Training Institute

Art of Awareness hosts a variety of both on-location and off-site continuing education and training opportunities for medical, mental health, and body-centered practitioners, as well as the general public.

Contact us at 207-805-0183 for more information about our offerings, including our yoga teacher training programs.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Intimate Partner Violence: From Knowledge to Action
A Training for Mental Health Professionals

Session 1: Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 11:00AM-6:00PM
Session 2: Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 11:00AM-6:00PM
Cost: $110/Session (Register for one or both!) *Free yoga class pass with purchase of both sessions!

By January 1, 2020 applicants for social work license renewal must demonstrate a one-time successful completion of the equivalent of 12 hours of continuing education or course work in family and intimate partner violence. (The licensure requirements for psychologists is 3 hours of course work.) These workshops will cover the following content areas, in accordance with Maine Revised Statues (under &7060 Expiration & Renewals).

●Universal Screening & Assessment Tools
●LGBTQQ Survivors & Cultural Competency
●Contra-Indicated Interventions
●Mental Health & Addiction Issues
●Safety Planning & Separation Planning
●Trauma-informed Empowerment Interventions
NOTE: Each session will provide 6 contact hours and may be taken independently,
or both may be completed to 
meet the full 12 contact-hour requirement. Both sessions will cover all required content areas.

ONLINE: Visit our class schedule page, find the session date you’d like to attend on the calendar, and click “SIGN UP.”
BY PHONE: 207-805-0183 (Please have credit card available.)
BY MAIL: Download and complete this form and send it, with your payment, to:
Art of Awareness
100 Waterman Drive
South Portland, Maine 04106

Amy L. Coha, MSW, LCSW has been a clinical social worker for 32 years. Her practice includes clinical work with
survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, individuals with mental illness, program development, training and consultation with mental health and criminal justice systems, and expert witness testimony. She joined UNE’s School of Social Work field faculty in 2000 and was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in 2006. She teaches integrating seminars, supports student with field placements, and developed/teaches an advanced year clinical elective on Social Work Practice & Intimate Partner Violence.


EMDR Level I Basic Training

Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 15th (Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am-4pm) &
Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2nd (Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat/Sun 8:30am-4pm)

The EMDR Institute will hold their Level I Basic Training at Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness over two weekends in 2018 (July 13-15 & Nov 30-Dec 2). For more information about this training opportunity, contact the local training sponsor, Celia Grand, at 207-799-9776. You can also visit the EMDR Institute’s website for additional details or to register online.

ONLINE: Visit the EMDR Institute’s website, for more information and/or to register and pay online.
PHONE: Contact local training sponsor Celia Grand at 207-799-9776 with questions.