumni

Chakra Doctor: Physiology & the Seven Chakras

INSTRUCTOR: Jacqueline Chan, DO, MIM

Mondays, Jan 14 – Feb 25 2019
7-9:30 pm  •  Tuition: $400 (7-class series includes the 133-page Chakra Doctor Manual) • Drop-in fee: $65 per class
Attend in-person, via phone or Skype

Dr. Chan will address the health needs of your chakras from a holistic physician’s perspective. Many of the symptoms that we encounter as Energy Medicine Practitioners cross correlate with organic physical problems at the physical level. For example, difficulty with mental focus can be a sign of low estrogen in a menopausal woman and also an overly active Physio-Psychic System™.


Also feeling sluggish can be from a lack of our life force energy or it can be low thyroid hormone functioning. First, we can bring awareness to our own bodies and tend to our physical temple. As we become empowered by the awareness of our own physical health we will be able to help our families and clients too.

Classes combine practical advice on diet, detoxification, hormones, digestion, endocrine organs, and cognitive care with a deep understanding of the underlying energetic story of the chakras. We will start with the root chakra in the first class and cover one chakra each class. You will receive two practical health tips for each of the major 7 chakras, one based in the field of Holistic Medicine, the second based in the underpinnings of Intuition Medicine®.

Topics include healthy energetic boundaries, the basics of detoxing, what stress does to our sex hormones, mending the gut, principles in tending to your cardiovascular health, symptoms of thyroid imbalance and what to do about it, tips for good cognitive care for higher thinking and clarity and how to protect our subtle energy anatomy from Wi-Fi and EMF.

There will be self-assessment tools for toxicity level, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders and sex hormone imbalance. There will be a didactic portion of the class as well as experiential guided meditations and partner healings.

  • First Chakra: grounding, basic principles of optimal health, toxicity
  • Second Chakra: healthy boundaries, hormones for mood, libido and energy
  • Third Chakra: mending the gut and lowering inflammation, leverage your nutrition, empowerment
  • Fourth Chakra: role of exercise in maintaining a healthy heart, heart coherence in relationship, cardiovascular disease and prevention
  • Fifth Chakra: the basics in thyroid function, nutritional support for a healthy thyroid, introducing powerful tools for communication
  • Sixth Chakra: common things that can hurt or help the brain, cognitive care for clarity, how the brain processes information
  • Seventh Chakra: principles of manifestation and protecting your auric field from Wi-Fi/EMF and heavy metals


Anatomy & Healing

INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Patterson MIM, ND

2019 dates TBA
7-9:30 pm  •  Tuition: $600 (7 classes)
Drop-in fee: $90 per class

Online Registration

In this course students will learn how to more fully integrate medical intuition into their practice. The class will focus on the study of the interconnection of the subtle energy systems of the body and the pathophysiology of common illnesses. Advanced information on medical intuition, pathophysiology, as well as, cellular and genetic connections to the energy body will be presented. Both a scientific, and medical intuitive perspective viewpoint will be utilized to help the student deeply understand the information from the widest viewpoints possible.


Through the use of meditation and panels, we will do an in-depth review of the connection of the physical and subtle energetic systems, as well as, how they inter-link in the creation of health and dis-ease. Using Universal Blueprint information each student will be able to refine how to “energetically diagnose” what is happening in the physical body, especially with regard to specific pathologies (illnesses.) And, last but not least, individual healing will be an inevitable outcome of learning more fully about the energetics of health and illness. 


Business Essentials for Intuition Medicine® Practitioners

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Genoway, BA, MIM

Four Week online program • Dates TBA*
Tuition: $160

Confidently launch and grow your professional practice

  • Option 1: Attend Live Online Seminars with Q&A
  • Option 2: Watch Previously Recorded Seminars Anytime

Discover the basics of starting and growing your professional practice. Topics include business planning, permits, insurance, creating a website, attracting and engaging clients through social media, and more.


  • Week 1: Visioning Your Practice
  • Week 2: Business Planning Overview
  • Week 3: Your Website & Online Presence
  • Week 4: Online Marketing & Client Base


  • (4) 20-minute group calls for weekly Q&A between seminars
  • 1 year of password-protected access to seminar recordings, booklets & templates
  • Network with other MIM grads on a private Facebook Group for attendees only

Seminar details and waiting list sign up takes you to Instructor’s website

*If you are interested in attending, sign up for the waiting list to be notified when the schedule becomes available


Professional Practice Tools

INSTRUCTOR: Dominic Vucci, MIM

2019 date TBA
10am–5pm •  Tuition: $100 (drop-in; pay by cash or check at the door)

See Calendar for dates for this and other Graduate Seminars.

