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Specializing in…

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • ​Military Members

  • School Teachers

  • College Students

Continuing Education Credit for Healthcare and Education Licenses Available for Most States

Course Description

Once you see clearly for yourself how neurotic behavior develops and roots into every human mind, you will then be able to break free from its suffocating shackles to awaken and free your real-self for authentic living.


Learn how to identify “pride systems”, “self-hatred systems”, “god complexes”, “people pleasing”, “resignation” and “should systems”  which develop in our minds as coping mechanisms to form false behavioral dictatorships in all of us. 

We will walk through the chapters together filling out the simple study guide, and then discuss the eye-opening content as a group on Zoom.


The author of our book, Dr. Karen Horney, was a world-renowned mainstream psychiatrist, second only to Freud and possibly Jung. As a German in the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, Dr. Horney moved to America and founded of the now esteemed American Psychological Association. Become your authentic self by unraveling your false self. See you in class. 


This course is an independent certification.
It is also a required course of the
Yoga Teacher Training & Lifestyle Medicine Certifications.

                        Schedule:  2 hrs. Zoom Classes x 10

    One class every other week for 20 weeks unless negotiated differently. 
Class 1. The search for glory
Class 2. Neurotic claims
Class 3. The tyranny of the should
Class 4. Neurotic pride
Class 5. Self hate & self contempt
Class 6. Alienation from self
Class 7. General measures to relieve tension, the expansive solution
Class 8. The self-effacing solution
Class 9. Morbid dependency
Class 10. Resignation


Course Objectives

After this course you will be able to…

  1. Recognize and Analyze the neurotic condition in others and themselves in order to examine people as ever evolving, multidimensional beings on a developmental journey toward wholeness, which encompasses the domains of mind, body, and spirit.

  2. Understand and apply the psychological definitions of the false self, the true self, self -realization, neurotic claims, search for glory, “should” systems, self-hate, neurotic pride systems, alienation from self, and tension relief mechanisms to apply trans disciplinary research, theory and praxis for effective counseling and communication in both traditional and non-traditional settings.

  3. Recognize and explore self-effacing, mastery, and resigned personalities as trauma coping mechanisms in order to construct a synthesis of holistic thought, that includes consciousness and spirituality.  

  4. Develop programs to remove the presence of neurosis and support self-realization for a personal framework for the ‘self-as-healer,’ underscored by the notion that personal healing and ongoing self-development is positively correlated with professional aptitude.



Horney, K. (1950). Neurosis and human growth: The struggle toward self-realization. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Workshops Dates and Locations

Cost: $329

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

December 27-31, 2024

Live and

Virtual Zoom options available


5 days for 2hrs/day =10 hrs. Reading and Study guides must be completed before start date. Bring book and finished study guides to event. We will read from your filled out study guides. 


Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider, PT, DPT, Founder


Complete two weekends of workshops for Certification in Food as Medicine (includes tuition and text books).


  • Payment plans available for 4 months

  • Discount rates for groups. Groups rates are negotiated with the group leader.

  • Large healthcare, college, military, or school groups may choose start date, location, and length of program.

  • If participating in our Yoga Teacher Training, the cost of this course is included in your tuition.

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