This structured training program is for experienced therapists and health professionals. Integrate embodied movement into your therapeutic practice and join the next generation of practitioners including the body to bring about healing, integration, and improved therapeutic results.
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When therapists integrate intellectual, emotional and physical approaches, client issues can be translated into movement as well as with the spoken word, for a richer therapeutic outcome. By including body sensations and movement into already existing psychotherapeutic approaches, a therapist can increase the depth and efficacy of their work.
The themes of embodiment, movement and relationality holds the frame of our values and practice. We seeks to clinically integrate Open Floor embodied movement practice into different therapeutic settings.
Therapy in Motion focuses primarily on upskilling therapists in their individual work with clients. The intention of Therapy in Motion is to help healthcare professionals create somatic exercises, experiments, and interventions that support a client with the issues they bring at a cellular level. Through mindful, embodied experience of what is, we can begin to help clients find their own creative possibilities and reflect on their own range of choices. Additionally, through the actual practice of moving/dancing, we resource the body-mind system in a way that gives a client the capacity and resources to make desired changes or to achieve the desired transformation.
You will complete a series of immersions, practice days, online learning courses, and assignments covering the areas of study listed in the diagram below.
You will also receive ongoing individual and group mentoring throughout the training by an international group of highly respected therapists and and meet with peer groups for inspiration and support.
Part of your training will take place on line with a series of live webinars to engage with faculty and other trainees and self paced recorded webinars to further your study of embodiment and mindful movement as well as building on your skills as a Therapy in Motion practitioner.
From working with small groups to regulating the nervous system, our online courses cover a wide range of topics to support your learning and expand your skills as a therapist.
Receive ongoing individual mentoring throughout the training by an international group of highly respected therapists and meet with peer groups for inspiration and support.
As in any adult learning program, the work you do in between immersions and practice days is what will make the difference to the quality of your learning.
Assignments include teaching practice therapy sessions, reading and small peer group work.
The Therapy in Motion Training includes a required reading list to enhance your theoretical knowledge of the work .
Your assignments will be shared with your mentor as written reflections to document and anchor your learning.
Together with your mentor, you will decide on a number of electives to enhance your understanding and experience other people’s teaching by attending Open Floor workshops.
The Open Floor Therapy In Motion Training is for qualified therapists and health professionals with with at least 300 of supervised practice and experience of embodied movement practices who want to integrate movement and conscious dance into therapeutic settings in the work they do with individual clients and/or small groups.
TiM Immersion #1
TiM Immersion #2
Students who successfully graduate from the program will have:
Once you have completed all the criteria above, your mentor will help you apply for graduation.
You will pay a $50 application fee, and then choose from the following tuition payment plans:
*We have recently added this 24-month extended payment plan in hopes that it will be of help to those who want to do the program but who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have great need, please also consider applying for a scholarship by checking the appropriate box when you complete your application.
Tuition fees include:
What’s NOT included:
Open Floor International offers a limited number of partial scholarships based on true financial need and commitment to teaching in your community. Please do not apply for a scholarship unless you have true financial need.
To apply for a scholarship:
We ask that those who request financial support take some time to sit in the mudra of sobriety as explained below.
A mudra is a position in which we place our bodies to cultivate a specific awareness. The spirit of the mudra of sobriety is “neither more nor less than necessary.” This is what we ask you to contemplate, in consideration of your own true needs, and all others who need help too.
When an answer comes to you, please request an amount that is neither more — nor less — than is necessary for you at this time. We will take this into account when considering the amount of funding awarded. Please note that each program will have a varying amount available.
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