BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release Study

  • Foundation Level 1 (all levels and backgrounds welcomed)
  • Intermediate Level 2 (for future therapists)
  • Advanced Level 3 & 4 (for future therapists)

Please note that prices stated on the website and BAI calendar are valid for Estonian students only.

For more info and prices please contact us info@bodyawarenes.ee

International BBTRS calendar

 

You can start your training from any of the trainings.

400 Total Core Curriculum Hours for BBTRS Practitioner Certification include:

  • Minimum of 4 in-person trainings, and 3 webinar trainings and 7 Mentoring calls in between training modules.
  • 70 one-hour documented practice sessions over the course of 2 years. (Minimum 5 clients completing full 8-session series)
  • Total hours completed over 2-year period

The BBTRS Training is structured to accommodate participants from all levels of the Practitioner Certification Program and Experiential Route, at any given training workshop around the world. This means that anyone, regardless of whether it is your first, second, third or fourth time attending the BBTRS Training, can attend any training workshop at any point in time. All training workshops are suitable as an entry point into Foundational Level 1.

 

As you progress through your BBTRS training, you will be taught advanced elements of the training and take on different roles and responsibilities within the workshop group to further your personal and professional development. Students returning as part of the Practitioner Certification Program gradually take on the role of supporters and receive additional guidance and mentorship from the Facilitator Team to help them grow as practitioners and learn to hold safe session space for others. New participants benefit from this integrated structure through receiving the broad support offered by both the facilitators and more experienced students at various levels. Our integrated training structure allows all participants to have a unique learning & healing experience as part of a group process, and to meet your varying needs at all stages of your journey with BBTRS.The BBTRS trainings are uniquely designed to accommodate aspiring and existing practitioners, as well as anyone wanting to fully participate in their own healing process with breathwork on a purely experiential basis.

Participants can access the Foundational Level 1 Training at any given training workshop around the world. There are no prerequisites for attending the training.

Upon completion of the Foundational Level 1 Training, participants can choose to continue in our trainings on a purely experiential basis (Experiential Route) or to enter into our Practitioner Certification Program (total 400-hr training).

BBTRS full study structure

BBTRS Training

The BBTRS Therapist training consists of a minimum of 400 training hours. These hours are met through attending 4 levels of training workshops, ranging from 7 to 13 days: Foundational Level 1 Training, Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Levels 3 & 4; completing mentoring calls between each training module, a log of BBTRS practice sessions and study a series of webinars: ‘Anatomy and Physiology of Breathwork’, ‘Understanding Trauma: Our Body, Brain & Emotions’, ‘Introduction to Reichian Character Types & Developmental Trauma’  and ‘Breathwork Practitioner Ethics’ (this webinar is coming soon). These webinars are an important part of the BBTRS Training and must be completed by all students wishing to qualify for practitioner certification. Pre-recorded webinars are included as part of the Practitioner Certification Program or can be purchased individually in our online store.

The Intermediate/Advanced Trainings include additional meetings with the facilitators, supervised on-floor training hours and additional specialized skills workshops. At the end of each level, students will receive a certificate from the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Institute and/or Integral Body Institute (international learning institutions based in the USA and Poland, EU). Upon completing the minimum of 400 hours of theory and practice, students will be evaluated on their professional skills and capacity to establish and hold safe session space.

The minimum 400 hours includes: personal development & self-awareness processes, session facilitation training in theory and practice, meditation facilitation training, personal coaching and supervision during and in between training modules, extracurricular training hours and a minimum of 70 documented practice sessions.

The practice sessions are a mandatory requirement for all students and the first 30 sessions must be offered free of charge. All 70 practice sessions must be completed by the end of the 4th training module. A written log and client evaluations of all completed sessions must be electronically submitted. We strongly recommend students to complete at least 30 practice sessions in between each of the training modules. The entire minimum 400 training hours (4 Levels) must be completed within a 2-year period.

We also highly recommend for all students to become CPR certified.

After completion of the entire 4-level (minimum 400 hours) training, graduates are invited to apply to attend further workshops at no additional cost (excluding accommodation and meals). Our graduates also continue to have access to regular mentoring calls free of charge. In the future, we will offer graduates the opportunity to train as a BBTRS Foundational Level 1 Training Facilitator and as a certified BBTRS Group Facilitator (offer by invitation only).

All this gives you an opportunity for further deepening and embodiment of BBTRS practitioner skills.

