This apprentice training program will focus on understanding the transformational principles and theories that serve as the foundation in Alchemical Healing. This unique Alchemical Healing system of transformation provides practitioners with practical yet expansive skills and applicable resources to effectively provide Alchemical Healing and transformational sessions. This intensive and transformational program is both theory and clinical work.
This program has been redesigned to take into account COVID-19. We all have to be able to adapt to this new world we’re experiencing… so many details may shift daily, weekly or monthly. But we will continue to make adaptations to offer this work fully. Flexibility is key.
All clinical and in-person treatment & training sessions will require observation of strict COVID-19 protocols for the State of Massachusetts, including in some cases getting testing for in-person events. We will provide each student with a detailed list of protocols and requirements.
The MAAP Apprenticeship has three levels:
Level One Certification: 9 Heart Pains, Grieving Treatments, Stage One of Alchemy (including self-cultivation of Stage One for yourself)
Level Two Certification: 13 Ghost Points Treatments and continued 9 Stages of Alchemy
Level Three Certification: IDs, EDs, Starry Sky Point Treatments, and continued 9 Stages of Alchemy
Upon successful completion of ALL designated clinical and homework requirements, students will receive an Alchemical Healing Certification for their completed level (Certified Alchemical Healing Practitioner). Graduates of the program will be permitted to market their services using the Alchemy Healing Center Alchemy Certification Program logo(s) on their own website and marketing materials. Active Certified Practitioners may also be listed for client referral on the official Alchemy Learning Center Certification Program website under the category of Certified Practitioners.
To be accepted into the MAAP program you must first have an initial virtual session with Leta and Jaye to discuss the possibility of becoming an apprentice in the program.
Outline of Training for the MAAP Programs:
This program is designed to meet each particular student’s needs and will vary in the time it takes to complete. Some participants may want to move more quickly than others. We recommend that participants plan to complete all the work within a maximum of 3 years from their start date. However, each apprentice’s path will be different, and not all apprentices may want to complete all 3 levels.
There is also a separate requirement that each apprentice receive (or has recently received) a 13 Ghost Point treatment and a Heart/Pericardium/9 Heart Pains treatment. This is not included in the MAAP fees, but all students can choose to become part of a clinical for a reduced fee.
1. Initial Planning Session:
Each apprentice will be required to meet with Jaye and Leta for a 3-4 hour initial planning/strategy session. This will set the guidelines for your personal Alchemy and self-cultivation path. All apprentices in the MAAP program must be actively engaged in their own Alchemical self-cultivation (i.e. Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Meditation, etc.). We try to help you keep the thread of your own Alchemy while participating in the MAAP program.
As Alchemy Practitioners we must first personally experience Alchemy before we can help others along the path. So it’s really important to embark on your own Alchemy path before you begin treating. We recommend once a month that you have an Alchemical treatment with Leta and an Alchemical Strategy session with Jaye. The Alchemical treatment is a 9 Stages treatment, and the Alchemy Strategy session helps you walk through the self-cultivation that goes with the 9 Stages treatments. Both treatments and sessions can be in person or virtual.
NOTE: We’ve learned that having an Alchemical 9 Stages treatment and an Alchemist Strategy coaching session each month is extremely beneficial. However, alternating treatments between Leta and Jaye each month for financial reasons is also possible.
2. Online Classes:
Alchemy Learning Center
MAAP apprentices are required to take the current online classes that are available in the Alchemy Learning Center. The current courses are: Intro to Alchemy class (coming soon), the Five Elements class, the Nine Palaces class, and the Releasing Chaotic Energy class. We are in the process of creating a number of online classes for this program in the future. As they become available, you will be enrolled in them.
We will be meeting on a weekly or bi-weekly basis on Thursday mornings 10:00 to noon. Dates will be announced at the beginning of each month. Attendance is suggested but replay will be available. There will be homework each session to work on until the next session, either alone or in study pods.
Studying each type of Alchemical treatment in detail
The Five Elements in Alchemy treatments
The 9 Stages of Alchemy
3. Shadowing Hours:
Please Note: Please keep a treatment binder for the entire MAAP training period.
Within a week after shadowing a session, please submit your MAAP Alchemy Treatment Notes. Leta will review these and a complete review session of all your sessions with Leta will be done upon completion.
To complete the Level One Certification, every apprentice should observe “in person” and submit notes for a minimum of 3-5 “Ling Shu” treatments with Leta plus three 9 Stages of Alchemy treatments.
To complete the Level Two Certification, every apprentice should observe “in person” and submit notes for a minimum of 3 additional treatments with Leta and any additional 9 Stage of Alchemy treatments required (for higher level stages).
To complete the Level Three Certification, every apprentice should observe “in person” and submit notes for a minimum of 4 additional treatments (for a total of 10 for all levels) with Leta and any additional 9 Stage of Alchemy treatments required (for higher level stages).
4. Supervision Hours:
To complete the Level One Certification, you need to perform at least two supervised Ling Shu Alchemical treatments with Leta present (preferably one 9 Heart Pains treatment and one Grieving Treatment). In addition, we recommend two supervised Stage One of Alchemy supervised treatments. This is a minimum… more may be necessary for your learning and that will be worked out at the time.
To complete the Level Two Certification, you must perform at least three supervised 13 Ghost Points with Leta present. This is a minimum… more may be necessary for your learning and that will be worked out at the time.
To complete the Level Three Certification, you must perform at least two supervised treatments with Leta present (preferably one IDs and one Eds or Starry Sky points treatments). This is a minimum… more may be necessary for your learning and that will be worked out at the time.
You must submit your Alchemy Treatment Notes of the treatments within a week after the treatment. We then do a complete review session of all your sessions with Leta upon completion.
5. Treatments in Practice:
After completion of your supervised treatments for each level of training, you can begin to start practicing on your own. At this point in your training, we ask that you complete Alchemy Treatment Notes for Five (5) sessions per Level with your clients. In addition, 5 additional Stage One Alchemy Treatment notes if you will be practicing the first Stage of Alchemy. Clients may be friends, families, patients, volunteers. In order to receive certification, we must receive all session notes and have a review session with Leta.
6. Study Pods:
If available, each new group of apprentices will form a study pod group in the Alchemy Learning Center and meet periodically to discuss their progress. Each study pod will have homework or challenges. Each apprentice will be required to complete and document 24 hours of study group work per year.
Due to COVID protocols, a live in-person retreat may be scheduled in 2021 for all MAP and MAAP students, if permitted. Retreats are a great opportunity for those who live far away to complete their shadowing and supervision treatment requirements.
Pre-COVID-19, we created a year-long program for teaching this material because it really requires a level of commitment to yourself and this work. Our previous fee structure was based on participation in the year-long program. With COVID-19 circumstances, we have created a pay-as-you-go program. We feel this will help support the different circumstances we are all dealing with and the limitations of travel, safety protocols and not having too many people in a classroom at the same time. This may change as situations arise, and we hope this works for everyone. We know the importance of this work must continue, and we are greatly appreciative of our students' dedication. We do not want cost or financial restraints to be a deciding factor that prevents anyone who truly desires to learn this work.
This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to create a lifestyle that embraces self-cultivation and a level of focus for a year or more in transforming yourself and the work you’re doing with others.