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Summer Somatics Immersion:

Reclaiming Our Vitality!

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June 14-18, 2022

An Online Gathering of Some of the World's Leading Experts in Somatics

About The Immersion

The 2022 Summer Somatics Immersion is a gathering of the tribe! Through five days of immersive content that includes master class, skills laboratories, and community conversation participants receive an opportunity to reunite with their cohorts of old and meet some new somies from other years in an exciting online gathering of some of the world’s leading experts in somatics who will be in conversation with practitioners from all around the world.

The MindBody Therapy Summer Somatics Immersion is a reunion event of our past cohorts of the MBT online certification program.

Our Intensions For This Immersion

Students will have an opportunity to connect with both new and legacy faculty to update their somatic practitioner skills, as well as receive support and feedback on their ongoing applications to their practice.


The immersion will give you master classes on MBT special topics with our amazing faculty, including some of the leading Professors, Researchers, and Somatic Practitioners from around the world.

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This year you will have an opportunity to synthesize your learning by applying the MBT skills you have learned in an ongoing 5-day sensory laboratory.


There will be presentations, demonstrations, modeling, skill-building, and so much more.


On behalf of the entire team of MindBody Therapy here at Embodied Philosophy, welcome to a summer of reclaiming your life force!

  • Multi-disciplinary Applications of Somatic Practice (Scopes of Practice)
  • Working Somatically With Dreams
  • Touch Skills For Healing Trauma
  • Restoring Our Life Force: Accessing the Healing Power of Vitality
  • How Do We Move Toward a More Embodied Culture?
  • Writing As Somatic Practice
  • Embody Your Vision: A Somatic Vision Board Workshop
  • Mastering Somatic Practitioner Skills In Therapeutic Dyads

Participants in the immersion will learn:

What's Included:

5 Practitioner Skills Labs

Students & Faculty will meet to engage in supervised practices in small group sessions so that they can get experience embodying wisdom from MBT course work.

Embodied Writing Seminar

Students will be invited to express themselves through word association, poetry, and prose. Students will be invited to be witnessed by one another as we share in community.

5 Masterclasses

Masterclasses with our amazing faculty, including some of the leading Professors, Researchers, and Somatic Practitioners from around the world.

Live & Available On Demand Within 24 hrs

Live Sessions

Live Session

Vision Board Workshop

Students will be invited to explore "Where do I go from here with my MindBody practice?" and to share with fellow students.

Closing Ceremony

A live celebration and closing of the 21-22 Certificate Program and Immersion featuring student and program leader speakers.

Follow 3 live masterclasses students will be invited to stay for community discussion and dialogue around learning points from each session.

Live Session

Live Session / Meditation & Prompt Provided

Live & Available On Demand Within 24 hrs

Community Dialogue

IMMERSION SCHEDULE

June 14-18, 2022

DAY 1

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Scope of Practice Masterclass w/ Dr. Rae Johnson

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET

Embody Your Vision: A Somatic Vision Board Workshop w/ Bethany Surface

7:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Skills Lab w/ Dr. Chris Walling & Dr. Albert Wong

DAY 2

Wednesday, JUNE 15, 2022

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Skills Lab w/ Dr. Rae Johnson & Dr. Shelly Harrell

7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Restoring Our Life Force Masterclass w/ Dr. Chris Walling

8:30 - 9:00 pm ET

Community Dialogue

DAY 3

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Working with Dreams to Help Heal Trauma Masterclass w/ Dr. Albert Wong

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Community Dialogue

7:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Skills Lab w/ Dr. Chris Walling & Dr. Albert Wong

DAY 4

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Skills Lab w/ Dr. Rae Johnson & Dr. Aline LaPierre

7:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Touch Skills for Healing Trauma Masterclass w/ Dr. Aline LaPierre

8:30 - 9:00 pm ET

Community Dialogue

DAY 5

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022

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9:00 - 10:30 am ET

How Do We Move Towards a More Embodied Culture? w/ Courtenay Young

11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Skills Lab w/ Dr. Chris Walling & Dr. Aline LaPierre

1:15 - 3:15 pm ET

Writing as Contemplative Practice w/ LeTonia Jones

3:30 - 5:00 pm ET

Closing Ceremony w/ Dr. Chris Walling & LeTonia Jones

MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

A Closer Look

Scope of Practice Masterclass w/ Dr. Rae Johnson

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Scope of practice is a term used in the healthcare professions that defines a practitioner’s limit of knowledge, skills and experience. It describes what a professional can and cannot do from legal and ethical perspectives, and includes all the activities a practitioner may carry out within their professional role. This masterclass will help MBT students identify their own scope of practice and better understand how they can integrate their MBT skills into a new or existing practice.

