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?
2pm – 6pm USA Pacific time zone
7am – 11am Australia time zone (June 23-26)
Faculty: Andrea Juhan and Zuza Engler
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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