Trainings, Courses & Retreats

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"The most powerful thing I have ever done"

"Training with Dr. Shannon and learning this approach has been the most powerful thing I have ever done for my business, my life and my clients.”

- Amanda H, MS, NCC, LPCS, Raleigh, NC

Embracing Wholeness: The Power of Integration

April 4, 2024



Life circumstances, trauma and other stressors can split both our clients and ourselves from our wholeness, temporarily leaving us feeling disconnected, anxious, depressed, lonely, unloved, exhausted, and so much more. Studies in neuroscience, psychology, and mind-body traditions now show us that integration is key to bring us back to our innate wholeness.

* As we experience realigning with our wholeness and discover ways to do this, we can use these tools to help psychotherapy clients navigate life challenges again and again.

* We can become stronger in the face of adversity and become able to connect to our inner wisdom, love, peace and joy regardless of our circumstances.

* We have access to more of ourselves during the hard times and this gives us more hope in a world that can be very chaotic and uncertain.

* We discover how to integrate the challenges we face and return to wholeness.

2024 Women's Recovery Conference:
Finding Balance Amid Constant Change

May 1-3, 2024



This is the 38th year of the Women's Recovery Conference, where gender-responsive care, focusing on the needs of women in recovery and their families, is exclusively presented. The 2024 Women's Recovery Conference offers up to 15.5 credit hours with a variety of credit options.

The entire conference is designed to provide tools that help heal and empower women in recovery, foster stress resilience in a time of unprecedented change, promote collaboration, build trust, and maintain clinical excellence. In the ever-changing environment of caregiving, this is key information all providers must know to overcome current challenges, improve client outcomes, and to promote overall women's health through sustained recovery. Fresh, gender-responsive approaches are taken on mandatory topics such as supervision, ethics, HIV, STIs, and bloodborne pathogens. The conference also offers a choice of innovative care modalities that frontline providers may implement to motivate and empower women, while optimizing balance on the inevitably precarious path of recovery. Information is offered on rewiring the female brain for recovery, medications for opioid use disorder, strategies for harm reduction, and reduction of unintentional self-sabotage. This conference emphasizes culturally-appropriate care, the fostering of strong communities, and the enhancement of physiological, perinatal, and maternal support for women in recovery.

The Preconference on Wednesday, May 3rd offers opportunities for both new and advanced practitioners.


2024 Dates TBA





Elizabeth Garzarelli

"A Warm Interactive Style"

"Shannon has a warm, interactive style of presenting and an ability to clearly convey to her listeners material that opens their minds and hearts."

- Elizabeth, Executive Recruiter

"This training was exceptional. Dr. Shannon was at ease and created an atmosphere of openness and authenticity. I liked the interactive nature and the materials. Thank you for an inspirational day - on a personal and professional level."
- Chaplain Sheree Jones

Rev Christy Snow

"Dr. Shannon... uplifts and inspires"

"Dr. Shannon South is the epitome of love and joy. She is an enthusiastic and clear teacher who uplifts and inspires others to live from their joy center AND create a life that reflects the love, peace and joy we are all deserving and capable of."

- Rev. Christy Snow

"I loved everything about Dr. Shannon’s training! It was very different than usual seminars."

"Great training! The information was extremely helpful. I loved the dancing/movement, quotes and the Inner Counselor Process. Shannon is an energetic and knowledgeable trainer."

"Loved this workshop! The role play/processing was very powerful and helped me get a better understanding of the steps."

- Jeree Current, Licensed Professional Counselor

"I enjoyed your attitude, energy and humor! Thank you. Loved the dancing, connecting with other professionals and observing the Inner Counselor process."

"Shannon is an excellent teacher, especially of complex material! (heart heart) Great job!"

"Loved the energy and I’m looking forward to using the techniques I learned today with clients! Thank you for a fantastic day."
- Jennifer Kristie Sessoms

"I loved the depth and integration of spirituality and psychology. Very inspirational, practical and useful- I appreciate how we were given great tools and that the whole self was used throughout the day."

"The most helpful aspects of the training were the Meditations, the Joy Team exercise, the Inner Counselor demo and a close up look at this process."
- David Plank, Psychotherapist

"Shannon, as the Professional Development Committee Chair for LPCANC, please accept an enthusiastic round of kudos for your presentation today!  Your approach to psychotherapeutic healing should be required course material in every university counselor training program.  I shall certainly let the LPCANC Board know about your excellent presentation.’

-Dwaine P., LPC