The UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
9-Month Practitioner Certification Training
with UZAZU Founder & Lead Trainer Dylan Newcomb and Co-Trainer Deb Grant, LCSW & RSMT
Take your capacity to facilitate embodied transformation to the next level!
>> Now accepting applicants <<
The next training cohort will start March 7th, 2021,
And the Super Early-Bird Discount Runs Until Dec 11th.
Dear Fellow Change Agents,
If you’re reading this, it’s likely because we are both are deeply aligned around something big and essential: We both share the desire to help others overcome their challenges and create extraordinary lives of joy, ease, love, and purpose—and—we believe that skillfully working with the body in this process is KEY to catalyzing the deeper-level, more lasting change we seek for our clients—and for ourselves!
After 18 years of evolving this modality, I'm thrilled to share with you this invitation to apply for the second cohort of the 9-month UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Practitioner Training, starting March 7th, 2021.
The training is open to coaches, therapists, & other helping professionals who have already completed the UZAZU Foundations Training, and who are eager to benefit personally from this deep embodied work, as well as professionally by learning how to become a highly effective facilitator of embodied change, across all areas of their clients’ lives.
With a mix of engaging online content, comprehensive support materials, highly interactive online classes, and 1-1 sessions, both with myself, Deb Grant and a Certified UZAZU practitioner, as well as two 5-day intensive live (online) trainings, this is going to be a rich, collective journey of personal & professional discovery, deepening, and mastery-building.
So read on below and learn more about this training. And, if it strongly resonates for you, and you meet (or could meet) the basic requirements, then fill out the application so we can talk personally, discuss any questions you might have, and see if we both feel like it's indeed an excellent mutual fit!
Yours in embodied transformation,
You’re an ideal candidate for this training if:
The UZAZU Practitioner Certification Training takes your embodied facilitation skills to the next level.
This training directly builds on what you've learned in the Foundations Training and then adds significantly more depth, precision and transformational power to each aspect of your embodiment-based knowledge and skills.
As you’ve already learned—or will learn, when you take the UZAZU Foundations Professional Training—a large part of what makes UZAZU especially empowering & useful for helping professionals is its synergy of having a deeply integrated Model, Metric, and Method.
1) The Model weaves a diverse number of models & methods together into a surprisingly simple, intuitive framework that quickly empowers you AND your clients to better "make sense of it all."
2) The Metric builds on this foundation with an integrative assessment, that you can use with your clients, both as an initial evaluation of “where they’re at,” AND as a highly effective teaching tool that helps you and your client be “on the same page.” This powerful tool is also extremely useful as a way of tracking your clients’ progress.
3) The Method provides easy-to-learn & use embodied change protocols, and highly targeted "micro-practices" clients can take home and work with to further integrate & grow.
Here's some of the additional depth this training brings you, in each of these three keys areas:
Have an Embodied, Integrated Understanding of:
Learn to Use the Embodied Intelligence AssessmEnt To:
Use UZAZU's Specific Embodiment Protocols to Help Clients:
Become a certified UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Practitioner and have an effective, deeply embodied way to help your clients quickly and fully THRIVE in their personal & professional lives.
What Coaches & Therapists are Saying about UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
Comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable for clients
As a body-oriented psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma over the past 25 years, I have been impressed by the potency of UZAZU as a catalyst for transformative change. Comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable for clients, UZAZU helps me to facilitate changes in therapy sessions that happen quickly and have lasting impact. Over the past few years, I have been applying this powerful modality both as a stand-alone approach to working with clients, and as an integrative tool for bringing together my other skills and ways of working. I highly recommend UZAZU as an effective yet sophisticated mind-follows-body modality for therapists and coaches to add to their toolbox. Actually, you will have a whole new toolbox!
Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT — Psychotherapist & Somatic Movement Educator
Learning and personal growth that otherwise can take months...
In less than one hour, UZAZU gives my clients the learning and personal growth that otherwise can take months. ….they come out the other side with radical awareness and alignment. It’s a fantastic way to help them gain insight and move through personal challenges.
ALEX IGLECIA — Founder: Being Epic, Life Coach
It gave me a valuable set of new tools, right from the beginning!
