COACHES RISING & THE STROZZI INSTITUTE PRESENT

June 5 - October 2, 2019

LIVE ONLINE COACH TRAINING

The Power of
Embodied Transformation

Coaching that changes the whole of your client.

Learn to Wield the Power of Embodied Change

Most approaches to change don’t stick.

They seem powerful. They create insights that open things up. They give us exciting new ideas. They change our perspectives on things. They promise much.

And then sooner or later, the impact fades and we find ourselves once again coming up against the same old problems, with the same old outcomes.

Change is hard to sustain.

Unless you know how to change more than someone’s mind.

Transformation—the deep change every coach seeks for their clients—can only happen when we work somatically and holistically.

Not just the mind. Or just the body. Or just achieving goals. Or just processing emotions. But working with the WHOLE person.

Embodied coaching is a process that allows you to connect with the entirety of your client — their thoughts, feelings, actions, spirit, and body — and in so doing, to create lasting change.

This innovative somatic coaching approach was originally developed by pioneer Richard Strozzi-Heckler during decades of practice and exploration.

During this training, you’ll learn directly from Richard, alongside contemporary coaches who have integrated this powerful approach with new discoveries in neuroscience, psychotherapy, and leadership development.

When you learn to coach somatically you’ll be able to…

  • Help your clients feel whole and centered, connecting them to their own intrinsic power and passion.
  • Recognize conditioned patterns in your clients as they arise, so that you can help them break stubborn and unhelpful habits
  • Embed your client’s changes holistically and sustainably, giving them a whole new way of being

This is what your client truly wants.

Not superficial conversations or more information, but a coach who can truly access the transformational potential that is contained within them.

This is the Power of Embodied Transformation.

18 Live Video Workshops

Learn the key principles of somatic coaching during 90-minute workshops containing teaching, coaching demos, practices and live discussion.

Earn 27 CCEUs

This training is officially accredited by the ICF. Attending will grant you 27 CCEU’s (22 of which are for Core Competencies).

Integration Workbooks and Transcripts

You’ll receive workbooks to help you integrate and deepen the key principles, as well as transcripts of every session so you can easily review your learning.

Bonus Materials

You’ll receive 7 full recordings of workshops from previous versions of the training, enabling you to take your learning even deeper into new areas.

Fully Downloadable

Everything can be downloaded (workshop videos, audio versions, transcripts, workbooks) so you can learn at your own pace.

Experiential Practices

Embody the principles of the training through group practices, community practice workshops and with solo practices between classes.

Meet the faculty for this training.

This program brings together the world’s leading somatic coaches and teachers. These remarkable practitioners are not only experts in embodied change, but possess a palpable ability to transmit the heart of this work to you.

Richard Strozzi- Heckler Founder of Strozzi Institute Author of The Art of Somatic Coaching

Richard is often considered the father of somatic coaching, work he’s been advancing for over 40 years. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies and NATO, and has even featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal.

Amanda Blake Somatic Leadership Coach Author of Your Body Is Your Brain

Mandy is a leadership coach who works with socially conscious entrepreneurs using a holistic, body-oriented approach. She holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and has taught leadership programs for the likes of Nike and NASA.

Staci Haines Somatic Coach and Teacher Director Methodology, Strozzi Institute

Staci is an expert in the field of Somatics, specializing in social leadership. Staci has worked extensively with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and founder of Generative Somatics.

David Treleaven Coach and Writer Senior Teacher at Strozzi Institute

David is a coach, writer and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness, trauma, and social justice. He is the author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulnes.

Wendy Palmer Leadership Embodiment Author of The Intuitive Body

Wendy is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, and is recognized as one of the founders of the embodiment movement. She’s worked with some of the world’s biggest companies and holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido.

Ginny Whitelaw Leadership Development Author of The Zen Leader

Ginny is the President of Focus Leadership and has, for more than 20 years, developed leaders at global companies. She is the author of 4 books and is a master teacher (roshi) in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen.

