Rosen Method Bodywork is unique in its use of sensitive, gentle touch that meets chronic muscle tension, allowing relaxation.
Rosen Method is a way to access unconscious feelings and life experiences through the body. Often words are used to speak into what is seen or felt. Through chronic muscle tension, the body represses feelings and experiences that could not be expressed at the time of their occurrence. Often these experiences and emotions have become unconscious.
Chronic tension, which once served as a protection, often becomes a barrier, a limitation to the full expression of one’s aliveness. As the client relaxes, she/he may connect with this tension in a way that allows her/him to experience and become aware of these barriers, therefore supporting the possibility of change at a deep level.
Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner Training Program
The training program consists of three levels that lead to Certification by the Rosen Institute as a Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner.
The training develops, promotes embodied self-awareness. Rosen Method work is an exploration of the applied and philosophical aspects of Rosen Method. At Rosen Method Heartland, students get direct experience with Rosen work and a chance to observe the effects of the work in themselves and their fellow students. The curriculum includes demonstrations, teaching the principles of this work, anatomy, emotional anatomy, discussions of personal experiences and practice of Rosen Method Bodywork under supervision.
Requirements for Level I – Level III can be completed in 42 months.
Levels I & II can each be completed in 12 months – no more than 18 months
Level III (Certification Level) can be completed in 18 months – no more than 36 months.
Admission Requirements Students are required to have attended an Introductory Workshop on Rosen Method Bodywork, or have received at least three personal Rosen Method Bodywork sessions by a certified practitioner recognized by the Rosen Method Institute Canada (RMIC). An interview will be required with the Director of Teaching or, COO of the RMIC prior to registration into the program. Students are required to be older than 21 years of age. The training program can be taken for Professional Certification or personal growth.
Level I: Beginning Training provides the first stage of the program, the fundamentals and theory of Rosen Method Bodywork. It consists of a minimum of 126 hours of classroom time in courses taught by Certified Senior Rosen Method Bodywork Teacher(s). Courses are taught in three, 7 day Rosen Method Bodywork Intensives.
Level II: Advanced Training consists of a minimum of 178 hours of classroom time in courses taught by a certified Rosen Method Bodywork teacher(s). Courses are taught in four intensives. Each Intensive is 7 days. Students are required to give 10 Rosen Method Bodywork sessions while supervised by a certified teacher or supervisor approved by the Rosen Method Institute Canada. They must also receive 8 personal Rosen Method Bodywork sessions from a certified practitioner, recognized by the Rosen Method Institute Canada. It is recommended that students continue to receive private Rosen Method Bodywork sessions between courses.
Level III: Certification Level consists of a minimum of 34 hours of classroom time, 25 supervisions and 5 client reviews by a Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Teacher/Primary Supervisor approved by the Rosen Method Institute Canada.
Level III students are also required to complete 350 client hours of Rosen Method Bodywork, and to receive 25 personal Rosen Method Bodywork sessions with a certified Rosen Method practitioner recognized by the RMIC. A mid term self evaluation paper is required from the students. A final essay is completed at the end of the Certification Level. The entire Certification Level is under the supervision of the Primary Supervisor who consults with the Director of Teaching and the Executive Director of the RMIC.