Bodynamic is a precise and practical approach to working with the body to make verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. This somatic therapy enables the practitioner to make precise interventions related to the developmental origins of your clients’ current problems. Bodynamic International offers a diversity of training programs. Currently there exist five basic types of training.

Workshops

Workshops are a great way to experience aspects of the Bodynamic system without making a longer commitment to a training program. Many different workshops have been offered over time and many new ones are constantly created. Typically lasting 1-5 days there are no prerequisites to taking these. Workshops have had the following subject matters:

  • Archetypes
  • Centering, Boundaries & grounding
  • Boundaries vs. Limits
  • Dance between Mutual connection & Dignity
  • Work with your own greatness
  • Spirituality

Some workshops are now available online live, and can be participated in from anywhere in the world! See the top of Global Training Schedule below.

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Foundation

The Foundation Training is the one-year basic training of Bodynamic System. During the basic training you will learn the character structures, the character positions as well as the basic meanings to understand contact and communication as it is presented through the system (mutual connection, dignity, boundaries, centering and grounding).

The structured description of the different phases of development during childhood, which include a central developmental issue and their connection with the different developing defense mechanisms, provide a comprehension frame of human expression. Through the education you will strengthen your abilities, so that you are present and precise in your professional work.

The Foundation Training applies to people who work with other people as: psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, teachers, doctors, advisers, physiotherapists, alternative healers etc. or to people that wish to improve their interpersonal relationships. The Foundation Training is an open education circle, which helps you to enhance or improve your skills, while, at the same time, it provides you the possibility to continue to the 3-year Practitioner Training.

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Practitioner

This is a three year training program to be a professional certified Bodynamic Body Psychotherapist. This training is already being integrated and used also in other forms of psychotherapy, all kinds of bodywork, social work, business consulting and mental health and care professionals who want to expand their knowledge and precision by learning the muscles coding system.

This training has being qualified in Denmark through Reflektor, a company that evaluates and analyzes the professional standards in the public and private sector to assure and create better quality for the health sector. Prerequisite to participate in Bodynamic’s Practitioner Training is to have finished Bodynamic’s Foundation Training.

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Shock Trauma

Our P.T.S.D. Training consists of two parts. The first part (PTSD I) is the personal process of healing your own P.T.S.D. in 3 modules. The second (PTSD II) is the Training in healing P.T.S.D of others also in 3 modules. The Shock Trauma training is available to anyone and there no prerequisites.

Personal process of healing your P.T.S.D (PTSD I) – Our experience has taught us that when someone hasn’t worked with his own PTSD, they get too much into their own process during the course and they do not gain everything the training has to offer. So therefore we added a three module course in which you get the chance to work first with your own PTSD. During these modules the focus will be on each persons process. This adds invaluable experience and gives us the client’s point of view. This will deepen and strengthen your ability to connect and your empathy in treatments will emerge more naturally. The first stage is also addressed to non professionals who want to start the process of healing their own PTSD.

Training in Shock Trauma and healing P.T.S.D. (PTSD II) – During the second stage of PTSD II you will learn, amongst other things, how to recognize the symptoms of P.T.S.D. and the life-changing decisions which are connected with trauma, how to heal it and how to include the body in a direct and natural way, using methods like body sensing and understanding reflex movement patterns. The Shock Training applies to people who work with other people as: psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, teachers, doctors, advisers, physiotherapists, alternative healers etc. Completing PTSD I is a prerequisite for PTSD II.

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Specialist Classes

Specialist Classes consist of training in the following areas:

  • Full Bodymap (prerequisite: first 2 years of practitioner completed, and exams passed)
  • Reorienting Birth for professionals (no prerequisite)
  • Supervision Education ( (prerequisite: first 2 years of practitioner completed, and exams passed and having clients in Bodynamic therapy)
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Training Testimonials

Training Paths

Training can be accomplished in a few different ways, depending on the interest of the individual. Training can also be done in stages based on time available. Shock Trauma training and Workshops can be done concurrently with Foundation, Practitioner & Specialist Classes.

Average Time taken to complete training levels:

  • Foundation is typically 18 days over the course of 1 year
  • Practitioner is 75 days over the course of 3 years
  • Completing both Specialist Classes is ~28 days
  • Shock Trauma is 30 days over the course of about 1.5 years

Traditional International Path

*Note: The Training path for North America (Canada & United States) differs slightly. While Healing Developmental Disruptions is similar in scope and length to a Foundation training, the content differs slightly. While Healing Developmental Disruptions teaches the use of some muscles and Foundation does not, it misses out on other aspects. Missing aspects are included in the North American Practitioner Training. For more information on Healing Developmental Disruptions please visit bodynamicsusa.com

become a

Bodynamic Practitioner

by completing:

  • Foundation Training
  • Practitioner Training
study outline

become a

Bodynamic Analyst

by completing:

  • Foundation Training
  • Practitioner Training
  • Shock Trauma Training – I & II
  • Specialist Classes
    • Full Bodymap
    • Reorienting Birth for professionals

become a

Bodynamic Analyst and Supervisor

By completing:

