SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY certificate program

72 CE approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Wendy Elliott is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC approval SP2718-Renewed (2)

The Body Knows is a professional certification and training program in Somatic Psychotherapy for therapists, students, and interns. What makes this program unique is the individual attention, mentoring, and support that you receive from Wendy, as well as the opportunity to learn a range of somatic approaches in an embodied environment.

Every session you will engage in embodied practices, somatic experientials, facilitated group discussions, lecturettes, movement, and creative resourcing while also learning how to integrate the body, breath, and movement into your practice.

Located in beautiful Ojai, this training is about being nurtured, going deep into your body and process while also gaining confidence and skill in learning Somatic Psychotherapy.

Registration: If you are interested in registering for The Body Knows, you will need to do two things. You will need to complete the application below and you will need to send in a deposit or initial payment to hold your place. Please complete the application and email back to Wendy at Wendy@wemindbodyspirit.com. And to make a deposit or a payment to hold your spot, please click the Register button below.

Please click here to access the application.



Foundations of somatic psychotherapy

SESSION I-FULL
Saturday- Monday
October 12-14, 2019
9-4PM

SESSION II
Saturday-monday
OCTOBER 19-21, 2019
9-4PM

In this first session, you will learn the foundational concepts of Somatic Psychotherapy and the Neuroscience of emotions.  You will understand how your nervous system is connected to your moods. You will learn how implicit memory is held in the body and movement. And you will gain practical somatic skills in grounding, centering and resourcing from withi


Somatic Experiencing FOR TRAUMA HEALING

SESSION I-FULL
Saturday-monday
November 9-11, 2019
9-4PM

SESSION II
SATURDAY-MONDAY
NOV.16-18, 2019
9-4PM

Our second session will focus on how the three types of trauma: attachment, psychological and physical are manifested in the body through activated states. Working from a Somatic Experiencing model, you will learn how to heal trauma through body awareness, attunement, breathing, contact, movement, tracking, pendulating, orientating, and cognitive realignment.

Depth Psychology and Somatics

SESSION I-FULL
Saturday-monday
February 22-24, 2020
9-4PM

SESSION II
SATURDAY-MONDAY
FEB. 29-MAR. 2, 2020
9-4PM

Somatics and depth psychology create a harmonious connection. In this session, you will examine how the unconscious, imagery, archetypes, energy, metaphor, and dreams show up in your body and movement patterns. You will explore the intersections between your body and psyche, connecting image to sensation through active imagination, embodiement practices, and creative resourcing.

SOMATICS IN THE PRESENT MOMENT

SESSION I-FULL
SATURDAY-MONDAY
March 28-30, 2020
9-4PM

SESSION II
SATURDAY-MONDAY
MARCH 21-23, 2019
9-4PM

In our last session, you will refine your somatic perception, intuition, and choice of interventions. You will learn how to bring the art of improvisation into your sessions with clients. Drawing from a repetorie of somatic skills, you will learn how and what to do in the moment to best support containement, exploration, and self-expression.