Transform Your Health
Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Course
Is Chronic Pain Really Inevitable?
Getting rid of your chronic pain seems impossible. Everyone has an opinion on what’s wrong with you, or they tell you that you simply have to live with it. This leaves you feeling hopeless and incompetent. But nobody should feel like chronic pain is inevitable.
Our course teaches you how to relieve pain on your own and for the long term.
What People are Saying About the Course
This training was the missing piece to my Pilates practice. You don’t need equipment and can see results from this at any age.
At 75, it was an emotional weekend that truly freed me up. My body and age aren’t going to hold me back. I’m moving forward in harmony.
Community Volunteer Coordinator
Essential Somatics helped me shed years of old football injuries. I’ve now become more flexible and coordinated than I was 20 years ago.
The Fundamentals Course healed me. I can play with my kids and go on adventures together without back pain.
I didn’t realize I was moving my body in pain. This course gave me instant relief. Walking now feels good for the first time in a long time.
After taking the Fundamentals Course, my back pain is gone. I now run better, feel better, and get more sleep.
Social Media Director
You Can Relieve Chronic Pain On Your Own
1. Find a Course
In person courses available in the UK, US, Canada and Australia
2. Learn the Method
Discover the root cause of your pain and how you can relieve it
3. Get Out of Pain
Once accepted, pay the deposit to secure your spot
Two Full Days of Interactive Training & Guidance
The course runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day with breaks in the morning, afternoon and for lunch
- Understand how new-to-you concepts (somatics, pandiculation, sensory motor amnesia) work better than other methods.
- Discover how personal responses contribute to stress and muscle tension
- Identify your own pattern of Sensory Motor Amnesia
- Experience the benefits of nature’s reset button (pandiculation)
- Experience and identify the stress reflexes: Green Light, Red Light
- Learn movements to release the front and back of the body, and release tension in the periphery
- Learn movements to improve rotation, reconnect to your legs, and breathe more easily
- Uncover how your brain develops habits
- Connect with a new awareness of your body and your habits
- Interactive group sharing that lead to learning moments
- Identify principles and strategies for self-care
- Create your personal daily practice
- Discover a-ha moments in your movement and awareness
- Experience seated movement for At-Work Strategies
- Experience and identify the stress reflex: Trauma
- Learn walking movements to restore a free and easy gait
Discover the root cause
By understanding how stress creates chronic muscle tension and limited movement
Learn the movements that you can practise at home for a daily practice that meets your specific needs
So you can move forward towards a more vibrant life of awareness, movement and self-agency
How to Prepare
Bring paper and pen, water, and a yoga mat.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans, skirts, or dresses) that is easy to move in, as this is a movement-based course.
The Teaching Team
We often think that we’re invincible, that we’ll go on being able to move freely for as long as we live.
But what happens when you suddenly develop chronic pain?
Cue stress, worry and frustration.
We want to put your mind at ease. As certified teachers of Clinical Somatic Education,
we’ve taught thousands of people simple movement secrets to get them out of pain and moving again.
We can teach you, too.
Each course has a lead teacher and is often assisted by graduates from our ESMTT and CSET programs.
Teachers are chosen based on location.
Lead Teacher – UK
Lead Teacher – USA
Attending an Essential Somatics® Fundamentals Course Will Transform Your Health
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You Might Still Be Wondering…
I don't have a lot of movement experience. Is that okay?
Absolutely. This course is open to all ages and backgrounds. Anyone who wants to learn how to feel better and move their body pain-free is welcome.
I have scoliosis. Is this course appropriate for me?
Yes. You will be guided to go slowly and gently. You may find that smaller movements are best for beginning to address the muscle tension inherent in scoliosis. We will show you what to do so it works well for you and your needs.
Do I have to get down on the floor?
Yes. While we will do a seated routine towards the end of the weekend, most of the movements will be done on the floor.
Do I need to attend the entire weekend?
Yes. To understand and experience the power of Essential Somatics Fundamentals, you need to be fully present for the entire weekend. We strongly encourage arriving on time and staying through to the end.
Am I responsible for my transportation, accommodations, and meals?
Yes. When you register, you will need to make your travel arrangements, including transportation to/from the meeting and finding a hotel or AirBnB near our meeting venue. You will also need to purchase your meals.
Do you offer scholarships?
No. We’ve made the price point for this positive life-altering class as affordable as possible in the hopes of accommodating everyone.
Do you offer an online version of this course?
We are focused on building up a full roster of live, in-person sessions throughout the year. If you are not ready or are unable to attend the Fundamentals Course in person, we invite you to attend the Online Intro to Somatic Movement Series instead.
There are just three dates and locations listed right now. Do you plan to add more dates and locations?
Absolutely. We will continue to build out the live, in-person class options. As they become available, we will update everyone who is on our email list and connected with us through social media.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept credit cards and Apple Pay using PayPal and Stripe.
Are these movements guaranteed to work for me?
Essential Somatics Fundamentals Course works from the inside out. Like anything in life, you have to put in the time and effort to experience results consistently. While the methods and movements you will learn are not a magic pill, most people walk away feeling better than they have in years.
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FREE Mini Course
Whether you’re new to Essential Somatics® or you’d like a little refresher – this is the course for you.
Here’s what you’re going to learn:
- How persistent stress, not “aging,” contributes to pain and stiffness over time
- What Clinical Somatic Education is and how it works to restore your health and vitality
- Four basic movements that will reset your body and help you reclaim your mobility
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