  • Practitioner
    Therapist (completing 4 year education with all exam’s)

    Analyst (Chok Trauma and + Full Bodymap + Reorienting Birth)
    Supervisor (Supervisor education)
From student to be a Supervisor

Global Training Schedule

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 Live Online Training
Online (Europe Time Zone) Foundation English Mar 3 – 5, 2023
May 5 – 7, 2023
Jun 30 – July 2, 2023
Sept 8 – 10, 2023
Oct 20 – 22, 2023
Nov 17 – 19, 2023
Dec 15 – 17, 2023
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Online (Europe Time Zone) Practitioner English Starting Jan 25, 2023
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 International Master Classes

Svendborg, Denmark

Bodymap Training

English/Danish

June 6 – 10, 2023
September 19 – 23, 2023
November 7 – 11, 2023
March 5 – 9, 2024

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 Brazil
Rio de Janerio Practitioner
13 x 6 days
(wrong dates at link to Brazil calendar)
English
with translation into Portuguese
June 6 – 11 2019 (1/13)
Oct. 10 – 15 2019 (2/13)
March 19 – 24 2020 (3/13)
May 28 – June 2 2020 (4/13)
Sep. 24 – 29 2020 (5/13)
March 11 – 16 2021 (6/13)
June 10 – 15 2021 (7/13)
Oct. 7 – 12 2021 (8/13)
March 17 – 22 2022 (9/13)
June 2 a 7 2022 (10/13)
Sep. 29 – Oct. 4 2022 (11/13)
March 16 – 21 2023 (12/13)
June 15 – 20 2023 (13/13
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Bulgaria

Sofia

Practitioner

English with translation into Bulgarian

Starting October 19, 2023
Finishing June 8, 2025

Contact Irena Anastasova
irena.anastasova@abv.bg
for more info

Sofia

Foundation

English with translation into Bulgarian

15-19 November, 2023
7-11 February, 2024
17-21 April, 2024
19-23 June, 2024

Contact Irena Anastasova
irena.anastasova@abv.bg
for more info

 Canada
Edmonton Practitioner English Starting
Sept 8, 2021
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 Denmark
Hørsholm
Lukket for tilmelding
Chok Traume
5 x 6 dage
 Danish 3 – 7. november 2021
19 – 23. januar, 2022
16 – 20. marts 2022
8 – 12. juni, 2022
28. sep.– 2. okt., 2022
7 – 11. december, 2022
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Hørsholm
Åben for tilmelding
Chok Traume
5 x 6 dage
udsat
Danish 16 – 20. november 2022
 15 – 19. februar, 2023
 3 – 7. maj 2023 30 august – 3. september, 2023
1 – 5. november, 2023
24 – 28. januar, 2024
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Hørsholm
Start 2022Åben for tilmelding
Foundation  4 x 5 dage Danish 12 – 16. Oktober 2022
30 nov. – 4. dec.   2022
8 – 12. marts 2023
23 – 27. august 2023
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Hørsholm
Mulighed for tilmelding indtil 24/1-22
Practitioner Danish Oct 6, 2021 to April 6, 2025
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Hørsholm, near Copenhagen Supervision education English 10-14. November 2021
12 – 16. January 2022
2 – 6. March 2022
7-11. September 2022
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 Germany
Online Gratis Intro Workshop German only Nov 12 -13, 2022
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Munich Shock Trauma English with translation into German 1. Modul: 30.11. – 04.12.2022
2. Modul: 15.02. – 19.02.2023
3. Modul: 10.05. – 14.05.2023
4. Modul: 27.09. – 01.10.2023
5. Modul: 29.11. – 03.12.2023
6. Modul: 28.02. – 03.03.2024
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Munich Foundation 1. Modul: 18. – 21.11.21
2. Modul: 17. – 20.02.22
3. Modul: 12. – 15.05.22
4. Modul: 21. – 24.07.22
5. Modul: 06. – 09.10.22
6. Modul: 08. – 11.12.22
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Cologne Practitioner English with translation into German Feb 19, 2020 – Feb 11, 2023
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Trier Intro Workshop German only 24.09.22 – 25.09.22
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Trier Foundation German only 1. Modul: 24.02.23 bis 26.02.23
2. Modul: 21.04.23 bis 23.04.23
3. Modul: 12.05.23 bis 14.05.23
4. Modul: 16.06.23 bis 18.06.23
5. Modul: 30.08.23 bis 04.09.2023
6. Modul: 06.10.23 bis 08.10.23
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 Greece

Online

Foundation

Greek

10-11-12 February, 2023
10-11-12 March, 2023
7-8-9 April, 2023
12-13-14 May, 2023
9-10-11 June, 2023
8-9-10 September, 2023
6-7-8 October, 2023

