In Therapy in Motion we place the moving body at the center of the therapeutic process.
We integrate relational approaches, attachment theory and practice, trauma work, emotions and cognition into an embodied movement exploration for richer therapeutic outcomes.
The Lab introduces some of the core movement resources of Open Floor practice. You will learn skills for tracking sensations, impulses, movements, and cycles of activation and settling that naturally occur in the body to support your clients’ experience and healing process.
Therapists will experience how embodiment practice can support the refining of personal narrative in the process of integration.
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As of September 5, the lab is completely full and we are accepting no more applications.
Complete our online application form and pay a non-refundable $30 deposit (this will be credited towards your fee on acceptance).
After we receive your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email. The faculty will then review your application, and you should hear a response in less than a week.
Tuition is $650 USD. Check current rate with with currency converter.
(Your application fee of $30 is credited toward the balance.)
Payment in full is required once you’ve been accepted to the Lab. You will be sent a PayPal invoice that you can pay with a PayPal account or with any credit card.
Your place on the Lab is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.
You can also pay by check. Please send to:
22 Curtis Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
A confirmation email will be sent when funds are received.
MUDRA FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Open Floor realizes that the current world situation affects everyone differently, and we are committed to making our programs available to the people who want to attend, regardless of socioeconomic status. The Mudra Scholarship Fund has been established to help those in need. If finances will keep you from attending, we encourage you to apply. After acceptance, you may request scholarship information.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
OFI gives scholarships to increase the diversity of OFI students and teachers as a first step in becoming a move inclusive movement. Priority is given to applicants who belong to racial, religious, cultural, sexual identity, geographic, and ability groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations in the field of mindful movement and conscious dance. To qualify for the scholarship, prospective students demonstrate a commitment to diversity as it relates to their interest in mindful movement for personal healing, professional growth, and community building.
We are actively working to make our trainings more attractive to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LBGQT+, gender fluid, differently abled, and people living in less wealthy regions, by lowering the price to encourage participation. If you identify as or serve such a population, we would like to hear from you! There is no need to prove financial need.
For more information on either Fund, please email [email protected]
The Therapy in Motion Lab is open to therapists and interns in the fields of psychotherapy, psychiatry, counseling, movement therapy, art therapy, child therapy, family therapy, group therapy and other mental health practitioners with personal experience with 30 hours of an accepted conscious dance practice*, of which 15 hours are Open Floor movement practice.
*Conscious Dance Practices: Open Floor, Soul Motion, 5Rhythms™, Movement Medicine, Freedom Dance, Azul, Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Continuum, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. Let us know if there’s another conscious dance practice you have studied that you would like us to consider.
Recommended, but not required: if you’d like a deeper experience of the foundations of Open Floor Movement Practice curriculum, consider also attending an Open Floor Ground Floor Lab.
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The Therapy in Motion Lab is an introduction to the foundations of Therapy in Motion and the essentials of the Open Floor movement practice.
All sessions will include time for movement and dance, interactive pair and small group exercises as well as elements of the theory supporting the TiM approach. You will receive written material to support your learning.
You will have ample opportunity for connection, sharing, and exchange with other students in breakout rooms. The assistants will offer additional layer of support.
A Tech Host will be on hand to make sure you are fully supported with any technical issues that may arise.
This course meets the qualifications for 17 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Zuza Engler, Ph.D. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education programs for MFT, LCSW, and LPCC and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Continuing Education Provider # 1000053.
The fee for your certificate is included in tuition.
This Lab is designed for therapists who would like to integrate movement and conscious dance into therapeutic settings in the work they do with individual clients or small groups.
The TiM Lab is an excellent opportunity to experience and explore this approach and decide if it is for you.
This program is particularly suited to therapists and other mental health professionals and interns who are interested in using conscious movement in their practice, such as: psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, dance movement therapists, yoga therapists, and expressive art therapists looking for inspiration and new skills.
We can tailor our Therapy in Motion Labs to suit your professional needs. If you would like to organize a Therapy in Motion Lab for yourself, your colleagues or your organization, please get in touch.
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