Frequently Asked Questions - Somatic Coaching Mastery
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Questions about Somatics Coaching Mastery
The Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Program will not be a repeat of your current coaching certification. Our program is not about teaching basic coaching skills. The Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Program trains coaches in the relevance of the body. This is the only coaching program that uses somatics as THE basis for coaching, not as an add-on. Why is that important? Because the body is the domain in which new actions can occur, and if you are missing that domain as a coach, you are missing possibilities for yourself and your clients. In addition working through the domain of the body enables you to develop practices with your clients that allow them to achieve sustainable change. A Strozzi Institute certification in somatic methodology will enhance your offer as a coach.
The following passage is a quote from an article written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler Ph.D., in which he describes his Somatic Coaching work:
“The body is central to my coaching practice. When I say body I use it in the somatic sense of the word, which from the ancient Greek means the living body in its wholeness. This is not the sleek, airbrushed body on magazine covers or the Cartesian notion of body as beast of burden that ferries a disembodied mind to its intellectual appointments. Nor is it the mechanical, physiological body of modern medicine or the religious formula of flesh as sin. The body, in the somatic sense, expresses our history, commitments, dignity, authenticity, identity, roles, moral strength, moods, and aspirations as a unique quality of aliveness we call the ‘self’. In this interpretation the body and the self are indistinguishable. In my coaching I work with the self, the whole person, through the body. I ask my clients to commit to practices that allow them to embody new skills and behaviors; this is entirely different than having an insight or a cognitive understanding.”
Strozzi Institute is not certified as an Accredited Coach Training Program with the ICF. This is because we do not train people how to coach; rather, we train coaches how to coach somatically. We do, however, offer ICF continuing education credits.
Strozzi Institute is currently approved for participants of Leadership in Action, Strozzi Bodywork Seminar, and Art of Somatic Coaching.
|Leadership in Action 1||¾ hour core competencies, 22.25 personal development hours of CCEU’s|
|Leadership in Action 2||1 hour core competencies, 27.75 personal development hours of CCEU’s|
|The Art of Somatic Coaching||48 hours core competencies, 22.5 hours of other skills and tools directly applicable to coaching|
|Strozzi Bodywork Seminar||29.8 hours of other skills and tools directly
applicable to coaching
The cost of the full schedule of courses and fees for SI's Certification Program is as follows:
|Leadership In Action 1||2,000|
|Leadership In Action 2||3,000|
|The Art of Somatic Coaching||4,500|
|Strozzi Somatics Seminar||2,000|
|Coaching (6 hours)||1,200|
Early Registration Discount $150.00 - If you provide a $500.00 non-refundable deposit with your registration and pay your tuition balance in full 45 days (or more) in advance of the course start date you will receive a early registration discount of $150.00. Use of this discount voids other discounts. Applicable to Leadership in Action 1 & 2, The Art of Somatic Coaching, and SOEL.
SISC PIF 20% Discount - If you know you are ready to commit to the full course of study you may be interested in our SISC PIF discount. If you pay in full for the entire coaching program before your first course, you will receive a 20% discount on all courses. The SISC program at list price is $13,450.00 (without any discounts) - if you pay in full for the entire program as you begin a course of study, you will pay $11,150.00.
The shortest possible time would be within one year; however our program also has been designed with the flexibility to meet your timing and schedule.
On the ‘Associates’ page of our website you may contact directly any associate who has provided their contact information. Alternatively you may phone or e-mail the office and ask to be placed in contact with someone with a specific background close to your own.
There are ongoing trainings throughout the year, but there is no formal requirement to continue training in order to keep your certification.
Yes. We have no requirement that you are a certified coach or currently in a certification program for you to learn this work. We have trained therapists, teachers, psychologists, counselors, physical trainers and group leaders. As long as you understand that our offer is the certification in somatic methodology and not a certification as a coach, you are welcome to apply.
For answers to general questions about coaching, please see the International Coaching Federation website: http://www.coachfederation.org/ICF/
Strozzi Institute has a requisite level of quality that we expect in our Somatic Coaches and certification is never taken for granted. During the entire certification process there is an ongoing conversation that will take place between you as student and Strozzi Institute. We work out of a commitment to your learning and development. Through that conversation and our ongoing coaching we work with our students to achieve the level of competency that we expect in our certified coaches.
When you complete your certification with Strozzi Institute you will come away with:
- Skills and distinctions required for Somatic Coaching.
- The ability to create sustainable change within your coaching clients
- The ability to apply the Strozzi Institute methodology in working with individuals and small groups
- Certification as a Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach
- Membership in a community of somatic coaches around the country
- Opportunity of referrals from the above network or from Strozzi Institute