SR – About the Professional Somatic Resourcing Training

SR – About the Professional Somatic Resourcing Training

About the Professional Somatic Resourcing Training


Class Hours: Friday 1:00 pm to 6pm, Saturday 9:30am to 6:00pm, Sunday 9:30am to 5:30pm

Dates: 2019 Dates TBA

Location: TBA

Instructor: Craig Toonder, MFT

For more information or to register for a training, please contact Craig Toonder, MFT at craig [at] or phone 510-499-7137.

Course Description:
The Professional Somatic Resourcing Training is designed to give psychotherapists a practical understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and psychology of a client’s somatic patterns and movements in a way that is clear, accessible and directly applicable to psychotherapeutic practice. The Somatic Resourcing Training is experientially based allowing therapists to both deeply experience how the body moves as well as understand how to use movement and touch as psycho-physical interventions in their work.

The building of physical and psychological resources is central to the process of Somatic Resourcing. This methodology actively integrates approaches of both psychotherapy and body therapy as a simultaneous process. The therapeutic work is continually integrating the physical with the psychological and vice versa. A client’s physical, mental and spiritual issues are all seen as parts of a complex interactive system, where all parts are inseparable from the whole. The body is seen as the container of this interactive system. It is a primary vehicle for therapeutic exploration and transformation.

Somatic Resourcing Training is a resourcing based model of psychotherapy. Resources are those things, actions, and qualities we can draw upon for aid in times of need. They are the awareness, abilities, and skills that support a person in maintaining a sense of self and a feeling of competency, regardless of what is occurring in his or her environment. There are many different categories of resources: psychological, emotional, intellectual, relational, athletic, artistic, spiritual, somatic, etc. In the Somatic Resourcing Training we explore the interface of two resource categories, the psychological and somatic. We ground the resourcing process in the body by focusing the therapeutic work on the building of somatic based resources and then by building psycho-physical resources which integrate the physical and the psychological. We continually explore the integration of mind and body by engaging both the physical and the psychological in a process of working across the interface of mind and body.

The body is at the heart of this method of psychotherapy. This is psychotherapy through the body. We keep coming back to the body because it is what brings us most efficiently into the transformative moment. Transformation of our limitations, wounds, and restrictive patterns requires the introduction and integration of new physical and psychological options.

Psychotherapists who wish to work in depth on both sides of the mind/body interface have often had to engage in long and comprehensive body therapy training programs in order to glean the information needed to work effectively with the physical patterns that accompany psychological issues. They then had to adapt this somatic understanding to a psychological framework in order to work in an integrative way with both physical and psychological issues.

This training is designed specifically for psychotherapists who wish to deepen their ability to work somatically. The material is presented in ways that are clinically applicable to psychotherapy practice. The Somatic Resourcing Training may also be valuable for advanced body workers who have some psychological training. Techniques and the underlying theoretical base for working at the interface between posture/movement patterns and psychological issues will be explored in detail. The building of new and more optimal somatic patterns and resources as they relate to psychological issues will be addressed through out the training.

The purpose of the Somatic Resourcing Training is to create a clinically useful understanding of the anatomy and movement dynamics of the human body. The training is designed to give therapists practical skills and knowledge that will allow them to assess and work with movement and touch in the building of new psychological and physical resources.


· To gain a clinically useful understanding of resourced based somatic psychotherapy.

· To gain a practical understanding of human anatomy, biomechanics and movement dynamics as they relate to psychological issues.

· To gain greater clinical understanding of the theory of somatic and psychological resourcing as it is applied to supporting clients in reaching their therapeutic goals.

· To be able to see and assess limiting and expansive physical patterns, movement patterns, and somatic themes in regards to the presence, or lack of psycho-physical resources.

· To be able to support clients in developing new psychological resources by introducing new postural and movement options.

· To gain skill and comfort in the use of touch as a useful tool in somatic psychotherapy

· To be able to create somatic and psychological interventions that support clients in reaching their therapeutic goals.

· To gain practical experience and confidence in working with a somatic approach to

Application Information for the 2018 Somatic Resourcing Training

1. Please contact Craig Toonder, MFT for the Training Application Form or click link below:

2. Complete the application and return the form via email to ctoondermft[at] or by mail to:

Craig Toonder, MFT
3637 Grand Ave, Suite B
Oakland, CA 94610

2. Applicants will be notified by phone or email about their admission.

3. Upon admission, submit the Enrollment Agreement check(s) to the address listed above.

For more information or to register for a training, please contact Craig Toonder, MFT at craig [at] or phone 510-499-7137.

Refund Policy:
Thirty-Day Cancellation:  By submitting written notice to Somatic Resourcing Training within thirty (30) days prior to the start date of the training, the applicant is entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to SRT, less a $150 cancellation fee.

A student verbally withdrawing from the Somatic Resourcing Training before the end of the first module or submitting written notification within three days after the end of the first module is entitled to a 50% refund of the contract price less a $150 cancellation fee.

A student terminating from the Somatic Resourcing Training after the three (3) day grace period after the end of the first module of the program shall not be entitled to any refund, and shall be obligated to pay the full price of the program, which constitutes the maximum obligation.

Notice of withdrawal must be in writing.  All refunds will be paid within thirty (30) days after cancellation, withdrawal or termination.

Somatic Resourcing Training agrees that if a course is cancelled the student will receive 100% refund of tuition.

The facilities are handicapped accessible. If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please inform us of your accommodation needs by the registration deadline. We will make a good faith effort to meet your accommodation requests after this deadline.