September 2020 - August 2021

MindBody Therapy

Holistic Integration for Healing

An Online Training & Certification in 3 Trimesters


Training Summary

MindBody Therapy is a holistic approach to healing the psychological, spiritual, and physical.  It encompasses a wide range of methodologies – from holistic, humanistic, and somatic psychology to contemplative and eastern healing practices.  It also draws from a number of traditions that span thousands of years, from the earliest Vedic practices of ancient India to present day scientific research. 

This holistic certification program recognizes that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our biological functioning.  Just as what we eat, our posture, the way we move, even our relationships with other people and the environment can impact our mental state.  This is to say that every aspect of our life is in connection with one another. The intention of MindBody Therapy is to support the processes of healing and transformation while working with every aspect of an individual- psychologically, psychically, spiritually, energetically, socially, and environmentally. In MindBody Therapy a practitioner recognizes the interwoven connection between these aspects of an individual and works in an integrative capacity to enhance vitality and well-being.  

Modalities taught within this program aim to identify a client’s strengths and increase their resilience and personal resources for healing and sustained wellness.  Classes will draw on: Somatic / Embodied Psychology, Contemplative Therapy, Mindfulness, Transpersonal / Eastern Psychology, Internal Family System (parts work), Somatic Experiencing (Trauma Therapy), Somatic Stress Release, Humanistic and Strength Based Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Social Activism, Focusing Technique, MindBody Medicine, Body-Mind Centering, The Realization Processes and more.


  • Engage evidence-based mindbody techniques, holistic assessment, depth work, trauma therapy, somatic and relational dialogue skills, parts work, and contemplative practices.
  • Integrate personal processing, relational and attachment therapy, social activism, eco-psychology, and spiritual/ transpersonal exploration.
  • Apply practical based neuro anatomy, physiology, and attachment theory in trauma sensitive therapy
  • Navigate the diversity of clients and students you work with.
  • Become part of a worldwide community of integrative healers.
  • Support clients in opening up and connecting to the experiences, sensations, and expressions of their bodies.
  • Guide client into mobilizing unprocessed stress / trauma.
  • Guide clients through holistic, developmental processes of learning about themselves, and facilitate growing and evolving.
  • Identify where there is an energetic / emotional / physical flow in your clients and where there obstructions inhibit  that flow.   
  • Actively engage in an exploration of your own, as well as your client’s, social attitudes and beliefs so that you can address power dynamics and develop competencies in applying diversity sensitivity to their clinical practice.

Certificate Includes

3 Trimesters of Online Courses on MindBody Therapy 
Research and Practice
Summer Virtual Immersion
Full Access to ALL MindBody Therapy Online Conference
Ongoing Access to ALL MindBody Seminars Throughout the Program
Readings & Assignments
Monthly Integrative Seminars
MindBody Competency

Core Curriculum

Our program curriculum is designed to cultivate three core areas of competency that are necessary for a comprehensive and embodied understanding of the MindBody Therapy field.

Research & Theory

You will be guided through the rich history of MindBody research and theory that offers both a context and map to facilitate sessions from a holistic, integrative, and evidence-based perspective. 

Experiential Practice

To facilitate the change we wish to see in the world, we must first embody the wisdom we aspire to share.  This program emphasizes, through its curriculum, self-practice, self-awareness, and personal growth so that you become an instrument to sense, feel, and guide deep therapeutic processes. 

Clinical Application

You will discover the diverse practices of MindBody Therapy and through demonstration and practice sessions, you will be supported towards the integration and application of these tools while working with a wide diversity of clients and groups.


You will be guided by faculty towards identifying and assessing skills and strengths derived from the program, as well as areas of learning that can be supported and further fostered.

Summer Virtual Immersion*

The training experience culminates with a 5 day virtual immersion in June 2021.

Build a Transformative Knowledge of MindBody Therapy that will Enrich Your Practice, Deepen Your Understanding, and Expand Your Therapeutic Skills.

Meet Our Faculty

additional faculty announced soon

Dr. Scott Lyons - Program Director

Dr. Rae Johnson - Core Faculty

Dr. Christine Caldwell - Core Faculty

Dr. Maureen Gallagher - Core Faculty

Dr. Albert Wong - Core Faculty

Niralli D'Costa - Faculty

David Weinstock - Faculty

Trimester 1: Sept 14 - Dec 11, 2020

Intro to MindBody Therapy

MindBody Assessment

MindBody Dialogue Skills

MindBody Clinical Skills 1

Neuroscience of MindBody Therapy

Attachment Theory: An Embodied Approach (Pre-recorded)



Trimester 2: Jan 11 - March 26, 2021

MindBody Dialogue Skills 2

MindBody Clinical Skills 2

Non-violent Communication

Contemplative/Buddhist Psychology

Inner Child Work and Protectors: Parts Work (Pre-recorded)


Trimester 3: April 5 - June 11, 2021

MindBody Clinical Skills 3

MindBody Clinical Skills 4

Trauma Therapy:  A Somatic Approach

Non-violent Communication

Power, Privilege, and Difference in the Clinical Relationship (Pre-recorded)


Why MindBody Therapy?