Training topics

  • Experiential BBTRS sessions
  • BBTRS session facilitation techniques
  • Cultivating safe space and establishing client/practitioner relationship
  • Fundamentals of counselling and coaching
  • Self-inquiry with the Work of Byron Katie for BBTRS sessions
    (Bali and USA only)
  • Anatomy and physiology of breath
  • Anatomy and physiology of trauma
  • Relevant basic human anatomy
  • Releasing body armoring by segments (7 belts of tension: eyes and forehead, throat, shoulders & arms, chest, diaphragm, abdomen, pelvis)
  • Customized bodywork and release techniques for each belt of tension
  • Utilizing body/personality types according to Wilhelm Reich
  • Developing internal & use of external resourcing
  • Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing (body oriented trauma release) including completion of interrupted Fight/Flight or ‘Freezing’ response
  • Bodywork and conscious touch techniques
  • Acupressure points to support energetic release
  • Myofascial Unwinding (a connective tissue release modality)
  • Core Tension Release Exercises (CTRE) & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
  • Structuring series of BBTRS sessions to fit specific client needs
  • Cultivating the inner space required to support BBTRS sessions
  • Bioenergetics & grounding exercises
  • Therapeutic use of sound, music, dance and conscious movement
  • Structures and meditations for expanded self-awareness, well-being and intuition
  • Guided meditation techniques to support integration of BBTRS sessions
  • Guided meditation facilitation training
  • Creative use of music for BBTRS sessions
  • Client/Practitioner code of ethics
  • Session contraindications

This training is for

  • Everyone invested in personal healing, growth and transformation. The BBTRS Training will create a profound and solid shift in your life. This training is not limited for professional use only.
  • Anyone interested in gaining professional skills for working with breath and body-oriented trauma release. No previous healing arts practitioner experience is necessary.
  • Bodyworkers & massage therapists, yoga students & teachers, psychologists/psychotherapists, naturopaths, acupuncturists and other body-oriented therapists and practitioners. The BBTRS Training will support all participants to deepen their understanding of and gain further professional skills to support others in body-oriented trauma release.

Through personal experience you learn to catalyze others on their path of transformation and healing via this profound holistic modality.

 

WATCH BBTRS demo abdominal and diaphragma

BBTRS demo pelvis integration 

BBTRS demo thorax and heart

 

Foundational Level 1 BBTRS Training includes:

 

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Breathwork Webinar
  • BBTRS Training Manual
  • Daily BBTRS exchange sessions 
  • 1 follow-up/integration call

In the first stage of our training, participants begin to experience the art of moving deeply into the body, and holding space for themselves and others in trauma release with skill and sensitivity.

During exposure to traumatic events you may lose your connection to feeling and the sense of being grounded. This results in tension, numbness and disconnection from the universal life force energy (Prana or Qi) which when left unaddressed, may cause onset of disease. Re-establishing this sense of connection to self and inner trust is what makes trauma release possible. You will learn to connect with your “felt sense” and to create a “safe container”; a feeling of comfort within your physical body. These tools allow you to feel your fully unrestricted energy flow without being overwhelmed by it. Through personal experience, you begin to gain an understanding of the effects that trauma has on a human being.

Working with breathing techniques, meditation and movement, we begin to unlock and release the tension patterns held in the nervous/muscular systems and fascia. Participants are encouraged to discover and complete their own body’s interrupted “fight or flight” responses and/or to overcome their “frozen & dissociated” states, which result from traumatic events. This supports a deep opening allowing everyone’s true growth and healing potential to manifest.

This opening allows you to develop your sensitivity and intuition which are the primary requirements needed to support yourself and others in a compassionate BBTRS session. Through the group processes and individual session exchanges you will establish trust, which is the most valuable quality in a breath and body-oriented trauma release session and key to your healing.

Working closely with each other in a session exchange format, participants will also gain an understanding of how to structure and conduct a BBTRS session.

Participants are required to complete the ‘Anatomy & Physiology of Breathwork’ webinar prior to attending the Foundational Level 1 Training. The Foundational Level 1 Training will be followed up with a group integration call two weeks after the training finishes. This gives you an opportunity to share your post-training process and to receive guidance and feedback from one of our facilitators.

Intermediate Level 2 BBTRS Training includes:

  • Additional webinars “Understanding Trauma” & “Introduction to Reichian Character Types” (+ Manual)
  • Additional Mentoring meetings with facilitators (3 x in 7-day training)
  • Mentoring calls (minimum 3 x btw Level 2-3)
  • Stay out/support sessions & receive feedback from facilitators

You will deepen into letting go of self-limiting beliefs stored in cellular memories that restrict the body/mind structure. This develops a direct mind-body-spirit connection, which supports your innate intelligence to move into freedom of expression.

Arrested energy in the form of shortened, hardened soft tissue layers interferes with the conduction & free flow of nerve impulses. These restrictions lock the traumatic events in the cellular memory.

