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Dip IBMT (Diploma in IBMT)

Fully qualified to practise as an IBMT Practitioner. Has completed three years of training in Infant Movement Development; Authentic Movement and Therapeutic Presence; Embodied Anatomy and Movement Re-patterning: Body Systems 1 & 2; Somatic Psychology, and is eligible to become a registered ISMETA practitioner.

Cert IBMT (Certificate in IBMT)

Has completed three years of training and is working towards the Diploma requirements. Can integrate IBMT into their existing practice and may offer reduced-rate IBMT sessions

Cert EDP (IBMT) (Certificate in Embodied Developmental Psychology)

Has completed a two-year CPD programme in Embodied Developmental Psychology, and can integrate this work into their existing practice

IBMT Associate

Has completed a significant part of the IBMT Diploma curriculum and is an ISMETA-registered practitioner integrating IBMT into their practice.

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Susanne Barry Dip IBMT, RSMT/E, Bsc Hons Psychology, American Board of Hypnotherapy Cert., Body Control Pilates Cert, Developmental Baby Massage. (Hertfordshire)

My passion is the unique interactions between mother and baby. How the body and movement grows the brain and how communication between parents and babies can be joyfully enhanced by Developmental Movement Understanding. I am a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator I hold both private sessions and workshops.

Tel: +44 (0)7711 847 415 / Email: bodywisepilatesharpenden@gmail.com Web-site: www.bodywiseharpenden.co.uk

Paul Beaumont Dip IBMT, RSMT, BA Hons, Dip Coun, (Devon, West & South West England, London)

Paul is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist offering 1:1 sessions for adults, and for babies, young children and their parents. He is also a developmental movement practitioner and trainer. He works in a private practice, as well as in association with schools and early years educational settings. Sessions available in the South West and nationally.

Tel: +44 (0)7967 558 254 / Email: dearpaulb@gmail.com Web-site: www.PaulBeaumont.net

Astrid BunneAstrid Bunne Dip IBMT, RSMT/E, MA Psych, DS, MRSS, Cert Counselling (Bristol, South West England)

Astrid offers individual sessions and workshops in Somatic Movement Therapy and Education. She is also a registered Shiatsu practitioner and incorporates this eastern way of healing in her practice. Her interest lies in the power of the therapeutic relationship and how we can grow emotionally and spiritually through psychosomatic work.

Tel: +44 (0)7856 981 490 / Email: astrid@mindinsoma.org   Web-site: mindinsoma.org

Rosey Cole (Padmadarshini), Dip IBMT (Manchester/ North West)

Rosey has long been interested in exploring and working with her body as a way of resourcing and supporting herself. She loves to share this with others and has practised and taught yoga at Bodywise in Manchester for many years. She has a background in meditation and Buddhist practice. Rosey offers both individual and group sessions in somatic bodywork and movement therapy. She also runs workshops exploring how mindful movement can support people living with chronic pain and ill health.

Tel: +44 (0)161 465 9173 / +44 7551 925 335 / E-mail: roseycole3@gmail.com / Web-site: www.bodywisenaturalhealth.co.uk 

Penny Collinson Dip IBMT, MA, RSME (North-West England)

Penny works in private practice as a somatic movement practitioner and Authentic Movement teacher. She also works as a Supervisor. Her background spans twenty five years of professional dance including improvisation, contemporary and creative dance. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and course leader on MA Dance & Somatic Well-being: Connections to the Living Body.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 409 487 / E-mail: PSCollinson@hotmail.co.uk

Fabiano Culora Dip IBMT, BA Hons, PT Foundation UK Ltd, RSMT, RSME (Leeds)

Fabiano has a private practice working as a somatic movement therapist, body worker, Pilates and yoga teacher. He also teaches experiential anatomy and movement improvisation classes in theatre and dance settings. His research interest is in the relationship between expressive moving arts and therapeutic processes. Fabiano’s personal ongoing practice of Authentic Movement underpins his work as a therapeutic witness. He is registered with ISMETA.

Tel: +44 (0)7747 121 291 / E-mail: fabianoculora@me.com

Linda Hartley MA, IBMT Director, Cert BMC, RSMT, SRDMP, CTP (Norfolk)

Linda is a somatic movement therapist, transpersonal and body psychotherapist, Authentic Movement teacher, and writer. She runs workshops and retreats in Norfolk, and is founding director and senior trainer of the IBMT training programmes in the UK, Lithuania and Russia. Her work brings together forty years of experience in  movement, meditation, healing and therapeutic arts.

E-mail: info@ibmt.co.uklinda@lindahartley.co.uk / Web-site: www.lindahartley.co.uk

Rachel Lambert Dip IBMT, BA Hons, MA, (Cornwall, West & South West England)

Rachel is a Somatic Therapist and Educator offering individual sessions, workshops and classes for personal or professional development. She has a compassionate, non-judgemental approach, aiming to empower individuals within their own lives, supporting the body’s intelligence and the innate healing process through touch, movement and body-mind awareness.