There is an increasing interest and demand for practitioners applying mindfulness and integrative therapy.  The profound changes that clients experience from MindBody Therapy coupled with a supportive and humanistic approach make it a highly sought after modality for addressing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as in depression, anxiety, and attachment disorders. 
The foundational philosophy of MindBody Therapy - is that each person is intrinsically whole- and the role of the practitioner is to help the client clear the debris  that is obstructing a person from living from that place of wholeness, ease, and flow. 
The path of  healing and transformation is as unique as each individual. This integrative therapeutic approach embraces the interconnection between the body, emotions, cognition, sense of self, relationships, and spirituality; and utilizes that perspective to meet the unique aspects of each client in order to help them achieve their wellness goals.
This innovative certification program is designed to introduce health professionals to a range of holistic, contemplative, cross-cultural, and spiritual healing practices. This highly experiential program encourages learning through virtual community-development.  

Frequently Asked Questions


This program is a certification process that distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities such as:

  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health & Pastoral Counselors
  • Yoga Therapists / Yoga Teachers
  • Movement Therapists  
  • Coaches
  • Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Meditation Teachers
  • Educators
  • Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists & Body Workers
  • Hypnotherapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
  • Clergy & Religious Leaders
  • Other Wellness Professionals

This is not a licenser program. 

  • The diversity of the faculty, who represent a wide range of MindBody therapy methods and research
  • Regular integration sessions with faculty
  • A library of videos on key concepts
  • Guidance from faculty

Recordings are available for all courses.  You can watch them at your own pace. The summer virtual immersion does require some mandatory live participation in English. 


The program begins September 14, 2020 and ends June 2021, with a culminating virtual summer immersion.  

See Course Dates & Descriptions above.


No. While we encourage your presence at live sessions so you can interact with the teacher, you are also welcome to watch the sessions on your own time according to your own schedule.

Virtual Summer Immersion

The immersion is the culminating event of the online certification program. Students will have an opportunity to connect with core faculty to refine their clinical skills, as well as receive support and feedback on their practice sessions for competency. Competency is an opportunity for students to get direct feedback from faculty, identifying their strengths, as well as suggested areas for clinical growth.

Some mandatory attendance for competency is required.  Some clinical skills classes will be recorded. More info will be provided. 


The immersion is for those students who feel they are ready to complete the certification. 

Some mandatory attendance for competency is required.  Some clinical skills classes will be recorded. More info will be provided. 

Courses will be in the morning, day and evening EST.  Schedule to be announced.

Yes, it is intended that this will be a yearly program.

The clinical classes are cumulative in information  with cross coordination between other courses to offer both a wide breadth of MindBody Therapy approaches and depth. 


The core faculty that will be teaching courses every semester are: Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Albert Wong, Dr. Christine Caldwell, and Dr. Maureen Gallagher.

We also have guest faculty during each semester.

Yes.  You may attend the live sessions and communicate with faculty.  Faculty will also be participating in the private Facebook group where you can continue to communicate in between courses or if you weren’t able to attend the live session.  In addition, they will be apart of the three integrative seminars each trimester and the summer virtual immersion.  

Yes. There will be monthly Integrative Seminars as a group to receive support from the program director and faculty.



About the Faculty


Dr. Scott Lyons (DO, PhD, MS, MFA, CHT, BMCP/T, RSMT, SME, BMCP, IDME, SEP, CST, BFA, RYT-500) 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 Flow™ - a school of yoga and therapy, and developer of Somatic Stress Release™ - a process of restoring our biological adaptation system. Scott has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™, Somatic Stress Release™, 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. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to ourselves, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.  Learn more about Scott at


Dr. Rae Johnson, Ph.D., RSMT, is a scholar/activist and registered somatic movement therapist who chairs the Somatic Studies in Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The author of several books – including Elemental Movement, Knowing in our Bones, and Embodied Social Justice – Rae teaches and trains internationally on embodied activism, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.


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. Albert Wong is a professor of somatic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a leading clinician and educator in the field of somatics.  He served as residential staff at the Esalen Institute and was the Director of Somatic Psychology at John F. Kennedy University for five years. A Marshall Scholar, he has long standing interests in the intersection of somatics, psychotherapy, and scalable technology. He has been featured on PBS, in Time Magazine, and in the book The American Soul Rush. His work has been published in titles ranging from the scientific journal Biological Cybernetics to the book anthology Radical Spirit. He was educated at Princeton, Oxford, and the University of Tennessee and is the recipient of numerous national awards (Westinghouse Science Talent Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship).  He maintains a private counseling and consulting practice centered around somatic psychotherapy and is the is the founder of the online somatic education platform, Somatopia:


Dr. Maureen Gallagher is a Licensed Psychologist (NY, NJ), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Faculty Member, Inner Relationship Focusing Trainer, Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor and a Relational Psychoanalyst.  Her work and teaching are dedicated to the embodiment of psychotherapy and related healing disciplines, in which she integrates somatic awareness and the use of somatic intervention along with adult attachment work and a relational focus.  She brings a broad range of experience and training to this endeavor, including Certifications in Somatic Experiencing, Inner Relationship Focusing, Relational Psychoanalysis, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Integral Somatic Psychology, SE Touch skills training and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy.  Her clinical work integrates focusing, somatic experiencing, relational psychoanalysis and experiential and process oriented models of attachment theory.  She has maintained a private practice for over 25 years. She is the founder of Embodying Psychotherapy.

