IICT Approved Modalities 2022

IICT Recently Approved Modalities 2022

IICT approved a total of 30 new modalities in 2022. Contributing to the world’s largest list of modalities available for professional recognition and access to insurance, IICT is the best professional membership option for complementary therapists who practice multiple modalities.

Keep reading to view all new approved modalities in 2022.

Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) 

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States
Training Provider: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute 

Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) is a unique approach to experiential learning, where clients are offered safe experiences with animals for the purposes of personal development, social-emotional and relationship skills building, enhancing quality of life, and professional development skill development (e.g. leadership and team building). The work and focus do not include psychotherapy or therapy.

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP)

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States
Training Provider: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute 

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP) is a specialist application of Animal Assisted Therapy that incorporates animals into the psychotherapy process. AAP is Psychotherapy, delivered by licensed or registered psychotherapists or counsellors, or allied health professionals trained in psychotherapy.

Animal Osteopathy

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States 
Training Provider: London College of Animal Osteopathy 

Animal Osteopathy as a general treatment is deeply rooted in classical osteopathy and the philosophies of Andrew Still. It gently disrupts the animal body’s state of dysfunction and restores integration, thereby homeostatic state of health. This is achieved through functional techniques with slow, controlled, long lever moves, with the focus on the quality of movement rather than the range of motion. 

Chi Activation

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Training Provider: Om Reiki Centre

Chi Activation is a multi-frequency modality. This means that after learning it, students can immediately tap into a wide range of healing frequencies (as opposed to ‘single-frequency’ modalities like Reiki). So if you need a grounding energy for vibrational/energetic balancing, you have it. But if you need to access a high-vibrational frequency, you’ll have that too. This makes it extremely versatile and useful for a broad range of issues.

The application of Chi Activation is similar to Reiki (light touch or hands hovering over the body), and students learn to connect to and channel the different energy frequencies (5 in level 1) thanks to ‘activations’ which are similar to Reiki attunements. Chi Activation uses the chakra energies for healing (these include the seven chakras in the body and the ‘soul star’ and ‘Earth star’ chakras which are positioned outside the body). Students learn to connect to these energies to heal both themselves and others.

Conscious Coding®

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: The Conscious Code Academy

Conscious Coding is a gentle healing technique that helps you find peace and neutrality through the collaboration between reality and expectation experiences. Reality scenes, things that really happened, come together with expectation scenes, things you thought were going to happen, to bring peace and comfort to your life.

Cranial Relaxation Technique  

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Mind Body Medicine Academy

The Cranial Relaxation Technique is a simple and gentle modality that involves placing fingertips on various acupressure points on the head in a certain sequence. It helps to energetically re-regulate the brain and energy system. It can be used to create a powerful relaxation response as well as help people process and deal with difficult emotions and feelings.

Divine Dragon Energy Healing®

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Aodaoin Hathaway | Dances With Dragons

Divine Dragon Energy Healing™ is a high-frequency energy healing modality from the Divine Dragon Realm. This is the domain of a group of Dragons—within the wider Dragon Realm—who have offered their service for the healing and transformation of all. This modality has been brought through at the current time by Aodaoin Hathaway and her Divine Dragon Council for the wider support and uplift of those drawn to receive the lineage attunements, and those who wish to receive energy-healing sessions. It is a no-contact energy healing which can be offered remotely or in person, for the upliftment and support of recipients.

The Empowered Tapping™

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Essence of Healing Institute

The Empowered Tapping™ is a unique modality derived from EFT but with a focus of a specific scripts adaptation. The Empowered Tapping™ focuses on scripted conversations with parts of the brain for the purpose of rewiring neural pathways and transforming life patterns. Empowered Tapping™ was created in 2015 as a process to help clear addictive emotional patterns.

Energy Coaching

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Devoted Way

Energy coaching is a life coaching modality infused with spiritual healing wherein the coach asks powerful questions and moves through energy principles inside of a meditative state to support their clients in self-actualization. In Devoted Energy Coaching, the intention and focus of the coach is to provide a safe space for their clients to remember they are their own healer and the coach is present as their supportive guide.

Equine Remedial Myotherapy

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapy

Equine Remedial Myotherapy treats muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile, tendons and ligaments that are restricted, it is a targeted treatment for pain and injury. Equine Remedial myotherapists undertake in-depth study of the equine body and the tissues they treat to enable them to focus their treatment on the area of the equine body requiring assistance to heal and rehabilitate. They assess their equine clients looking at symmetry, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and posture to target their myotherapy to the tissue that requires attention. Multiple techniques are utilised by the Remedial Equine Massage therapist including sports massage therapy, deep tissue therapy, myofascial release, mobilisations, manipulation, and nerve gliding, plus provide clients with post treatment activity and stretches.