Continued session exchanges enhance the understanding of both traumatic holding patterns in the body and the approach towards permanent trauma release. You will have additional Q&A sessions with the facilitators to address questions and/or concerns about BBTRS session techniques, required practice sessions, client feedback forms and examine specific case studies. Level 2 students will follow the facilitators during group exercises & session exchanges to observe and strengthen previously acquired facilitation techniques and learn new & creative ways to support BBTRS sessions. This will occur a minimum 20-30% of the active group participation hours.

After completing Level 2 and before attending Level 3 students are required to complete the “Understanding Trauma” and “Introduction to Reichian Character Types” webinars. In addition, students will participate in a minimum of 3 group mentoring calls in between Training modules Level 2 and 3.

Advanced Level 3 & 4 BBTRS Training includes:

 

  • Additional Mentoring meetings with facilitators (6 x in 7-day training)
  • Mentoring calls (minimum 4 x btw Level 3-4)
  • Stay out/support sessions & receive feedback from facilitators
  • Practitioner certification & benefits upon completion of Level 4

The culmination of your self-development and growth, in conjunction with your experiential academic process, provides you with the necessary tools to facilitate others in trauma healing and transformation.

When the muscular system and fascia are released of tension and the nervous system is free of shock, we regain the natural flexibility of the spinal column.

An open, flexible spine creates a clear pathway for the transmission of nerve impulses to travel though the spinal cord. Repressed energy locked in the pelvic region is free to move into the heart and other energetic centers of the body. Trauma Release is about re-establishing the connection between the pelvis (Root Chakra) and higher energetic centers. This supports a natural “letting go” of personality structures and belief systems that keep us from living fully free in the heart of each moment. You will experience increased self-awareness, self-responsibility and creativity.

During Level 3 & 4 of the training, students will follow the facilitators during group exercises & session exchanges to observe and strengthen previously acquired facilitation techniques and learn new & creative ways to support BBTRS sessions. This will occur a minimum 50% of the active group participation hours during Level 3, and 80-100% of the active group participation hours during Level 4. In addition, students will facilitate/guide the daily meditations and receive feedback on their facilitation skills. Receiving feedback points to student’s strengths and weaknesses thus expanding the ability to hold session space. Students are also required to participate in a minimum of 4 group mentoring calls in between Training modules Level 3 and 4.

BBTRS students share:

I have suffered nearly 30 years from anxiety disorder and depression. After a long journey through different therapies that only partially have helped me. Biodynamic Breath & Trauma Release brought me the real breakthrough. I was finally able to clean up very deep suppressed pain from childhood trauma. Now I have again a full experience of my true Self and really feel the power to fulfill my mission on this planet. Because BBTR was so helpful for me, I feel the need to offer it in my turn to the people around me. I get amazing results in sessions with people suffering from depression, sadness, anxiety, child abuse trauma, lack of energy and chronic fatigue syndrome, perfectionism, excessive need to control and other mental disorders. At the same time this work has made me humble and compassionate for human suffering. I became in some way an instrument of Love. Thank you so much for teaching this amazing approach to real emotional freedom!

Jan Mouton, BBTRS student

 

After one week of breathing and meditation I feel more space inside. have found a room below the layer of emotions, stories and patterns. Being there full of peaceful and joy. No matter what makes me sad, anger, fear ect just pull me back in that space - a real beautiful self is presence, full of light and relaxation. For that homelike space I would love myself more deeply. With the dissolution of my defence, more love flow out from heart. Feel more easily to connect with others. Not seeing anyone as black or white anymore. With the eyes looking through, has the ability of going into one’s inside in a short time. Sleep better and deeper."

"Giten and Nisarga created such safe space, that I could explore and integrate hidden parts of my Self. He has helped me understand better how energy moves through the body and how to allow this energy to flow. I am deeply grateful for this amazing modality that allows to uncover and release patterns and beliefs that no longer serve me and dance into authenticity 

Monika, BBTRS student

BBTRS breathwork

Männiku Metsatalu, Estonia

Nisarga Eryk Dobosz soon confirming prices eur REGISTER HERE
19.04.2020 - 26.04.2020
Training is for everyone invested in personal healing, growth and transformation. The BBTRS® training will create a profound and solid shift in your life. This training is not limited for professional use only. Anyone interested in gaining professional skills for working with breath and body oriented trauma release. No previous healing arts practitioner experience is necessary.
BBTRS breathwork

Männiku Metsatalu, Estonia

Nisarga Eryk Dobosz soon confirming prices eur REGISTER HERE
02.11.2020 - 08.11.2020
This training will support all participants to deepen their understanding of and gain further professional skills to support others in body oriented trauma release. Through personal experience you learn to catalyze others on their path of transformation and healing via this profound holistic modality.