looking to become a movement for trauma certified practitioner?


Level 1

  • An introduction to working with trauma as it presents in the body through experiential activities including partnered and group activities and through embodied experiments.

  • Exploration of relational and task oriented movement and embodied mindfulness to reactivate the ventral vagal complex to allow for a greater sense of safety and support in your clients bodies.

  • An overview of the cutting edge neuroscience of trauma including how to adapt the window of tolerance to stress model and polyvagal theory into movement and mindfulness practices for nervous system regulation.

  • The impact of different types and intensities of movement on fight, flight, freeze, collapse and attach responses.

  • Tools and strategies for assessing your client’s nervous system by learning to track your own and simple ways to resource a client outside sessions.

  • Understanding our scope of practice when working with clients' histories of chronic and severe trauma and introduction to holding healthy boundaries with clients to prevent secondary trauma.

  • The foundations of creating healthier breathing biomechanics in clients through fostering a greater sense of safety internally and externally.


Level 2

  • Integrative understanding of how to harness movement for relational resourcing in a highly interactive and community based model for movement and building in regulated responsiveness to stimuli and people.

  • A deeper level of understanding of healthy physical, emotional and psychic boundaries and safer physical and energetic contact.

  • Tools for ensuring you're present and grounded in your body while with clients so you're always working from an intuitive and intelligent space.

  • A deeper learning of the impact trauma has on the diaphragm and how to mobilize it in a safe and methodical way.

  • Learning to use movement and embodied mindfulness to increase tolerance for higher activation sensationad and emotions including anger.

  • Tools for integrating a greater sense of embodied strength and personal power in the bodies to increase the capacity for tolerating the fight response in the nervous system.

  • Understanding the connection between inner core strength, bio-tensegrity and somatic awareness and our sense of safety in the world.

  • 4 hour workshop with Deb Chard from Wen-Do Women's Self Defence.



Movement for Trauma Level Three is a program requiring application prior to acceptance.

Please apply by emailing coach@janeclapp.com and follow these guidelines for your program application. Only make a deposit once you have received notification of acceptance. You will be notified within 4 weeks after submitting your application:

  • A description of your personal psychotherapeutic work to date including approximate number of hours of psychotherapy you’ve completed. Applicants who haven’t completed a minimum of 150 hours of psychotherapy will not be considered.

  • A description of how you’ve integrated Movement for Trauma principles into your professional work.

  • A description of your intent in becoming a Movement for Trauma Level One facilitator and who and where you would like to eventually offer this training to.

  • A description of your understanding of the biopsychosocial impact of trauma and the impact systemic oppression has on the body.

    Level 3 requires a 12 - 18 month commitment as follows:

    • 8 hours of in person or online mentorship with Jane

    • 3 MFT Level 1 weekend assists, including leading a 45 minute movement practice following the MFT L1 movement guidelines (weekend 3)

    • 4 client case studies with a minimum of 10 sessions per client

  • In addition:

    • An assessment of your movement training in terms of efficacy for aiding in the support of trauma recovery work to identify areas for growth and learning

    • Review of the most recent science and literature

    • Movement activities and tools for trauma resourcing within scope of practice

    • Understanding vicarious versus secondary trauma and finding tools for vicarious resilience in a collaborative client centred model

    • Creating your self care plan to avoid compassion fatigue, secondary or vicarious trauma

    • Demonstrating a clear understanding of scope of practice and healthy physical and emotional boundaries

    • Measuring client progress

  • Once successfully completing this mentorship program you can apply to become a MFT Level 1 Facilitator