The Level One Program forms the foundation for your work as a Somatic Therapist practicing Transformative Touch. All the other levels build upon the basic premise and skills taught in this course.It is much more than a “basic” course  for it addresses the essence of what distinguishes our approach from others.
Our overarching goal as a L-1 practitioner  is to support and guide clients into a relationship with their body where they experience it as a wise resource, ally & guide. For many this will be the first time they have much awareness of their body except for when it calls out in pain or is mal-functioning. Your job will be as a field guide into the terrain of the “soma”- the body as experienced from within.

L1 TRAINING MANUAL   Your resource for program information, FAQ’s, and anything else we could think of.

Level 1: Webinar Dates and Details

Click on the Webinar link to go to that week’s course materials.  Password for ALL L1 videos: Body123
When there is an pre-webinar assignment, please complete and submit 24 hours before the webinar.
Assignments are important to our preparation for the webinar.
When there is an post-webinar assignment, please complete and submit prior to the next webinar.

Webinars for Level One 2023-24 will be on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
We are using a ZOOM platform; To Join: Zoom LINK

ALL webinars are recorded and will be available here for your review. L1-24 Webinar recordings

Webinar 1:  Guiding Principles of Transformative Touch
Date: Oct 24,2023
 
Webinar 2: The G.R.O.U.N.D of Transformative Touch
Date: Nov 7, 2023
Webinar 3: Safety: the Polyvagal Theory pt 1– Noel
Date: Nov 21, 2023
Webinar 4: Searching for Safety in Relationship: the Polyvagal Theory  pt 2 – Chris
Date: Dec 05, 2023
Webinar 5: Safety Tracking & Building- Ramona
Date: Dec 19, 2023

Onsite 1 .                Philadelphia Retreat Center Info

Location:PHL  Jan 11-16-2024

During this first onsite you will learn the hands-on aspect of the work .
We will also look at the principles of movement and Functional Anatomy.
Other topics covered will be Presence, Prosody, Safety Building /Tracking, Intention,
and Verbal Dialogue.

Webinar 6: Importance of Touch in Human Development – Sarah
Feb.06, 2024
Webinar 7: Level One Session video.  Ramona
Feb 20, 2024
Webinar 8: Relational Skills – Sarah
Mar 05, 2024 NO ASSIGNMENT
Webinar 9: Exploring Breath.  Marybeth
 Mar 19, 2024 NO ASSIGNMENT
Webinar  10 : The Role Of Bodymind Education  Chris
April 2, 2024  
   
Webinar 11 : Movement Matters   Brittiney
April 16, 2024

Onsite 2 Level One-     May 2-7, 2024

During this second onsite we will further develop your somatic language skills . We will also focus on the skills of session development. To support your learning  volunteers from the local community volunteer  to be clients in a collaborative session with you and a faculty member. This provides in -the -moment support and learning

Webinar 12May 21, 2024 Verbal Skills that Develop the session Noël
 Webinar 13 Body Wisdom Series
June 4, 2024 Feet-Hips TBA
 
Webinar 14:  Body Wisdom Series
June 18, 2024 Shoulder- Hands TBA
Webinar 15:
July 02, 2024
Grounding of Emotional Experience   Sarah
   
Webinar 16 : Soul and Sense  and its Clinical Application
 July 16, 2024 Part 1     Noël
Webinar 17 :July 30, 2024 Part 2     Chris
   

FINAL ONSITE 

Aug 9-11, 2024

L1-23 webinar recordings:

L1-22 webinar recordings:

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