This one-day seminar is taught by a senior faculty member who graduated in the MIM class of 1990. Learn how to work with group energy dynamics, whether in the classroom, workplace or social situations. With over 25 years of professional practice in Intuition Medicine as a practitioner and healer, this instructor brings a wealth of practical knowledge to this seminar.

Monthly Professional Skills Seminars

The Academy offers once-a-month Professional Skills Seminars for current MIM students and graduates. These explorations into “specialty” areas of Intuition Medicine® and related disciplines are taught by our alumni and Adjunct Faculty, and provide opportunities to expand and deepen your personal and professional practice — and perhaps add some new skills to your energy medicine toolbox.

One Saturday each month
(except August)

Seminars run from 10am–1pm (half-day), with some offering an optional 2-5pm period (full-day). Attending Saturday Seminars via phone call-in is an option. Email for more info.

Tuition: $50 half-day | $100 full-day
drop-in; pay on the day of seminar
cash or check (made out to AIM) or
pay via PayPal online prior to seminar.

November 10 • End of Life/Energy Medicine Training • Tamara Shearer, RN / Lisa Geren, Hospice Caregiver / Holly Strother, RN


The following topics will be covered:

  • A summary of the signs and symptoms of death and dying
  • An overview of energy medicine tools to prepare for death and dying of self or a loved one
  • A Guided Meditation on death and dying and the essential role of compassion
  • An exploration of grief, sorrow and the healing journey of loss
  • Discussion on finding meaning and new directions after the loss of a loved one(s)
  • An invitation to participate in a group activity to honor deceased family or friends

Grief Altar   
You are invited to bring a remembrance item for a community grief altar. The intention of this altar is to create a grounding and focal point for healthy grief. The altar also symbolizes important aspects of the grieving process which include Containment and Release. Pictures of deceased loved ones, sacred objects or special mementos are welcomed. (No flammable candles).

Lisa Geren, MSW, MIM is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work where she studied Gerontology and Aging as a specialty. Lisa has worked as a Medical Hospice Social Worker for over 8 years and has been able to use many of the Intuition Medicine® tools to assist hospice patients and their families with end of life care as well as grief counseling.

Tamara Shearer RN, MIM has worked as a nurse for 25 years. During that tenure, she has worked with the dying in various settings, from ICU to homes and facilities, across the age span, from infants to elderly. She currently assists hospice patients and their families with end of life care, incorporating Intuition Medicine tools for self-care and facilitating transitions.

Holly Strother RN, MIM has worked as a nurse at the bedside for 16 years, and in Hospice care for the past 6 years. Holly graduated from AIM in 2012 and has been incorporating Energy Medicine in her life and practice daily. The foundations of Intuition Medicine® allowed Holly to move into Hospice Care with ease and grace, and not at all coincidentally directly after graduating from AIM. The death passage is a powerful portal, one of great mystery, compassion, and absolute presence. In sitting at the bedside with the dying, Holly has noticed over and over that by abiding in Presence and Compassion, connected to Spirit, this supports a deep letting go and surrender to what IS. In essence, there is no “doing” in death, only BE-ing.

December 1 • Botanical Medicine: Aromatherapy, Flower Remedies, Essential Oils • Robin Lander


Botanical Medicine: Combining Aromatherapy and Energy Medicine

Robin Lander, MIM, clinical aromatherapist, herbalist, wellness educator, and botanical formulator combines aromatherapy and Intuition Medicine® in her practice to help individuals restore balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit.

In this aromatic workshop we will cover:

  • How to integrate essential oils and other plant remedies into your own healing, or your work with clients.
  • Working with the spirit and energy of plants, and calling them in for assistance.
  • How certain essential oil aromas can help release deep-seated emotions or blockages, offer clarity, and inspire transformation, allowing the spirit to inhabit the body more fully.
  • Giving recommendations for use, including best methods and dilution ratios.

2019 Professional Skills Seminars

January 26 • Animal Communication: Are Animals So Different From Humans? • Barbara Reed


Barbara Reed has 20 years of experience as an animal communicator and energy healer. Her approach with animals is to the spiritual and emotional sides, working to understand what causes changes to behavior, what happened in the early formative years of the animal’s life, end of life, and the animal’s needs and desires. During this conversation we will discuss how her training at AIM deepened her abilities as a communicator.

  • What are most clients looking for with a communicator;
  • Looking at the attachments between animal and human;
  • Running energies with animals – how to know when to start, and when to stop;
  • Two way communication;
  • Detecting disease and pain;
  • End of life situations.

