Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling

The training provides an introduction to somatic psychology and bodymind therapy for body-based practitioners, including massage therapists, kahuna bodyworkers, somatic sex educators, and yoga teachers.

The course provides practitioners with practice in effective embodied skills, a broad understanding of psychotherapeutic theory leading to the development of body-based approaches, and practice in conducting embodied counselling sessions.

The course enhances body-based practitioners’ capacity to work with the emotional and psychological content that arises during bodywork sessions. Building on what you do well, the course provides you with greater confidence to work with your clients’ emotional and psychological selves, expanding and developing your skill set in this direction, and enhancing your capacity to articulate the complex systems in process for human beings.

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Learning Objectives

During the training participants:

  • Engage in regular self practice of body awareness exercises
  • Create exercises to support other people in increasing their awareness of their bodies 
  • Study the development of somatic psychology and bodymind therapy
  • Study and develop qualities that support practitioners in working effectively with clients
  • Practice embodied counselling skills
  • Study the connection of the body’s systems and consciousness
  • Develop skills for working with strong emotion and trauma
  • Conduct embodied counselling sessions
  • Grow in embodiment to feel more connected and vibrantly alive

“A great introductory course that gives you a wide understanding of the counselling world and the skills to integrate embodied counselling into your practice.”

“The training was fantastic. It filled in lots gaps in my knowledge, gave me new spaces to fill up with the knowledge I will continue to gather, and affirmed, consolidated and linked together my existing abilities.”


Dates for Australia 2019

February 4 to April 7, 2019.  The Embodied Counselling Intensive is in Brisbane on April 5, 6 and 7.


The price of the training is AUD $2,400 (including GST).
There is an early bird price of $2,100 (including GST) for payment in full before December 17, 2018.

People who have completed a certificate training with ISS in the last 2 years receive $150 discount off the course fee.


Dates for the UK 2019

February 18 to April 21, 2019. The Embodied Counselling Intensive is in Dawlish on April 19, 20 and 21.


The price of the training is £1400.

There is an early bird price of £1200 for full payment by December 18, 2018

There is a discount of £120 for Certified Sexological Bodyworkers.


Facilitated by Deej Juventin

Please email for a copy of the full course description.