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 and holds the standards that are required by EABP (European Association of Body Psychotherapy). 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 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 Trainer

by completing:

  • see details in link below for
    • how to become a Assistant
    • how to become a Supervisor
    • how to become a Trainer of various courses
Apprentice to Master

Global Training Schedule

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 Live Online Training
Online Attachment, Connectedness & Contact Workshop English November 4 – 7, 2021
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Online Foundation English Feb 18 – 20, 2022
Apr 15 – 17, 2022
May 13 – 15, 2022
Jul 8 – 10, 2022
Sep 16 – 18, 2022
Oct 14 – 16, 2022
Nov 25 – 27, 2022
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 International Master Classes
Copenhagen, Denmark Full Bodymap Education – Full English/ German 11 – 14. February 2021
12-15, August 2021
2-5. September 2021
12-16 October 2021 (exam)
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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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 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 Foundation English with translation into Bulgarian 09.-13.06.2021
29.09.-03.10.2021
24.-28.11.2021
16.-20.02.2022
Contact Irena Anastasova
irena.anastasova@abv.bg
to register
 Canada
Edmonton Healing Developmental Disruptions English Sept 23 – 26, 2021
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Edmonton Practitioner English Sept 8, 2021
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 Denmark
Hørsholm
2021/22
Foundation 1B – 4 x 5 days Danish 20  –  24.  okt.  2021
8 – 12. dec. 2021
9 – 13. march   2022
18 – 22. mai 2022
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Hørsholm
Start 2020
Foundation  4 x 5 days Danish Oct. 2 -6 2020,
Dec. 9 – 13, 2020
Feb. 24 – 28 2021,
April 28 – Mai 2, 2021
Aug. 11 – 15, 2021
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Hørsholm
New
Practitioner Danish Oct 6, 2021 to April 6, 2025
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Hørsholm Chok Trauma Danish Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2020
Dec 2 – 6, 2020
Feb 3 – 7, 2021
April 14 – 18, 2021
Aug 25 -29, 2021
Dec 1 – 5, 2021
Feb 23 – 27, 2022
April 27 . Mai 1, 2022
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Hørsholm – New Chok Trauma Danish Del 1:
3 – 7. november 2021
19 – 23. januar, 2022
16 – 20. marts 2022
Del 2:
15 – 19. juni, 2022
28. sep.– 2. okt., 2022
7 – 11. december, 2022
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Hørsholm Full Bodymap English + German translation Febr. 11-14 2021 – (online)
August. 12-15 2021
Sep. 2-5 2021
Oct. 12-16 2021 (exam)
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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
Köln Workshop: Natürlicher Umgang mit Emotionen 05. und 06. Juni 2021
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Penzberg Workshop: Grenzen in der sozialen Interaktion 10. – 12. September 2021
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München Workshop: Einführung in das Entwicklungstrauma 02. und 03. Oktober 2021
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München Workshop: Pubertät – für Absolventen des Foundation Trainings 15. – 17. Oktober 2021
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Munich Foundation Jul 16 – 19, 2020
Oct 15 – 18, 2020
Jan 21 – 24, 2021
April 1 – 4, 2021
June 17 – 20, 2021
Aug 26 – 29, 2021
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 Foundation English with German translation
Sep 17-20, 2020
Dec 17 – 20, 2020
Feb 11 -14, 2021
April 8 -11, 2021
June 10 – 13, 2021
Sep 23 -26, 2021
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Cologne Practitioner English with translation into German Feb 19, 2020 – Feb 11, 2023
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 Greece
Online Foundation Greek Feb 18 – 21, 2021
March 18 – 21, 2021
Apr 15 – 18, 2021
May 13 – 16, 2021
June 10 – 13, 2021
Oct 7 – 10, 2021
Nov 4 – 7, 2021
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 Netherlands
 Poland
Wroclaw Foundation English with translation into Polish Sep 22-27, 2020
Dec 8-13, 2020
March 2 – 7, 2021
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Wroclaw Practitioner English with translation into Polish Starting Nov 3, 2021
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Portugal
Lisbon Practitioner
5 x 5 days a year for 3 years
English with translation into Portuguese Start Nov 13 – 17, 2019, ends in Sep.  11, 2022 Contact Mar
at info@psicossomatico.pt
for more info
Lisbon Foundation
3 x 6 days
English with translation into Portuguese Start: Oct. 27- Nov. 1, 2020, February 16-21, 2021 and June 22-27, 2021
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Lisbon Shock Trauma education
6 x 5 days
English with translation into Portuguese Start: March 17-21, 2021, ends May 4-8, 2022 Contact Mar
at info@psicossomatico.pt
for more info
Russia
Moscow Intro & Attatchment Workshop with Lisbeth Marcher English with translation into Russian June 19 – 21, 2020
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 Spain
Madrid Foundation
postponed
English with translation into Spanish
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Amalurra Spirituality Workshop English May 12 – 16, 2022 (tentative)
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 Ukraine
Kiev Foundation Russian Nov, 2019 – Jun, 2020 E-mail Inna at:
inkagav@yahoo.com
for more info
Kiev Practitioner English with translation
into Russian
Dec 9, 2018 – May 30, 2021 E-mail Inna at:
inkagav@yahoo.com
for more info
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 Oct 27 – 31, 2021
Feb 9 – 13, 2022
May 18 – 22, 2022
Sept 21 – 25, 2022
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 United States of America