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 certification training will start March 2, 2022.
This training is limited to 36 participants, so if you are seriously interested, it's better to submit your applications early and reserve your spot.
Dear Fellow Helping Professionals,
If you’re reading this, it’s likely because 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 19 years of evolving this modality, I'm thrilled to share with you this invitation to apply for the third cohort of the 9-month UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Practitioner Training, starting March 2nd, 2022.
This training is open to coaches, therapists, & other helping professionals who have already completed the UZAZU Foundations Training (in either the 3-day online, live in-person workshop, or 7-Week online format), 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, with myself or co-trainer Deb Grant as well as with another Certified UZAZU practitioner, and two 5-day intensive live trainings (one online, and one in-person, in Maine USA), this 9-month comprehensive training is a rich, journey of personal & professional development.
I encourage you to read on below and learn more about this unique training. And, if it strongly resonates for you, and you meet (or could plan to meet) the basic requirements, then go ahead and fill out the application so we can talk personally, discuss any questions you might have, and see if we both sense that it's indeed a good fit for you, at this stage in your journey!
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, UZAZU Master Co-trainer & Clinical Consultant
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,
Certified UZAZU Practitioner
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 — Founder: Being Epic, Life Coach,
Certified UZAZU Practitioner
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, Certified UZAZU Practitioner
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,
Certified UZAZU Practitioner
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.
— Coach and Facilitator (Life, Leadership, and Innovation), Certified UZAZU Practitioner
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 5-day intensives—the 1st online and the 2nd in-person.
Before this certification-level training begins, on March 2nd, 2022, you must have completed the basic level, Professional Foundations Training—in either of the two available formats: Live or Recorded.
1. You've ALREADY taken a live online 3-Day Professional Foundations Training, which was given in Apr. 2020, or Nov. 2020, or Jan 2021.
2. You can purchase & experience the recorded version of the 3-Day Professional Foundations Training (15 hours), which is immediately available here on this page.
3. You can/will join the upcoming 7-Week Professional Foundations Online Training (which has all the same content, but is much more spread out, allowing more time for practice and integration throughout.)
Phase 1: Deeply Embodying States & Facilitating Effective State Re-Patterning
WHERE: Live Online Zoom Sessions, Some Videos & At Home Practice
WHEN: Wed. Mar. 3 - Wed. Jun. 31. Each Wednesday, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST (USA, NYC time) (Pods schedule amongst themselves)
WHAT: 14 Two-Hour Wednesday Sessions, Weekly 1-Hour Pod Meetings, Light Weekly Homework, 12 required 1-1 Sessions with practice clients & completing Reflection Forms on them
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. A foundational aspect of helping you master the UZAZU method of embodied change facilitation work is to ensure you can deeply embody its principles, movements, and states yourself—from the inside out! This personal deep dive, in addition to all the direct benefits to you in your own life, 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, Phase 1 lays the foundation for building your facilitation skills to work effectively with others in an embodied way. This includes learning and practicing the 4 Core Elements of UZAZU Facilitation: 1) It helps you deepen your skills using all the basic UZAZU practices and guided change processes (including several not taught in th Foundations Training); learning how to skillfully & impactfully flow between words/dialogue and movement in your sessions; and having insight-generating conversations with clients about their UZAZU Self-Assessment results.
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: 5-Day Intensive One - Practicing the 4 Core Elements of UZAZU Facilitation
WHERE: Two Live Online Zoom Sessions Each Day
WHEN: Mon. Jun. 13 - Fri. Jun. 17. Each Day, 9:30am EST - 12:00pm EST & 1:00pm EST - 3:30pm EST
WHAT: Five Full Days of highly interactive practice & feedback. Minimal new information—this is mostly about embodying it!
For our first live, online 5-day intensive, we'll focus primarily on DEEPENING YOUR EMBODIMENT of the UZAZU postures & movements, attending especially to the fine sensory-motor details of the voice/mouth/vowels, the eyes/visual-focus, the hands, and the overall internal energy flow, This will be supported by direct feedback & coaching on each posture & movement pattern from Dylan & Deb as well as learning how to give each other helpful specific feedback on the posture-embodiment. This will support you in becoming significantly more comfortable & confident embodying all UZAZU’s core elements AND in helping you physically guide & facilitate others in them.
Using the 4 Core Elements of UZAZU Facilitation as a framework, you'll get to practice guiding each other in the deeper embodiment of the postures and movements, analyzing each other's self-assessment patterns, and facilitating UZAZU's core embodied change facilitation practices & protocols. After this intensive, you’ll be amply prepared to start applying your new UZAZU skills more fully with practice clients in Phase 3.
Phase 3: Developing Your Skills in Using UZAZU With Clients
WHERE: Live Online Zoom Sessions, Some Videos & At Home Practice
WHEN: Wed. Jun. 29 - Wed. Jul. 27, (No sessions in August), Wed. Sep. 8 - Wed. Sep. 21. (Pods schedule amongst themselves)
WHAT: 8 Two-Hour Wednesday Sessions, Weekly 1-Hour Pod Meetings, Light Weekly Homework, 12 (additional) required 1-1 Sessions with practice clients & completing Reflection Forms on them
Building on the first online intensive, you'll now start working regularly with clients—both unpaid ‘practice clients” that you recruit, and (if it’s a fit for you) bringing UZAZU more into your current client work. You’ll start regularly filling in reflection forms about your sessions and reporting back to the group about your experiences as you continually deepen and broaden your UZAZU skills.
