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The Diploma in Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy is composed of 5 modules over 3 years. (If you would like to take individual modules, please get in touch. If you would like to apply for the whole diploma and have a payment plan that spans 3 years, please let us know).

If you are interested in the Diploma:

1. Please complete the Application Form (Click here to Download Module Application Form) and return it by email, plus a photo of yourself.

We’ll consider your application letting you know our decision within 14 days. Once accepted:

2. Please complete the Registration & Payment Agreement Form for the module/s you have been accepted on. In some instances we might be able to accept later applications, but to ensure your place, we require registrations and payment/arrangements to be completed 6 weeks before the start of each module:

3. Arrange the relevant payment.

Please note that a place is only secured once both registration form and payment have been received.  Deposits are non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel events at our discretion and will issue refunds for any fees paid. We are not liable for any travel or accommodation costs. When payments/refunds are made to/from international accounts, all banking fees to be met by the student. 

If you are interested in the full Diploma:

To gain the ISMETA Approved Diploma in Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy practitioners need to complete:

  • all Modules.
  • 2 written papers.
  • 1 hour a week practicing hands-on work.
  • 1 hour a week movement practice.
  • some background reading – reading lists are provided at the start of each module.
  • a journal of your experience during and between courses for your own reflections.
  • regular individual IBMT sessions with an IBMT practitioner (a minimum of 24 from students graduating after 2022), so think of 8 in a year over the 3 years, or if you need more time they can be completed before you hand in your case study. Payments arranged between student and practitioner.
  • Offer 6 IBMT sessions to a fellow student.
  • A Presentation to the group sharing how you are, or hope to be, applying IBMT principles in a project or your work.
  • a case study, and film of a session (submitted in the 2 years after completing all modules).
  • We recommend that you have access to a Therapist for personal work as needed to help process and integrate material that may arise during the training.
  • Receive supervision from a more experienced practitioner, or in peer supervision, once you begin to apply aspects of the work in your professional practice.

Further Details and a copy of the IBMT Handbook will be provided at the start of the course.

In preparation, you may want to have a look at the following:

  • Wisdom of the Body Moving – Linda Hartley – Particularly Relevant to Infant Movement Development and Embodied Anatomy.
  • Somatic Psychology – Linda Hartley.
  • Offering from the Conscious Body – The Discipline of Authentic Movement – Janet Adler.

Depending on your background and experience we may recommend you take some individual sessions with an IBMT Practitioner, or attend an IBMT workshop to gain some experience of the work.