Somatic Systems Institute is the worldwide clinical, academic, research, training, educational and resource center for Somatics, including Clinical Somatic Education, but also the general realms of Somatics, healthcare, science, and philosophy. For three decades, we have carried on the work of Thomas Hanna, and based on that work expanded & developed the field, practice, and method of Clinical Somatic Education™ practiced and known today.
We are the exclusive source of training in Clinical Somatic Education, including qualified clinical practitioners and movement & exercise teachers.
Somatic Systems Institute was the first and only program authorized to conduct trainings on behalf of the work of Thomas Hanna. We are also the only authentic authorized program in professional training of Clinical Somatic Education practitioners and exercise teachers. Our faculty are working, senior practitioners and founders as well as other leaders in the fields of Somatics and specifically its flagship body of work, Clinical Somatic Education.
Somatic Systems Institute also offers additional third party accreditations, including being an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ("NCBTMB").
We are proud of our training programs and educational methods, which utilize leading edge & advanced research and best practices in education and learning theory. Our innovative curricula has been developed actively, extensively, and constantly to use the best methods and most comprehensive material to create the best practitioners in the field of Somatic health care & education.
We are dedicated to expanding mastery, awareness, and accessibility of the field of Somatics envisioned, pioneered, and developed by Thomas Hanna’ and his colleagues. Our curriculum is designed to directly pass on these techniques, methods, approaches, philosophies and perspectives.
We are passionate about this work because we have seen lives utterly transformed into greater ease and balance through the active engagement with this body of work. We hold that a solid understanding and competency in this work leads to a clarity of duty to serve one client's with skill, professionalism, and compassion. To serve in this manner is an unparalled honor and responsibility. To fully serve humanity in this fashion is also to strive for a professional and competent environment of scientific research and subjective inquiry.
We hold that there is no effective health care or life science without recognition and consideration of objective as well as subjective data, and that we are obligated to develop skills in facilitating client's first-person fitness as well offering our third-person expertise. We must train practitioners to develop objective excellence and subjective, proprioceptive ability.
We are committed to capitalizing on each student's individual talents, while holding to certain and high-level standards of competency and practice. We strive to develop Somatics professionals who can all offer the highest quality services throughout the world.
We are committed to making this work available to those individuals willing to become actively involved in their own health and well-being. We promote a safe, student-centered, tolerant, and honest environment where we can learn from each other and cooperate for all participant's well-being.
We train and certify skilled, compassionate, and professionally-minded somatic practitioners in the use of somatic education, the direct methods for teaching voluntary, conscious control of the neuromuscular system to persons suffering involuntary muscular disorders. We are dedicated to prepare our graduates to use this methodology to meet the enormous and growing demand for these skills, within the fields of healthcare and education, into the 21st century and beyond.