I’ve been working as a psychotherapist, coach, and business-trainer for 25 years. My knowledge of UZAZU now provides me a powerful foundation that allows me to connect and strengthen the efficiency of all the other methods I use (which includes Constellations, Gestalt Therapy, working with Metaphoric Cards, Body-mind work, etc.) UZAZU is simple and yet very deep and wide at the same time. It allows fast and accurate diagnostics and it supports me to work with different layers and levels (the body-level, belief systems, relationship dynamics, business, etc.) It gave me a valuable set of new tools right from the beginning, while further immersion in this method seems to open up endless fields of new opportunities—including for my own self-growth! I highly recommend UZAZU as a very effective, well-formed system for all kinds of helping professionals.
Marina Bondarenko — Coach, Business-Trainer, Psychotherapist, Embodiment-coach
a robust model to help myself and my clients with complex challenges
The UZAZU practitioner certification training is one of the most comprehensive, structured embodiment training courses I have found to date. You can start using the system in its simplest form from day one, and yet, the complexity keeps evolving, allowing for a robust model to help myself and my clients with complex challenges.
Albert Viljoen — Coach
When you do it, you feel better emotionally, mentally and physically
This system is so vital, fresh and organic. When you do it, you feel better emotionally, mentally and physically. UZAZU deserves to be studied by anyone with a serious interest in promoting mind-body integration.
Larry Stoler, PhD, DCEP — President Emeritus of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
blown away by the richness & depth of the approach and the practices
I chose to do this certification program to deepen my somatic intelligence skills to complement my Ontological Coaching. I am absolutely blown away by the richness and depth of the approach and the practices that go with it. I see many ways to use this in my practice. To boot, Dylan is a masterful teacher and facilitator, making the program even richer.
Graham Smalle — Coach and Facilitator (Life, Leadership, and Innovation)
An Overview of the Certification Training
This 9-month in-depth training is structured in five distinct phases, which alternate between taking place online (mixing live & pre-recorded content) and 2 live online intensives.
Note: Before you can take this certification-level training, you must complete the basic-level Foundations Professional Training in any one of the available formats:
- The live online 3-Day Foundations Training, which was given April 2020, or in November 2020.
- The upcoming live online 3-Day Foundations Training, which will be given January 21-23, 2020.
- The recorded version of the November 2020 3-Day Live Online Training, available for sale by Dec 1.
Phase 1: Deeply Embodying the Core Dimensions & Modes of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
Where: PRE-RECORED VIDEOS, & LIVE ONLINE TRAINING
When: 14 WEEKS, MARCH 7 - JUNE 9
A key aspect of mastering a method of embodied change facilitation work is of course to ensure you can embody its principles, movements, and states yourself, deeply, from the inside out!
Phase 1 of this comprehensive training has a dual focus...
First, it supports and empowers YOU to personally deepen your own self-awareness, depth of embodiment, integration, ease, and natural JOY. This personal deep dive will prepare you to start to work with others from a new level of self-awareness & self-embodiment, a deeper comfort & empathy with their various states, enhanced 'expert intuition', and more natural confidence.
Second, it lays the foundation for building your facilitation skills to work effectively with others in an embodied way. This includes deepening your skills using the basic rebalancing practices and protocols; learning how to skillfully & impactfully flow between words and movement, in your sessions, and learning UZAZU’s complete embodied change process to help deepen the potency of the embodied work you do (no matter the modalities you’re combining).
During this phase you will also begin working in learning pods with your peers—to practice your new UZAZU facilitation techniques with, and to reflect on what you’re learning & experiencing.
Phase 2: The Embodiment 5-Day Intensive
Where: Live, Online - Full Days
When: June 15 - 19
For our first live, online 5-day intensive, we'll dive deep together into the embodiment of the postures and movements (including direct feedback & coaching on each posture & movement pattern.) This will support you in becoming significantly more comfortable & confident embodying all UZAZU’s core elements AND in helping you physically guide & facilitate others.
You'll also learn more about how to analyze other people’s self-assessment patterns and how to facilitate UZAZU's main embodied change facilitation protocols. After this intensive, you’ll be prepared to start applying your new UZAZU skills more fully with practice clients, getting feedback from Dylan & Deb on your session reflection forms, and building your experience and trust in the process.
