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What Workshop and Diploma Module participants have said:
Engaging & Embodied
The day gave a really engaging and embodied peek into what each module involves for the diploma. It was held brilliantly and gave space for making connections with other people attending.
Hazel Stark – Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
An opportunity to gather with likeminded souls to consider deeply the incredible vessel that is out body and to explore the power of movement
Julie, Coach/Therapist – Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
A joyful coming together of those interested in exploring the insights and potential for healing revealed when coming into the body.
Robin Hutt www.robinhuttyoga.co.uk Yoga teacher – Intro workshop Participant June 2023
Practical & Insightful
A practical and insightful introduction. It gave me a flavour of the training. Paul held space sensitively but incredibly powerfully. The number of participants felt just right.
Lauren Bloxham – Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
Gentle & Well Paced
I particularly valued the content and Paul’s delivery of it, felt gentle and well paced, giving lots of room to begin to integrate each experience. A wonderful way to learn! I deeply valued it as an opportunity to find my own pace away from the pressure of everyday life.
Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
It feels like the work of IBMT is a really important offering. One that this world needs more of and as such I came away feeling as though I had been a part of something that has the potential to be immensely transformative personally and within my own family and wider community.
Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
Safety & Containment
I valued the sense of safety and containment in the group. I felt the workshop was an excellent holding environment to explore and develop this work.
J Hegarty – Intro Workshop Participant June 2023
Fascinating Deep Dives
I just wanted to say Thank you for the Saturday workshop. I took it as a CPD and did not expect to dive in so deeply straight away. In the part when we were going through evolutionary patterns, my body decided to stay in the movement of a skin cell – the potential. After the movement I drew a skin cell, only realising it when I finished. It was a fascinating experience. Thank you again.
Ania Nizio – Online Intro Workshop Participant Feb 2023
A place to come home
A place to come home to every part of yourself.
Katherine – Workshop Participant July 2022
The freedom to listen fully to what I needed
What did you value about the workshop: The pace of the day. The variety. The feeling of safety and being held. The freedom to listen fully to what I needed.
Katherine – July 2022
It was transformative. I came without many expectations and it blew me away. Throughout the day I felt safe and held and just kept falling deeper and deeper back into my true self. It was the first day I’d spent alone in more than 4 years of pregnancy and babies and I couldn’t have wished for a better place to return home, or people to journey with. Thank you.
Katherine Rose – Intro Workshop Participant July 2022
Nourishment & Wellbeing
A beautiful venue in wonderful location, really added to the sense of nourishment and wellbeing.
Anon – Intro Workshop Participant, June 2022
Knowledge & Clarity
A very measured day and really, the way the teacher taught across the day, calm and gentle with knowledge and clarity. Good to have a former student hold the space and be there to help answer questions.
Anon – Intro Workshop Participant, June 2022
A Great Introduction
A Great introduction to IBMT. I particularly valued the variety of practices, welcoming and friendly tutors and the relaxed venue and atmosphere.
Nadiya June 2022
Pacing and Time
I particularly valued how the material was combined with how skillfully we were held, together with the pacing and time given to things.
Hannah – Diploma Student, June 2022
Informative, Interesting and Embodied
The module exceded my expectations. I found it informative, interesting embodied and well run.
Diploma Student June 2022
Personal Process alongside Embodied Learning
The diploma has met and surpassed my expectations. The combination of personal process alongside embodied learning and information has worked beautifully for me. I think in combining Body Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology, Linda Hartley has created something unique and wonderful.
Ali Rose June 2022
Depth and Safety
I’m particularly interested in the embodied anatomy having studied anatomy in depth from a scientific perspective. Exploring embodiment of our organ body was probably my favourite part. I love the way this work supports depth and feeling safe. Creative, fun, resourcing, interactive. Great Venue.
