This course will give an overview of the theories, research, and frameworks that comprise a holistic methodology and philosophy of mind-body therapy. Particular focus will be given to: where MBT is positioned in the history of psychology and modern medicine, core principles of MBT, the role of the therapist in MindBody Therapy, and commonalities and differences amongst MindBody therapy methodologies.
This course is taught by Dr. Scott Lyons & Christine Caldwell.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Dr. Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, ACS, is the founder of and professor emeritus in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA, where she taught coursework in somatic counseling theory and skills, clinical neuroscience, research, and diversity issues. Her work began forty years ago with studies in anthropology, dance therapy, bodywork and Gestalt therapy, and has developed into innovations in the field of body-centered psychotherapy. She calls her work the Moving Cycle. This system goes beyond the limitations of therapy and emphasizes lifelong personal and social evolution through trusting and following body states. The Moving Cycle spotlights natural play, early physical imprinting, bodily authority, and the transformational effect of fully sequenced movement processes. She has taught at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Concordia, Seoul Women’s University, Southwestern College, Pacifica, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and trains, teaches and lectures internationally. She has published over 30 articles and chapters, and her books include Getting Our Bodies Back, Getting In Touch, The Body and Oppression, and Bodyfulness.
Dr. Scott Lyons is a Clinical Psychologist, Osteopath, and MindBody Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. Additionally, Dr. Lyons holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, and an MFA in Dance/Choreography.Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flowª – a school of yoga and therapy, and developer of Somatic Stress Releaseª – a process of restoring our biological adaptation system. Scott has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flowª, Somatic Stress Releaseª, and Body-Mind Centering¨ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie.