Declaring a New Future

Using the Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics to Reclaim Your Power, Embody Your Values, and Follow Your Longing

An Online Training for Embodied Transformation
with Staci Haines and Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Welcome.

Declarations are how words change lives.
 
A somatic Declaration is your embodied commitment to a life-affirming future. It is a clear statement you make about a vision, a meaningful desire, or even a longing you have.
 
To declare a new future, you imagine and speak your declaration, and then take action. Somatic awareness, practices and openings are all crucial the process of transformation.
 
We are very pleased to present to you an all-new online somatics program: Declaring a New Future. We designed this course to help you build your somatic capacity to fulfill your desired future.
 
Strozzi Institute Founder Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Senior Teacher Staci K. Haines co-lead this foundational training in the art of embodied transformation. In their six, self-paced video modules, you will:
 

⮞ Write your declaration, and chart a clear path for it to be more than just another good intention

⮞ Learn the 3 pillars of Strozzi Somatics and how they relate so you can embody your declaration

⮞ Access your embodied imagination to feel what you deeply care about

⮞ Discern the difference between your inherited ideas about what’s important and your yearnings

⮞ Learn to stay connected to you vision and declaration even amidst rapid changes

⮞ Finally understand the how of change, from the deepest embodied perspective

This work will surprise you.

You will know you’ve succeeded when you find yourself under the same old pressures, and somehow, you can choose to respond differently than ever before.

This is your invitation to stop running on empty. To be accountable to your higher purpose. To get feeling again, and reclaim the choices, possibilities, and future that await you, all aligned with your deepest values.

You are powerful, worthy, and needed.

Join us today.

Warmly,

Staci K. Haines
Richard Strozzi-Heckler &
Team Strozzi

Somatics asks,
 
“What are you practicing right now, in your body, in this moment? 
 
…and is it aligned with what really matters to you?

I am a commitment to...

In Strozzi Somatics, our declarations begin, “I am a commitment to…” in order to activate our embodied sense of identity with the future we are declaring into being. For example:

I am a commitment to finish writing my book by the end of the year

I am a commitment to leading my community through the crisis we are facing

I am a commitment to being fully myself and becoming more present in my life

I am a commitment to align with my higher purpose and inner truth and to stand for that every day, even in the face of adversity

Supporting your Declaration with the three pillars of Strozzi somatics—awareness, practices and openings—is the surest way to create the future you long for in the way most aligned with your values.

The Heart of Embodied Transformation:

More Choices, New Habits

What is deeply embodied makes our decisions, often unconsciously. We all have automatic reactions that come out under pressure that were formed through our life experiences.

With practice, we can open up the space around those reactions to feel the different ways we can choose to respond.

Choice follows awareness.

Eventually, new choices lead to new action. And when we practice those new actions, we build new habits right into our muscle tissue.

Practice builds habits.

Embodied transformation aligns our habits with our values. Because unfortunately, most of us inadvertently embody values or social norms we don’t believe in…and often don’t embody the values we do believe in.

From a somatic vantage point, this is completely understandable—and there is a lot we can do about it. In Declaring a New Future, you will learn how this works and how you can uproot and transform habits that no longer serve you.

The Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics:
Awareness, Practices, and Openings

Somatic Awareness

Somatic awareness grows more choice in our responses and actions. With real-time information from your soma, you can be more skillful. Somatic awareness often re-introduces us to what we most care about, and helps us craft the declarations that will bring us into a new future.

Somatic Practices

Somatic practices build new skills that are relevant to what we care about. When a new competency is developed somatically, it becomes more than just a good idea. It can become a natural action or habit at the level of muscle memory. Somatic practices allow us to build a “new shape” aligned with our values and politics. This is essential to fulfilling a declaration.

Somatic Openings

Somatic openings allow us to listen to and transform our conditioned tendencies. They occur when we access our automatic reactions to stress. Our bodies tell stories; our muscles hold memories. Somatic openings let us rewrite those embodied narratives, thus opening us to a new future.

When you make a declaration supported by these three pillars, understood in your social context, that declaration will change lives.