Feminine Embodiment Arts

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Soul Arts International

Feminine Embodiment Arts uses the understanding of the Feminine Arts in combination with the Creative Arts to therapeutically support and offer female clients therapeutic resources for deep insight and growth.. In Feminine Embodiment Arts, the intention and presence of the practitioner is of paramount importance and their training instills their total focus on the client with an attitude of love and compassion.

Drawing from the creative arts of dance, movement, colour mixed-media, clay sculpturing and sand therapy, a practitioner is given a toolkit on which to draw from to nourish and support their client through transition. Combining the skills of breath work, the symbolic realm, ceremony and rites of passage; a practitioner is able to weave feminine education, empowerment and presence into the therapeutic space.

Holistic Somatic Healing®

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: School of Embodied Healing Arts

Holistic Somatic Healing is an embodied healing modality that rests on research-based anatomy exercises and inner dream journey practices. It awakens deep structures of the body through a refined repertoire of anatomy-based movement practices that engage our soft as well as hard tissues to release old patterns and stagnation accumulated through daily life, creating new possibilities for well-being and release. Holistic Somatic Healing sessions and training courses also contain shamanic journeys that build on the shifts in the body by taking participants into their inner world through imaginative storytelling, music, deep relaxation or restorative meditation techniques. This initiatory and shamanic element of the work typically takes participants into mystery teachings and archetypes through inner journeying.

Hot Crystal Bodywork Therapy

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Stone Eagle Massage Stones & Training

Hot Crystal Bodywork Therapy is a hot stone massage modality where the practitioner uses specially-selected, hand-crafted, heated crystals, in conjunction with their hands and forearms to ground, release and re-balance their client’s throat, heart and sacral chakras through specialised bodywork.

In Hot Crystal Bodywork Therapy, the intention of the practitioner is to guide the client to reconnect with their inner purpose and voice. The practitioner supports the client to strengthen and release their energetic and physiological blocks using healing Indigenous massage techniques, combined with hot crystals. This modality utilises a unique fusion of flowing, rhythmic and nurturing movements with deep muscle treatment, steeped with chakra healing for both client and therapist. It uses signature massage techniques, bound with ancient indigenous healing energies.

Metatonic Completion Method

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Artemisia Energetics Academy

The Metatonic Completion Method was created by Jessicka Anne as a system to expedite and support the identification and release of emotional stressors. The release of which has supported hundreds of people to achieve higher levels of success, health, and happiness.

The Metatonic Completion Method is a system that utilises the insights of the Ayurvedic Chakra System, NeuroSemantics-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Usui Reiki to support clients to create outcomes conducive with healing and personal growth.

It works with an active visualisation process that guides us to resolve these trapped emotional stressors so that they can be released from the body in a way that allows us to feel safe and supported. The visualisation is coupled with the facilitation of intuitive re-parenting and re-writing processes to source inner safety and a sense of release and completion.

Miniaturisation – Chakra Balancing and Aura Cleansing 

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Training Provider: AusHealth College of Vibrant Therapies

Hypnotherapy has been used to resolve health issues for centuries, starting from Frank Mesmer. Further development of the technique lead to using the subconscious to deal with different aspects of health and wellbeing. Dr. Yogesh Chaudhary developed this course through his research and experiences. This modality uses hypnotherapy techniques to facilitate the healing process, specifically looking to realign, cleanse, energise and boost the aura and chakras of the client, where necessary. 

Neuro-K Specialised Kinesiology

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Natural Quantum Healing

Founded by Lee-Anne MacLeod, Neuro-K Specialised Kinesiology (NK) is specialised synergy Kinesiology, evidence from psychology, and various complementary therapies, blended into a coherent discipline. It differs from traditional Kinesiology in that it also encompasses permission and safety checks and test and post-testing. When practitioners have permission to work with the ‘whole person,’ they have better success finding the ‘root cause,’ leading to an accelerated natural healing of the body, mind, conscious and spirit.      

Neuro-K Specialised Kinesiology (NK) can be used as a stand-alone therapy, or it can be easily integrated with traditional and Allied Health systems. 

Neuro-K works with a more in-depth approach, requiring greater skill levels to explore and implement changes. The goal is to bring about greater homeostatic balance to an individual, particularly in complex issues often involving several seemingly unrelated conditions.

