For over 30 years, Joe Weldon and Noël Wight, have been teaching practitioners how to touch people and transform their lives. They offer an advanced bodymind training that has passed the test of time.
Whether you want to use the skills you acquire to start your own somatic therapy practice, or to enhance work you are already doing, the Somatic Therapy Center training offers you an opportunity to take the next step in your career.
Using all available technologies, our program combines the ease of learning from home through webinars and video with the invaluable experience of hands-on practical training in a community of fellow travelers.
Our program begins with:
In this foundational course you will learn the underlying principles of Transformative Touch and the basic skills to effectively work with clients to help them become aware of their bodies as an invaluable ally and resource. They will learn to recognize and listen to the language of the body through attention and awareness. You will learn how to establish safety in the nervous system. Since heart, mind, body, and soul are inseparable, accessing one accesses all. As a somatic therapist your focus will be on the “soma” – the body as experienced from within.
Your body is where your emotions live, your thoughts occur, your soul dwells, and your wisdom abides. It is a reliable resource, ally, and guide. You just need to learn how to listen to it- learn from it and love it.Through heightened awareness you will help your clients to make new choices as to how they want to live and move. Level One is not just a “basics” level, it is the “essential” level. It holds the essence of Transformative Touch. This course forms the bedrock of all that follows in the next two training levels.
Once the course requirements are complete for any level, you can seek certification from the certifying board of The Somatic Therapy Center. Once certified you can choose to remain practicing at this level or you may choose to continue on to the next level. The skills of each level are layered organically.
Your 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. Emotions are information and create a dependable personal GPS system.You will help them orient to where emotions live and how emotions move in their bodies.Together you will navigate emotional expressions and release.You will also explore how the soul illuminates the emotional heart.
Your somatic skills will also be expanded to support this next level of exploration.
The body remains the resource, but the focus expands to include an exploration of the relationship between body & belief. You will identify core beliefs, family of origin dynamics, and other relational injuries that are imprinted on the soma and the psyche. You will recognize and help repair attachment patterns through attuned responses and Transformative Touch. Again your bodywork vocabulary is developed and interconnected with the dialogue development.
Curriculum for each level includes:
15- Biweekly webinars held live and/or online.Each has a complementary assignment of specific readings, videos, responsive writing or exercises.
2 – Six day in person hands on training for interactive practice and guidance. Plus an additional 3 day onsite for completion, closure, and certification.
25-35 practice client hours with volunteers from your home community supported by individual faculty mentoring.
Easy online access to all curriculum material and client forms.
6 -Individual private sessions that give you first-hand experience of Transformative Touch.