Information About Our Trainings

The Barbara Brennan School of Healing and Brennan Institute currently offer three programs: 1. The Professional Studies Diploma Program 2. The Bachelor of Science Degree Program 3. The Advanced Studies Diploma Program (available only to graduates) Supplemental Programs: • Anatomy and Physiology (not available at every location)

Program Information

Admission RequirementsAll programs require potential students to be 18 years or age and submit proof of high school diploma or GED completion or international equivalent. The Bachelor of Science Degree program is only available at our Florida location.
Tuition and Other CostsThe yearly base tuition for all programs is $7900. Tuition does not include transportation, lodging or food. Professional Studies Diploma Program: Anatomy and Physiology 1, offered at $2600, is an adjunct requirement to be completed prior to entering Year 3. Bachelor of Science Degree: Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III, IV are requirements of the degree program. A&P 1 is $2600. A&P II, III, and IV are $1500. (A&P 1 is eligible for transfer credit) Nine General Education Online Courses are also required and are offered at $750 per course. (All courses eligible for transfer credit except Strategies for Success.) For information on various payment plans, see the enrollment agreement for the location you are selecting.
Professional Studies Diploma ProgramProfessional Studies Year 1 Year 1 focuses on levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Human Energy Field. The spiritual purpose of Year 1 is to transform the relationship with the Self, and in doing so create a foundation for the next three years’ work. This transformation is essential to becoming a professional healer. One cannot truly connect, know, or honor another until one connects, knows, and honors the Self. It is a wonderful year of opening to new horizons. Professional Studies Year 2 Year 2 deepens the experience of the previous year by holding the spiritual purpose of the 4th level of the Human Energy Field, the relationship to others. The student is changing his/her relationships to other humans, non-humans, and non-physical beings. The work is extensive since it encompasses more lifetimes than this present one. The student’s relationship to his/her self expands through many lifetimes. There is a new relationship to this planet, this universe, and additional dimensions or realms. A great deal of personal work is taken on by each student as he or she grapples with blocks to personal expression. Insight, self-responsibility, and compassion grow, along with hands-on experience of the 4th level. Professional Studies Year 3 Year 3 focuses on the Hara line, which is the line of intention and the embrace of surrender. The haraline is a major energetic support for the shift in the student’s commitment to his/her healer-ship. The spiritual purpose of this year is to deepen each student’s awareness and experience to the Divine by studying the spiritual levels of the Human Energy Field—the 5th, 6th, and 7th—thereby setting the stage for the student’s change in relationship to the spiritual world—Divine Will, Divine Love, and Divine Mind. It is a profound year, rich in exploration, which brings the student’s understanding of self and the Divine into greater and greater communion. Professional Studies Year 4 Year 4 focuses on the Hara and the Core Star levels. All the training of the previous years culminates in this year’s spiritual purpose, which is to assist in the emergence and expression of the unique essence of each healer. The skills which are mastered require strength, centering, great love, andstamina. It is here that the student finds autonomy through focusing on their intentionality, being in their essence, and allowing that essence to more fully express itself in the world. Each student learns to integrate the work more fully into their daily lives, giving rise to a new relationship to one’s life task and core essence. This final year offers itself in celebration as each student honors the completion of their four-year journey into Brennan Healing Science and their commitment to the community of the sacred human heart.
Bachelor of Science Degree ProgramTo earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Brennan Healing Science, students must complete the following:
  1. Four-Year Brennan Healing Science Professional Studies Program
  2. Four Courses in Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Nine Courses of General Education in the following areas: English, Science/Math, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities (all offered online)
Anatomy and PhysiologyA fundamental and comprehensive study in anatomy and physiology is an important aspect of learning for the professional healer. This knowledge provides an essential framework for Brennan Healing Science students, as they learn to work with the energy of specific organs and body systems. