If you want to get certificate of foundation training, what is also a necessary prerequisite to enter the Bodynamic Practitioner training.
Then at the end of the foundation training you will get a test with 100 question (yes-no). Of those you need to have 70 answers correct.
You are allowed to miss out max 20% of the total of training days.
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.
Development of Character Structures
The focus is on the development of character structures by addressing specific needs and challenges in individual phases of development of all human beings (existence, autonomy, etc.). Here, Bodynamic has developed a unique differentiated model of character structures through a 25-years of empirical study. It describes the child development in 7 phases from the 2nd trimester in utero to the 13th year of life.
Role of Developmental Trauma
Development trauma plays a decisive role in the development and creation of these structures. The term was introduced and used by Lisbeth Marcher even before it became popular by Bessel van der Kolk, one of the leading American psychiatrists in the field of trauma and its effects.
Loss of Self
Developmental trauma emerges when a child experiences massive and persistent rejection, neglect, etc. through the parents, in the context of the central needs of a development phase. This means that the child may not develop central aspects of his or her own self or may end up abandoning them altogether.
The child experiences in its early childhood in relationship to its external world above, all about his body (bodyego) and its movement. In addition to physical milestones such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking, the child must learn a variety of movement patterns.
Character Types and Positions
In this training you will learn how the child moves through individual phases by developing motor skills and the voluntary use of muscles and muscle tone reacts to specific external developmental challenges. Correspondingly, body and character structures are formed that are divided into either a more hypotonic (early) or a hypertonic (late) type, each requiring a different therapeutic approach.
These create a characteristic body posture and a corresponding expression, mimicry, etc. As part of the training curriculum we explore the ability to recognize and “read” these embodied character structures. This allows you to step into the age-specific “resonance” of your client and to integrate these respective resources optimally into the healing process.
In addition, this training provides you with a variety of specific body exercises and techniques, as well as the knowledge, more precisely, more effectively and efficiently, with the traumatization of your clients.