Training Courses

Training in Lifespan Integration therapy is suitable for experienced psychotherapists, counsellors and psychological professionals. LI requires a sound knowledge of child development and some understanding of the neurobiology of trauma. We ask that delegates have sufficient experience in their practice and have delivered a minimum of 450 supervised therapy hours, be current members of a recognised professional body (e.g. UKCP, BACP, BAP, BPS, HCPC etc.) with a clear ethical framework/complaints procedure, and have professional indemnity insurance.

All of our UK training is delivered by Dr Anandi Janner Steffan. You can find out more here:


Core Training

Level 1 (Beginner)

The Level 1 training covers the history and the fundamental principles underlying LI; an overview of various Lifespan Integration protocols; looking at the basics of LI treatment planning; and practising, and reflecting upon, being fully attuned to clients throughout LI sessions in a way that is different to empathic listening. Delegates learn how to use LI Standard Protocol through watching videos of Lifespan Integration sessions, live demonstration, and practice sessions where delegates experience standard protocol as therapist and client.

After completing Level 1, therapists are able to start to practice LI with their more stable clients.
However we do encourage you to complete Level 2 as well to really make the most of LI in your practice.

Next Course: March 2020 in Crawley – TBC

Level 2 (Intermediate)

The Level 2 training includes learning about the Attunement protocol, and how to use this to help clients build self-structure and regulate emotion. Delegates will also learn how to use Birth to Present protocol to clear any known or unknown birth trauma. There will be a focus on how to design individualised treatment plans based on each client’s unique psychic structure and needs, and there will be practice sessions where participants experience the Baseline protocol as therapist, client and observer.

Before attending Level 2 Therapists
must have completed Level 1 (since 2011) and undertaken a minimum of 1 hour of Skype or phone supervision with an approved LI supervisors (listed HERE).

Graduates of the Level 2 are entitled to apply to be a Certified LI Practitioner.

Next Course: July 2020 in Crawley – TBC

Level 3 (Advanced)

In Level 3 three important LI protocols, Relationship Clearing,Script Clearing and Preverbal Attachment Repair are introduced. Further, participants will practice the LI Attunement Protocol, which was part in Level 2. The LI Preverbal Attachment Repair protocol permits to repair breaches in attachment which may have occurred at various stages of development.

To participate on Level 3 you must have completed Level 1 and 2 (since 2011), had one LI session treating early childhood trauma, and undertaken three supervision sessions.

Graduates of the Level 3 Training will be able to treat clients experiencing the effects of severe early-childhood trauma, with strong dissociation and fragmentation and unstable living conditions with LI Therapy.

Next Course: 12-13 March 2021 in Crawley

Repeating Training

Since 2011 there have been major changes to the course material and requirements. If you attended Level 1 before 2011, you would be required to undertake Level 1 again, before moving onto Level 2.