Become Practitioner

Could I be a Practitioner?

Transformative Touch Training provides you an opportunity to offer your clients a pathway to Relief, Recovery, and Renewal through somatic healing.

Whether you are…

Seeking a new career

seeking a new career and being called to your life’s work through the healing arts

A talk therapist

who is ready to discover how a body-integrated approach can help you move your clients to healing and wholeness

A bodyworker

interested in somatic massage therapy who is looking to increase professional development by learning how emotions, memories, and beliefs are stored in the body

Transformative Touch is more than talk therapy, it is a mindbody technique that teaches you to use the power of combining gentle touch and compassionate dialogue to awaken the inner resources that bring relief and ease to your clients’ lives.


Somatic Healing: Touching People, Transforming Lives

At The Somatic Therapy Center we hold the conviction that the BODY is the Keeper of Truth..the Holder of Wisdom and the Wayshower to Wholeness and Health.

TOUCH is the Gateway.
YOU are the Guide.
TRANSFORMATION is the journey.

With this somatic therapy training, you can use the skills you acquire to start your own practice or to enhance work you are already doing. Read a case study here.

Level One Overview
Level One is our “essential” training level for in it we focus on the “essence” of Transformative Touch and it forms the ground for all that follows. The overarching goal is learning how the body is a reliable resource, ally and guide for your life and how to tune into the sensations of the body as the communicators of its knowings.

Level Two Overview
In Level Two our focus is on the body of emotions. Resourcing the Body, you will guide your clients along the path of emotional competence. You will help them befriend their emotions and recognize that emotions are a full-body experience

Level Three Overview
In Level Three the body remains the resource, but the but the focus expands to include an exploration of the relationships, both internal and external.You will recognize and help repair core beliefs, family of origin dynamics, and other relational injuries that are imprinted on the soma and the psyche.

With our foundational Level One course in Somatic Therapy, you will be given all the essential skills necessary to help your clients heal holistically – heart, mind, body, and soul.
Over the course of 8 months, you will learn:

  • The important role of Safety in the healing process
  • The physiological basis of safety and how to help clients self-regulate.
  • How to help clients tune into the wisdom of their body.
  • How to support clients in listening to the sensations of their body and tap their body of knowledge.
  • The importance of intention in touch.
  • To develop a Touch of Presence.
  • The role of touch in human development throughout our lifespan.
  • The art of self-care in working with clients
  • The essential elements of the collaborative therapeutic relationship.
  • The importance and value of bodymind connection and how to impart this to your clients so that they can relieve chronic tension and stress, free themselves from pain, improve self-awareness, transform old patterns and make new choices which allow them to be fully alive to their life.

Convenient Affordable and Effective
The good news is that most of the somatic therapy training can be done from the comfort of your own home. You will have:

  • 15 webinars and home assignments which support two 6 day and one 3-day onsites. During the onsites you will learn the hands on combined with the verbal dialogue.
  • Practice client hours with 5 one-to-one mentoring sessions with our experienced faculty members.
  • It is experiential training with lots of individualized attention and care.
  • Community is at the heart of the program.

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Curriculum and Materials
Enrollment in this 250 hour somatic therapy training course includes:

  • Instructional videos of the 2 bodymind sequences which will help you learn how to LISTEN to your body through movement  and to heighten awareness of the bodymind connection.
  •  Demonstration videos by the founders Joe Weldon & Noël Wight.
  • 17 webinars – These introduce the foundational principles of Transformative Touch, Safety and the role of the polyvagal nerve, the relevance of tone and attuned responses of the therapist, the importance of touch in human development and its part in the healing process. Additional topics include relational skills, bodymind education, ethics as well as business development  including marketing and practice-building techniques. These webinars are LIVE and they are all recorded and available .
  • Web Access to relevant course articles
  • Two 6 day on-site and one 3 day on-site for hands-on learning experiences with an outstanding faculty as well as Co-directors Joe Weldon & Noël Wight
  • 25 practice client sessions
  • 5 individual mentoring sessions
  • 1  curriculum guide
  • 7 body wisdom guided meditations
  • clinical forms templates
  • 27 Massage & Bodyworker CE credits for somatic massage therapy


The Somatic Therapy Center is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.

A value of $9995
Offered to you for
 (Installment plans are available!).                                                                                                                                                                                                  
$ 1810.00 x 3
 $  910.00 x 6


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(Travel, room & board fee, and private sessions are not included in the cost of tuition)
100% Money back guarantee within the first 30 days of the program if you are not totally satisfied.  No questions asked

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Questions?  Ask us any question about the Somatic Therapist Training Program and we’ll help you get clear so you know if it’s the right fit for you.

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The certification process has several steps:

  1. Complete the application and pay the $250 certification fee.
  2. Complete an online written test covering the understanding of the principles of Somatic Therapy and its application through Transformative Touch.
  3. Send a video of a 50-55 minute session which demonstrates the skill competency of the level for which you are seeking certification.

Are there Certification Maintenance requirements? 
Yes. There are mentoring requirements for the first year and Continuing Education credits needed over every 3 year period including hands-on practice.

Do you need a degree in Somatic Therapy to become a Somatic Therapist?
No, you don’t. Certification involves study, research, hours, and practice. Some schools do offer programs in Somatic Therapy, including Antioch University and Washington University. These certifications are part of a larger study of psychotherapy not required for practitioners.

Recommended articles, books, and films for somatic healing practitioners can be found here.
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