Tel: +44 (0)7903 412  014 / Web-site: www.bodymindeducation.co.uk

Brenda Naso Dip IBMT, MA RDMP, DMP Clinical Supervisor (London)

Brenda is a somatic movement therapist and dance movement psychotherapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and acute & chronic mental health. She also teaches on the MA DMP at Goldsmiths College. Her practice of Authentic Movement deeply influences her work. She sees in the body’s expressions a potential resource for profound holistic change.

E-mail: brendanaso@yahoo.co.uk / Web-site: www.brendanaso.com

Beverley Nolan Dip IBMT, RSME/T, E-RYT500 (Cambridge)

Beverley offers individual IBMT therapeutic sessions and small Authentic Movement group work in Cambridge. She integrates somatic themes and techniques into her personal yoga practice and teaching, traveling widely through the UK offering workshops and short training modules.

Tel: +44 (0)7957 250 619 / E-mail: info@beverleynolan.com / Web-site: www.beverleynolan.com

Jane Okondo Dip IBMT, MA, RSME, RSMT, CRST (London and South West England)

Jane offers individual sessions in IBMT, Authentic Movement, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Continuum and Somatic Experiencing. She facilitates workshops in the UK and Europe – her area of research and interest encompasses early development – somatic trauma, and fluid movement practices as an access to embodiment and wholeness in mind, body and spirit.

Tel: +44 (0)7500 838 563 / E-mail: jane@okwellbeing.com / Web-site: www.somaflow.co.uk

Isobel Terry Dip IBMT (Leeds, Yorkshire, the North)

Isobel offers therapeutic sessions with individuals and educational work with groups/individuals in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. She has a background in youth/community work and visual arts; creative writing from the body particularly interests her. She is influenced by Process Work and regularly practises Authentic Movement and witnessing.

Tel: +44 (0)7906 227 626 / E-mail: issyterry@hotmail.com

Amy Voris Dip IBMT, BPhil, MA, (Manchester)

Amy offers individual sessions and group workshops. Her one-to-one work and facilitation practice are concerned with cultivating the qualities of depth, sensitivity and play in relationship. Her background in contemporary dance and current research with Authentic Movement as a creative practice underpin her work as a facilitator and artist.

E-mail: info@amyvoris.com / Web-site: www.amyvoris.com

Mari WinklemanMari Winkelman Dip IBMT, MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing, Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling (Stroud, Gloucestershire)

Mari is an Integrative Body and Movement Therapist and Integrative Counsellor. She works therapeutically with adults who are suffering from health and emotional challenges by collaboratively strengthening people’s relationship to their body and inherent resources. She also facilitates deep body connection and movement groups and workshops, in which the focus is on sensory awareness whilst she guides attention into specific body structures and systems.

Tel: +44 (0)7932 440 827 E-mail: somaticspace@hotmail.com / Web-site: www.befriendyourbody.co.uk


Barbara Erber Dip IBMT, MSc, RDMP, (Edinburgh)

Barbara trained as a dance movement psychotherapist. She worked with traumatized adults and children in various settings, focusing on the relationship between physical symptoms and trauma. Barbara offers sessions in private practice and is doing a PhD studying how Authentic Movement increases embodied presence and feelings of safety in everyday life.

E-mail: barbara.erber@gmail.com / Web-site: www.barbara-erber.com

Sona Zackova Dip IBMT, MA, RSMT, Dip Coun (Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders)

Sona works as a somatic movement therapist in private practice where she offers individual sessions and group workshops. She is interested in bridging somatic work with counselling. She has experience of working with people with learning difficulties, adults affected by childhood trauma and perinatal difficulties.

E-mail: sonazackova3@gmail.com / Web-site: www.sonazackova.com


Charlotte Darbyshire Dip IBMT; RSME (2hrs from Paris or Brussels & London)

Charlotte is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator, offering individual sessions, group workshops and artist residencies from her home in France, where she co-runs an inter-disciplinary arts initiative called La Traversee. She also is a dance artist and maker and artistic co-Director of CandoCo Dance Company for disabled and non-disabled dancers. She also teaches in London.

E-mail: charliedarbs@gmail.com / Web-site: www.la-traversee.com or www.candoco.co.uk


Stefan Beier Dip IBMT (Berlin-Brandenburg)

Stefan works in private practice as a somatic movement therapist and BodyMind coach. He also runs workshops and training courses especially with a focus on gender issues and men-women relationships, and specialises in men’s health. Furthermore he assists in a spiritual and consciousness development training with Thomas Hübl.

Tel: +49 332 0520 3185 / E-mail: beier@genderwerk.de

Frauke Burchards Dip IBMT, Physiotherapie, New Dance (Göttingen)

Frauke has worked in a psychosomatic clinic for over fifteen years. She also offers sessions and workshops in bodywork and dance based on Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy in a private studio. Children and adults are welcome. In her work she connects detailed knowledge about the physical body with sensation, emotion and the joy of movement.