Bebe Hansen Coach and Teacher Presence-Based Coaching

Bebe is the Principal of Presence-Based® Coaching, teaches all levels of this ICF approved certification program, and supports students through the certification process.

Nathaniel Shara Somatic Therapist Program Manager, Strozzi Institute

Nathaniel is a therapist, writer and educator whose work focuses on embodiment as a path for individual and social transformation. He has spent the last decade working at the intersections of trauma, mental health, social justice and the body.

Alta Starr Somatic Coach & Bodyworker Generative Somatics

Alta is a somatic coach, bodyworker and a poet. A former teacher, radio news and music producer, and grantmaker, she teaches embodied leadership and trauma healing with Strozzi Institute and Generative Somatics

Maud Raber Executive Embodiment Coach & Facilitator Embodied Potential

An executive embodiment coach & facilitator, Maud is a faculty member of the Embodied Facilitator Course and Co-Host of the Embodiment Podcast. She trains coaches internationally to skillfully bring the body more into their work for greater service impact.

Chen Lizra Coach & Founder Power of Somatic Intelligence

Chen is a Life Coach that focuses on bodywork through a somatic transformative experience. With clients from all around the world, she offers Somatic Intelligence workshops, one on one coaching sessions, and training programs that incorporate a unique method she developed over 20 years of experience.

Learn to Embody the Power of Somatic Coaching

The Power of Embodied Transformation is an 18-week online coach training. It’s designed to equip you with the most advanced somatic coaching skills and tools to effect deep and sustainable change with your clients.

The world class coaching faculty will teach you how to…

  • Use the body as a gateway into your client’s world, helping you take your coaching conversations to a new level of depth.
  • Attune with your client in-the-moment, enabling you to identify transformational openings.
  • Design embodied practices for your clients, allowing them to embed the changes they make sustainably.

But the change is not simply about the clients you work with, it’s about you.

This work will bring you into a new and profound relationship with yourself – your own body and being. And as you learn to feel and navigate this wholeness, so you will be able to guide your clients through the same transformational territory.

The considerable body of work that this training is based upon integrates and weaves together deep ancient wisdom, with the latest findings in neuroscience and trauma research.

There’s no other online training that can teach you the practice of somatic coaching with such depth and rigor, led by the founders of the field.

A live and interactive
experience

All of the sessions will take place live via video workshop, where there will be the opportunity to discuss your learnings via breakout discussions, participate in powerful coaching demonstrations, and ask questions.

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We’ve Created an Integrated Learning Journey for You

We’ve worked in partnership with the world’s leading somatic coaching school, the Strozzi Institute to create this online training for you.

This training is not a series of unconnected workshops. You will be guided through an integrated arc that builds on itself, teaching you layer by layer, the essential practice of embodied coaching.

MODULE 1

The Arc of Somatic Transformation

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Nathaniel Shara, & David Treleaven

In the first part of the program, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Nathaniel Shara, and David Treleaven will introduce you to the whole arc of somatic transformation, and show you how to expand your client’s somatic awareness, uncover powerful commitments, and work skillfully with their conditioned tendencies.

MODULE 2

Creating Somatic Opening

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler & Alta Starr

In the second part of the program, Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Alta Starr will support you in cultivating resilience and artfully navigating the potent terrain of somatic opening with your clients – where old habits and tendencies are losing their grip, but a new way of being is not yet fully formed.

MODULE 3

Embodying New Ways of Being

with Amanda Blake & Staci Haines

In the third module, with Amanda Blake and Staci Haines will zoom in on the final phase of the somatic cycle, that of embodying a new way of being through carefully crafted practices. You will also learn how to use the somatic arc as a powerful assessment tool with your clients.