Inside of

Declaring a New Future:

Using the Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics to Reclaim Your Power, Embody Your Values, and Follow Your Longing

6 Video Modules Taught by Founder Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Senior Teacher Staci K. Haines

Learn directly from two of the global leaders in contemporary somatics in this series of all-new, studio-quality recordings. Video and audio formats will be available so you can study however you learn best. You will gain a complete understanding of all three pillars of Strozzi Somatics, and you will receive guidance on creating your own life-changing declaration.

6 Live, 90-minute Interactive Calls with Staci K. Haines and Iman Boundaoui

Engage, ask questions, and practice together in a generative online space. All live calls will be recorded and available to you in our online learning platform so you can watch them again to deepen your practice.

3 Live, Online, Small-group Coaching Circles Guided by Certified Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaches

Every two sessions, you will have a live 90-minute, small group Coaching Circle to practice what you are learning. These are a place for feeling held by the community and establishing more depthful and intimate connection with your peers. Coaching Circles both deepen the distinctions and practices, and make them more applicable to your life.

The Declaring a New Future global online practice community

Join our worldwide group of somatics practitioners for discussion and accountability. You will be invited to share your declaration and support one another in this private group.

Plus, these course-enriching bonuses:

When Your Longing is Greater than Your Somatic Capacity - Video with Staci Haines

Introduction to Holding the Center
and
Chapter 1 from The Art of Somatic Coaching

by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

What Does It Take to Embody Justice?
and
How to Nourish Your Resilience in a Time of Trauma

by Staci Haines

Chapter 1 and Chapter 7 from The Politics of Trauma by Staci Haines

PDF Guide - How to Embody a New Way of Being: Creating Your Foundation for Transformative Practice

Complete PDF Reference Materials for Embodied Transformation, Including:

  • Essential Concepts in Strozzi Somatics
  • Strozzi Somatics Living Lineage
  • Principles Of Core Somatic Practices
  • Somatic Arc of Transformation
  • Armoring Bands
  • The Cycle of Emotion
  • Sites of Shaping, Sites of Change
  • Conditioned Tendencies
  • Declarations Worksheet

And all-new exclusive interviews:

Holding Complexity from Spiritual Practice to Structural Change with Rhonda Magee and Staci Haines

Embodied Activism with Rae Johnson and Staci Haines

One Step at a Time with Sally Helgesen and Richard Strozzi-Heckler

A Conversation with Donaji Lona and Staci Haines

Safety, Meditation and Somatics with David Treleaven and Staci Haines

And for the first 100 people to enroll ONLY: Get a FREE 45-minute coaching session with a Strozzi Institute Coach!

Listen to What Graduates of Previous Embodied Transformation Courses Say:

Strozzi Graduate Testimonials

6 Videos

Here’s what You’ll Learn in the 6 Modules of

Declaring a New Future:

Using the Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics to Reclaim Your Power, Embody Your Values, and Follow Your Longing

Module 1:

What is Embodied Transformation?

Discover why working through the body is essential for sustainable transformation. Start to become more aware of your sensations, emotions and moods through practice. Get connected as a community of learners and leaders.

Module 2:

Changing Towards What Deeply Matters to Us

Develop your somatic skills to connect with your vision, values, and the impact you want to have in your life and in the world. Learn why accessing what you care about through your body is so vital.

Coaching Circle #1

Declarations: Your Embodied Commitment to a Life Affirming Future

In a small coaching circle guided by SI certified Somatic Coaches, work with your declaration and get to learn with and from each other.

Module 3:

How Are We Shaped? Embodied Habits and Survival Strategies

Discover your habitual reactions under pressure and how you came by them honestly. Our adaptations – we all have them! – are embodied and become unconscious ways of being and behaving. We are shaped by our personal and our social experiences. Explore the many “sites” that shape you and others.

Module 4:

Appreciating and Changing Our Embodied Habits

Learn how to transform embodied habits that no longer work for you. Discover how to access, appreciate, and change conditioning that gets in the way of your vision and values. Get inspired by hearing others’ transformational stories.

Coaching Circle #2

Appreciating and Changing Our Embodied Habits

Get guidance from our Somatic Coaches to transform embodied reactions that no longer serve you. Build greater choice in how you show up, connect with others, and make a meaningful difference.