Note: Due to COVID-19 we are choosing now, for the 2nd year in a row, to make the live intensives online, rather than in person. (This first one was originally planned to happen just outside Munich, Germany. We’ve found the online live intensive to be an acceptable substitute, AND saves participants the travel, room, and board costs.)
Phase 3: Embodied Facilitation Protocols
Where: Pre-REcored Videos, & Live Online Training
When: JUNE 30 - JULY 28, (Aug. Break), SEPT. 8 - 22
Building on our 1st online intensive, in this period you'll start working regularly with clients, reporting back to the group, while continually deepening and broadening your skills.
Working with peers from the group and your own "test clients," you'll refine your skills in optimally interweaving different modes of verbal dialog with UZAZU’s embodied change protocols, during a session. We'll also focus more on how to effectively sequence your work with clients, using UZAZU's four main types of embodied change processes: Rebalancing, Differentiating, Integrating, and Synergizing. And you'll discover more detail and nuance to reading and interacting with people’s Self-Assessments.
In addition, we'll introduce the Eight Core Emotional States and how to work with clients to effectively heal and re-pattern past wounds and "unfinished business" around each emotion. You'll also learn to hold and work with each core emotion in its transpersonal form, identifying the core, sacred purpose of each emotion—both "positive" and "negative"—and learn how to help it complete what it set out to do in the first place. (Note: Resolving unprocessed emotions at the body-level is KEY to deeper integration. This powerful process is often DEEPLY healing and re-energizing for people.)
Phase 4: The Facilitation 5-Day Intensive
Where: LIVE, Online - Full Days
When: SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 2
For our second online intensive, you’ll deepen your skill-set with UZAZU protocols by learning the additional protocols, including the Unconscious Movement Integration Protocol and Relational UZAZU. And you’ll continue practicing facilitating emotional shifts and working more in-depth with using your own authentic body-language together with the 8 Verbal Response Modes to masterfully ‘ride the wave’ and ‘be in the dance’ of each moment with your client, as the session unfolds.
We'll focus as well on really "making it your own"—supporting you to integrate your new UZAZU skills with your pre-existing knowledge and skills—so you can more deeply own & integrate these patterns & processes into the wholeness of how YOU work with your clients.
You’ll also receive live facilitation feedback from Dylan and Deb (‘hot-seats’) to bring supportive attention to any aspects of your facilitation you might be able to improve on, and help ensure you’re working at more of your full potential, with clients.
Note: Due to the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19, this 2nd intensive will also be online, rather than in person. It was originally planned to be at a retreat center in Maine, USA. (We’ve found the live online intensive format to be an acceptable substitute, AND it saves you the travel, room, and board costs.)
Phase 5: Application & Process Support
Where: Live, Online Trainings & Final Presentations
When: OCTOBER 13 - DECEMBER 15
Having gained experience, skill, and confidence in facilitating each of the specific state-shift practices and re-patterning protocols, it's now time to hold space for the larger arc and journey of working with clients, including doing effective Discovery Sessions (with prospective clients) and how to sequence a developmentally informed re-patterning process that’s suited to each unique client, over the course of weeks and months.
In this final phase, much of the focus will be on applying what you've learned to your client sessions, reporting back, and getting useful feedback & support, as you organically deepen your skill.
Importantly, each participant will also take on a small project of picking a topic, issue, and/or specific population that's highly relevant and interesting to them personally, and work on how they can integrate & apply UZAZU with it. Each participant then presents their projects finding & experiences to the group. (Note: These ‘personal projects’ have proven tremendously energizing and inspiring for participants, sparking much creativity, engagement, and interest in each other’s applications!)
Coursework Requirements & Time Commitments
During the 3 Online Phases: 5-7 hours a week, on average
From Dylan's own Private Clients...
Robin Reinach - Writer, Producer, Investor
Things happen when I work with Dylan. Engaging body, mind and spirit simultaneously, his integrated approach is fast and deep. UZAZU offers a doorway into quick yet profound healing work, and Dylan has been an amazing guide and companion as my journey unfolds. Our work together has helped me experience joy and amplified my own potential to step forward powerfully in life.
Rob Scott - Life Coach & Marketer
Working with Dylan has helped me to feel empowered and clear, even in the midst of a lot of chaos—and that feeling has stayed! We tend to be very much lost in our "mind-stuff" these days and getting more into the body in this way is unlike any other approach I've seen out there. It's powerful stuff! Dylan is a master at what he does.
