Bodymind Coaching

Bodywork Coach Training for therapists and care providers.
-Bodymind Coaching-
"Support Life in a Lively Body"

The IBI is an organization member of EABP (the European Association of Body Psychotherapists), member of ICPIT (The International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers) and member of EAP (The European Association of Psychotherapy) and ABP-BVP (Belgian Association of Psychotherapy) and as such at the highest level active in the field of psychotherapy, body-oriented therapy and coaching.

Almost in every group, workshop or short training that we have given in the past 30 years, there were people who came to follow lessons to get inspiration for their own work setting where they themselves use forms of bodywork, body-oriented interventions or coaching. People working in education to people who participate in the counseling and care of homeless people, alcoholics and drug addicts, children and adolescents with behavioral problems, refugees, etc. have enriched themselves with our methodologies.

Our separate modules Bodymind Coaching were developed by Dirk Marivoet and have already been given in schools, Therapeutic Communities, Palliative Care Providers, Shelters and Centers for Homeless people, women and men on the run, …

In working with people Coaching is the form of guidance that aims to change people in a positive way, based on a belief in the possibilities for change that are embedded in the permanent interaction between insight and behavior.

When people use "Body-oriented coaching" in their work setting or practice, we want them to be able to do this in a solid way. Candidates who follow our training receive all the necessary "hard" knowledge about how, what, why Bodymind Coaching and body-oriented work are relevant to their concrete work setting.

Coaching is somewhere in the continuum ranging from guidance to coaching to counseling and psychotherapy (see elsewhere our programs on Bodymind Counseling and Psychotherapy). Because of our years of expertise and experience, we are at home in this whole spectrum.

The training program "Bodymind Coaching" is supported by relevant theories that come from the conceptual frameworks of bio-energetic, core-energetic, neo-reichian and bodymind integration bodywork, but also of body awareness training, active meditation techniques, relaxation and breathing training, etc. Psychomotor training and therapy and neuro-affective sciences can also be a source of inspiration.

Coordination of this individualized training is done by Dirk Marivoet, founder of Bodymind Coaching and also Internationally renowned psychomotor therapist and body-oriented psychotherapist (member of ICPIT, EABP, EAP, VVPMT, BVP-ABP).

This training is tailor-made and contains, in addition to self-study, experiential learning processes, supervised internships.

With a sufficient number of participants, a program that meets your specific needs is put together. After an exploratory conversation we usually start with a full day program, after which we can continue to work according to possibilities and wishes in day parts (a part of the day consists of 3 hours). You can work on a regular basis according to a frequency that is manageable and digestible for you. A longer program spread over months and even years is possible. Follow-Up, Extra modules and supervision sessions can further complete the program and provide the coach with solidity. We issue testimonials from the learned material.

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Let us briefly summarize which themes can be discussed:

  • Practical skills and resources to work with the body in coaching: Grounding, Energy Charging and Discharging, Body Awareness, Safe in the body, Your body as a source of satisfaction, joy and pleasure, what are real needs and what is false? etc. etc.

-More theoretically, the following issues are possible starting points for debate:

  • Character-analytical insights according to the Reichian tradition as a diagnostic tool to promote the formulation of bodymind coaching goals.
  • Neurophysiological insights related to social contact behavior, and problems with this: withdrawal, uprooting, alienation, armor …
  • Introduction to the social nervous system (social engagement system (Stephen Porges, Ph.D.)) as an extension of the classical dual sympathetic and parasympathetic ZS.
  • Overview of possible stress responses of the Autonomic Nervous System.
  • The Somatic vs. the Emotional (Sensori-) Motor System (Prof. Dr. Gerd Holstege):
  • Brief outline of the anatomical organization of the somatic (random, motivational circuit) and emotional (limbic component) jobs in the nervous system and relevance for the practice.
  • Neural systems for Emotional Expression- Physiological functions of autonomous subsystems- Emotional repression, psychosomatics and pathology- Emotional response strategies and Jackson's theory of dissolution: A phylogenetic hierarchy of communication, mobilization, to immobilization- Limbic-cortical interactions: Emotional Oppression vs. neo-cortical activation- Neural regulation of the heart + Phylogeny of heart regulation

Coordinator of the training:

Dirk Marivoet, Physiotherapist (MSc) & Psychomotor Therapist (MSc) and European certified psychotherapist (ECP), Practitioner, trainer and supervisor in Postural Integration® , Energetic Integration®, Pelvic-Heart Integration® and Core-Energetica®. Member and general secretary of the International Council of PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration Trainers (ICPIT). Member of the BVP-ABP, EABP, EAP and VVPMT. After 30 years of clinical and scientific experience, in addition to practicing a private practice, he is now concentrating on forming the next generation of health professionals and psychotherapists. He shares his exceptional expertise in various continents and countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Greece, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Iran (guest professor at universities ), eaWas worked for many years as a Psychomotoric (Psycho) therapist in multidisciplinary teams, training and supervision at the psychiatric centers of the KULeuven and today is still a teacher at the permanent training for therapists at the KULeuven.