Transformative Therapy Training

“Anything that keeps you from being a shining star is either a lie or a memory.”
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Transformative EMDR Therapy Training

Welcome to the Personal Transformation Institute! At PTI we provide EMDR Therapy training to psychotherapists.

Our virtual and local training programs are approved by EMDRIA, the professional association for EMDR Therapy.

Basic Trainings

If you are new to EMDR, your first step will be to attend a 6-Day Basic Training event. These trainings are hosted throughout the country over the course of two weekends. The Basic Training goes in depth on foundational topics and prepares you to practice EMDR Therapy with your clients.

Distance Learning

Once you have completed our Basic Training we offer a series of virtual programs and consultant training opportunities to seamlessly support you as you progress towards EMDRIA Certification.

Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR

Personal Transformation Institute was founded by Certified EMDR Trainer and Therapist, Deb Kennard, MS, in 2014. Deb brings her expertise in trauma therapy and her extensive experience with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to her twenty years of EMDR practice. 

At Personal Transformation Institute trainers and training coaches teach EMDR Therapy from an Attachment and Somatic focus and are dedicated to providing the safest and most effective training possible. Find out more about what makes the PTI approach different.

Find Out More

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May we all be happy, peaceful, and free.

Deb Kennard

Founder, Personal Transformation Institute

Our training programs are:


We provide a web-based Training Portal that can be securely accessed from your desktop or mobile device!


We offer the best after training support through the use of online groups, videos and advanced training.

Community Focused

We train local Certified EMDR therapist to become Facilitators and Approved Consultants.

"Can’t wait to use this with clients"

This was an excellent training that was personally life changing. I can’t wait to use this with clients and continue my own EMDR work. I am grateful for Deborah, who is not only an amazing resource full of information and clear insights, but also models a way of living and interacting- I was so blessed by that. I’m inspired to live freely and teach others to do the same by these two components that I experienced this weekend.

"She ignites the room"

Deb Kennard is warm, knowledgeable, and passionate in her teaching style. She ignites the room with her passionate energy for EMDR, clearly her life’s purpose. She empowers the student to expand their own boundaries to learning with unbridled energy. I find myself entering a new life phase desiring more knowledge about EMDR and its ability to fulfill my life’s purpose of helping others.

"Thank you!"

I felt comfortable and welcome. I felt like you had not just an extensive knowledge of EMDR, but had a warm and an inviting nature that encouraged me to ask questions, kept me engaged, and helped me feel safe in the process. Thank you!

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