The programs listed below are approved by the California Board of Private and Postsecondary Vocational Education.
Rosen Method Bodywork Training
Rosen Method Movement Training
In Rosen Method bodywork courses students learn to notice subtle changes in muscle tension and shifts in the breath. They are trained to recognize these as indications that the client is relaxing and becoming more aware of his or her body and internal experience. Students learn how to respond with touch and words that allow the person receiving the session to recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension.
Students discover ways to apply the work to their own lives as well as the lives of their clients. During the classes, students will not only work on others but will also receive sessions. As the process unfolds, habitual tension and holding patterns may be released, freeing students (and clients) to live more fully.
Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center offers a variety of self-development and training programs for people interested in expanding their self-awareness as well as those seeking new career paths.
A popular self-discovery training method called the Intensive Training Track is available to the general public and to bodywork students. It is an intense 42 hour exploration of the practical and philosophical aspects of the work. An Intensive consists of seven or eight days of in-depth work both giving and receiving Rosen Method bodywork sessions, group movement sessions and sharing experiences in a large group format. The class usually begins on a Saturday and ends on the Sunday of the next week (with a day off on Wednesday). Students who choose to enroll in the Intensive Training Track toward certification must attend 6 Intensives and complete an internship program. A maximum of three Intensives may be taken in one year.
Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center offers a three-year training program in Rosen Method bodywork consisting of two years of classroom instruction followed by a 12- to 18-month internship, which leads to certification by the Rosen Institute in Rosen Method bodywork. This program is approved as a vocational training by the California Board of Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education.
Level One - Fundamentals of Rosen Method Bodywork - conveys the basic theory and experience of the work. It is an eight-month course that consists of classroom discussions, demonstrations, and exchanges of bodywork between students. The course meets once a week for 4.5 hours, with time for students to practice newly acquired skills in a supervised setting. This course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Training.
Level Two - the Advanced Training - is an eight-month course that enables students to gain a professional level of competence in Rosen Method bodywork. Classroom work offers intensive supervision and discussion of students' work, as well as demonstrations by Rosen Method teachers. Professional issues such as practice-building, fee-setting, boundaries, scope of practice, and referral of clients to other health care professionals are all covered. This course meets once a week for 4.5 hours. Upon satisfactory completion of the Advanced Training, students may be recommended for internship.
Upon satisfactory completion of the Advanced Training, students may apply for the Internship Program. The Internship is the final stage of training which is comprised of 350 hours of independent practical work seeing clients, 25 hours of personal Rosen Method bodywork and 30 hours of client supervision and case consultation.
The Weekly Rosen Method Movement Teacher Training consists of nine months of weekly classroom instruction of four hours followed by a one-year internship, which leads to certification by the Rosen Institute as a Rosen Method movement teacher. Classroom training consists of movement classes taught by senior teachers, class discussions, demonstrations, practice teaching, body-reading, movement analysis, and rhythm and music analysis. Students also attend and observe twelve Rosen Method movement classes in the community to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of Rosen Method movement possibilities. The learning process is challenging, yet safe and supportive, as students learn to move in new ways.
Students may choose to train through Intensive Rosen Method Movement Teacher Training, which is available to students outside the Bay Area or those who prefer this learning format. Students attend five 5-day intensives of five hours per day, and attend and observe twelve Rosen Movement classes.
The final stage of the program is the internship, which is comprised of 25 hours of independent practical work teaching Rosen Method movement classes; supervisions; and observations.
CEU's are available at Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center for nurses, LCSW's MFT's and massage therapists for all training classes.
A diploma / certificate will be offered through The Berkeley Center to those students who complete the training program. This diploma certifies that the student has met the standards and requirements set by the Rosen Institute (a non-profit educational corporation) for a Rosen Method practitioner or movement teacher. The Rosen Institute is an independent certifying body and does not confer any State of California licensure or other government-approved certification.
No representations are made that the instruction shall or may lead to any employment. Students completing the curriculum are certified as Rosen Method Practitioners.