The Body Knows

This training is full for the 2018/2019 year. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please email Wendy at
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Four- 3 day Weekends between October 6, 2018 and March 18, 2019 in Beautiful Ojai, California

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The Body Knows is a professional certificate program in Somatic Psychotherapy for therapists, body workers, and those curious about the body-mind connection with an emphasis on experience, self-knowledge, practice, and integration.

Because you will want to have an opportunity to deepen your understanding of somatic psychotherapy at all levels,  this certificate program, unlike others will happen with a small group of 8 practitioners. You will engage in embodied practices, lecturettes, experientials, facilitated group discussions, self-reflection, movement, yoga, creative resourcing, and live demonstrations in an unique learning environment.


Amanda Bjorn image, Tamika Rivera/Cuyo bracelets, robes James Kidd Studio and pictured are James Kidd and Lisa Wahlander of The Sunland Dancers.


Session I-October 6-8, 2018 | More Info

The Body-Mind Connection in Psychotherapy

  • Embodied Awareness
  • Neurophysiology of Emotions
  • Body and Self
  • Holding Space, Settling
Session II-November 10-12, 2018 | More Info

Healing the Traumatized Mind through Somatic Approaches

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Orienting, Resourcing, Tracking Sensations
  • Mindfulness, Making Contact
  • Staying With, Stabilizing
Session III-February 9-11, 2019 | More Info

Somatic Methods for working in the Present Moment

  • Centering, Grounding, Breath, Boundaries
  • Intrinsic and Expressive Movements
  • Completing Movement Sequences
  • Yoga Postures
Session IV-March 16-18, 2019| More Info

Depth Psychology and Body Centered Psychotherapy

  • Body as Metaphor
  • Resilience
  • Ethics of Touch
  • Containment and Space
  • Props and Proxemics