• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,305.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,305.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,105.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,680.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,195.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,800.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,405.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,600.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,400.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,200.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,995.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,750.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,750.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,750.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,725.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,200.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,550.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,425.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: August 4
Program ends: August 9
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $850 CAD (5 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Presence Psychotherapy Training: Integrate Spirituality With Trauma Work (28 CE Credits)

With Michelle Lepak

August 4 - 9, 2024

Note: Continuing Education Credits available. See below for details.

Presence Psychotherapy is a trauma therapy that integrates spirituality, internal inquiry, and relational attunement to facilitate healing. Developed by Michelle Lepak, this intensive 5-day training, rooted in evidence-based practice, helps clients orient to Four Dimensions of Presence to sense compassion in and around them, experience oneness, and sense the essence of who they are beyond their trauma. Presence Psychotherapy is a comprehensive trauma treatment model designed to help process the many layers and nuances of trauma. Presence Psychotherapy is published in the APA Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Trauma Care.

“Presence Psychotherapy helps people remain regulated while processing strong emotions.  It opens Awareness to frequencies that create safety for resolution of Fight Flight Freeze responses and trauma-induced negative beliefs.  I see enormous potential in working with Presence Frequencies.” – Sharon Freedman, Ph.D. past participant and Developer of Embodiment Psychotherapy

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and utilize the qualities and therapeutic aspects of the Four Dimensions of Grounded Presence and Spacious Presence, Relational Presence, and Transcendent Presence.
  • Recognize and utilize clients’ personal connection to spirituality to heal trauma.
  • Facilitate Transcendent Presence awareness to process trauma without creating spiritual bypass.

For more information including additional skills learned, CE specifics, and expected daily schedule, please see https://presencepsychotherapy.org/training.

This training is targeted toward mental health professionals and pastoral clergy and includes didactic presentations, live demonstrations, and experiential practice of the model.

“Michelle is one of those rare practitioner/teachers who possesses an abundance of knowledge combined with the gift of a keen intuitive sense that she integrates organically into being a highly skilled trainer/teacher. She is open, warm, present, caring, and very well organized… She creates a very caring, safe environment within which much joyful learning can take place.” – Bob Evans, Ph.D, Past participant

Continuing Education Information

Social Workers

Presence Psychotherapy Training, Course #5343, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Michelle Lepak, LCSW as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/06/2023 – 10/06/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 28 clinical continuing education credits.

These credits are available to practitioners in most Canadian provinces and 47 US states. Click here to view a map of all approved locales.

Marriage and Family Therapists

The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy provides CE approval for this program as it exceeds criteria for approval.


This course is co-sponsored by AEI which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.


This course is approved by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, CCPA, for 28 CECs. 64966907.

Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.


Michelle Lepak
Michelle Lepak, LCSW, a psychotherapist and meditator for 30 years, developed the Presence Psychotherapy trauma treatment model and ORBITS for Everyone process. She published the Presence Psychotherapy treatment model in the APA Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Trauma Care. Michelle served as clinical associate faculty at…
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