•Helps you live life with greater dynamic movement expression and health;
•Increases body-mind awareness in arts, health, fitness, therapy, & education;
•Leads to Registration as a Somatic Movement Therapist or Educator;
•Teaches wellness coaching and health advocacy using somatic movement skills;
•Shapes a fulfilling work identity integrating your talents;
•Provides access to academic degrees – undergrad, grad, and doctoral level;
•Connects you to a successful community of creative movers (and shakers).
Dynamic Embodiment© is a form of somatic education and movement therapy developed by Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D. that integrates skilled touch, movement, & compassionate dialogue to help people of all ages and abilities to relieve their own stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the body and psyche.
Dynamic Embodiment sessions help to (or us/you/people):
DE-SMTT learners are people who choose to learn about the use of empathetic rapport, patience, responsiveness, and fortitude as primary tools in the educational experience. Each Dynamic Embodiment practitioner is gently challenged and equally supported to find creative inroads to meeting your own professional dreams, integrating the best of somatic movement education. We work together to create new responses to the ever-changing conditions of people, places and things - finding meaning in all aspects of life on this earth in the 21st century! Everyone practices "thinking on one's feet" - improvising with body, mind, and spirit.
Specific postural and movement patterns
Idiosyncratic use of the musculo-skeletal system
Subtle & related physiological activity
Internal cues of the body
Dynamic Embodiment practitioners are trained to use hands-on techniques and multi-sensory methods to support what is already positive in their clients’ movement and lifestyle. We use carefully selected touch and words to support clients’ awareness, actions, and emotional experience. By being witnessed using the movement observation system of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA)*, acknowledged in areas of movement efficiency and intentionality from Bartenieff Fundamentals, and supported by sensitive touch from Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), Dynamic Embodiment attends to the whole person. Dynamic Embodiment teaches each person to use proprioception, nature’s gift of bio-feedback without being dependent on technology.
Once trust is established, clients and practitioners work together to set goals. Interventions come from Eddy’s integrative movement sequences (EddyWorks©), as well as her synthesis of Laban/Bartenieff with BMC® in powerful interventions. Practitioners are supported by the Dynamic Embodiment faculty to develop creative methods of their own. All DE-SMTT professionals practice efficient physical action, and clear verbal and non-verbal communication, along with a wide range of movement expression. They strive to model freedom of choice and how to discover options together with their clients and students. Dynamic Embodiment Therapists and Educators guide explorations using breath and relaxation, bodily awareness, and a full range of movements. Improvisation and creativity are central to the Dynamic Embodiment experience.
Ultimately Dynamic Embodiment empowers people to have keen self-awareness skills, and to apply insights to help others; DE helps everyone take observation of self into life’s pursuits. With Dynamic Embodiment any sensitive person can learn to use Eddy’s integrative techniques to meet one’s own or a client or student’s needs at home and at work, as well as in our communities.
To learn more about Where and When Dynamic Embodiment SMTT courses take place please visit the Certification Page
BMC® and Body-Mind Centering® are the Registered trademarks for developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
Bartenieff FundamentalsTM is the registered trademark of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.