Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling
Effective practitioners need to engage the full lived body, including emotional aspects, for real change to happen. We need simple, effective practices that develop embodied awareness and capacities to fully show up and pay attention at increasingly subtle levels, for both practitioners and clients to live more choiceful, connected and vibrant lives.
The Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling is an introduction to somatic psychology and bodymind therapy for holistic, somatic, and spiritual practitioners, including massage therapists, kahuna bodyworkers, sex workers, somatic sex educators, and yoga teachers. It is also useful for counsellors, psychotherapists and other psyc practitioners who want to learn to work more somatically.
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.
Building on what you do well, the course develops your capacity to work with the emotional and psychological content that arises during bodywork sessions. You will develop 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, as you further grow in embodied awareness.
By the end of the course students will have:
- Engaged in regular self-practice of body awareness exercises
- Created practices that support increased awareness in the body
- Studied the development of somatic psychology and bodymind therapy
- Studied and developed qualities that support practitioners in working effectively with clients
- Practiced embodied counselling skills
- Studied the connection of the body’s systems and consciousness
- Developed basic skills for working with strong emotion and trauma
- Practised embodied counselling sessions
- Grown in embodiment to feel more connected and vibrantly alive
Dates for 2020
May 11 to July 22, 2020. The distance learning intensive is July 12 to July 22.
May 15 to July 19, 2020, with the Embodied Counselling Intensive in Berlin on July 17, 18 and 19.
May 8 to July 12, 2020, with the Embodied Counselling Intensive in Los Angeles on May 10, 11 and 12.
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The training was fantastic. It filled in lots of 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.
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 intensive was fantastic. Loved the flow of the content and was a great mix of embodiment and learning.
Wow! What a ride! I feel full of well thought out, prepared, planned embodied content, context, correction, creativity. Facilitators know their stuff! Come prepared for an embodied experience. A wild and wonderful ride.
This is an amazing and comprehensive program on exploring your sexuality and learning to support others in discovering theirs.
I would highly recommend this training to anyone who would like a better understanding on how to become embodied.
Course Dates for Australasia 2020
Embodied research and practice
March 1 to May 1, 2020
The intensive in Brisbane
May 2, 3 and 4, 2020
Course Fees for Australasia 2020
Full payment received by December 17, 2019. Includes GST.
Includes GST. Students who have completed a certificate training with the Institute of Somatic Sexology within the last 2 years receive a $150 discount on the course fee.
Course Dates for Europe 2020
Embodied research and practice
May 15 to July 16, 2020
The intensive in Berlin
July 17, 18 and 19, 2020
Course Fees for Europe 2020
Early Bird Price
The early bird price is available for full payment by March 15, 2020
Full payment must be received by April 20, 2020
ISS Student Discount
Discount for people who have completed a certificate training with ISS within the last 2 years
The non-refundable deposit secures your place on the training
Course Dates for Distance Learning 2020
Embodied Research and Practice
May 11 to July 11, 2020
July 12 to July 22, 2020
Course Fees for Distance Learning 2020
Early Bird Price
$1850 Australian Dollars
€ 995 or £ 920 or $ 1100 US dollars. For other currencies please convert to $1850 Australian dollars. The early bird price is available for full payment by April 14.
$2100 Australian Dollars
€ 1150 or £ 1045 or $ 1285 US dollars. For other currencies please convert to $2100 Australian dollars.