The Embody Lab
Embodied education, self-discovery and healing
The Embody Lab

Who are these courses for?

This Advanced Training Pathway is available to students and graduates of the FNTP Diploma program as a post graduate advanced specialization option. 

This unique 4-month online certificate program is designed for individuals, practitioners and educators wanting to explore a somatic approach to attachment based therapy: including a deeper understanding of the body’s relationship with developmental and relational wounding and healing.

This program brings together world renowned somatic attachment therapy teachers to offer a holistic, body-centered method to healing wounds and trauma. This extraordinary program offers a collection of practical tools that guides the healing process for yourself and your work with others.

Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate

  • 60 hour Certificate program
  • Run as a live program
  • Duration: Four month period (see link below for dates)

Why Does Attachment Matter?

Somatic Attachment therapy involves the way in which a person forms intimate bonds with themselves (embodiment), with other people, and the environment. 

These bonds form the supportive foundation to be adaptive, learn and grow from new experiences, and flourish in one's goals and relationships. 

When there has been a consistent presence and the felt sense of connection and safety this forms a secure relational attachment. A secure attachment provides an intrinsic feeling of safety, acceptance, and belonging; it becomes the bedrock, or foundational experience, from which a person can more easily grow and thrive.

However, when there has been an absence or interruption of that bond, an insecure attachment forms. This attachment trauma is wired into the nervous system in the form of our responses and reactivity to our environment and particularly our relationships within it . 

And we carry this pain throughout life. 

The adaptive strategies we form in response shapes our capacity to regulate our nervous system and emotional states. It also informs the way we interpret incoming information, and how we come to understand ourselves, the world around us, and the relationships we have.

In other words, our early attachment experience is acting itself out in our daily life, replaying in our relationships, our jobs, how we respond to stress, and even the way we treat ourselves and other people.

Relationships can inspire our deepest sense of connection, joy and belonging--both to ourselves and others. 

They can also provoke our deepest insecurities, pains, and disconnection. 

Bringing an embodied understanding and awareness to attachment trauma transforms these early wounds, creating an empathic relationship with ourselves and others. 

This acquired secure attachment empowers us to live a life where our early attachment trauma doesn't define who we are or control our future relationships. 

Somatic attachment therapy is not just about healing what went wrong, it's also about nurturing the skills to deepen what is going right.

What Is Attachment Trauma?

A holistic approach to trauma defines attachment injury/wounding not as an event or a challenged relationship, but rather as a disruption and overwhelm to our body-mind’s capacity to feel safe, secure, cared for, and consistently connected with.

Attachment trauma may be less visible than other traumatic experiences. Our adaptive strategies for managing the trauma are deeply embedded in our adult lives, manifesting as patterns in our physiology, thoughts, behavior, and interactions with other people and our environment. 

Attachment trauma might emerge in early childhood, adolescence or in our adult life as symptoms of anxiety, depression numbness, disconnection, defensiveness, or a sense that parts of your Self are numb, hidden, fractured, or inaccessible.

Attachment Trauma (wounding) can occur:

  • In the womb in response to the parents' physiology, specifically their capacity to regulate/ adapt to stressors in their life.
  • During crucial stages of a child's development where there is an absence or inconsistent experience of being attended to, attuned to, co-regulated with, or the child’s needs not being responded to.
  • Trans-generationally passed down.
  • From the loss of a loved one.
  • When our primal protective instincts, intuitions, and responses are thwarted.
  • When relational bonds have been ruptured and there is not enough time, space, or capacity to heal/ repair the rupture.
  • When there is too much stimulus too soon- in the hospital, home, environment, or social-cultural setting.
  • Other traumas that break the vital connection.


If you are feeling called to learn more, find next registrations and the price of the Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate please see The Embody Lab here. 

MindBody Coaching Certificate

  • 120-hour certificate program
  • Include 40 three-hour modules offered over 8 weekends
  • Total duration: 4 months (see link below for dates)

The Power of Mind-Body Coaching

Mind-Body Coaching uses a holistic and client-centered approach that focuses on empowering individuals and groups' actualization of potential and embodied transformation. A Mind-Body Coach integrates the clarity of mindfulness-based work with the deep and impactful body-based techniques of somatics. They attune and utilize their many skills with a relational and process-oriented connection with their clients.

Mind-Body Coaches help their clients clarify their internal and external goals, navigate roadblocks to those goals, enhance the skills to be present in the here and now and future-oriented, and increase performance, effectiveness, and well-being.

Through a balance of depth processing and action-focused practices- Mind-Body Coaching empowers clients in addressing their obstructions to achieving their goals, realizing their life vision, transforming stuck patterns, and strengthening relationships. Mind-Body Coaches are compassionate and supportive guides through the journey of embodiment and self-actualization.


The certificate program is divided into eight modules

  1. Foundations of MindBody Coaching
  2. Fundamental MindBody Coaching Skills
  3. Assessment in MindBody Coaching
  4. MindBody Coaching Approaches for Individuals 1
  5. MindBody Coaching Approaches for Individuals 2
  6. MindBody Coaching Special Applications
  7. MindBody Coaching Approaches for Individuals 3
  8. Ethical and Professional Practice in MindBody Coaching

What You'll Learn

  • Facilitate the release of old stories, unwind frozen beliefs and pain stored in the body-mind, and compensatory behavioral patterns that no longer serve the individual.
  • Techniques to rewire patterns of safety, connection, worth, and belonging.
  • Cultivating presence in yourself and those you work with.
  • Co-create assessments and embodied attuning.
  • Relational dialogue skills. 
  • Somatic depth processes.
  • How to utilize evidence-based mind-body techniques.
  • Integrate processing and action-focused coaching styles.
  • Facilitate a trauma-informed approach to coaching.
  • Use strength-based approaches to identifying resources to support growth, learning, and resilience.
  • Navigate the diversity of clients and students you work with.
  • Support clients in opening up and connecting to their bodies' experiences, sensations, and expressions.
  • Guide clients into mobilizing unprocessed stress.
  • Guide clients through holistic, developmental processes of learning about themselves and facilitate growth and transformation.
  • 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 cultural humility to their coaching.


If you are feeling called to learn more, find next registrations and the price of the MindBody Coaching Certificate please see The Embody Lab here.