In Phase Three, you'll refine your skills by interweaving UZAZU’s additional 4 modes of Facilitator-Client Interactions with the Embodied Change Protocols, during a session—which help support your co-create both shared meaning and embodied change. We'll also focus more on how to effectively work in a more holistic way with clients—through further exploring how to optimally sequence your embodied work, both within a session and over multiple sessions. To do this, you’ll learn and practice the process of relating the embodiment work to more & more of the ‘temporal wholeness’ (past, present, and future) of your client’s life-journey. To help in this, you will learn & practice the full 9-Step Embodied Change Process. This will also support you to weave your own current techniques & modalities into your UZAZU-informed embodied work with clients. As part of this process, you’ll learn more in-depth how to work with the four core Change Processes of Rebalancing, Differentiating, Integrating, and Synergizing, how to apply these core change process to EACH core mode/state, and when which kind of process would be most helpful.
In Phase Three, we'll also introduce The Eight Core Emotional States, and how to work with them 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 purpose of each emotion—both the "positive" and "negative" ones—and learn how to help it energetically complete what it set out to do. (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: 5-Day Intensive Two - Practicing Holistic, Whole-Client UZAZU Facilitation
WHERE: Live, in-person, at The Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center in Saco, Maine, USA. Or then again online, if COVID-19 is still a significant concern.
WHEN: Mon. Sep. 26 - Fri. Sep. 30. 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm (All EST)
WHAT: Five Full Days of highly interactive practice & feedback. Minimal new information, mostly about embodying it!
For our second intensive, we'll hopefully be together IN PERSON (yay!) in a lovely oceanside retreat center in Maine, USA (close to where both Dylan and Deb live). Here, you’ll deepen your skill-set using the core UZUZU protocols, as well as work more deeply RELATIONALLY, informed by the 9 Core UZAZU Modes. You’ll also continue practicing facilitating emotional-energetic shifts with clients, and working more skillfully using your own authentic body-language, using with the 8 Facilitator-Client Modes of Interaction 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 UZAZU 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 are currently and most wanting to work with YOUR clients.
You’ll also receive live facilitation-session 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 instability related to COVID-19 across different countries, this 2nd intensive will very hopefully be live, rather than online. However, we MAY choose to shift it back to fully online, as we have successfully done for the past two years.
Phase 5: Integrating UZAZU into YOUR Practice, and Ongoing Process Support
WHERE: Live Online Zoom Sessions, Some Videos & At Home Practice
WHEN: Wed. Oct. 12 - Wed. Dec. 14. Each Wednesday, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST (Pods schedule amongst themselves)
WHAT: 10 Two-Hour Wednesday Sessions, Weekly 1-Hour Pod Meetings, 12 (additional) required 1-1 Sessions with practice clients & completing Reflection Forms on them, Your 'Integration / Application Project’ & Presentation
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, also now including learning how to conduct effective Discovery Sessions with prospective clients (andintrgaret your UZAZU knowledge and the online Free Self-Assessment into that process) 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 current client base (your main demographic(s) and main kind of issues you tend to work on), reporting back, and getting useful feedback & support, as you organically deepen your skill.
Importantly, in this final phase, you will also take on a small ‘Integration / Application Project’ of picking a topic, issue, and/or specific population that's highly relevant and interesting to your personally, and work on how you can integrate & apply UZAZU with it. Each participant then presents their projects finding & experiences to the group, in a approx. 30-min presentation of guided group experience. Please Note: These personal projects have proven tremendously energizing and inspiring for participants, sparking much creativity, engagement, and interest in each other’s applications! It’s a great way to really jumpstart the process of really making UZAZU ‘your own’ and integrating it into your own work.
Coursework Requirements & Time Commitments
During the 3 Online Phases: 5-6 hours a week, on average
In summary—this training will take regular, consistent time and effort on your part. We've made it that way on purpose, and we help hold you accountable to it along the way so you don't slip behind. This is for good reason: As long-time body-based professionals, we know that significant, deeply embodied learning is a slow, gradual, iterative (and layered) process. You can't 'cram in' embodied learning at the last minute.
We're not interested in just giving you lots of 'interesting theories & information' about embodiment here (though you will inevitably get that too.) We've designed this learning journey for deep, impactful transformation, learning, and solid skill-building. Multiple feedback loops and modes of interaction with each other and the content help ensure no one gets left behind, and everyone graduates with a deeply embodied set of skills that will serve them for life.
We're here to support you all the way in this journey. Just be sure you know what you're committing to, so YOU can show up and really take advantage of this special opportunity.
