Intro to Somatic Movement Therapy
Advanced Level Embodied Flow Track
Taught by Dr. Scott Lyons
An Introduction to Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapy (EFSMT) offers healing arts practitioners and individuals interested in integrative mind-body medicine tools to enhance mental, emotional, physical, and biological functions to bring optimal well-being and healing. For this approach, healing is the process of returning to the felt sense of wholeness through the integration of support, expression, and movement.
This workshop will be an introduction to this experiential model for psychophysical healing and self discovery. This approach utilizes evidence-based practices and research in the field of somatics, biology, sociology, psychology, manual therapy, and spirituality to:
Increase awareness and attention to inner sensations and subtleties of one's sense of self
Establish clarity and efficiency of movement patterns
Unpack and process emotions in a way that promotes resiliency
Cultivate a deeper connection to the natural world
In this workshop you will learn foundational Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapy protocols and gain new insight for how you can integrate EFSMT into your professional and personal life.
The intention of the Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapy (EFSMT) Program is to offer the practitioner tools to work with groups and individuals to enhance mental, emotional, physical and biological functions in order to bring optimal well-being and healing. For this approach, healing is the processes of returning to wholeness. This sense of flourishing and well-being can be achieved by a range of practices that are self-expanding such as bringing consciousness into one’s experience of their optimal potential, providing a felt sense of agency, or even finding more ease and efficiency within the muscles and joints of their body.
This program integrates non-dualistic tantric philosophy, embodiment practices, humanistic psychology, Mind-Body Medicine techniques, and somatic body-work therapies. The term somatics is derived from the Latin word soma, meaning the living body. Somatics was developed by Thomas Hanna as an approach to experience the body from within in order to actualize human potential and to innate the processes of healing. The felt sense of our self, also known as Embodiment, leads to an experience of being comfortable in one’s own skin. Ultimately this facilitates:
- self awareness
- emotional regulation
- enhanced cognitive processing
- easeful decision making of complex situations
- body related self confidence
- greater sense of self-control
- enhanced intuition
- a feeling of being both authentic and interconnected with others and the environment.
A somatic movement therapist fosters these benefits by empowering their students and clients to utilize their own pathways and resources to reach their desired goals.
The non-dual lens of this program recognizes that mind, body, and spirit are one, that each individual is already whole, and the path to well-being requires addressing the obstructions getting in the way of that wholeness.
Why A Movement Therapist?
Even in stillness there is movement. Where there is stagnation (lack of movement) there is dis-ease, and wherever there is movement there is opportunity for vibrancy and health. In Embodied Flow we recognize that movement is foundation for attaining awareness, transformational processing, and actualizing our students' and clients' goals. The primary objective of an EFSMT is to support others in their journey of self actualization, allowing them to step into and sustain a state of flow.
Our program maintains the high standards of an Approved Training Program of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Our graduates meet all requirements to become Registered Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists.
$695 before December 15th, 2017
$795 after December 15th, 2017
*20% DISCOUNT OFFERED TO GERTRUDE STREET YOGA MEMBERS