Neuro-Muscular Dynamic Integrated Health (NDIH),
Neuro-Muscular Dynamic Integrated Learning (NDIL)

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Natural Quantum Healing

NDIH/NDIL is a non-invasive movement, energetic and vibrational modality that enhances mainstream treatments using an integration of ancient healing wisdom and the latest scientific advances in epigenetics, quantum physics, and holograms.  

These techniques have been developed over 30 years of research and clinical application by Lee-Anne MacLeod in modalities such as Kinesiology, Brain Gym, Natural Quantum Healing, Transcendent Therapy, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Acupressure, Primal Therapy, Dorn Spinal Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Energy Healing.   

A learning disability or challenge may involve or equally arise from a health issue, or a learning issue may impact a client’s health. Both aspects are synergistically supported to resolve the ‘root cause’ of the issue.  

The NeuroSomatic Release™

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Mind Body Masters

The NeuroSomatic Release (NSR) is a hypnosis process designed to release stored emotional stress and trauma from the mind (neuro) and from the body (soma). It also downregulates the maladaptive stress response associated with old unexpected stressful/traumatic events. The NSR™ is broken down into 3 key components; “Find It”, “Feel It”, and “Heal It” to provide a holistic and well-rounded (and safe) approach to releasing stored emotional stress and trauma.

Whenever a human being experiences an unexpected and emotionally distressing event the subconscious mind and limbic system will store all of the information associated with this event in order to be prepared to reengage the stress response should a similar situation arise. Typically, whenever the client thinks of this event, or are re-exposed to similar situations, it will trigger a visceral reaction in their body, and cause their sympathetic nervous system to become active again. Having a sympathetic nervous system that is constantly “on” interferes with the body’s natural ability to heal and makes assessing states of calm difficult.

Persona Archetype Coach

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Katie Eden Todd Pty Ltd

Persona Archetype Coaching is an archetypal coaching modality wherein coaches are able to support their clients to truly see, hear and validate their entire unique selves. With their extensive in-depth training, coaches are able to pinpoint each client’s Persona Archetype Map. This map mirrors their whole self from a shadow and light perspective. Together, coach and client can discover who they truly are and why they may keep arriving at the same challenges and set-backs. It is a modality which can enable clients to move beyond who they were expected to be and embrace and accept who they were born to be. The bigger picture of this modality is to guide clients to find their meaning and purpose in life. This holistic, archetype-based modality also embraces the Founder’s, (Katie Eden Todd) extensive knowledge and application of music to take clients home to their deeper selves. 

Quantum Energy Coaching  

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Quantum Energy Coaching

Quantum Energy Coaching (QEC) is a coaching tool which can be beneficial when working with trauma and/or long-held limiting beliefs at the subconscious level of mind. What has emerged from the pioneering work of doctors Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza, Gabor Mate and Robert Scaer (amongst others), is an understanding of the importance of healing past trauma – and doing so by working with the power of the subconscious mind. QEC was developed by South African, Dr. Melanie Salmon, MB BCh(Rand) by combining a lifetime of work as a medical doctor, trauma expert and Gestalt psychotherapist with the latest teachings in neuroscience. QEC combines Gestalt therapy philosophy with trauma-releasing techniques to help the client create new neurological pathways and beliefs which are then integrated into the client’s everyday life.

Root Cause Method 

Regions Approved: United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Training Provider: Theta Consciousness

Root Cause Method is a simple and effective method to access the root cause of beliefs that cause limitation in various aspects of life and how to break with this mental state, taking the individual to a new space of consciousness and change of reality. 

This method enables anyone who wishes to change life’s pathways by breaking limiting beliefs and psychic bonds that are no longer needed in the here and now. 

The RCM helps the individual to find the root cause within themselves and also how to approach and lead a client during a therapy session. In other words, it is a method for self-application and for working professionally.

Self Directed Healing (SDH)

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Inspirited Solutions

Self Directed Healing is a modality where a practitioner uses a unique non-contact process that is simple, fast and measurable.

The process enables the client to identify the root causes of emotional blocks and limiting beliefs in order to find resolution and clarity within.

SDH enables one to achieve sustainable emotional wellbeing.

The Self Holding Method™

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: SOMA MYSTICA

The Self Holding Method™ is a part of the body of work, Soma Mystica, which accredits practitioners to integrate an understanding of Esoteric Anatomy, Neurophysiology and Trauma informed facilitation into their work as a Holistic Healer/practitioner.

Using the 5 embodiment gateways: movement, breath, sound, touch, awareness (and slowness) to bring somatic awareness to the body, to go inwards with the sensations arising, to love yourself during the experience of them and to validate yourself/give yourself the love you need to feel safe, held, chosen and loved.

