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SI is the only institute to offer a Somatic Coaching Certification. Our program equips coaches with the somatic tools and understanding they need to produce deep, sustainable change with their clients. SI 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.
Many seasoned coaches report that our program completely transforms their understanding of coaching. 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.
SI offers the only Somatic Coaching Certification. Registration includes all three sessions and mentoring, totaling 152.5 contact hours. Leadership in Action One must be taken prior to registering, and is not included in the cost of the coaching program. This program is also approved for ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE).
Theory + Practice
Establishes the theoretical and practical foundations for becoming a transformative Somatic Coach.
Session One integrates lectures, experiential practices, small and large group discussions and observation of live coaching sessions. In addition to a foundation in somatic methodology, this program teaches you to support others to effectively fulfill on their commitments; to work more skillfully with others; and, to embody new, generative ways of being.
Additionally, this session asks you to engage in both your personal and professional development. We ask the questions: What do you care about? What do you embody? Is your personal/professional life what you would like it to be? Are you reaching your full potential? Your engagement with these questions is a launch pad for deepening your competence in coaching others to answer these questions for themselves.
Deepens the practice of somatic coaching, doing live work in front of your peers and mentors, and giving and receiving feedback.
This session will ask you to step into the next level of leadership. You will facilitate transformative conversations with your peers and receive assessments on your coaching presence, your questioning and your listening. This feedback will become integral as you move into working with practice coaching clients.
We will also discuss the standards and protocols of ethical practice, including how to plan and structure a somatic coaching session, how to assess a client’s somatic shape, and how to facilitate a transformative coaching experience based on what your client cares about.
Theory + Practice + Process
Building on your practice client work, this session offers the next level of depth and assessment.
Our third session is an integration and culmination of the theory, practices and processes that you have been working with over the last six months. This session prepares you to graduate into the field of coaching, feeling confident about your offer and competence, and holding a clear set of next steps to continue deepening your practice as a lifelong learner.
This session will also prepare you for your final performance evaluation. A Mentor Coach will review your final coaching session, providing you with feedback on all aspects of your development and embodiment as an SI Somatic Coach.
In between the sessions, there will be group mentor coaching calls, 1:1 sessions with your mentor coach, work with practice clients and somatic theory sessions.
Plan for approximately 10 hours per month.
Session One: March 9 – 13, 2016
Session Two: May 11 – 15, 2016
Session Three: July 27 – 31, 2016
Session One: January 18 - 22, 2017
Session Two: March 22 – 26, 2017
Session Three: May 24 - 28, 2017
Session One - November 1-5, 2017
Session Two - January 17-21, 2018
Session Three - March 21-25 2018
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What are the course requirements?
All individuals must complete the four-day Leadership in Action One: Introduction to Somatic Transformation prior to enrolling in the Somatic Coach Certification program.
What happens if I need to cancel?
When appropriate, SI 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.
Can I get continuing education credit for this?
The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for individuals who complete the SI Somatic Coach Certification Program:
- Core Competencies: 135.5 hours
- Resource Development: 17 hours
What language(s) is the program available in?
At this time, the SI Somatic Coaching Program is only available in English.
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