During panels we will explore:**

  • An easy way to look at the relationship between the pet and its family members (human and other animals);
  • Reviewing the energy systems taught in the AIM program;
  • Communication with a “being” that is non-verbal.

Please be prepared with questions; this class is intended to be interactive.

**Please note: no pets allowed at workshop.
Bring pictures of all your family pets for our panel work. Hard copy photos are preferred rather than phone pictures.

February 8 • Finding Your Ground in Turbulent Times • Miriam Moussaioff


A Body-Centered Approach to Practicing Presence and Intuitive Awareness

Energy Medicine teaches us that opening to intuition starts by being present in our bodies. Our bodies are the foundation for healing, the doorway to intuitive knowing and a rich inner life. The transformation and healing we seek happen inside the body, not just the mind.  And yet for many of us, “being in our bodies” is no easy task. Especially during these turbulent times.

In this workshop, Miriam will draw from her training in Energy Medicine and Rosen Bodywork to teach simple practices that support presence and grounding in the body.  This workshop offers a safe space to relax, reconnect with your body and emotional center, strengthen your ground and open to intuitive guidance —that amazing wellspring of deep knowing and love within. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice listening to and being present in your body
  • Learn how to influence what is happening in your body emotionally, physically and energetically
  • Strengthen your capacity to hold a safe, grounded, compassionate space for your self and others
  • Explore how change happens naturally in the body when you open to and allow what is, without trying to fix anything
  • Experience the gentle, healing non-intrusive touch of Rosen Bodywork
  • Sit deeply inside your self

“Don’t go outside your house to see flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
That will do for a place to sit...”     

~ Kabir


Miriam Moussaioff is an Academy alumna who has been practicing intuitive energy healing and Rosen Method Bodywork for 29 years.  Miriam teaches intuitive development, somatic awareness and grounding practices that deepen presence and support embodiment. She loves helping people listen to their bodies and trust their intuition. Miriam maintains a private practice in Berkeley, CA and brings a compassionate approach to her work.

March 23 • Intuitive Yoga • Hillary Skibell & Cindy Storman


This unique workshop will explore the dynamic partnership between Yoga and Intuition Medicine. You will experience simple and practical ways to weave the two paths together to cultivate greater healing, embodiment, and presence.

This half-day session will include movement, meditations, philosophy, and techniques that support grounding, balancing the chakras, harnessing energy, and sharpening the mind. There will be time for discussions, personal reflections, and questions to enhance your energy exploration on and off the yoga mat!

Please note: Basic yoga poses will be incorporated into the practice. Please bring a mat if you have one.

Hillary Skibell is a YogaWorks Teacher and Teacher Trainer, certified Life Coach, and graduate from the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. She is known for her soulful and inspiring guidance that connects individuals to the deeper pulse and flow of life. Hillary has spent the past 18 years studying the interdependent relationship between our inner world and outer life. Out of this inspiration, she formed her lifestyle approach, Breathing Room, integrating her experience in yoga, personal development, and interior spaces. She is based in Mill Valley, CA and teaches classes, workshops, and retreats both locally and abroad. More recently, she has collaborated with Cindy Storman on Modern Way Mystic to bring together the paths of yoga and intuitive development. It is her passion to guide you to a deeper experience of your power and brilliance as you step into your thriving, inspired, soul-infused life.

Cindy Storman is a graduate of the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. She was raised in a very strong spiritually based family and exposed to a lot of different modalities which helped guide her path. In 1999, Cindy artfully combined a career as a certified Yoga instructor and hairstylist. Since then she has completed several different teacher trainings in yoga and in meditation. She co-founded Modern Way Mystic and leads workshops with Hillary Skibell on integrating intuition with yoga. She teaches weekly yoga classes in Mill Valley and has a spiritual coaching practice as well.

April 13 • Acupuncture, Intuition Medicine® and Depossession • Danny Geren, LaC, DAOM

Half-day with full-day option

Dr. Danny Geren, L.Ac. is a graduate of the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. He integrates his Chinese medicine practice with Intuition Medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions, focusing on spiritual/emotional conditions, pain management and internal medicine. His capstone for his Chinese medicine doctoral degree was “An Exploration of Treating the Spirit and the Emotions with Acupuncture.” When doing this work, he relies heavily on his Intuition Medicine® skills and training.