Silent Hypnosis Method

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Training Provider: Progressive Hypnosis Academy

Silent Hypnosis is a method of hypnosis tested and created by the Progressive Hypnosis Academy founders Phil and Mel Hedges. This modality was Pioneered from a simple conversation asking one question: If you were hearing impaired, could you still be hypnotised?

Silent hypnosis is a new method of hypnosis whereby the client is able to tap into their own tools, resources and abilities within and is a tool for already practicing hypnotherapists to add to their therapy sessions. Unlike a traditional hypnosis session, silent hypnosis gives the client space and silence to let the unconscious mind create the desired results.

Somatic Kink

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: School of Somatic Kink™

Somatic Kink is a modality that focuses on all five bodies (the erotic body) – the mental, emotional, energy, physical and spiritual body. The practitioner guides the client through a powerful process where they identify the unconscious narrative and fear (kink) that is playing out in the client’s body. The kink can be oblivious to the client and may not make sense to the logical mind, but it’s there and it is creating their reality, how they feel and how they show up in the world. The Somatic Kink practitioner uses specific embodiment processes – through movement, dance, breath and more – that can allow the kink to move and transmute from all five bodies, and intern help the client to return to wholeness and liberation.

Soul Blueprint Coach™ 

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States
Training Provider: The Bliss Academy

The Soul Blueprint Coach will use the Soul Blueprint Matrix system to calculate the individual’s personal journey here on earth. It consists of the client’s date, time and place of birth.  

A Soul Blueprint Coach is trained to use a combination of ancient techniques including Astrology and Numerology to assess the client’s Soul Blueprint.  

Soul Voice® Method

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom
Training Provider: Soul Voice International

The Soul Voice® method teaches you to go to your core depths through structured physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual exercises and techniques, designed to enable the practitioner to develop their own unique intuitive vocal expression and boundless healing potential.

Sound has the ability to permeate directly into the subconscious (the reptilian & the limbic brains) and to link and unite the conscious mind (neo cortex) and higher consciousness (prefrontal cortex). The ancient wisdom is coded in our cellular memory, our DNA in sound frequencies and serves as an ultimate guide to develop intuition, remembrance and higher consciousness. You will unravel your history and karmic patterns, connect with ancestral roots & the indigenous essence of your true self.

Spinal Energetics

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada
Training Provider: Spinal Energetics

Spinal Energetics is a bodywork modality where the practitioner accesses the client’s inimitable energetic field – matter to body, body to mind, mind to soul and soul to spirit – ultimately aiming to reach a higher level of consciousness.  It has been inspired by various energetic medicine modalities, such as Network Spinal Analysis, Alpha Alignment, Reiki, Spinal Flow, Chakra Healing and incorporates philosophies inspired by Eastern thought; such as, Buddhism, Hinduism, Vedic, Yogic and Meditative Traditions. It is a holistic process that focuses on aligning one’s physicality, mentality, and spirituality, thus expanding their human experience. Through light yet powerful touch and energy transmission that interact with the nervous system and energetic field, a Spinal Energetic practitioner can help release tension and resistance that has formed in the client’s body. Tangible ancient serpent like flows, movements and sounds are then induced by the individual’s innate primal knowledge and life-force energy. 

Sympathetic Reset

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: Mind Body Masters

The Sympathetic Reset is a gentle and safe form of self-bodywork that focuses on reducing the muscular and dural tension associated with a “sympathetic flexion posture” while systematically activating the parasympathetic nervous system through a unique oscillation process. The Sympathetic Reset is an easily accessible modality that can be used by anyone suffering the effects of chronic stress to create a sense of calm in the body and mind. 

A holistic approach to reducing the chronic stress response associated with the modern world, must include a top-down approach (mind-body), but also a bottom-up approach (body-mind). The Sympathetic Reset does exactly this.

Trauma Direction Therapy®

Regions Approved: Australia, New Zealand, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa
Training Provider: TDT International Institute

Trauma Direction Therapy® is a powerful tool to eliminate trauma from your client’s past and help them to move forward without the experience of the trauma and/or adverse emotions related to the trauma(s) holding them back. 

It uses a combination of several techniques including, but not limited, to Advanced Interviewing Techniques, Hypnotherapy, NLP, TimeLine Therapy®, Psychotherapy, Regression Therapy, Coaching, Body Language and Trauma Informed Practices.

1,100+ Modalities Available for Membership and Insurance

As an independent professional industry body that provides membership, access to insurance, resources, and a global community for complementary therapists, we believe in thinking differently and truly serving our members based on what they need. IICT currently approves 1,100+ modalities for professional membership and insurance across 35+ countries.

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