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the physical body, and its interrelatedness to the Human Energy-Consciousness System supports a truly integrative approach to healing. During the third year of training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, students learn hands-on healing techniques and skills for balancing and assisting the healing of specific organs and body systems. This focused work requires a knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the physical body so that students are able to relate their High Sense Perceptions and healing work to the associated physical structures and their functioning. Anatomy & Physiology for Healers (A&P I) must be completed prior to Year 3 of the academic training. Anatomy and Physiology I (Anatomy and Physiology for Healers) The curriculum focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Each system of the body is reviewed in terms of its overall structure and function; the relationship of the Human Energy-Consciousness System and its physical manifestation; hands-on healing techniques; utilization of High Sense Perception in accessing structure and function; and experiential exercises integrating Brennan Healing Science skills, Psych-Spiritual Development skills and the development of High Sense Perception. Anatomy and Physiology II The students utilize and expand upon the skills and knowledge they have gained in their study of basic Anatomy and Physiology (A&P I), as well as their general studies in Year 2 of the Brennan Healing Science Academic Program. Moving beyond structure and function, this course assists in developing the student’s High Sense Perception and explores the effects of relationships and supporting systems on physical health and illness. As Year 2 focuses on the theme of relationship, the Anatomy and Physiology II Course extends this learning to explore the facets of relationship in regard to the physical body, including how the physical body 6 in relationship to the energy consciousness system responds and the resultant manifestations of disease or recovery from illness. Adjunctive to the second year of training in Brennan Healing Science, it also enhances the student’s ability to integrate the Healing Science skills with the functioning of the physical body, including how beliefs, thoughts, and emotions affect the body systems and physical health. Classes focus on the dynamic physiologic and energetic processes of being in relationship with others and with the world. Classroom lectures and experiential learning covers character structures and their relationship to the manifestation of disease processes, the physiologic and energetic relationship and interaction between body systems, the science and energy consciousness of psychoneuroimmunology, the effect of the environment on the immune system, the energetic, emotional and physiologic impact of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders and the energy consciousness and related pathophysiologic aspects of heart disease. Anatomy and Physiology III A&P III students continue to learn about the energetic and physical manifestations in the healthy body as well as the changes that result from common illness or pathophysiology. During this course of study, students learn to expand their High Sense Perception from a cellular to a holographic scope that includes the dis-ease history of the body’s organs. Health issues specific to men and women are discussed, as well as the specifics of working with clients in various life stages. Year 3 of undergraduate study is supported, emphasizing the Healing Science skills of restructuring and 5th level work, as the students explore more fully the physiologic changes that occur during dis-ease processes and healing. Anatomy and Physiology IV A&P IV students focus on the integration of their learning with the application of their skills in preparation for working with clients in a clinical setting as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. Through direct supervision, students are guided through comprehensive learning and evaluation in clinical practice sessions, demonstrating the following: personal knowledge of the Healing Science, Psych-Spiritual Development,Professional Practice and Integrative Care skills through thorough client interviewing, intake, history taking and assessment; accurate High Sense Perception; appropriate use of Brennan Healing Science hands-on healing techniques; session closure; and post-treatment recommendation. Classroom7 lecture time focuses on the further development of each student’s ability to work deeply within specificity in relationship to the disturbances in the related structure and function of the Human Energy-Consciousness System.
Advanced Studies ProgramThe Advanced Studies program offers professional courses of study in Brennan Integration Work. It provides a powerful journey of transformation—expanding and deepening your facilitation skills as a healer and further opening the way for the full expression of your life’s work. Advanced Studies Year 1 Year One of the Advanced Studies program focuses exclusively on a practitioner’s capacity to attend to a client’s ongoing personal process. It emphasizes body and energy awareness in a person’s emotional and psychological experience. Students are taught how to track and understand individual and group dynamics and to experiment with making process observations and reflections versus giving guidance and advice to their clients. Advanced Studies Year 2 Year Two of the Advanced Studies program is a continuation and deepening of what students learn in Year One. In Year Two, students are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of individual process dynamics, and an ability to deepen a client’s work, both within a session and over the course of successive sessions. Students participate in group presentations, and specialized segments are presented to incorporate techniques to help clients manage emotional intensity. For Graduates Only: Download the Florida Advanced Studies Catalog. Download the Florida Advanced Studies Application. Download the Brennan Institute (Oxford) Advanced Studies Catalog. Download the Brennan Institute (Oxford) Advanced Studies Application.
 

Location Information

Florida: 4-year Professional Studies and Bachelor of Science Program

The 2019–20 Resident Training portion of the programs will be held at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida, just outside of Fort Lauderdale, 20 minutes (15 miles) from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 45 minutes from Miami International Airport. Fort Lauderdale Beach is approximately 30 minutes (20 miles) away.