Morning session:

  • Chinese medicine overview of possession by entities and other people’s energy
  • Review of the Spiritual Incarnation System™ and overlap with the eight extraordinary vessels
  • Acupuncture Treatments: The Seven External and Seven Internal Dragons, Chong Mai
  • Combining Acupuncture with Intuition Medicine® for de-possession
  • Tips for working with entities and OPE in the SIS

Afternoon session:

  • Panels with a focus on SIS diagnostics and healing
May 18 • Acupuncture, Intuition Medicine® and the Physio-Psychic System™ • Danny Geren, LaC, DAOM

Half-day with full-day option

Dr. Danny Geren, L.Ac. is a graduate of the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. He integrates his Chinese medicine practice with Intuition Medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions, focusing on spiritual/emotional conditions, pain management and internal medicine. His capstone for his Chinese medicine doctoral degree was “An Exploration of Treating the Spirit and the Emotions with Acupuncture.” When doing this work, he relies heavily on his Intuition Medicine® skills and training.

  • Chinese medicine overview of possession by the physiology and pathology of emotions
  • Chinese medicine perspective on the energetic systems that work with the spirit and help to heal emotions, including present life and past life emotional traumas
  • Review of the Physio-Psychic System™
  • Acupuncture Treatments: Using Intuition Medicine® tools to activate the Chinese medicine energetic systems to enhance your PPS work

Afternoon session:

  • Panels with a focus on emotional and spiritual healing with Chinese medicine energetic systems and the PPS
June 8 • Intuitive Teens • Dee Merz
July 20 • Energetically Improving Dental Health: Healing Stored Trauma • Samira Willson, RDH

Half-day with full-day option

This class will cover recognizing and clearing trauma that is stored in the mouth and within specific teeth.

  • Trauma storage and optimal dental health: including the emotional and physical meridians for each tooth
  • Stages and ages of tooth development and eruption
  • Energetically clearing teeth directly and as satellite locations for trauma, including familiar, karmic, etc.
  • Root canals, extractions, TMJ, wisdom teeth, decay, fluoride and amalgam clinical information
  • Panels both morning and afternoon.
  • Panel topics: support trauma release and increased dental/overall health; setting up energetically for optimal dental/medical visits.
  • Handouts: stages/ages of tooth development; dental eruption and meridians; specific dental meditation.

Morning session:

  • Opening intention meditation
  • Introduction and discussion of trauma storage, optimal dental health and the emotional and physical meridians for each tooth.
  • Clinical outcomes that I have supported and witnessed
  • Meditation: focus on clearing stored trauma per tooth, using blueprints. Ideally, this seminar would be after or during PPS.  
  • Teeth will be cleared as satellite locations for karma, trauma, etc. using colors, SB, and grounding.

Afternoon session:

  • A short discussion and/or Q&A on specific dental concerns from a holistic energetic approach: root canals, extractions, TMJ, implants, wisdom teeth, fluoride and amalgam. Empowering students to recognize for themselves what spirit says while supported with clinical information. Focus on the possible energetic and physical health risks vs benefits, etc.
  • Guidance around setting up energetically for optimal dental/medical visits.
  • Meditation to focus on a specific dental concern, using gauges for permission, ownership, and acceptance.  
  • Breakouts into panel groups to deepen and support trauma release and increased dental/overall health.

Samira Naba has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years in a range of specialties including, periodontal, prosthodontics, orthodontic, pedodontic, and is currently practicing in a holistic office in Mill Valley.  Her focus is on treating patients that are interested in addressing their oral health, specifically as it pertains and is linked to the overall wellbeing. Many are challenged with medically recognized and diagnosed conditions as well as energetic, emotional and physical ailments that impact physical, mental and spiritual health. She uses her Academy training to facilitate healing and to promote a calm and professional experience.

September 14 • Crystals, Light & Color: Tools for Deepening our Intuitive Abilities • Kirby Seid, BA

Half-day with full-day option

Our earth is alive and evolving in parallel with our own human species and personal evolution. She holds the very blueprint of Life within our planet. Crystals are recording transmission and transformational tools. They are memory chips from which we can awaken and harness latent abilities. Co-creating with the crystal/mineral kingdom clarifies, amplifies, and elegantly quickens the evolutionary spark of our human potential.

The primary focus will be conscious connection and co-creation with the crystal kingdom, and to further enhance the tools being practiced in your AIM repertoire.

We will be discussing and exploring the synergy of crystals through:

  • Mechanics and metaphysics of crystal and colored light
  • Five attributes of crystal consciousness
  • Ancient crystal skull consciousness
  • Crystal meditation with the Light Labyrinth™ technology

You are encouraged to bring a few personal crystals/minerals or power objects to this workshop. Crystals will also be available for purchase during the event.

