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Become an inspired and empowered psychotherapist! Heal yourself In order to help others heal; inspired by Debra Franklin, LCSW, Maestro Manuel Rufino, her teacher, and the Golden Drum of Brooklyn, NYC. 

The best therapists are those that have experienced a powerful inner healing. There are many wonderful psychological and spiritual healing techniques, but until you heal your own wounds in order to really free your heart, mind, and intuition, those techniques will not be fully effective. As you transform, you empower love, understanding, intuition, and compassion, the most important ingredients to healing. Integrate those with spiritual approaches, sound healing, guided imagery, and energy psychology, and you will discover and empower your true therapeutic gifts. You can learn to see and feel clients “wounds” even before they talk about them and intuitively guide them through a very beautiful life changing journey once you have traversed your own.

Training and support groups are available, but this is a very special weekend including Debra’s spiritual teacher, Maestro Manuel Rufino, and the Golden Drum community. This transformational weekend will take you on an inner journey to experiencing life in a new way. In turn, you can become a uniquely creative psychotherapist.

Dates: August 25th - 27th, 2017, starting at 7 pm on the 25th and ending at 5 pm on the 27th.

The retreat will be in the Catskills of Upstate New York, approximately 30 miles west of Poughkeepsie (exact location TBA upon registration).

Cost: $375 includes the entire program including exquisite vegetarian cuisine (please inform regarding food allergies and dietary restrictions).

Some spaces available for reduced pricing in exchange for volunteering, call for more information on this. Exceptional Vegetarian food is provided. Local hotel options will be provided upon registration and the free option to camp on the land. 16 CE’s are provided to most types of licensed psychotherapists by NASW.

Contact Debra Franklin, LCSW at 860-844-1069 for more information or email her at


Debra Franklin developed The Heart Path Therapy™ for therapists. It combines powerful healing approaches from ancient spiritual wisdom with modern uses of guided imagery, Family Constellations, inner child work, sound healing, and energy psychology.

Debra experienced deeply transformational healing and spiritual development with many different gifted teachers. her most recent of at least 10 years, Maestro Manuel Rufino. He helped her own healing and development and in turn helped Debra to inspire the Heart Path Therapy for Therapists™ for Therapists. 

See other training options and groups for therapists in the Heart Path Therapy™ approach at

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