Module 5:

Getting at the Roots: Somatic Opening

What is deeply embodied often makes our decisions for us. Early adaptations and patterns live in our beliefs and in our tissues. For sustainable change we need to get to the roots. Learn to hold this uprooting as dynamic and creative.

Module 6:

Deepening Practices and Connection

Our practices and community support our vision and values, and visa versa. Discover ongoing practices that help you to embody your declaration, increase your resilience, and work well with pressure and change.

Coaching Circle #3

Practices & Sustainability

Design your own specific embodied practices that will help you become your declaration, and find community to support your discipline in practicing.

Here’s everything you will receive in

Declaring a New Future:

Using the Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics to Reclaim Your Power, Embody Your Values, and Follow Your Longing

6 Video Modules Taught by Founder Richard Strozzi-Heckler
and Senior Teacher Staci K. Haines

Access to the Declaring a New Future Global
Online Practice Community

Plus, these course-enriching bonuses:

1) When Your Longing is Greater than Your Somatic Capacity
with Staci Haines

2) Introduction to Holding the Center and
Chapter 1 from The Art of Somatic Coaching
by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

3) What Does It Take to Embody Justice? and
How to Nourish Your Resilience in a Time of Trauma
by Staci Haines

4) PDF Guide: How to Embody a New Way of Being:
Creating Your Foundation for Transformative Practice

5) Complete PDF Reference Materials for Embodied Transformation

And All-new Exclusive Interviews:

6) Holding Complexity from Spiritual Practice to Structural Change
with Rhonda Magee and Staci Haines

7) One Step at a Time with Sally Helgesen and Richard Strozzi-Heckler

8) Embodied Activism with Rae Johnson and Staci Haines

9) Safety, Meditation and Somatics with David Treleaven and Staci Haines

And for the first 100 people to enroll ONLY: Get a FREE 45-minute coaching session with a Strozzi Institute Certified Somatic Coach!

Total Value:

$997

Enroll Now

Single Payment of

$997

Join Staci Haines, Iman Boundaoui, and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

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3 Monthly Payments of

$347

Join Staci Haines, Iman Boundaoui, and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

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For Only

$497

Join Staci Haines and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

The Strozzi Institute is pleased to offer support in the form of a significant tuition discount for traditionally marginalized communities with regard to race, sexual identity, and socioeconomics.

If you feel you qualify for this discount, please click here to enroll.

We are also aware that many people are facing serious financial concerns right now, and are offering the program for a 50% discount here. Please accept this option if you need it.

Meet Your Presenters

Staci K. Haines

Staci K. Haines is a national leader in the field of Somatics, specializing in intersecting personal and social change. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and the Director of Methodology, having studied and worked with Strozzi Institute since 1995.

Staci is the co-founder of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice organization bringing somatics to social and environmental justice leaders, organizations, and alliances. She is also the originator of Somatics and Trauma, and leads courses teaching psychologists, social change leaders, and other practitioners to effectively transform the impact of individual and social trauma and violence.

Staci is the author of The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) and Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007). Healing Sex has been nationally recognized and translated into German, Japanese and Spanish. She also released the video Healing Sex (SIR Productions 2004). Lastly, Staci is the founder of generationFIVE, a community leadership organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations.

Iman Boundaoui

Iman Nacer Boundaoui is a somatic practitioner and facilitator with a deep commitment to working with individuals and communities to heal and transform collective, intergenerational and politicized trauma. As a practitioner, she grounds in her indigenous North African cultural and spiritual wisdom lineages, and draws from traditional African-Sufi healing and embodiment practices, which she resources from in her own life and healing.

Iman is also an attorney and has practiced as a social-impact litigator, civil rights litigator and immigrant rights activist and organizer, working with individuals, communities and social justice organizations to curb the impact of state-sponsored discrimination and corrosive profit-driven corporate behavior and policy.

Her experiences working with law and policy to defend human life and dignity led Iman to seek out alternative pathways to working with individuals and communities in their fight for safety, dignity and belonging. After a few years of training with the Strozzi Institute as a practitioner, she is now a teacher at SI, where she continues the fight for wholeness and justice that she began years ago as a lawyer. When she’s not reading, writing, thinking about, or facilitating embodied transformation and healing work, you can find her hiking and foraging for wild herbs in the Santa Cruz mountains, a place she currently calls home that closely resembles her ancestral homeland in the Atlas Mountains.

Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, MCC is founder of the Strozzi Institute and the Strozzi Somatic Coaching Certification, as well as the original architect of Strozzi Somatics – a unique embodied learning approach that fully integrates meditation, martial arts, action-oriented communication, somatic psychology, bodywork, social context, and generative conflict training into a pragmatic and depthful transformative methodology. He has spent over five decades researching, developing, and teaching Somatics to organizational leaders, coaches, executive leadership teams, start-ups, military, and governmental agencies.

He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He was featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal for developing a ground-breaking leadership program for the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the co-founder of Training Across Borders (TAB), and the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis, as well as citizens of warring countries through the practice of Aikido and Somatics.

Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center, The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion, and most recently, Embodying the Mystery: Somatic Wisdom for Emotional, Energetic, and Spiritual Awakening. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, General Jim Jones.

Richard has a PhD in Psychology, is the founder of Two Rock Aikido, and is a seventh-degree black belt Shihan in the martial art of Aikido.

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We are confident you will really enjoy and benefit from this online training. However, if you start the training and are not 100% satisfied, please contact our support team at support@strozziinstitute.com within 7 days of your purchase and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Testimonials

"This course was exactly what I needed. I am beginning a new leadership position. I feel as if I have received new tools, re-membered old tools that I can use and am letting go of some actions that this course has helped me to evaluate and begin to let go of."

— Tyson R.

"Prior to this course, I had a vague awareness of my Conditioned Tendencies...I could name them. During and after this course, I was struck by the clarity, overtness, and deep understanding I gained about my CTs. I was also able to dig deep and access a presence of dignity and direction about what my purpose and desires are. I noticed a change in my shape and how I interacted with my family, friends, and colleagues immediately."

— Megan N.

"I loved it! The course was very well structured and I appreciated the opportunity to learn such effective somatic practices with such depth. I learned so much about myself and about being in community."

— Jennifer M.

"In my experience, it's unusual to come across a class that takes its participants so deep while holding such a clear container. There was an abundance and diversity of support, which, to me, appeared as students being able to stay engaged."

— Frank L.

"The course offered so many practices that felt actionable and I've already been able to integrate them into my life. The teachers held us with such care and presence. I am moving forward feeling more courageous, embodied, and in my dignity."

— Ian S.

"It was a catalyst for a change I’ve been wanting to make for sometime, but never took the time to dig deep and listen to more than my busy mind. Embodied Transformation gave me the tools to confidently make the changes."

— Marta M.

"Embodied Transformation was the healing workshop I needed at the perfect time on my path of spiritual, career, and personal development in a chaotic world that needs care and awareness. I am deeply grateful for this engaging alternative to therapy that will help deepen my meditation practice while being devoted to self and relational regulation. This is exactly what I need to work on to move forward with my life."

— Zoey M.

"Truly Transformational in that it opened up new possibilities. Therapy and coaching primed me for this experience. So did the last 38 years of life. At the right time, and right place, with the right people- I see new openings."

— Maryam H.

"The program was exactly what I needed. I have been moving throughout my life in my head and the program was helpful in getting me to move more into my body. "

— Ranieka W.

"This course was truly transformational. I arrived at a crossroads ready to change the course of my career and left with a clearer understanding of where I want to go next and the tools and support to take with me on the journey."

— Dawn H.

"There is so much to unpack, I don't know where to start. I appreciate the container that was created. It allowed for personal breakthroughs and deep learning, while not producing harm to others. That is rare."

— Tammy J.

"I feel renewed, transformed, hopeful and inspired! The first day I walked away going, whoa! I am in the right space for what I need in my life."

— Josie S.

"Raw, vulnerable, heart opening and heart centered workshop. Facilitation was masterful and curriculums thoughtful, thorough and representative of the current social climate."

— Rachelle M.

"The course was very grounding. I felt very supported as I explored and practiced healthier boundaries, and translated into my personal and professional lives in unexpected ways."

— Melba N.

"The embodied transformation methodology of this course offered me a different level of awareness and opening in some areas I have been working on for a while, but with the feeling that I was not making much progress. The curriculum and exercises allowed me to experience interesting somatic insights to work faster and deeper on these areas and discover new ones I want to transform"

— Paula B.

