Karyne Wilner is the director and lead trainer. Other faculty members have extensive experience working with The Institute of Core Energetics in New York.

Those who contribute to the New England training include:

Karyne 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.

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.


LIz is a social worker and has been a Core Therapist since 1990. She is an addictions counselor and an EMDR practitioner. She is a senior faculty member and supervisor at the Institute of Core Energetics. Besides working with individuals, couples and groups around trauma and addiction issues, Liz often works with people in the arts, with infertility and parenting issues, and with the gay and lesbian community.

Charles Corley, MED, CCEP

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.

Brian Gleason, CSW, CCEP

Brian is a licensed psychotherapist and has been in private practice for 20 years. With a special interest in working with individuals and couples around committed relationships, Brian and his wife Marcia have developed a process called Exceptional Marriage, which integrates Core Energetics into relationship therapy. Brian is a senior faculty member with private practices in New York City and Westchester, CT.

Lynn Kreaden, BS

Lynn 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.

Norman Trager, MA

Norman received his master’s degree in human development from Wayne State University in Detroit. He has trained extensively in marital and family therapy, Bioenergetics Analysis, Core Energetics, the Pathwork Helperership program, and Workability. In addition to attaining his Pathwork Helpership, he is a past faculty member of the Institute of Core Energetics and the Hartford Family Institute. He has been in private practice since 1975 and also engages in the supervision of therapists and consulting to organizations and businesses.

“The Universe is abundant with joy! But there are no shortcuts.”  KARYNE WILNER


“The Universe is abundant with joy! But there are no shortcuts.”