Kirby Seid, BA, MIM has traveled the world for crystals, fossils, and minerals.
He designs visionary tools for healing practices, spiritual teachers, and shamans. Kirby has a degree in psychology and teaches Crystal and Light Labyrinth™ workshops at institutes and conferences around the world. For more info:

October 5 • Artistic Expression and Intuition • Sandra Orellana Sears, MA


This seminar is open to individuals interested in accessing and honing the authentic, creative voice within. As an artist, performer, and Intuition Medicine® practitioner, I am constantly studying the correlation between one’s creativity, physical vitality, spiritual health and authentic voice. In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between creative expression, the subtle body, and developing an artistic practice of any kind – painting, drawing, writing, cooking, dancing, theater, martial arts and everything in between! We will also investigate the energetic blockages that may impair or interfere with one’s creative expression. If you do not consider yourself an “artist” – come anyway! This seminar is open to anyone interested in unleashing their vibrant creativity within…believe it or not, we are all artists! Please bring a journal, pens, markers, watercolors, or anything else that inspires your inner child.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • How to care for the Inner Artist/Inner Child with compassion
  • Removing energetic blockages or limiting beliefs relating to creative expression
  • Chakra settings to support you in authentic expression – with focus on 4th, 5th, 7th, Direct Voice, and Direct Writing chakras
  • How to direct/manage creative energy in hand chakras
  • Creating from the Meditation Sanctuary vs. Analyzer
  • Aligning one’s creative expression with 7th chakra, OEE and SIS

Sandra has studied the arts from a young age. As a child, she was interested in drawing, painting, photography, and dance. Sandra has a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Columbia University and went on to finish her Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a specialization in Photography. She visits Brazil every year to photograph, film, and study modern dance, Capoeira, and traditional Afro-Brazilian movement in Salvador, Bahia. She currently lives in Venice, California where she works as a freelance artist and curator and has a private Intuition Medicine® practice.

November 9 • The Interconnectedness of Acupuncture Meridians, Chakras, Emotions • Connie Prodromou LAc

Half-day with full-day option

Connie Prodromou, LAc, MSTCM, MIM, Medical Intuitive presents a general awareness of Acupuncture meridians, the Five Elements and their qualities as they may relate to Chakras and the energy body. She integrates this information into her practice to enhance her sessions. Similar to studying Anatomy to help Intuition Medicine® practitioners, learning the general location and qualities of the meridians and the Five Element relationships can also improve the practitioner’s effectiveness. You will learn:

  • The general location and flow of Acupuncture meridians and the organs and functions they represent.
  • The emotions related to these meridians and how they may present as symptoms.
  • Season, color, smell, taste and other meridian characteristics that can affect a client’s health.
  • How to use this information in spirit-to-spirit communication.
  • How imbalances in the 5 Element interrelationships can manifest as health issues.
  • How to integrate this information into your sessions to help rebalance the client’s energy and restore health.
December 7 • Advanced Meditation Sanctuary • Jacqueline Chan, OD

Half-day with full-day option

This seminar is an exploration of the anatomical unfolding and energetics of the meditation sanctuary originating in embryogenesis from the initiation of life.  Concepts that we will discover and do healing meditations on will include:

  1. The pineal gland and its link to the crown chakra, posterior head area. Presented are the modern day factors that impair the pineal gland such as heavy metals and EMF and healing remedies.
  2. The pituitary gland and its function as master gland of the endocrine system.
  3. The PPS location as part of the Meditation Sanctuary. We will look at factors that impair the PPS:  brain trauma, stressors from an inflamed gut/brain axis, and eye functioning/visual tracts.

The afternoon seminar session is focused on panel work.

Ongoing Academy Tutoring and Teacher Training Programs

Professional Mentoring

Alumni volunteer to tutor MIM program students in rotations of five months. Responsibility includes once a week, one-hour energy systems healings or program material tutoring. This mentoring provides valuable internship experience in the art of the professional practice of Intuition Medicine. This is an ongoing program open continuously to all alumni.

Teaching Assistant Training

Prerequisites: MIM Certification and Professional Practice Tools seminar

This program offers in-depth training in the art of teaching in a classroom. Each Teaching Assistant works on a team with other TAs in the Academy’s Core Courses and one-day seminars. Teaching Assistants learn how to prepare for presentation of material, content delivery, and student counseling and support.

Practicum Faculty

Prerequisites: MIM Certification, Professional Practice Tools seminar and three-month Internship

Practicum faculty members co-facilitate and supervise the weekly Academy Practicums—evening sessions where Academy students and alumni may review audiotapes of classroom lectures; meet with mentors; discuss and practice their healing/counseling skills with peers; give and/or receive energy systems healings; or spend time in quiet contemplation.