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Our Master Somatic Coach Certification Program offers an ongoing path for Somatic Coaches to move from the fundamentals to the embodiment of powerful and transformative somatic skills. This program is designed for advanced students who have completed their Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification, and are ready to partner with clients in deeper and more potent ways.
The Master Somatic Coach Certification Program is designed for individuals who are interested in cultivating mastery in their somatic coaching or leadership practice. This program develops depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity. The coach will be invited into the next level of their own transformation, while growing their somatic mastery with clients. Our alumni include leaders in business, government, and non-profits; coaches, consultants, and therapists wanting to apply our methodology; and individuals interested in deepening their own personal transformation.
We believe that in order to become a powerful and transformative coach, one has to be in the right practices over time. This program is for participants who are actively engaged in Somatics in their lives and leadership. It is a senior-level track for coaches who are committed to a path of lifelong learning. In addition to gaining valuable coaching skills, our program includes:
Strozzi Institute is the only institute to offer a Master Somatic Coaching Certification. Our program includes various components to deepen your mastery, which students register for and attend a la carte. To allow for a customized learning timeframe, courses can be taken in any order.
Somatic Coaching Certification Program
Completion of SISC Certification
The Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching Certification (SISC) program equips coaches with the somatic tools and understanding they need to produce deep, sustainable change with their clients. Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaches harness the transformative power of Somatics: specifically, the ability to help your clients “embody” change. They’ll be able to take new actions aligned with their values and vision, even under the same old pressures. By integrating language, holistic practice, mindfulness, and purposeful action, our coaches gain a new understanding of what creates lasting transformation. In turn, they masterfully help their clients to pursue a fulfilling life and become compelling leaders.
School of Embodied Leadership
Increase, self-confidence, experience greater endurance, strength, flexibility and agility
People follow leaders because they are inspired by their presence and competency, not their intellect or position of authority. A self-confident leader, who has cultivated emotional intelligence, can build trust quickly and inspire others into higher levels of collaboration. The School of Embodied Leadership is real leadership in a living laboratory. It not an academic exercise, but a rigorous training in mind, body, and spirit. It provides a balanced nexus that is the source of power for the exemplary leader. As a Master Somatic Coach your leadership presence is one of your most powerful resources.
*Please Note: The School of Embodied Leadership is gender specific. We offer separate courses for women and men.
Strozzi Bodywork Seminar
Presence, Intelligence and Changing Power of the Body
The Somatic Bodywork seminar is designed to produce profound, sustainable change of one’s core historical limitations… and as such, it is a valuable training whether you’re a coach, business professional or moving through your own personal transformation. You will experience how the self and body are bound together, develop an understanding of the principles of Strozzi Somatics, and explore the Strozzi Somatic Bodywork process. It is a powerful way to develop an empathetic, compassionate presence, and build trust while working with others in a variety of emotional states.
Cultivating Mastery Program
Advanced Studies in Theory and Practice
2019 Date forthcoming
This program is designed for advanced students who have been on the path of Strozzi Institute Somatics, in theory and practice, for over two years. Beyond attending courses, we are looking for participants who are actively engaged in somatics in their lives and leadership. We are inviting individuals who are committed as lifelong learners to the next embodied declaration of a compelling life. This 5-day program, led by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, will introduce the latest innovations in somatic theory and somatics as path. This path cultivates depth, authenticity, wisdom, centered action, and engagement with complexity.
Private Bodywork Sessions
Effective way to enact deep and sustained change
One to one somatic bodywork is one of the most effective ways to enact deep and sustained change. We require eight documented sessions with a qualified practitioner. We recommend working with an Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach that specializes in Bodywork. Alternatives are a qualified practitioner of Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, etc. Please visit our “Find a Coach” section of the website to locate an SISC practitioner near you.
A Silent Meditation Retreat
Recommended, but not required
Meditation can lead to freedom from our conditioning and the limitations of the individual “I” or ego. One has the direct experience of the non-dual nature of reality and the inter-connectedness of all things. We see that here and now the center is everywhere. This cultivates a genuine embodied compassion, wisdom, and skillful action. Meditation produces an inner peace and a positive outlook on life. While we welcome you to participate in the Strozzi Institute Meditation Retreat with Richard Strozzi-Heckler any reputable 5-day retreat would fulfill this strong recommendation to deepen your learning.
Reflection upon completion of program
We require a reflection paper at the completion of your requirements. Please ensure that it is between 500-800 words and highlights your key learnings from your Master Somatic Coach course of study. It should also include the practitioner, method and reflections of your Private Bodywork Sessions and the details of the recommended Meditation Retreat.
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What are the pre-requisites?
All individuals wishing to enroll in the Master Somatic Coach Certification program must have completed and attained certification through Strozzi Institute’s Somatic Coach Program.
Can I get continuing education credit for this?
Strozzi Institute’s Master Somatic Coach Certification is currently being reviewed by the ICF for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.
What are the cost and payment details?
For specific cost, please check back for our new program design in August.
All courses require a non-refundable deposit of $500 due at the time of registration. Tuition balance is due no later than 30 days before the first day of the course.
What happens if I need to cancel?
When appropriate, Strozzi Institute will refund tuition for courses minus the deposit amount, 30 days prior to the course; and 50% of tuition up to 15 days prior to the course. Requests for cancellation/refund must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the location for the in-person components?
Set in the rolling hills of northern California, the Dojo (meaning “Place of Awakening”) in Petaluma has been a training ground for embodied leadership and transformative practice for over 25 years.