David Weinstock is a certified International Nonviolent Communication Trainer, a Somatic Coach, Aikido Instructor and originator of Somatic Consensus.  He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, intentional communities & organizations around the world. David and his family live in an intentional community in Washington State that they helped found and where consensus and Nonviolent Communication has been practiced since 1990. David Weinstock's original work, Somatic Consensus, spans physical, emotional, linguistic, intellectual and intuitive domains to offer simple yet deep techniques for transforming old reactions into resources for healing, embracing diversity and finding common ground.

Niralli D'Costa is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Embodiment teacher, and Energy Healer, Niralli believes that each of us holds within us the wisdom we need to heal and awaken to our own true nature. She draws upon her long-term study of yoga, meditation, and tantra to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. As a practitioner, she is passionate about serving people who have traditionally been marginalized as she sees social justice as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. Niralli is a CA licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #54007), certified eco-therapist, and teacher and practitioner of innovative energy healing modality Syntara System. She has a private practice online and  in Los Angeles, CA where she works with individuals, couples, and facilitates groups. Her work as a teacher sits at the intersection of social justice and spiritual practice having been a teacher in Piedmont Yoga’s Spiritual Justice Immersion and worked in collaboration with the Yoga and Social Justice Conference to present workshops in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, she has taught at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, and in the Syntara System School of Energy Awareness. To learn more about her work, visit:

MindBody Therapies™ can be applied to working with:
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Obsessive-compulsive issues
  • Mood swings
  • Addiction
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress and Trauma

Program Details


Time & Scheduling:

The program begins September 14th and ends June 19th, 2021, with a culminating virtual summer immersion, June 15th to 19th, 2021.  Please see Course Dates & Descriptions Section.

Each trimester has 5 to 6 courses. There is a total 80 modules in the program, 2 hours per module. You can also participate in three integrated seminars with faculty per trimester.  This equates to about 4 to 6 hours per week.

In addition, you will have homework which consists of practice sessions, post course reflection & personal study (15 – 20 hrs per trimester).

Enrollment Requirements:

A desire to dive into the field of body and mind therapy, whether it is for self-discovery or for the intention to apply these methods to your students, clients or yourself.

Materials & Format:

We use Zoom for all live interactions – courses, virtual summer immersion and meetings with faculty.  You will also be able to interact live with faculty.

Within 24 hours of the live session, a recording will be available to watch if you weren’t able to attend live or would like to watch again.  This applies to the courses, monthly integrative seminars and portions of the virtual summer immersion. The video and audio recordings and slides will be available on your online learning dashboard.  You can watch the video within the online platform or download to your computer.  

Since most of the content is live, you will not be able to watch content before the live event.  However, if you aren’t able to attend a course, you can always catch up in your own time afterwards. 


Successful completion of final course online written reflections. 

1-2 hours a week to practice and integrate some of the techniques learned in the courses. 

Log a minimum of 30 hours of practice for the duration of the certificate program integrating techniques into whatever modality you offer

Competency will take place live online between students and faculty during the summer virtual immersion

Past Credits: 

If you have completed previous courses on MindBody Therapy™ topics through Embodied Philosophy, you may apply some of those previous credits toward this program. Cases will be considered individually based on category and number of courses taken. Approved credits will be transferred to the program.

This will not reduce the program cost but may decrease your overall course load.

For more information, contact [email protected]


You may register up until the day before the program.  You will be sent an online student information form prior to the start of the program which will help us understand your background and assign you to the appropriate groups based on location and background.


The title of the certification is "Practitioner of MindBody Therapy"Please note the title of “therapist” is often governed by state and municipal laws, and this certificate does not constitute any legal authority to practice therapy where legally prohibited without licensure

You’ll receive a certificate of completion from Embodied Philosophy.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes. SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196).

•For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Casie at Embodied Philosophy at [email protected] For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected].

If you register and require CEs, we’ll contact you separately about additional requirements you will need to complete in order to receive CEs.  Please note, an additional fee of $65 will be charged per course needing CE credits.

If you are a member of Yoga Alliance, you may receive non-contact continuing education credits for some of the material covered.

Note: This is not a licenser program.  It is a certification process that distills an educational methodology to integrate into a variety of modalities.

Expenses - Books

Students are responsible for purchasing required texts and other materials. The majority of materials are suggested for further learning rather than required. For each course, you will be given a suggested reading list prior to the start of the course with a list of other recommended materials.


Holistic Integration

An Online Training & Certification

September 2020- August 2021

presented by Embodied Philosophy

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