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An Online Training & Certificate Program in 3 Trimesters

MindBody Therapy

Certificate Program

The Art & Science of Embodiment

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About The MindBody Therapy Certificate Program

This certificate program brings some of the world’s leading experts in the field of somatic psychology to Embodied Philosophy’s online learning community. Masters of embodied healing practices and body psychotherapy will lead participants through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that will not only help promote your practitioner skill development but promote your own personal transformation as well.

This program delivers a range of somatic approaches to working with emotions, feelings and actions through continued work with gesture, posture, facial expression, voice and breath.

What is the focus of this program?

While students will be introduced to some of the historic somatic psychotherapy innovators and their lineages, the primary focus of the course will entail embodying and practicing the principles and practices of our field.


Issues of somatic transference, countertransference, resistance and projection, as well as modes of somatic intervention will be central to the inquiry of the program through a multidisciplinary framework. Movement, dream work, role plays, and other experiential approaches will be incorporated into a relational dyadic approach to somatic healing modalities.

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The overall goal of the classes is to give learner’s a broad understanding of and practice with somatic inquiry and experiential interventions that can be employed with various clients, as well as practice integrating and articulating how one may work somatically and therapeutically in various scopes of practice.


Course activities will consist of readings, discussion, lecture, demonstration, experiential exercises and work in dyads/triads.


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  • Engage clinically informed mindbody techniques, holistic inquiry, embodied relational mindfulness skills, and contemplative practices.
  • Identify the rich lineages of embodied healing traditions from ancient praxis to contemporary clinical models.
  • Integrate internal and external processes for improved relational attunement and connection with self and others through relational, social, ecological, and spiritual psychologies.
  • Develop an intersectional lens for working within a liberation model of health promotion.
  • Explore neuroanatomical, psychophysiological, and psychodynamic theories in multidisciplinary and adjunctive mental healthcare practices.
  • Guide yourself and others in mitigating internalized systems of oppression and colonization.
  • Restore the felt sense of vitality and aliveness that promotes health and psychological well being.
  • Identify methods of personal transformation and liberation to help yourself and others connect to their somatosensory experience.
  • Become a part of an international community of integrative health practitioners.

Participants in this certificate program will learn to:

Curriculum Includes

Research & Theory

This program emphasizes, through its curriculum, self-practice, self-awareness, and personal growth so that you become an instrument to sense, feel, and guide deep therapeutic processes.

Experiential Practices

You will be guided through the rich history of MindBody research and theory that offers both a context and map to facilitate sessions from a holistic, integrative, and evidence-based perspective.

You will discover the diverse practices of MindBody Therapy and through demonstration and practice. You will be supported towards the integration and application of tools while working with a wide diversity of clients.

Professional Application

Practitioner Skills Labs

Students & Faculty will meet to engage in supervised practices in small group sessions.


Practice Sessions

Students will complete 30 hours practicing skills learned in the program with their peers.

Integration Sessions

Students & Faculty will meet to further discuss the material, digest key concepts and ask questions.


CURRICULUM OUTLINE

TRIMESTER 1:

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER, 2021

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Introduction to Somatic Psychology & Embodied Practices

Ethos & Inquiry: A Hermeneutic Exploration of Embodied Therapies

Indigenous Wisdom: A Relational Human-Earth Connection

MindBody Inquiry Skills

Dialectical Mindfulness Skills

Somatic Practitioner Skills One

Trauma Therapy: A Somatic Approach

TRIMESTER 2

JANUARY - MARCH, 2022

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Touch Skills & Somatic Practices

Somatic Practitioner Skills Two

Contemporary Yoga Therapy Praxis in Mental Health Promotion

Power, Privilege, and Difference in the Practitioner – Client Relationship

Neuroscience of MindBody Therapy


TRIMESTER 3

APRIL - JUNE, 2022

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Somatic Practitioner Skills Three

Somatic Practitioner Skills Four

An African-centered Approach to MindBody Practice

Integration & Somatic Skills Laboratories

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SUMMER IMMERSION

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The program culminates with an optional 5-day virtual event with faculty and students. (enrollment in the Immersion is separate).

Meet The Faculty

Rae Johnson

Core Faculty

Albert Wong

Core Faculty

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Christine Caldwell

Core Faculty

Christopher Walling

Director/Core Faculty

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LeTonia A. Jones

MindBody Studies Managing Editor

Aline LaPierre

Guest Faculty

Shelly P. Harrell

Guest Faculty

Yuria Celidwen

Guest Faculty

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why MindBody Therapy?