MODULE 4
Ginny Whitelaw

Unique Perspectives on Embodiment

with Wendy Palmer, Bebe Hansen, Ginny Whitelaw, Chen Lizra & Maud Raber

In the final module, you will learn embodied methods complimentary to the core trajectory of modules 1-3, bringing fresh perspectives and enriching your understanding of this powerful practice.

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The Art of Somatic Coaching

WORKSHOP 1

The Art of Somatic Coaching & the Power of Embodied Transformation

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

June 5 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn the arc of somatic transformation – the fundamental backbone of the practice of somatic coaching.
  • Participate in initial practices that reveal the embodied shape of your client, allowing you to skillfully lead them toward their goals and vision.
  • Develop foundational skills in presence so you can engender trust and credibility with your clients.
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Somatic Literacy: Facilitating Somatic Awareness

WORKSHOP 2

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Somatic Literacy: Facilitating Somatic Awareness

with David Treleaven, PhD

June 12 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn basic interventions and distinctions that support somatic literacy, enabling you to teach your clients how to recognize their embodied experience. .
  • Understand the difference between top-down versus bottom-up processing in coaching, giving you a deeper appreciation of how transformation occurs.
  • Explore case studies, contemporary neuroscience research and proven interventions, to broaden your understanding of somatic change. 

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Commitments: Setting our 
True North with Clients

WORKSHOP 3

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Commitments: Setting our 
True North with Clients

with David Treleaven, PhD

June 19 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn how to help people design powerful commitments that enable them to achieve what most matters to them.
  • Discover how to create strong galvanizing commitments to ensure your coaching work stays on track.
  • Understand the key aspects of commitments, so you can help your clients work effectively outside sessions.
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Conditioned Tendency: Understanding How Clients Get Stuck

WORKSHOP 4

Conditioned Tendency: Understanding How Clients Get Stuck

with Nathaniel Shara

June 26 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn what a “Conditioned Tendency” (CT) is, how it functions in your life, and ways to help clients identify them and work with them skillfully.
  • Understand the relationship between different parts of the brain and Conditioned Tendencies, do you can better understand the nature of your client’s stuckness.
  • Identify your own CT, so you can understand its benefits and liabilities in your work as a coach.
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Conditioned Tendencies and Sites of Shaping: Integrating a Clients’ Social Context into Coaching

WORKSHOP 5

Conditioned Tendencies and Sites of Shaping: Integrating a Clients’ Social Context into Coaching

with Nathaniel Shara

July 10 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Understanding your clients’ Conditioned Tendencies, in the broader social contexts that “shape” them, allowing you to work across different cultures, genders and other social group memberships.
  • Increase your capacity to empathize and work with a wider range of clients, increasing your capacity to somatically build trust.
  • Widen the range of moves you have access to when clients are “stuck” in recurring patterns or moods, entrenched relational dynamics, and critical self-talk.

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Resilience

WORKSHOP 6

Resilience

with Alta Starr

July 17 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Develop an understanding of the centrality of resilience in the transformation, giving you access to the “aliveness” that fuels the process.
  • Learn some basic practices for accessing, cultivating and sharing resilience, equipping you to help your clients become more resilient.
  • Begin exploring resilience in relationship to habitual reactions and conditioned tendencies, the tension that is navigated by an expansive openness in our bodies and minds.
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Somatic Opening

WORKSHOP 7

Somatic Opening

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

July 24 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Discover the process of somatic openings and the stages of disorganization, giving you a powerful map with which to guide your coaching clients.
  • Learn to use the Arc of Transformation as both an assessment and somatic visioning tool and for your own personal development, increasing your own effectiveness as a coach.
  • Develop your capacity to feel the language and intelligence of the senses within your own body, giving you reliable access your own wisdom, competence, and intuition.
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Unbounded Space