Henri Dobson – May 2022
Embodied Anatomy & Movement Repatterning Intro Workshop
Feedback from an Intro Workshop
I really enjoyed the whole process and felt very different by the end. I particularly valued the experiential nature of the event. I think it has affected me in a deep and lasting way.
Sian G – May 2022
Spaciousness & Complexity
I really appreciate the pacing of the weekends, the spaciousness and the fact that complexity is embraced. It feels like an antidote to modes of being in the wider world.
Hannah Buckley 2021
Feedback from Infant Movement Development Student
On a professional level this module has supported me in my teaching of human movement patterns in yoga classes and embodiment workshops. The training gave me a lens to witness movement expression, what is emergent, where an individual may need resourcing. It gives approaches to process and practices that can be offered to my private therapy clients in co-creative enquiry.
The module offers a powerful map for personal process and professional practice. The somatic approach allows for multiple levels of conscious and unconscious material to be engaged through the body rather than the mind. It delivers theory, practice and experience in the inter and intra personal domains of talk, touch and movement. This investment and exploration invites integration for the practitioner.
Mel Softley 2021 YogaSoftley.com
Clarity, Authenticity and Acceptance
This practice has supported me both professionally, in my therapeutic work and personally in my daily interactions; I am able to track my experience in relation to another and separate more easily their experience and mine. I believe I am able to act in the world with more clarity, authenticity and acceptance.
Louisa (Authentic Movement & Therapeutic Practice Student) 2021
Feedback from Infant Movement Module Student
I loved this course – it really supported and deepened my existing knowledge and practice in developmental movement. Through the experiential work I believe significant repatterining of my system occurred and my life (literally) became more full and present which has had huge implications both professionally and personally.
What did you particularly value about the event?
Sensitive trainer, leading us through the day with openness and kindness
M Gray Yoga Teacher
The impact of the training
I was always very excited about the IBMT Diploma, but never anticipated quite how much my life/career would develop as a result.
Louisa White www.joyfuljams.co.uk
Interest and Curiosity …
Even though the introduction was just for a few hours – I found the effects long lasting and it has definitely inspired an interest and curiosity about somatic movement for me.
The course succeeded my expectation
The day offered an opportunity to better understand the IBMT programme as well as having a feel of the infant movement development module. The course succeeded my expectation
A Balance of Theory and Practice
I wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoyed the day. It was really wonderful to have a balance of theory and applied movement practice.
A Real Joy …
It was a real joy to dip into the work. I find myself quietly stopping across my day and physically and mentally revisiting many moments from the session.
A Great Introduction …
Nourishing, engaging, thought provoking and beautifully held.
Immersion and Balance …
I loved meeting others interested in this work from many walks of life. The time for immersion for own process, was nicely balanced with being a learner.
How I apply what I learnt …
All the time, in private client work, in public workshops, in Higher Educational teaching both BA and MA level, and in navigating personal waters, it is a bedrock of my being-ness in the world.
My Movement Understanding …
I apply it in each dance class (Modern dance/ improvisation/ bodywork/ individual processing…) Its the basic matrix, my movement understanding builds up on.
Applying my Training …
I currently work in an educational context and so explore appropriate applications of IBMT material in this setting. I also apply the IBMT material within my artistic practice and post graduate research.
What I value about the training …
It supports me in the way I live my life and relate to others. I feel it is a part of me, it’s not what I do, its how I am.
Well Structured Study …
Good time to dive in with personal embodiment as a main focus, rather then theoretical information; deep learning about hands-on work and ability to hold the client’s process.
New Understanding …
The training gave me a deep new understanding of movement and body- spirit-soul-communication. The wideness, the openness, its concrete and creative at the same time.
Being taught with integrity and compassion …
The invaluable synthesis and insightful application of Body Mind Centering including the experiential anatomy, somatic psychology and Authentic Movement. Being taught with integrity and creative, kind and compassionate knowledge.
Theory and Practice …
I valued the experiential nature of the work…. theory supports practice rather than theory led.