Working with Dreams to Help Heal Trauma Masterclass w/ Dr. Albert Wong

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Given that we are coming from an Embodied Philosophy perspective, I want us to get somewhat more pragmatic: what do we need to do – practically - to move towards a more embodied culture? There are many aspects of our present culture that tend to dissociate us from our Self (Seelves). These can include: hospital birth practices; parent-child separation; absent parenting; educational emphasis on external facts, rather than developing skills; increasing use of social media; an increasing culture of body image; dysfunctional work ethics; a sedentary culture; and emphasis on ‘doing’ rather than ‘being’; etc.

Touch Skills for Healing Trauma w/ Dr. Aline LaPierre

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Our bodies tell the story of our struggles to love and be loved. By highlighting the primary role of body awareness and emphasizing its equal importance to the mind, the therapeutic use of touch addresses emotional, relational, and cognitive developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.This course addresses what to do when there are no words, when words are not enough, or when words get in the way. Bringing a compassionate touch presence to specific body areas is essential to deconstruct the unconscious somatic numbing, constriction, and collapse that result from early traumas. We will explore the use self-directed touch to support the release of bracing vigilance in the musculature and viscera, and cultivate a heart-centered connection that supports post-traumatic growth.

How Do We Move Towards a More Embodied Culture? w/ Courtenay Young

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Given that we are coming from an Embodied Philosophy perspective, I want us to get somewhat more pragmatic: what do we need to do – practically - to move towards a more embodied culture? There are many aspects of our present culture that tend to dissociate us from our Self (Seelves). These can include: hospital birth practices; parent-child separation; absent parenting; educational emphasis on external facts, rather than developing skills; increasing use of social media; an increasing culture of body image; dysfunctional work ethics; a sedentary culture; and emphasis on ‘doing’ rather than ‘being’; etc.

Embody Your Vision: A Somatic Vision Board Workshop w/ Bethany Surface

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Students will be invited to explore their scope of practice, the future of their business, and the vision they have for their future as MindBody practitioners into a personal vision board. We will begin by embodying the visions we have for the future of our practices through meditation and movement. Then we will settle into creating our vision boards through creating our art, collaging images, writing poetry, and any other form of expression that feels right with you.

Writing as a Contemplative Practice w/ LeTonia Jones

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Students can expect an opportunity to combine meditation and writing. We will utilize prompts to initiate personal inquiry. We will commit what we find onto the page in the form of a free-write. Students may express themselves through word association, poetry, and prose. Students will then be invited to be witnessed by one another as they share what they have written.

Meet The Faculty

Rae Johnson

Core Faculty

Albert Wong

Core Faculty

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Christopher Walling

Director/Core Faculty

LeTonia A. Jones

MindBody Studies Managing Editor

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Aline LaPierre

Guest Faculty

Shelly P. Harrell

Guest Faculty

Courtenay Young

Guest Faculty

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I buy this?

In a time of such tremendous challenge, we see now the need for the tools, strategies and applied philosophies transmitted within our MBT program. This program has reached into the hearts and practices of hundreds of somatic practitioners, and through this event we seek to bring all of you together for a time of enrichment and refreshment of your skills, and connection with like minded colleagues and friends.

What should I expect?

Five Days of LIVE masterclass (recordings available within 24 hour), community dialogue (not recorded), Vision Board and Contemplative Writing Workshops (not recorded but prompts provided) and somatic skills labs (not recorded) with luminaries in somatic psychology and psychotherapy.

What is the schedule?

Session times are Tuesday 11 am - 12:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET and 7 - 9 pm ET Wed. - Friday, 11 am - 1 pm ET and 7 - 9 pm ET, Sat. 9 - 10:30 am, 11 - 1 pm ET, 1:15- 3:15 pm, and 3:30 - 5 pm ET. Masterclass and Somatics Labs alternate morning and evening times to allow some live participation across time zones.

Who will attend?

Current students, past graduates, students from 19-20 and 20-21 programs who are seeking completion, as well as students from 21-22 who wish to deepen their skills and meet fellow somies from MBT!

What’s required of me?

Participation is voluntary throughout the week in demo sessions and practice sessions in triads, you are only required to attend a minimum number of skills labs if you are completing your certificate from a previous year.

Will I get direct feedback?

Faculty will give general feedback in a group didactic format at the end of the skills lab meetings.

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