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Programs Overview

Clinical Somatics is an essential part of every body's lifelong health and fitness.  There are variety of ways anyone can benefit from Clinical Somatic Education, but the most basic and classic formats are (1) receiving hands-on treatment by a clinician, called a Clinical Somatic Educator (like going to a physical therapist, bodyworker, or yoga therapist); or (2) practicing Somatic Exercises by attending movement classes taught by a qualified Clinical Somatics professional, either a Clinical Somatic Educator or Somatic Exercise Teacher (like going to a physical therapy assistant, movement therapist or bodywork movement teacher, fitness or pilates teacher, or yoga teacher).  

Similarly, there several ways to pursue professional study in Clinical Somatics, either as a career or a supplement or enhancement to an existing practice.  These training options include courses of study at levels that match how one might pursue Somatics as a client or student.  These courses can stand alone as independent trainings and certifications, or one might progress from one to the next as their interest in providing greater, broader, and more extensive benefits to their students and clients grows.  Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs, or for assistance in determining which levels and courses of study might be right for you.

 

Certified Clinical Somatic Educator

A 3-year training (taking place over several convenient short modular class sessions) to become a certified hands-on practitioner, including full qualification as a clinician who works with clients one-on-one to treat advanced musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, injuries, conditions related to stress and trauma, and fitness and athletic performance challenges and enhancements. This degree also provides the expertise and certification to teach somatic movement exercises — including all the training provided in the Somatic Exercise Teacher training programs (see below) and more.

Trainees in this program include healthcare professionals, physical therapists, massage therapists, bodyworkers of all modalities, yoga teachers and therapists, pilates practitioners, occupational therapists, dance teachers, and personal trainers who will complement and dramatically enhance their existing practices and results, as well as laypeople who wish to embark upon a new career in the movement and health field.

Certified Somatic Exercises Teacher

Convenient weekend training courses to become an expert and fully qualified coach and teacher of individuals and groups in Somatic movement exercises, workshops and classes. Working with CSE practitioners or alone, you can provide dramatic and unparalleled improvements or even complete corrections in chronic pain, injury, movement disorders, athletic and fitness performance challenges, and more.

Trainees in this program include movement teachers, yoga teachers, pilates teachers, occupational therapists, dance teachers, healthcare professionals, physical therapists & assistants, bodyworkers of all modalities, and personal trainers & coaches who wish to enhance or even transform the strategies and benefits they offer to their clients in movement, fitness, and exercise efforts of all kinds, from the gym to rehab to the bodywork or yoga studio.

Fundamentals of Clinical Somatic Education

Short (one or two day options), highly valuable and exciting course in the science, theory, and methods of the field Clinical Somatic Education (including clinical work and exercises). Prospective students considering either training course described above will benefit from this program (as well as fulfilling a pre-requisite for the training programs). This program is also essential training for healthcare and movement and education professionals of all kinds, even they do not plan to seek full professional Somatic training — the physiological issues and approaches learned in this course will inform and support work of any kind with movement, learning, health, wellness, stress, trauma, psychology, or development.