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 4-Step Embodied Change Process, to facilitate deep, integrated transformation
Use the 4-Step Embodied Change Process (at a MUCH deeper level than in the Foundations Training) to help clients: identify their key, underlying issues, within the context of their overall life/journey, establish a clear & motivating sense of direction, experience deep shifts of core embodied patterns & beliefs, and then effectively 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 36 experienced helping professionals. We expect it to fill up before January 2022. So if you already know you're highly interested, we encourage you to to submit your application sooner than later and reserve your spot!
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 Professional 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 exploring together 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 have been accepted into the training, BEFORE paying. Then select whether you'd prefer to pay all at once or monthly.
The Super Early-bird Discount of 20% saves you $1,600 and expires October 23.
Also: If you have not yet taken the prerequisite Foundations Training,
(and even if you already have, but would like to repeat it):
If you sign up directly for the Certification Training, we will give you access to the live 7-Week Foundations Training, this Oct. 26, for FREE.
The 9-Month UZAZU Certification Training
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The 9-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 ;-) )
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
The Certification Training FAQ
If your question isn't answered here below, you can email Dylan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Foundations Professional Online Training—either one we gave in April or Nov 2020, or in Jan 2021, or completed a recorded version of the same, or you're planning on taking an upcoming one.
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 intentionally designed to work well for both therapists and coaches. UZAZU takes a kind of (embodied) hybrid approach, blending elements from both coaching and therapy.
Is there a way I can experience UZAZU beforehand, and discover if this is a good fit for me?
Yes! There are several ways... The Foundations Professional Training is a prerequisite for this certification training, so you would take that first, and then decide if for sure you'd like to do the full certification training. Before that, you can sign up for one of our free UZAZU webinars, via the homepage links at the top. (Make sure you'r on our mailing list as well - we offer additional free webinars every other month or so.)
You may also prefer, as a first or earlier step, to explore the possibility of directly experiencing UZAZU Coaching with the founder Dylan Newcomb, with UZAZU Master Co-Trainer Deb Grant, or with another Certified UZAZU Practitioner.
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.
WHERE are the two 5-Day Live Intensives held, and are those costs fully included in the Training price?
The first 5-day live intensive, in the late spring / early summer, will be fully online, via Zoom. Attendance to this online intensive is fully included in the initial training program fee.
The second 5-day live intensive, in the late summer / early fall will be at a lovely retreat center by the ocean in Maine, USA. Attendance to this is included in the initial fee. The travel costs, as well as your room & board/food costs are yours. The retreat center has a full range of higher to quite low-cost rooming options, and a range of menu/diet options. Travel between the Retreat Center and the Portland Maine Jetport is about a $25, 20-minute Uber ride, and the other option is to fly into Boston MA, and take a train or bus up to Portland ME from there (about 2 hours). More details available upon your training registration, or upon request.
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 required to attend live a minimum of 75% of the time, with full attendance being ideal. These sessions will each be recorded and made available the next day in our online course area. Watching the replay very soon after and then doing the personal recommended, follow-up practice exercises (clearly described, together with the replay) will also be required, so you keep at pace with the group, and fully participate in your Pod sessions as well.
Attending 75% of your Pod meetings is required, and each pod group coordinates together to find times that work for all 4-5 of you.
The two live (online) retreats are a must. You can miss one half-day of the 1st, online training if you must still squeeze in a few clients that week, or what have you—but preferably not. Having the time together to dive deep into the material, and to do sustained interactive practice with each other, is essential to becoming a truly skilled (and certified) UZAZU Practitioner.
Do I automatically become certified, by completing the whole training, or...?
Please 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, done all the practices sessions & reflection forms, and have met the minimum attendance, participation, and practice requirements.
One other key thing to note about meeting the certification requirements is that near the very end, you'll be asked to submit a (2nd) video of yourself facilitating an entire UZAZU-based session, together with your own reflection and self-assessment on it. (You'll do a 1st round of this Session video-recording submission and getting feedback on it at the end of Phase 3.) Dylan Newcomb and Deb Grant will review this video and determine to what degree you seem to demonstrate a solid command of both the UZAZU content & methods as well as how skillfully you interact with the client in helping them. (These interpersonal dynamics get a lot of attention throughout the training, as it's such a key part of being an effective, embodied practitioner.)
You'll then receive a detailed personal feedback session with D&D (which trainees tend to find very helpful!) If your work in this video does not meet the minimum standards, then you will then be asked to work on a few specific things and resubmit a second video, which will then be re-assessed and reviewed with you. The fee for this second feedback review will be $250. Our evaluation criteria are well-defined well in advance, and we spend a LOT of time working & feedbacking iteratively on it throughout the training, so in all probability, you will be fully prepared for this this final client-session video submission.
What can I do & not do with my certification?
This UZAZU Embodied Intelligence Practitioner Certification entitles you to use UZAZU 1-1 with clients. It entitles you to advertise yourself as an UZAZU Certified Practitioner. While it is fine to bring some some basic elements of UZAZU into work you do with groups, it does NOT entitle you to fully teach or train groups in 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 psychotherapist, coach, PT, OT, etc.
Do I have to have to regularly renew my certification status?
Yes—every 2 years.
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.