Kris Montigny - Yoga Teacher
Dylan and UZAZU are both so unique, I hardly know where to start! Working with Dylan is a joyous adventure into myself and my personal transformation. Our sessions together have brought me to new levels of personal awareness and evolution that would not have been available to me otherwise. His wise, gentle and insightful guidance has been invaluable.
When you complete this training, you'll be able to:
Accurately Assess & More Fully Understand Your Client's Overall Pattern Dynamics
With the UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Self-Assessment and facilitation questions, you'll have a way to quickly get a clear, holistic understanding of how your client's internal stresses & limiting behaviors are all interconnected.
Facilitate Shifts with Each of the 8 Core Emotions
Each of the core emotions (sadness, disgust, fear, anger, care, play, lust, joy) has an important function & role to play in our overall wholeness and wellbeing. You'll learn how to bring yourself and others into the most constructive, nurturing embodiment of each of these core emotions.
Identify and Transform Core Limiting Beliefs thru the Body
Using UZAZU's comprehensive library of limiting and empowering Belief Statements, together with powerful protocols that activate the unconscious layers of the bodymind, you'll be able to identify and transform the belief layer of any given pattern, in a way that lasts.
Catalyze the Next level of Your Own Personal Development
More than anything else, it's our own deeper 'blind spots' & shadows that hold back our next wave of growth. Through this 10-month journey, you'll have the opportunity to systematically discover and transform your own lingering unprocessed emotions and unconscious limiting beliefs and relational dynamics.
Master Using UZAZU's 9 Core Modes, Postures, and Embodied States
Learning, embodying, and facilitating change using the 9 core modes & postures of UZAZU at a deep level, you'll have a complete embodied framework & toolset that empowers you to help your clients move through most any challenge they're facing.
Learn to Use the 9-Step Embodied Change Process
Use the 9-Step Embodied Change Process to help clients identify the key, underlying issues, within the context of their overall patterns, establish a clear & motivating sense of direction, facilitate deep shifts of both core embodied patterns & beliefs, and apply & integrate these shifts into their daily lives.
Ready to Apply?
Follow these Steps to Secure Your Place!
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure ample individual attention & support, as well as helping foster a close, supportive group, this training will be limited to 45 experienced helping professionals. Several of these spots are currently already filled, and we expect it to fill up well before February. So if you're highly interested, we encourage you to to submit your application sooner than later.
Get Started and Submit Your Application Now!
If you're a trained coach, therapist, or other helping professional who feels called to take your embodied change-facilitation skills to the next level, and you've already taken & completed the live or online UZAZU Foundations Training in embodying the core elements of UZAZU and using them with clients, then I encourage you to fill out & submit your Certification Training application!
Once you've submitted your application, then I look forward to then speaking with you personally and seeing if this training is indeed a great fit for you!
Warmly, Dylan Newcomb
Choose the Plan that's Right for You
Make sure you've completed steps 1-3, and been accepted into the training, BEFORE paying.
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The 10-Month UZAZU Certification Training
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Receive a Complete Refund within the First 30 Days, if you...
fully complete the first two weeks (modules) of the certification course and are feeling it's just not a fit for you right now, for whatever reason. Just send us email and we'll refund your entire payment, no questions asked. (We just require that you give it a real try first ;-) )
I’m just not triggered by “stuff” the way I used to be...
I’ve waited my whole life to find UZAZU…and for it to find me. It’s the first modality I’ve found that directly integrates simple, intuitive body-based practices with cognitive processing and mindfulness/awareness practice to shift and transform energy and thought patterns that have remained deeply lodged in my system, despite my best efforts and intentions to move through them. My deep-seated sense of trauma-based “urgency” has all-but evaporated. I’m just not triggered by “stuff” the way I used to be, and when I am, I have a way of working with it that’s immediate and effective. And I feel more engaged with my purpose than ever before. UZAZU is “the whole enchilada.”
Natasha SaLvo — E-Learning Consultant, UZAZU Facilitator Trainee
The Certification Training FAQ
If your question isn't answered here below, please email Dylan directly at email@example.com and ask your question!
Do I need to have any prior experience or training in UZAZU, before joining this training?