This innovative certificate program is designed to introduce health professionals to a range of holistic, contemplative, cross-cultural, and spiritual healing practices. This highly experiential program encourages learning through virtual community development.

What is the course schedule?

Orientation will be held Saturday, September 18 @ 12 pm - 1 pm ET. As a general rule, all live class sessions will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. Skills Labs will be held on Saturdays generally 12 - 2 pm ET. However, there might be slight deviations from this schedule based on the availability of faculty.

Are all courses live and is attendance mandatory?

All courses will be held live on Zoom. Attendance at the live class sessions is not mandatory-- video replays will be posted within 24 hours of the live session. Students must attend 2 out of 6 Practitioner Skills Labs live to be eligible to receive their certificate.

What will I get for completing this program?

You’ll receive a certificate of completion from Embodied Philosophy. After completing this program you may use the term, Practitioner of MindBody Therapy. This is not a licensure program. Please note that the title of the word “Therapist” is often reserved for a licensed individual.

How many hours a week can I expect?

Students can expect around 6 - 8 hours per week of work throughout the program. Each trimester has 5 to 6 Courses with a total of 66 modules, 2 hours per module. This equates to about 4 hours of class per week. In addition, there will be 6, 2-hour Practitioner Skills starting in the second trimester. Students must attend 2 Practitioner Skills Labs to complete the program. Students must complete 30 hours of practice sessions, journal reflections, and course readings.

Can I receive continuing education credits?

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals


CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.


LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.


SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes.


SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)


For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance,visit contact Casie at casie@embodiedphilosophy.com. For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.


Additional Requirements to Obtain CEs


Students should first contact their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. See additional information in the APA notification below.


Students who are seeking CE's for these courses will need to sign up for SCRC CEs for each course individually.


An additional fee of $75 will be charged per course needing CE credits.


Students MUST attend each LIVE session of a course for which they are seeking CEs. Attendance and engagement is monitored by the course host who will note your time logged in, certify you were present and focused on the screen for the entirety of each live session. NOTE: We are not able to provide make up classes for missed live sessions. We cannot issue CEs for watching recordings of the live sessions.


Following the course, students need to complete an online CE Evaluation and Assessment form before a Certificate of Attendance is issued. Courses Eligible For CEs


Courses are available for CEs - TBD

Who should participate in this program?

This program distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities such as Social Workers, Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors, Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers, Movement Therapists, Coaches, Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants, Nurses & Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Emergency Medical Personnel, Meditation Teachers, Educators, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists & Body Workers, Hypnotherapists, Kinesiologists, Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals, Clergy & Religious Leaders, Other Wellness Professionals.


The program assumes a good deal of in and out of class experience in serious sensory self-exploration, effective communication, expressive movement, tracking of personal and interpersonal process, and individual somatic practice. It also builds on the Human Development, Psychodynamics, Movement and dialectical communication processes.

Will I be able to learn in depth or is it just a taste of each topic?

The clinical classes are cumulative in information with cross coordination between other courses to offer both a wide breadth of MindBody Therapy approaches and depth.

Will I have direct (online) contact with faculty members?

Yes. You may attend the live sessions and communicate with faculty. Faculty will also be participating in the private Facebook group where you can continue to communicate in between courses or if you weren’t able to attend the live session. In addition, they will be a part of the Practitioner Skills Lab and the Summer Virtual Immersion.

Do I have to attend the final online immersion?

Attendance at the final online immersion in June 2022 is not mandatory. Tentative dates for the final online immersion are:June 14 - June 18, 2022. The immersion has a separate enrollment fee.

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Build a Transformative Knowledge of MindBody Therapy that will Enrich Your Practice, Deepen Your Understanding, and Expand Your Therapeutic Skills.

"This program has provided more than any of us could have imagined. We have learned from one another, shown our vulnerability, and provided a brave space for our evolution."

- Glykeria

"It was not just an experience, it changed my perspective about myself and life. My classmates became lifelong friends. The professors were authentic and brought an array of perspectives. They were accessible and deeply knowledgeable while also continuing to be relatable. The content was vast and I am changed forever."

- Brighde

What Students Are Saying...

"Our MindBody Certificate program was meant to nurture a felt sense for what’s possible. To better equip us to grow as transformation guides. Now that we’re ending this stage, I can see how our growth is communal. We heal in relationship and this relationship has indeed been a healing journey."

- Annie

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