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Iceland
Reykjavik It takes courage to
stay in the shy moments
English Oct 2 – 3, 2021
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 India
Bengaluru Foundation English Feb 24-26, 2023
Apr 21-23, 2023
June 2-4, 2023
Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023
Nov 3-5, 2023
Jan 19-21, 2024
Feb 23-25, 2024
More Info
 Israel

Pardes-Hana

Foundation

Hebrew

04-10/01/23
22-28/03/23
14-20/06/23

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Modiin area

Foundation

Hebrew

25-30/01/23
03-08/05/23
19-24/07/23

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 Luxembourg
Trier Intro Workshop German only 24.09.22 – 25.09.22
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Trier Foundation German only 1. Modul: 11.11.22 bis 13.11.22
2. Modul: 24.02.23 bis 26.02.23
3. Modul: 21.04.23 bis 23.04.23
4. Modul: 12.05.23 bis 14.05.23
5. Modul: 30.08.23 bis 03.09.2023
6. Modul: 06.10.23 bis 08.10.23
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 Netherlands
Amsterdam Workshop: Archetypes I English Jun 1-5 & Oct 26-30, 2022
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 Poland
Wroclaw Practitioner English with translation into Polish Starting Nov 3, 2021
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Portugal

Lisbon

Reorienting Birth

English

Jan 25 – 29, 2023
May 4 – 7, 2023

More info

Lisbon

Practitioner

English with translation into Portuguese

Starts June 21, 2022
Ends Nov 9, 2025

More info

Lisbon

Foundation

English with translation for Portuguese

Mar 2023, 15 to 19 / Online
May 2023, 17 to 21 / Online
Jul 2023, 5 to 9 / In Person
Sep 2023, 20 to 24 / In Person

More info

Lisbon

Practitioner

English with translation for Portuguese

Starting Jul 2024, 9 to 14

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Russia
Moscow Intro & Attatchment Workshop with Lisbeth Marcher English with translation into Russian June 19 – 21, 2020
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 Spain

Online

Workshop Introduction to Bodynamic 2022

English with translation for Spanish

Nov 2022, 26 & 27

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Madrid/Online

Foundation

English with translation for Spanish

Jun 2023, 21 to 25 / In Person
Sep 2023, 20 to 24 / On-line
Nov 2023, 22 to 26 / On-line
Jan 2023, 31 to Feb 4 / In Person

More info
 Turkey

TBA

Foundation

English with translation into Turkish

Apr 5 – 9, 2023
Jun 1 – 4, 2023
Sept 27 – 30, 2023
Nov 15 – 19, 2023

TBA

 Ukraine
Kiev Shock Trauma – PTSD 1 Russian Starts in October, 2020 E-mail Inna at:
inkagav@yahoo.com
for more info
Ternopil Foundation Ukrainian June 2 – 6, 2021
Aug 4 – 8, 2021
Sep 15 – 19, 2021
Oct 27 – 31, 2021
E-mail:
inkagav@yahoo.com or oleh.hukovskyy@gmail.com
for more info
Kiev/ Postponed Reorienting Birth English + Russian 1st course: 17 – 21.06.2020

2nd course: 14 – 18.10.2020

E-mail Inna at:
inkagav@yahoo.com
for more info
United Kingdom
London Foundation English May 18 – 22, 2022
Sept 21 – 25, 2022
Nov 2 – 6, 2022
Jan 18 – 22, 2023
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London Shame Workshop English Oct 14 – 16, 2022
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London Shock Trauma Training English Apr 19 – 23, 2023
Jun 7 – 11, 2023
Aug 30 to 3 Sept, 2023
Nov 22 to 26, 2023
Feb 7 – 11, 2024
May 1 – 5, 2024
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 United States of America
Boston Integration Module English March 25 – 27, 2022
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Training Coordinators by Region
 Brazil  Andrea Miranda andreamcmiranda@gmail.com
 Bulgaria  Irena Anastasova irena.anastasova@abv.bg
 Canada  Jonathan Zerbin jonathan@bodynamic.com
 Canada  Arijana Lukic arijana@bodynamic.com
 Denmark  Nadine Vinther nadine@bodynamic.dk
 Germany – Bavaria  Michael Rupp michael.rupp@bodynamic.de
 Germany – Bavaria  Anna Wolter anna.wolter@outlook.com
 Germany – Rhineland-Palantine, Saarland  Patricia Graul graul@panambi.de
 India  Rashmi Ajay rashmi9944@gmail.com
 Greece  Kalliopi Zorzou kalliopi@bodynamic.gr
 Luxemburg  Patricia Graul graul@panambi.de
 Netherlands  Kristina Vasiljevaite kristina@bodynamic.com
 Hong Kong  Karen Wong georgetown94@gmail.com
 Israel  Adily Elstein adilyel@gmail.com
 Poland  Marta Ułaszewska-Żuk marta@interp.pl
 Portugal and Spain  Marlene Barroso info@psicossomatico.pt
 Ukraine  Inna Gavryliuk Inkagav@gmail.com
 United Kingdom  Prahlad Galbiati contact@prahlad.info
 USA  James Nicholas james@bodynamic.com