Dr. Karyne Wilner PsyDKaryne B. Wilner, PsyD, Director

Karyne is the Director of Integrated Psychological Services Center in Providence, RI and Adjunct Faculty in the Holistic Counseling Program at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. She held the position of Assistant Director of the Institute of Core Energetics from 2001 to 2011, and was Associate Director of the Australian Institute of Core Energetics and Senior Director of the Brazil Institute of Core Energetics from 1994 to 2004. Previous positions included Board Member of the Core Energetics Foundation, Director of Drexel University’s Counseling Center, and Group Co-Coordinator at the Humanistic Psychotherapy Studies Center. She has written numerous journal articles about Core Energetics and psychotherapy.


Charles Corley



Charles is a faculty member of the Institute of Core Energetics in New York, and serves on the Executive Committee. He has a private practice working with couples, individuals, and groups. Charles has twenty-five years of experience running groups, including substance abuse, actor support, men’s support, and adolescent groups.


Kuno Bachbauer, MD

Kuno grew up in Austria. Early-on, he was attracted to the combination of therapy, bodywork and spirituality. His path led him to India and then to the USA where he settled in Washington, DC in 1983. After a literally life-changing experience with John Pierrakos M.D., Kuno started Core Energetics Training. He graduated in 1992, and is now a senior faculty member. His passion and specialty is to relate the Core Energetics process to the latest medical understanding of the connection between mind, body and emotions.

Stuart Black, DDS

Stuart directed the New York Institute of Core Energetics between 1989 and 2011. He is the author of:A Way of Life: Core Energetics. He is an instructor in the international training classes and has been leading groups for over 25 years. Stuart has been a teacher of the Pathwork in Mexico and in Phoenicia, NY, where he was both a member of the Board of Directors and the Spiritual leader of the Pathwork Studies Program. He has been an instructor to both faculty and students of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. He is creator of the Core Energetic Intensive, featuring team building, bonding and the Unitive Process. His greatest passion is creating Core Energetic communities, where students can safely share themselves, interact in deeply meaningful ways, expand self-awareness and forge lasting relationships.

Irene Durand Bryan, PhD

Irene, a licensed psychologist, graduated from Catholic University Andres Bello in 1977 in Caracas, Venezuela. Her Internship at Boston City Hospital was sponsored by Boston University Medical School. Irene has held teaching appointments with Boston University, Cambridge College, and Harvard University and most recently at the Core Energetics Institute where she is on the senior faculty. She is experienced in community mental health, in-patient care, the forensic field, and alcohol and drug dependency. As a graduated of the Institute, she attests to the profound personal and professional impact of this program. She currently practices in Massachusetts.

Kate Holt, RN, CCEP

Kate is a senior faculty member of the Institute of Core Energetics and an international teacher. She has a private practice in Marlton, New Jersey and is the founder/director of the Philadelphia/New Jersey Core Energetics Training Program. She created the Mourning Out Loud workshops for people who want to heal from loss and has developed the Holistic Smoking Cessation Program, which incorporates hypnosis, energy techniques and support. Chosen by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – New Jersey as a 2009 leader-advocate, Kate also offers consultations with Holistic Practitioners to support them in promoting themselves and their work.

Lynn Kreaden

Lynn is the president of Lifeworks Center NY. She is Natural Health Consultant with certification from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, the Institute of Core Energetics, Zengar Institute and One Spirit Learning Alliance. She leads workshops, training seminars and process groups internationally focusing on the life energy and sexuality. She is in private practice in New York City. Her passion is to help create deep contact on every level of being through relationship.

Martha Powers


Martha is a clinical social worker who did her initial training at Columbia University and then trained in Core Energetics, graduating in 2009. Martha assisted Dr. Wilner in her first professional training program in Rhode Island and has co-lead a Living Core Program with Dr. Wilner, also in Rhode Island. She has done two Core-oriented workshops with national professional organizations (Museum Store Association and the National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives). She has had a full-time private practice in Providence for 7 years; she enjoys implementing Core Energetics with her


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