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.

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.

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.

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.

Master 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)

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

become a

Bodynamic Practitioner

by completing:

  • Foundation Training
  • Practitioner Training

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 (Shock Trauma and + Full Bodymap + Reorienting Birth)
  • Supervisor (Supervisor education)

Global Training Schedule

Scroll left and right to see training dates

 International Bodynamic Conference

Turkey, Istanbul

Bodynamic Conference – Psychology of Embodiment

English (with Turkish Translation)

Oct 11 – 13, 2024

 Live Online Training

Online (Europe Time Zone)

Workshop: When Love is not enough

English

February 8 – 11, 2024

Online (Europe Time Zone)

Practitioner

English

Starting Jan 25, 2023

Online (Europe Time Zone)

Foundation

English

Starting Jan 26, 2024

Online (Europe Time Zone)

Workshop: How to bring Extrasensory experiences into therapy

English

Apr 4 – 7, 2024

Online (Americas &
Europe Time Zone)

7 part Workshop Series:
Deepening into Character Structures

English

Starting Apr 24, 2024

Online (Europe Time Zone)

Practitioner

English

Starting Feb 12, 2025

 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

Lisbon, Portugal

Bodymap Training

English

7th – 11th of Nov 2023
14th – 18th of Feb 2024
8th – 12th of May 2024
24th – 28th of July 2024

 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
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

Workshop: Embodiment of Emotions

English

Feb 16 – 18, 2024

Edmonton

Foundation

English

Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2024
Jan 8 – 12, 2025
Mar 19 – 23, 2025
Jun 4 – Jun 8, 2025

Edmonton

Practitioner

English

Starting
Sept 8, 2021

 Denmark
Hørsholm
Åben for tilmelding
Chok Traume
5 x 6 dage
Danish 7-11. februar 2024
 3-7. april 2024
 22-26. maj 202414-18. august 20242-6. oktober 20244-8. december 2024
Hørsholm
Lukket for tilmelding
Foundation  4 x 5 dage Danish 18 – 22. Oktober 2023
29 nov. – 3. dec.   2023
21 – 25. februar 2024
8 – 12. maj 2024
Hørsholm Practitioner Danish Start: 2025
 Germany
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

Trier

Foundation

German Only

1: 13.09.2024 – 15.09.2024
2: 08.11.2024 – 10.11.2024
3: 21.02.2025 – 23.02.2025
4: 04.04.2025 – 06.04.2025
5: 30.05.2025 – 01.06.2025
6: 22.08.2025 – 24.08.2025
7: 24.10.2025 – 26.10.2025

Staudernheim

Workshop: Experience Living Boundaries

German Only

March 9 & 10, 2024

Langenfeld

Workshop: Boundaries & Connection

German Only

Apr 20 – 21, 2024

Penzberg

Workshop: Boundaries

German Only

May 24 – 26, 2024

Langenfeld

Workshop: Positioning in Life

German Only

Sept 21 – 22, 2024

Penzberg

Workshop: Bonding and Narcissism

German Only

Nov 15 – 17, 2024

Munich

Foundation

German Only

Starting Oct 5, 2023

Langenfeld

Foundation

German Only

Starting Nov 1, 2024

Munich

Practitioner

German Only

Starting Nov 13, 2024

 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

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Shock Trauma

English

Starting Aug 16, 2023

Iceland
 India
Bengaluru Foundation English Feb 24-26, 2023
Apr 21-23, 2023
Jul 20-23, 2023
Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023
Nov 3-5, 2023
Jan 19-21, 2024
Feb 23-25, 2024

Location: TBA

Workshop: Who’s in Charge?

English

March 4 – 5, 2023

 Israel

Pardes-Hana

Foundation

Hebrew

Module I: 11-17/102023
Module II: 3-19/01/2024
Module III: 27/03-02/04/2024
 Luxembourg
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
 Netherlands
Poland

Moravia

Reorienting Birth

English with translation into Polish

Module 1: Feb 1 – 5, 2024
Module 2: May 1 – 4, 2024

English applicants
please e-mail:
biuro@interp.pl

Portugal

Lisbon

Foundation

Portuguese

Module 1: July 5th to 9th, 2023
Module 2: Sept 20th to 24th, 2023
Module 3: Nov 29th to Dec 3rd, 2023
Module 4: Feb 28th to Mar 3rd, 2024
(all modules in person)

Lisbon

Practitioner

English with translation for Portuguese

Starting Jul 2024, 9 to 14

Russia
 Spain

Online

Workshop Introduction to Bodynamic 2023

English with translation for Spanish

March 25 & 26, 2023

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

Switzerland

Luzern

Foundation

German Only

Begins Oct 25, 2024

 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

Kyiv

Foundation

Ukrainian

Starting April 21, 2023

United Kingdom
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

London/Online

Foundation

English

Module 1 (online): Sept 18 – 22, 2024
Module 2 (in person): Nov 6 – 10, 2024
Module 3 (in person): Jan 15 – 19, 2025
Module 4 (online): Apr 9 – 13, 2025

 United States of America
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