During the Resident Training, the Resort becomes a wonderful, vital community that provides an invaluable support system for the students staying there. Because of the nature of the intensity and complexity of Resident Training, we strongly recommend that students stay on campus at the hotel for Resident Training.

4-Year Brennan Healing Science Program Offerings:

  • Professional Studies Diploma
  • Bachelors of Science Degree
  • Anatomy and Physiology I-IV

Barbara Brennan School of Healing 2019–2020 Resident Training Dates Each Class Week Is Held Wednesday–Sunday

Class 1: October 30–November 3, 2019 Class 2: December 11–15, 2019 Class 3: February 12–16, 2020 Class 4: April 22–26, 2020 Class 5: June 17–21, 2020

Anatomy & Physiology I meets two days following each class week.

Anatomy & Physiology II-III meets one day following each class week.

Anatomy & Physiology IV meets one day before each class week.


  Our Florida Catalog provides more detailed information about our program. Apply for the Florida Professional Studies Diploma or Bachelor of Science Degree Program. This addendum also contains the application for the Florida Anatomy & Physiology I-IV courses. Download the required General Education Courses Application for Bachelor of Science Degree program.
UK: 4-year Professional Studies Program

The 2019–20 Resident Training portion of the program will be held at the Jurys Inn in Oxford, UK. Jurys Inn is 45 minutes from Heathrow International Airport and 5 miles from the Oxford railway station. Jurys Inn is just a short drive from the city centre, with its beautiful architecture and countless attractions.  Additional logistical information will be provided upon request or enrollment.

During the Resident Training, the Inn becomes a wonderful, vital community that provides an invaluable support system for the students staying there. Because of the nature of the intensity and complexity of Resident Training, we strongly recommend that students stay on campus at the hotel for Resident Training.

4-Year Brennan Healing Science Program Offerings:
  • Professional Studies Diploma
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 for Healers

Brennan Institute 2019–2020 Resident Training Dates

Each Class Week Is Held Wednesday–Sunday

Class 1: October 2-6, 2019
Class 2: November 13-17, 2019
Class 3: January 15-19, 2020
Class 4: March 25-29, 2020
Class 5: May 20-24, 2020

Anatomy & Physiology for Healers meets the two days following each class week.


Our BI Catalog  provides more detailed information about our program. Apply for the  BI Professional Studies Diploma program. Apply for the  BI Anatomy & Physiology for Healers program.
NYC: Professional Studies Year-1 Training

The 2019–20 Resident Training portion of the program will be held at the Balance Arts Center in midtown NYC.

Students will be responsible for finding their own lodging. Because of the nature of the intensity and complexity of Resident Training, we strongly recommend that students stay in NYC and, if possible, reasonably close to the Balance Arts Center located at 151 W 30th St, New York, NY (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

1-Year Brennan Healing Science Program Offerings Only. Students will need to transfer to either BBSH-FL or BI-UK to complete the training.


NYC 2019–2020 Resident Training Dates

Each Class Week Is Held Wednesday–Sunday

Class 1: October 2-6, 2019
Class 2: November 20-24, 2019
Class 3: February 5-9, 2020
Class 4: April 1-5, 2020
Class 5: June 3-7, 2020

Our NYC Catalog  provides more detailed information about our program. Apply for NYC Professional Studies Diploma Year 1.
Berkeley: Professional Studies Year-1 Training

The 2019–20 Resident Training portion of the program will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley Marina.

Because of the nature of the intensity and complexity of Resident Training, we strongly recommend that students stay on campus at the hotel for Resident Training.

1- Year Brennan Healing Science Program Offerings Only. Students will need to transfer to either BBSH-FL or BI-UK to complete the training.


Berkeley 2019–2020 Resident Training Dates

Each Class Week Is Held Wednesday–Sunday

Class 1: October 16-20, 2019
Class 2: December 4-8, 2019
Class 3: February 19-23, 2020
Class 4: April 29-May 3, 2020
Class 5: June 10-14, 2020

Our CA Catalog  provides more detailed information about our program. Apply for  the CA Professional Studies Diploma Year 1.