Yes, you do. This certification training has as a prerequisite that you've already taken the UZAZU 3-Day Foundations Professional Online Training—either the past one we gave in April, 2020, or in November 2020, or you're planning on taking the upcoming one that will be held January 21-23, OR the recorded version of the 3-Day Training that will be available for sale by Dec 1.
This introductory training is the foundation that this certification training builds (much) further on. In other words, everyone entering this intermediate-level training journey must already be familiar with the basic core elements of UZAZU.
It also requires that you're already comfortable and experienced in working 1-1 with people, as either a coach, therapist or other helping professional. Massage and other touch-based practitioners can be a fit as well, IF you're also already comfortable talking with clients about the various mental-emotional-social issues they're experiencing. Prior experience working directly/explicitly with emotional trauma is not required. This course is designed to work well for both therapists and coaches.
Is there a way I can experience UZAZU beforehand, and discover if this is a good fit for me?
Yes! As the 3-Day Foundations Professional Training is anyway a pre-requisite for this certification training, this first training—and then using it some on/for/with yourself as well as also using it some with others/clients—this experience should help you clarify, in a grounded way, if this modality & training is a good fit for you right now to go deeper with.
Also—keep in mind that there's a 30-day full refund policy for anyone who fully completes at least the first two weeks/modules of content and then discovers it's not a good fit for them at this time.
Where are the 5-Day Live Intensives, and are those costs fully included in the Training price? (Quick answer: They are online, for this round.)
Please scroll up to the section where we describe in detail each phase of the training, for full details on this.
For the second year in a row, due to COVID-19, these live intensives will be fully online, via Zoom. We did it this way, this past certification training and it worked quite well. Obviously, it's not the same... We miss having the 2 live retreats!
But, on the bright side, this temporary change does make it much cheaper and easier for YOU to attend! In 2022, we expect (?) things will 'back to normal' again. We'll have to all wait and see!
What if I can't make it live to the online sessions, or to one of the retreats?
The live weekly whole group calls are highly recommended but not mandatory, if you simply can't make it. They will each be recorded and available the next day in our online course area, and the interaction and follow-up exercises with the replay, as well as the learning quiz at the end of each module will be required.
(People come to really appreciate the regular learning quizzes, as they are a great way to ensure you didn't miss anything important that was covered.)
Joining your Pod meetings is required—but each pod group can work to find times that work for them.
The two live (online) retreats are a must. Having the time together to dive deep into the material, and to really support your ability to deeply embody it, is essential to becoming certified as an UZAZU Practitioner.
Do I automatically become certified, just by completing the whole training, or...?
See the Requirements & Time Commitments section above on this page for more details about what's required of you during the course. To become certified at the end of the process, you'll need to have completed all those steps. At the end of each main module, there will also be a short quiz that will help you check that you're clear on all the main concepts and skills of that section. Near the very end, you'll be asked to submit a video of yourself facilitating an entire UZAZU-based session, together with your own reflection and self-assessment on it. You'll also be asked to give a short presentation to the group about your own 'UZAZU-application mini-project'.
What can I do & not do with my certification?
This UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Practitioner Certification entitles you to use UZAZU with clients and facilitate small group coaching sessions. It entitles you to advertise yourself as an UZAZU Certified Practitioner, and provides you with a modest amount of marketing materials, should you desire them. It does NOT entitle you to teach or train groups in using UZAZU. That will be the focus of a next-level certification training.
Also—When bringing UZAZU to your licensed profession, we naturally expect that you practice within the scope of your license. In other words, we are not responsible for you determining what’s appropriate to your profession if you are using UZAZU as a PT, OT, Psychotherapist, etc.
Do I have to have to regularly renew my certification status?
UZAZU Embodied Intelligence is always growing and evolving as a model and method. In order to retain your status as a currently certified practitioner, and to be able advertise yourself as such (and be listed and linked to on the UZAZU website) it will be required that every two years you take a relatively low-cost update mini-training (which includes your next 2-year membership fee), and/or come to a live workshop. And this information flow is NOT just one way—UZAZU is constantly being informed and growing by those that are using and contributing to it. Staying an active member of the UZAZU Practitioner Community affords you the opportunity to keep co-creatively evolving, professionally & personally, with a loving, inspiring community of your peers. More precise details about certification renewal will be shared early on in the training.