AAIT FOUNDATIONS lays the groundwork for EXPANDING your successful practice of AAIT. By the end of our weekend workshop, you will be able to immediately use new effective methods to help your clients. Further, you will have all the support you need to fully integrate what you have learned into your current practice. 

In AAIT FOUNDATIONS, you will gain an even deeper understanding of the fundamental principles that inform the practice of AAIT and how these principles can support your clients in reclaiming their real self.


  • Taking responsibility for and tending to our inner state is the source of our freedom
  • Self acceptance is both a means and measure of well-being
  • Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of consciousness
  • Integration of two opposing states can alleviate psychological suffering
  • The real self is not an object or the sum of a narrative. The real self is a being

You will become more at ease with natural flow of a typical AIT session, which includes these phases:

  • Discovery
  • Collaborative Agreement
  • Integration
  • Home Practice
  • Directed Awareness
  • Through observation, practice with a partner and solo practice, therapists will learn the following procedures, all of which were developed by psychologist, Zivorad Slavinski


Deep PEAT 2

Deep PEAT (DP2) uses emotions and thoughts as opposites. DP2 is an extremely useful tool for those who suffer with ruminative thinking. You will also learn to teach DP2 to your clients as a valuable method to add to their home practice.

Deep PEAT 4

Deep PEAT 4 (DP4) is a reliable method that allows for a release from the originating problem, generally leaving the client with a feeling of calm with a sense of wellbeing. As in many of the methods developed by Slavinski, many experience this wellbeing to be of a spiritual nature.

With DP4, you learn to use the four elements of human experience (thoughts, images, emotions and sensations) to quickly depotentiate negative states and reactions as well as release the pain from traumatic experience. DP4 can also be used to integrate the golden and the dark shadow self, identities  and ego states as well as specifically chosen polarities. This method is perhaps the most versatile of the processes developed by Slavinski. This reliable procedure is efficient and easy to learn.

Fingertip Method

The Fingertip Method is an effective method for addressing trauma. It uses the theory that trauma is stuck energy in space and time. With this method we are generally able to help clients release this stuck energy within minutes.

AAIT Foundations includes 4 group consultation sessions following the training.

Working in supervision with Melanie McGhee has changed my practice. Even after one or two sessions of using Acceptance and Integration Training, I see huge shifts in my clients’ behavior and attitude. Under Melanie’s sharp-focused, openhearted and optimally supportive supervision, I’m experiencing the wonderful feeling of knowing that I truly can help people. My only regret is that I wasn’t trained in Acceptance and Integration earlier. Think of all the people who would be experiencing deep and lasting peace if I had.
— Linda Goranson, Ph.D.