Training Retreats

Take Your Counseling Work To A Whole New Level

HEART® Training Retreats

Holistic Emotional Access and Recovery Therapy


with J. David Forbes, MD



Body-based tools for helping trauma, anxiety, addiction, and depression




  • Bring a powerful new depth to your counseling work

  • Add even higher value to what you deliver to clients

  • Learn the Key Piece so often missing from cognitive-based therapeutic practices

  • Learn how the body stores old emotional trauma and how it can safely release

  • Help your clients find relief much more quickly and sustainably




Who Is It For?

  • Counselors

  • Psychotherapists

  • Bodyworkers

  • Physicians

  • Anyone seeking practice or training in these skills for their own personal benefit

Hear psychotherapist

Dr. David Thornton

talk about his experience at a

Training Retreat!

Upcoming Dates:


Level I Training      TBA   Cost: $450

Level II Training     June 27-30, 2024      Cost: $550

(Previous Level I workshop is a prerequisite for Level II workshop)


Workshops begin with dinner 6pm on Thursday and end at 12 noon on Sunday.


Location:  Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, TN (appx 1 hr south of Nashville)


Limited to 10-12 participants. 


Each participant is responsible for booking their own lodging and meals.  Lodging available onsite at Henry Horton or nearby hotels.  Meals readily available onsite at Henry Horton as well as in nearby Chapel Hill.
(HELPFUL NOTE: It is of great advantage to go ahead and book a room or cabin at Henry Horton State Park if you are even considering the workshop.  Your deposit to hold lodging space there is fully refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the event.)



Deposit of $200 required to hold your spot for a workshop.  Deposit fully refundable up until one month prior to the workshop.


Payment Options:
  • Venmo: David F@DrDavidForbes (note the space between “David” and “F”)
  • PayPal at
  • You can send an old-fashioned check to 2933 Berry Hill Dr, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37204 made out to “J. David Forbes, MD”


For more info:  Contact Dr. David Forbes at