The Foundations of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
3-Day Online Training for Helping Professionals
with UZAZU Founder & Lead Trainer Dylan Newcomb and Co-Trainer Deb Grant, LCSW & RSMT
If you are a coach, counselor, consultant, therapist, or other helping professional—and whether you have a lot of prior experience in body-based practices & interventions or not—you’ll come away from this highly engaging 3-day intensive online training (and the post-training online materials) with a clear set of embodied principles, practices, and protocols you can use right away with your clients.
In this 3-Day Live Online Training, you will:
You will learn embodied practices to support your clients in each of UZAZU's Four Core Areas of Embodiment
Inner-Experience is the area of embodiment related to Self-Focused Sensing, that is, one's embodied sense of self. It includes:
- Your (client's) embodied experience: sensations, feelings, and emotions.
- Your (client's) capacity for holding inner-experience with mindful self-compassion.
Self-Agency is the area of embodiment related to Self-Focused Acting, that is, one's embodied actions on behalf of yourself. It includes:
- Your (client's) empowered self-efficacy: motivation, confidence, and determination.
- Your (client's) constructive self-esteem: self-respect, self-potential, and vulnerability.
Connection is the area of embodiment related to Other-Focused Sensing, that is, one's embodied sense of "being with" other people, things, and the environment. It includes:
- Your (client's) experience of supportive connection: empathy, understanding, closeness, reciprocity
- Your (client's) capacity for adaptive communion: orientation & adaptability to the environment, social ease, and responsiveness
Collaboration is the area of embodiment related to Other-Focused (Inter)Acting, that is, one's embodied actions on behalf of others or the environment. It includes:
- Your (client's) capacity for purposeful contribution: the ability to focus, follow-through, and effectively serve & provide, while connecting to own purpose
- Your (client's) co-creative engagement: social and professional engagement, capacity for collaboration, and ability to adapt & improvise in times of change.
About UZAZU's Live Online Trainings
In each session, you'll ENGAGE—interactively and experientially—with the content at hand. You'll be guided (safely) through experiencing a full spectrum of balanced & imbalanced STATES. And you'll learn how to help your clients balance THIEIR states. It's a very "full-on" process, so come prepared to DO, FEEL, SHARE, and REFLECT!
Each day, you'll have ample opportunities to PRACTICE & APPLY what you're learning with your training partners via carefully crafted Zoom Breakout Group activities. This keeps you continually engaged and learning-by-doing. The overall format is highly interactive, embodied learning—NOT PowerPoint Lectures about embodiment!
NOTE: This training gives you all the essential knowledge and skills you need to use the foundational embodiment practices and change protocols of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence with clients. It is also the prerequisite training for UZAZU's full certification training. For those who are interested to more fully master and use a more extensive range of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence methods, the 9-month Practitioner Certification Training begins its next cohort on March 7th, 2021.
Here's what you'll receive with this live online training:
Two Training Options:
Our Training Schedule each day will be:
EST, USA: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
London, U.K.: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Break: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
> The Recorded, 'Instant Access' Version <
(Recorded January 21 - 23, 2021)
> The Next Live, Online Version: <
The next live online training is not currently scheduled. (We had one scheduled for April 15-17, but we've postponed it.) In mid-spring, we'll announce a next date, for the second half of 2021. In meantime, the recorded version of this exact same training is available now (above.) Buying the recorded version will also give you a 80% off discount on attending the next live online version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this training for? How do I know if it's a good fit for ME?
This 3-day live online training is for helping professionals of all kinds: Coaches, Psychotherapists, Somatic Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, etc. You do NOT need to have any prior training in UZAZU. You do not need to be currently certified or credentialed in anything, to take this training. We say "helping professionals" because we will assume you are already experienced in working 1-1 with individuals on "issues," and that you are already comfortable doing so, in your own way. The professional-focused trainings of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence are designed to easily and effectively compliment your existing methods & "tools."
Do I need to have any prior experience in doing "embodied work" to take this online training?
Nope. UZAZU Embodied Intelligence works equally well for "newbies" to somatic-oriented change work as well as for seasoned somatic therapists with several somatic modalities under their belt. It provides a simple yet comprehensive framework & approach—a powerful foundation for people new to somatic work, and a very integrative framework for those already combining multiple approaches.
Is this a certification training? What will I be able to DO, professionally speaking, with what I learn?
This is not a certification training. You will gain a certificate of completion IF you choose to take the (free, included) online quiz available after the training ends. (You can keep taking it till you pass.) You WILL be able to use a complete set of posture & simple movements to help your clients SHIFT THEIR STATE, and start to re-pattern specific issues. You can say you've taken training in or studied UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, but cannot advertise yourself as a (certified) UZAZU Practitioner. This 3-day training is the "basic" level, and is the prerequisite to taking the 9-Month Practitioner Certification Training, which starts it's next round on March 7th, 2020.
Do I have to take this 3-Day Training, if I want to join the upcoming Practitioner Certification Training?
This 3-day training is the "basic" level, and is the prerequisite to taking the 9-Month Practitioner Certification Training, which starts its next round on March 7th, 2020. You do not need to attend it LIVE, in person—you can experience it via the replays. But you will need to have gone through all the content before we start.
I'm not so sure about doing embodiment-based trainings ONLINE. Is there a LIVE, in person version?
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we're currently ONLY teaching our training online till things clear up substantially in the United States. Then, hopefully in late 2021, a few live trainings in both the United States and Europe will be planned.
That said, I've been teaching UZAZU primarily online for over 9 years now, and feel very satisfied with how it goes, in this format. We've worked (and keep working) real hard to optimize the effectiveness of our online teaching methodologies. We consistently get feedback on how surprisingly engaging and transformational it is for people. We also provide a FULL discount if, after the first day of training, you feel it's not working for you.
What if I can't make it to all (or even any) of the actual live training sessions? Will there be a replay?
YES! We record all the sessions and make them available to you in a very user-friendly online course format for 2 full years (including all the handouts). This also includes access to the our online UZAZU users community, where you can share and ask questions to other members.
I look forward to meeting you personally, in the training...
If your questions are not answered above, just click on the chat button or email me at dylan.newcomb@UZAZU.org and I'm happy to respond!