Moving with Life | The Body Process


Moving with Life: The Body Process with Zuza Engler, Ph.D.

a seven-day professional training for therapists, counselors, and coaches


This non-residential workshop presents elements of theory and numerous ways of practicing skills for embodiment through inner-directed and guided movement, both explorative and expressive; resource building; right-left brain integration; working skillfully with relationship dynamics, boundaries, and group dynamics (forming, storming, norming, and belonging).


FRIDAY 8:15–10:15 PM


9:45 AM–1:00 PM
2:45 PM–5:00 PM

FRIDAY 10 AM–12:30 PM


A private studio near Sebastopol, California


$1,250 | or $995 by August 8
includes $250 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee to be submitted with your registration

  1. Please email us your contact information, and
  2. Send a check with your $250 registration fee to Zuza Engler, 883 Chardonnay Cir., Petaluma, CA.

You will receive a confirmation email with venue info and logistics.

Final balances due:

$745 by August 8 for the Early Bird discount; or
$1,000 by September 15, 2021 general admission.

Please email us if you have questions, need support with special needs during the workshop, or to report grievances. For detailed information about our Continuing Education Program and instructions regarding grievances, please see our Continuing Education page.


This course meets the qualifications for 36 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Zuza Engler is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education programs for MFT, LCSW, and LPCC and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Lunch time and other breaks do not count toward CE credits.

Please note: We cannot offer CE credits for partial attendance. Thank you for your understanding.


Your $250 registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
For cancellations before September 15, amounts paid over $250 will be refunded. No refunds after September 15, 2021.

The skills developed in this workshop will help participants
deepen and strengthen their capacity for improved clinical outcomes with clients suffering from dissociation, anxiety, low self-esteem, boundary issues or overwhelm. As a result, participants will be able to:
  • Articulate the distinction between kinesthetic versus mental experiences (sensation vs. story) and demonstrate kinesthetic resonance.
  • Name and describe 5 different layers of perception (inner sensing, feeling, outer perception, spatial intelligence, imagination) and integrate them consistently in their interventions with clients.
  • Explore and demonstrate three practices of embodied presence and somatic awareness.
  • Practice three verbal communication skills grounded in kinesthetic reality (continuum of awareness reporting, sensation-based I statements, shifting between normative and body identity) as distinguished from interpretation, projection, analysis, or mental assessment.
  • Describe the three basic boundary skills: how to recognize, set, and respect a boundary and teach these skills to clients.
  • Apply three of the basic principles of Gestalt Practice (meeting, entry, expression) to facilitate awareness of, and contact with, self and other.
  • Practice three skills for observing and shifting group dynamics through somatic interventions (compression–release, movement toward-away, pause).
  • Identify and articulate their own level of differentiation, inclusion, and belonging to better guide clients in applying body-based practices/new behaviors in these areas.
  • Integrate somatic awareness and embodied presence practices toward deepened empathy, clear perception, and accurate reflection in their therapeutic relationships.
  • Explore and integrate practices for self-care, relaxation, stress-reduction, and renewal as resources in the treatment of clients–including meditation/mindfulness for attention training.
Zuza Engler, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider # 1000053

Read Zuza's Resume

The workshop far exceeded my expectations in terms of its depth and the places I re-met within myself. It was valuable to get in touch with my core vitality and what had been blocking it. The combination of solo, partner and full group time was exquisitely balanced. I bring back a renewed sense of myself.

Thomas Lucas