"This was a really powerful introduction to somatics. I left feeling excited about the possibility of tapping into the wisdom of my body and eager to begin incorporating some of the practices we learned into my daily life."

— Sara K.

Here’s everything you will receive in

Declaring a New Future:

Using the Three Pillars of Strozzi Somatics to Reclaim Your Power, Embody Your Values, and Follow Your Longing

6 Video Modules Taught by Founder Richard Strozzi-Heckler
and Senior Teacher Staci K. Haines

Access to the Declaring a New Future Global
Online Practice Community

Plus, these course-enriching bonuses:

1) When Your Longing is Greater than Your Somatic Capacity
with Staci Haines

2) Introduction to Holding the Center and
Chapter 1 from The Art of Somatic Coaching
by Richard Strozzi-Heckler

3) What Does It Take to Embody Justice? and
How to Nourish Your Resilience in a Time of Trauma
by Staci Haines

4) PDF Guide: How to Embody a New Way of Being:
Creating Your Foundation for Transformative Practice

5) Complete PDF Reference Materials for Embodied Transformation

And All-new Exclusive Interviews:

6) Holding Complexity from Spiritual Practice to Structural Change
with Rhonda Magee and Staci Haines

7) One Step at a Time with Sally Helgesen and Richard Strozzi-Heckler

8) Embodied Activism with Rae Johnson and Staci Haines

9) Safety, Meditation and Somatics with David Treleaven and Staci Haines

And for the first 100 people to enroll ONLY: Get a FREE 45-minute coaching session with a Strozzi Institute Certified Somatic Coach!

Total Value:

$997

Enroll Now

Single Payment of

$997

Join Staci Haines, Iman Boundaoui, and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

Enroll Now

3 Monthly Payments of

$347

Join Staci Haines, Iman Boundaoui, and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

Enroll Now

For Only

$497

Join Staci Haines and Richard Strozzi-Heckler for Declaring a New Future

The Strozzi Institute is pleased to offer support in the form of a significant tuition discount for traditionally marginalized communities with regard to race, sexual identity, and socioeconomics.

If you feel you qualify for this discount, please click here to enroll.

We are also aware that many people are facing serious financial concerns right now, and are offering the program for a 50% discount here. Please accept this option if you need it.

Frequently asked questions:

We get it. It sounds rather strange to offer an embodiment course in a non-physical space. However, the pandemic taught us that virtual workshops are actually very effective! And they make courses like this more accessible to a diverse, global audience.

Embodiment work is a practice. Just like you wouldn’t go to one yoga class and be “done,” you keep going to practice, gain insights, and learn more techniques. Richard always starts his martial arts classes with the very first move he learned in Aikido. Students get to see that they’ve changed, and also the way it was presented before has changed. We are always evolving.

The soma is the doorway for sustainable transformation. Mental or informational learning tends to only change insight, and can be a form of spiritual bypass. Embodied practices lead to deep change in the self in the form of new actions you can take in alignment with your values, new choices available to you that you didn’t know were there, and the embodied synthesis of language, spirit, and body.

We acknowledge that leaning into change is scary, and it is hard to leave old ways of being behind. However, if you are asking this question, that is a sign that deep down you know that change is necessary. Waiting will only prolong the work you know you need to do. The best place to begin is within a supportive community. Start with getting guidance on your declaration, and then discover the small steps you can take to begin your transformation. Getting going is easier than you think!

Somatics helps you deal with the instability and rapid changes happening around us by giving you more resource to face it all. The world needs you — the best version of you — for these times. This course will help you clarify your purpose in the midst of confusion, focus on meaningful action to conserve your energy, and create knowing, grounding, and centering within for more peace.

Absolutely not. This course is for people just starting to clarify their purpose, as well as people who have been on their path for decades. We all learn from each other. The fact is, the global forces of dis-embodiment—the click-bait news machine, your stress at work, rising political tensions, systemic injustices—just to name a few are all trying to keep you from declaring your new future by pressuring you to conform and keep numb. We are here to advocate for you being in your body more. If you are attracted to an embodied way of being and want to follow it, here is the perfect place to begin.