Judith Johnson

founder and developer

Judith was a maverick in the early movement for body-oriented therapies. Her greatest passion has always been in the development of methodologies and programs that transform hearts and minds, and optimize wellness. Before PsychoNeuroEnergetics (PNE), she completed trainings in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapies, and body-oriented psychotherapies such as neo-Reichian and Radix Therapy. In her early years, she founded an organization called the American Wellness Foundation, through which many conferences and speakers were sponsored in the Chapel Hill area in North Carolina.

After years of training in various modalities, Judith was still in search of a breakthrough therapy that would integrate the body, emotions, and mind. Her further training in Body Electronics with John Ray and study of Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine gave her the context for the development of PNE. She then added the Regenerative Living Program to support and accelerate the breakthroughs people were having with PNE. 

 Judith’s current project is studying and integrating Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and his work on the Social Engagement Theory with her teaching and practice of PNE. This led her to Stanley Rosenberg, author of The Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve, and Thor Philipsen, who she studied with and sponsored in the U.S.


The physical body is the doorway to spirituality and unconditional love. Through the physical body, the emotional body is accessed. When one transmutes the pain locked in the emotional field, the mind is then freed to encompass the dualities of life and to transmute all resistances created by fear, judgment and criticism. Herein lies the rediscovery of true spirituality, for now the door is open to the innocence of the heart and the purity of spontaneous expressions of forgiveness and unconditional love.


Judith Johnson has hands of gold, and such a sharp intuition that she flies straight to the source of your discomfort. With the precision of a surgeon, she uses a simple yet brilliant technique of holding trigger points, while guiding you in a perfect extraction of whatever disrupts the free flow of energy throughout your body, mind and spirit. Judith is a woman of profound depth and experience, who creates a perfectly safe space as she exudes unconditional acceptance through every pore of her being.​
Joy Gardner
When I watched Judith the first time facilitating in a PNE session, I was deeply touched by her highly empathic and intuitive way to comprehend and facilitate a client, so that those hidden traumatized parts which had not been seen and are longing to be rescued, felt recognized and understood. Then trust is growing with every word.
Sieglinde Hieronymus
Europaen Coordinator of PNE

Judith is currently offering PNE practitioner and teacher training courses in the U.S. and Europe.




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