E-mail: F.Burch@web.de

Maren Hillert Dip IBMT, Heilpraktikerin, Dance Educator (Berlin)

Maren is a trainer for the IBMT Diploma Programme in Moscow as well as in Vilnius/Lithuania. Settled in Berlin she is creating and teaching her own somatic therapy training, combining somatics, voice- and chakra work together with Susanne Kukies. In addition to her intensive teaching work, she runs her own practice in Berlin where she gives individual sessions based on Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, Contact Improvisation, and early child development. Her current interest is to support adults in re-exploring their inner process around birth in order to find deep healing.

E-mail: MarenHillert@gmx.de / Web-site: www.Maren-Hillert.de

Heike Kuhlmann Dip IBMT, MA, Dip Physical Ed. and Biology, Dance (Berlin)

Dance is art, dance is healing. Heike teaches contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation and movement classes, in which the principles of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy are integrated. She works as a freelance dance artist and offers also individual sessions.

E-mail: heikekuhlmann@gmail.com / Web-site:  www.heikekuhlmann.net

Cornelia Schmitz Dip IBMT, Dip-Psych, Psychological Psychotherapist, (Braunschweig)

In her private practice Cornelia offers body based psychodynamic psychotherapy, supervision and Authentic Movement for individuals and groups. She also runs workshops in “Bewegungsgewebe”. Her work is rooted in her profound interest in conscious awareness and the subtle and material tissues and processes of our being as embodied human creatures.

Tel: +49 5317 7626 / E-mail: corn.schmitz@web.de / Web-site: www.bewegungsgewebe.de

Elke Sirowy Cert IBMT , Dip-Psych, Psychological Psychotherapist (Hamburg)

Elke is a psychotherapist and has worked in her own practice in Hamburg since 1993. Drawing from her professional experience and various therapeutic trainings, she integrates bodywork and movement therapy, body psychotherapy and psychodrama therapy in her work. Horses and other animals are a source of inspiration for her.

Tel: +49 4038 3789 / E-mail: psychotherapie-sirowy@freenet.de

Ania Witkowska Dip IBMT, RSMT, RSME; Dip HB (KG); Cert PNEX; BA Hons (Berlin)

Ania’s work with groups and individuals focuses on birth, babies and parent education. Her Understanding Babies program brings adults to an embodied awareness of the way development works through movement, touch and relationship.  She teaches internationally and on the faculty of the IBMT Institute and offers individual professional supervision.

Tel: 00 49 176 3075 5278 E-mail: ania@witkowska.com / Web-site: www.witkowska.com


Leticia Fernandez-Rua Santafé Dip IBMT, RSME, Licenciada en Arte Dramático (RESAD), Fulbright awarded, Designated Linklater Teacher, IDME.(Madrid, Valladolid)

Leticia offers individual therapeutic sessions and work with groups in the field of voice/body/somatics. She has worked for many years on the research of voice/body in theatre and performing arts. She is interested in working with children and parents to offer support with infant movement developmental. Authentic Movement is her practice of nurture and support. Leticia is an Infant Movement Developmental Educator with the Body-Mind-Centering Association in Europe.

Tel: +34 6303 19798 / E-mail: leticia.santafe@yahoo.es / Web-site: www.leticiasantafe.com


Anna Panster Cert IBMT (Kraków)

Anna is a movement teacher and a somatic practitioner. She offers individual sessions and dance/movement classes, supporting people in finding their resources and creativity. In her approach, Anna integrates somatics, contact improvisation, Authentic Movement, and her passion for Process Oriented Psychology (3-year training). Originally from Russia, she currently lives in Poland and works in Russian and English.

E-mail: annapanster@gmail.com



Anna Begunskaia Dip IBMT (Saint-Petersburg)

Anna offers individual sessions based on Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. In her practice, she integrates somatics, Authentic Movement and voice yoga. Anna organizes somatic and experiential anatomy classes in Saint-Petersburg.

Tel: +7 9045 113 583 / E-mail: navna85@mail.ru

Maria Grudskaya Dip IBMT (Moscow)

Maria has a private practice working as a somatic movement therapist. Since 2003 she has been practicing contact improvisation (CI), contemporary dance and somatic disciplines. She teaches CI, movement improvisation, contact dance in water, and body awareness classes in Russia and abroad. Maria is an organiser and teacher of CI festivals and the IBMT Diploma Programme in Moscow.

Tel: +7 9629 338 312 / E-mail: mariagruds@gmail.com

Nina Kungurova Dip IBMT (Moscow)

Nina offers individual IBMT therapeutic sessions and educational work with groups. Her practice and study of the Discipline of Authentic Movement with Janet Adler deeply influences her work. She offers Authentic Movement individual sessions and regular groups. The embodied conscious is the core of her work.

Tel: +7 9165 175 494 / Email: kuninaku@gmail.com Web-site: www.ibmt-russia.ru

Liliya Semashko Cert IBMT, Dr.Sci.Biol., (Moscow)

Liliya offers individual/group sessions with adults/children by using IBMT techniques to improve functional states and develop dance improvisation. She presents the results of her work at international congresses and symposiums.

Tel: +7 903 121 1257 / Email: lvsemashko@gmail.com