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January 28th - February 20th, 2021
Somatic Movement Therapy Training Program
Advanced Level Embodied Flow Track
Taught by Dr. Scott Lyons and Myra Avedon
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:
enhanced cognitive processing
easeful decision making of complex situations
body related self confidence
greater sense of self-control
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.
How to join
After students have successfully completed the Body and Mind Modules of our 300h Advanced Training they are eligible to join our Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapy Module.
Become a Certified Movement Therapist
To receive the full Movement Therapy Certification students also have to:
Complete the Advanced Module Expression
Complete the Advanced Online Mentorship Program
Send in 13 private sessions reports with a registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), at least 3 of which are to be taken with an Embodied Flow™ Movement Therapist
Send in 20 private client session reports
Take part in 3 Online Group Supervision Sessions
Upon successful completion of the requirements
Upon signing the Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapist agreement, facilitators can call themselves an “Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapist”.
Therapists will be listed on the Embodied Flow website under Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapists
Therapist will be eligible to apply to the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA) to become a registered International Somatic Movement Therapist
Please note- the event dates have not been finalized yet.
Note: The first and last days will be full training days, please schedule your flight accordingly. The daily schedule will be subject to change based on the day and the needs of the students.
7 am - 9:30am: opening meditation/ movement practice
9:30am - 10:00 am: light breakfast
10:00am - 12:00pm: thai massage /lab
12:00pm - 1:15 pm: brunch
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm: lab
3:30 pm - 4:00 break
4:00pm - 6:30pm: cranial - sacral therapy / lab
We’re thrilled to have Myra Avedon join Dr. Scott Lyons for this training!
About Myra Avedon
Myra lead the School for Body-Mind Centering® (SBMC/BMC) for 10 years, first in her position as the Program’s Director, and later as C0-Educational Director with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of BMC). She has taught Body-Mind Centering for 30 years, teaching and presenting the work internationally for 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Humanistic Psychology with a specialization in somatic therapy and working with trauma; her Bachelor Degree is in Visual Arts. She is a Certified Massage Therapist since 1982, with extensive training in Osteopathy and working with acute and chronic conditions. She was the Administrative Dean, a on Faculty at the University for Humanistic Studies, and served on Faculty at Body Mind College, The Stillpoint School of Massage, The School for Integrative Acupressure, and the International Professional School of Bodywork. She worked with Indochinese refugee resettlement and juvenile delinquency prevention after the Vietnam War in the Social Services as a Community Organizer and Developer. Prior to that she was an Art Teacher with underprivileged children, a Youth Group Advisor, and Summer Camp Director. Myra is an American currently living and working in Prien am Chiemsee.