WORKSHOP 8

Unbounded Space

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

July 29 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore what it means to open to “The Unbounded State”—the “in between” of the Arc of Transformation, allowing you to face existential dilemmas with conscious awareness.
  • Explore your personal experiences with “The Unbounded State” through conversation, reflection, and somatic practices, giving you a deeper understanding of your own patterning.
  • Learn to perceive “shape” and what is embodied somatically in this state to more powerfully serve your clients.
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Connection: Resource and Outcome on the Arc of Transformation

WORKSHOP 9

Connection: Resource and Outcome on the Arc of Transformation

with Alta Starr

Aug 7 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn about the stage of “Connection” in the Arc of Transformation, allowing you to facilitate your clients’ development with confidence and skill
  • Discover practices to build the competences of connection, equipping you to increase trust and authenticity with your clients.
  • Explore conflict as generative force that deepens connection, and bring a nourishing dignity and aliveness.

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Developing Embodiment

WORKSHOP 10

Developing Embodiment

with Mandy Blake


Aug 21 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore how awareness creates choice, but only practice can develop capacity, ensuring you help your clients create sustainable change.
  • Introduce you to the six elements of neuroplasticity, enabling you to understand how each plays a vital role in your client’s development.
  • Show you how embodied practice builds a bridge from old habitual behavior to new desired behavior, equipping you to help your clients make change stick.
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Designing & Deepening Practice

WORKSHOP 11

Designing & Deepening Practice

with Mandy Blake


Aug 27 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Show you how to discover the physical aspects of any behavioral quality, enabling you to create relevant practices for your clients.
  • Help you design practices that are meaningful, experiential, and impactful, ensuring your coaching is maximally effective.
  • Teach you how to recognize subtle clues in your clients that will lead you to discover new and innovative embodied practices.
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The ARC of Transformation: Integration and Application

WORKSHOP 12

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The ARC of Transformation: Integration and Application

with Staci Haines


Sept 2 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
    • Understand how “somatic shape” is more than physical patterning, it is our beliefs, actions and worldview.
    • Explore the “Arc of Transformation” as an assessment tool, enabling you to better see your client’s shape and support them in their own change process.
    • Learn how the “Arc of Transformation” is sequential but not linear, equipping you to skilfully guide your clients through embodied transformation.
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Somatic Perception and the Embodied Leadership Assessment Tool

WORKSHOP 13

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Somatic Perception and the Embodied Leadership Assessment Tool

with Staci Haines


Sept 11 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Seeing where conditioned tendencies live in the soma and how to engage processes to support and transform these habits.
  • Designing practices that specifically address the new ways of being that your client desires, based also on their current shape.
  • Offering grounded somatic assessments, that leave your clients with both insight and new possibilities.

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Presence-Based Coaching

WORKSHOP 14

Presence-Based Coaching

with Bebe Hansen


Sept 24 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn how to spot a client’s habitual reactions in their emotions, body, language and meaning-making.
  • Understand how to support and resource yourself and your clients by cultivating internal states of awareness and resilience.
  • Develop action learning strategies for that help your client engage with complexity.
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Transforming with Mind-Body-As-One

WORKSHOP 15

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Transforming with Mind-Body-As-One

with Ginny Whitelaw


Sept 25 |
10:00-11:30 AM US Pacific
7:00-8:30 PM Central European
  • Learn a powerful framework for managing energy that builds resilience and agility and is readily shared with clients.
  • Gain concrete practices to shift energetic state in oneself or one’s client to move beyond constrictions and support transformation.
  • Learn exercises to cultivate centeredness and move beyond fear and a false sense of separation.
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Coaching from the Outside In

WORKSHOP 16

Coaching from the Outside In

with Wendy Palmer


Sept 26 |
10:00-11:30 AM US Pacific
7:00-8:30 PM Central European
  • Understand the distinction between what personality and center, so as to see the ways we seek approval and security.
  • Learn how to center yourself in coaching so you can tap greater creativity, confidence and compassion.
  • Practice how to move fluidly between your personality and center so as to free yourself up to explore new possibilities.
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Embodying Your (Coaching) Offer

