Therapy in Motion Lab

Therapy in Motion: Integrating Mind, Body, and Emotion for Deeper Psychological Healing

The Therapy in Motion Lab is an introduction to the foundations of Therapy in Motion and the essentials of the Open Floor movement practice for therapists and mental health professionals.

What will you learn?

  • Foundational principles of Open Floor movement practice, with sessions dedicated to some of the ten Open Floor Movement Resources and how they can be used in a therapeutic setting for support and intervention
  • The distinctions between top–down vs. bottom–up processing, channels of perception, and basic somatic tracking skills
  • Introduction to the three key embodiment components of TIM: Presence, Attunement, and Co-Regulation
  • Demonstration of the power of using movement as a therapeutic container and the relational dance as a way to address attachment styles and co-regulation.
  • Each session includes a look ‘behind the scenes’ from a professional perspective for an understanding of the intention, structure and purpose of each experience.

“I appreciate the skillful way attachment theory was woven with the movement resources. I enjoyed the mixture of top down and bottom up, and the time to practice and integrate my own process through movement. I was inspired to explore movement in my own therapeutic practice; using attuned witnessing and to bring words to what is missing to invite full expression."

— Jane Tyrell, Psychotherapist, Melbourne

Therapy in Motion Lab

JUNE 22-25, 2022 ONLINE
TIM LAB: FOUNDATIONS

2pm – 6pm USA Pacific time zone

7am – 11am Australia time zone (June 23-26)

Faculty: Andrea Juhan and Zuza Engler

PLACING THE MOVING BODY AT THE CENTER OF THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS

Evidence‐based embodied therapeutic practices demonstrate that the ability to tolerate strong emotions without dissociating are key to good mental health. Additionally, embodied emotional intelligence is vital for profound, lasting spiritual development.

When therapists integrate intellectual, emotional, and physical approaches, client issues can be translated into movement, resulting in a richer therapeutic outcome. By including body sensations and movement into already existing psychotherapeutic approaches, therapists can increase the depth and efficacy of their work.

Therapy in Motion is a dynamic methodology that integrates leading psychological concepts into an embodied movement vocabulary. The theoretical grounding of Therapy in Motion training includes attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, trauma studies, theories of sexuality, gestalt awareness practice, the understanding of multiple self‐states, and transpersonal approaches.

Movement is not optional.

Andrea Juhan, founding member and Therapy in Motion faculty at Open Floor International introduces the Therapy in Motion Lab and explains why embodiment is so important within the therapeutic context.

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Everything you need to know

Application Deadline is June 13, 2022

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.

Please note, acceptance to the Therapy in Motion Lab does not guarantee acceptance to the Therapy in Motion 
Training in the future – a further application process will be required for that.

Tuition is $675 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. 

Your place on the Lab is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.

A confirmation email will be sent when funds are received.

DISCOUNTS

  • Working Members of Open Floor receive a 65% discount. 
  • Open Floor Teachers and TiM practitioners receive a 50% discount. 
  • Those who have attended a TiM module receive a 25% discount.

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 us.

Cancellation up to 30 days before an event: refund minus a $100 fee. No refunds less than 1 month from the start of a Lab.

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.

To apply, 50 hours of instructed study in conscious dance and/or Embodiment Practices such as Open Floor, 5Rhythms, Soul Motion®, yoga, tai chi, Alexander technique, Somatic, etc. It is highly recommended that some of those hours are In Open Floor Movement Practice.

Click here to find Open Floor classes available in your time zone on the teachers’ calendar.

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.  

Therapy in Motion June

June 22 – 2:00-6:00 pm Pacific
June 23 – 2:00-6:00 pm Pacific
June 24 – 2:00-6:00 pm Pacific
June 25 – 2:00-6:00 pm Pacific

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 opportunities 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 15 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.

There is an additional $10 fee for processing a CEU certificate.

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.

Questions? Please get in touch.

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