WORKSHOP 17

Embodying Your (Coaching) Offer

with Maud Raber



Oct 1 |
9:00-11:00 AM US Pacific
6:00-8:00 PM Central European
  • Learn to listen to the needs of your client and talk about coaching with culturally-compatible language that encourages them to “click”.
  • Identify some of your embodied conditioned tendencies around visibility, promotion and money, enabling you to develop practices to outgrow them.
  • Discover how to embody your brand, and sell your coaching authentically and successfully, in a way that is congruent with your purpose and values.
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The 5 Elements of Somatic Intelligence


WORKSHOP 18

The 5 Elements of Somatic Intelligence


with Chen Lizra



Oct 2 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Discover how to connect the mind and body and create a roadmap that helps you release the emotional blocks of your clients.
  • Understand the 5 Elements of Somatic Intelligence and its importance to breaking the barriers that people walk around with, while keeping a sense of protection.
  • Experience for yourself the impact and benefits of the 5 elements of Somatic Intelligence through bodywork.

And You’ll Get These Bonus Recordings.

To enable you to go even deeper into embodied coaching, we’re including the following workshop recordings from previous versions of the training.

For each one you will receive the full workshop recording, transcript and any relevant handouts.

Growing Resilience through the Cultivation of Inner Strengths

with Rick Hanson

Seeing Our Way to New Commitments with Doug Silsbee

Seeing Ourselves with Doug Silsbee

Being for Resilience with Doug Silsbee

Doing for an Intended Future with Doug Silsbee

The Practice of New Deliberate Embodied Practices with Pete Hamill

The Practice of New Deliberate Embodied Practices The Levels of Practices

What coaches are saying about our programs

This has been a deeply transformative experience! I feel inspired and recharged. My coaching practice feels fresher, deeper and alive again!

Maria Connolly

It has been transformational, personally and professionally. It has taken my coaching and business to a deeper more profound level.

Kira Schoch

This course has been life changing. My coaching has been directly impacted as a result. I bring all of what I learned to my day to day coaching. My comfort level to purposefully work with my client’s somatic experience has increased significantly as a result.

Jennifer MacLeod

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Power of Embodied Transformation

As the founder of the field, Richard Strozzi-Heckler said, “Transformation occurs when the entire being of the person is addressed.” It is this ability to transform your clients that Richard and the rest of our faculty will teach you.

It is our belief that every coach should at least understand the fundamentals of somatic coaching. This training will take you far beyond mere understanding, and far beyond fundamentals.

The tools and skills you learn will enable you to work with the whole of your client. For it is only when the whole embodied person is engaged with, that the deepest and most sustainable change occurs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still register if I can’t attend the live workshops?

Absolutely. Everything is recorded and downloadable. You can catch up whenever time allows.

How long will I be able to access the downloads of the training?
You’ll have guaranteed access for twelve months following the completion of the program. To retain them longer than this we advise that you download them onto your own computer.
Are the sessions live or pre-recorded?
All our workshops are live. Sometimes we include bonus recordings of workshops from past iterations of the training, but these will be clearly indicated.
When do the recordings of the live workshops become available on the session page?
We’re committed to getting the recordings uploaded to the session page within 24 hours after the live session takes place.
What experience level do I need to take your course?
While there is no specific amount of experience required, our trainings are focused on more advanced coaching skills for existing coaches. However, they are delivered in a way that you should understand even if you are a relative beginner. However, if you are brand new to coaching and personal development, you may well be better served attending an introductory coaching program.
Will you provide a certificate of attendance?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance that you can use to receive CCEUs from the ICF. This can also be used to gain CCEUs if you become accredited with the ICF in the future.
Can I receive CCEU’s even if I can’t attend the workshops live?
Yes, you can gain CCEUs by viewing the recordings and filling out a Missed Workshop form. However, to comply with ICF standards you do need to attend at least 1/3 of the sessions live.
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