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SIH School
Somatic Therapy Certification & Training Program

Body, Mind, Heart, & Spirit

Live Your Highest Purpose

Transformational Embodied Awakening


Somatic Intuitive Healing™ (SIH for short - pronounced "sigh") School is a hybrid 300 Hour somatic therapy training and certification program for wellness professionals in Portland, Oregon.


Somatic Intuitive Healing™ is a holistic gentle bodywork modality for emotional, relational, and nervous system healing. At the core of this work is the container of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and client-led presence-based dialogue. The resulting outcomes are an integrative and deeply nourishing healing experience that supports nervous system regulation, somatic processing of emotional content and trauma, and a gentle alternative to traditional approaches to mental health and wellness. 


What sets a training in SIH™ apart from other offerings is that it is designed to support the health and wellbeing of the practitioner to come into the foreground and be a guiding pathway into wellness. This allows for the unique experiences and skillsets of the individual to be integrated into their offering to deliver a profoundly personalized and transformative healing modality.


SIH School™ offers an opportunity for current massage therapists, psychotherapists, bodyworkers, yoga therapists, craniosacral therapists, naturopaths, MDs, nurses, acupuncturists, energy healers and other wellness professionals to expand their skills to support their clients in trauma-informed emotional processing, spiritual connection, and body-based wellness while learning a modality that supports their own health and wellbeing alongside the client. Upon completion of the training, you will have a powerful toolkit of hands-on skills to start working with clients and supporting their transformational embodied awakening. 

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 

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Somatic Intuitive Healing™

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Receive Training In Somatic Therapy, Energy Healing, Craniosacral Therapy, & Yoga Therapy


SIH Certification is a hands-on experiential based somatic therapy training in Portland, Oregon. There are 5 in-person training modules, a self-paced mentoring and certification process, and a foundational online course. The five in-person modules are offered over the course of one year, approximately 3 months apart. Registration is now closed for 2022. Please click HERE to join the 2023 waitlist.
Trainings will be held in Portland, Oregon on a Friday - Monday schedule from 9am - 5:30pm
Module 1: Embodied Presence - 25hrs
Nov 3-6, 2023 (dates are tentative)

This foundational module is rooted in the pillar of Presence. To have deep presence is to create the conditions for safety and healing within the body, the setting, and in you, the practitioner. Topics covered are nervous system assessment & regulation, table yoga therapy, experiential presence work, ethics, embodiment work, and more.

Module 2: Subtle Touch - 25hrs
Jan 2024 - Exact dates TBA

Module 2 is designed around the pillar of Wholeness. You will learn to deepen your skills of hands-on touch, assessment, support, and being present with the ways that the body communicates as you learn to become a fluent translator of somatic language. Techniques are rooted in craniosacral therapy, somatic therapy, and energetic bodywork.

Module 3: Energy Healing - 25hrs
April 2024 (Exact dates TBA)
Module 4: Emotional Content - 25hrs
July 2024 (Exact dates TBA)

This module is dedicated to the pillar of Receptivity. Deepening your skillset as an intuitive healer, we will explore the infinite landscape of energetic healing and biodynamic touch. In this module we work with energetic treatment practices, biodynamic craniosacral, frequency healing, and more. This module is designed to expand your intuition and inner listening as well as fine-tune your subtle hands on skills. 

Module 5: The Field - 25hrs
October 2023 (exact dates TBA)

Giving and receiving Somatic Intuitive Healing™ is an essential component of becoming a successful practitioner. In this module we focus on strengthening & refining skills learned in previous modules as well as have space for custom learning determined by the needs of the group. When surrounded by the powerful healing field that a connected cohort creates, deep transformational learning is possible. 

 Module 4 is guided by the final pillar of Connection. Our bodies are vehicles for deep relational connection and emotional healing. When working with the body, supporting emotional content when it comes up is an important skill. In this module you will learn tools for supportive somatic focused dialogue, scope of practice, verbal processing awareness, curiosity led communication, & deepening body interpretation skills.

Mentoring & Certification
Personalized Support & Coaching

After finishing module 5, each student is offered a personalized mentor experience with lead facilitator, Jessica Garay. This includes 1:1 business coaching, feedback on healing work, and support based on your individual interests and needs. Supporting the success of each practitioner within the program is a high priority and intention of SIH School. 

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MORE INFO ABOUT ONLINE PORTION: SIH School is a professional somatic therapy training that teaches Somatic Intuitive Healing™. There are two levels to SIH School. The foundational level is a 100 hour online program and is a prerequisite for the certification program. The certification program is a 200 hour in-person training that builds on the skills from the online portion and is designed for wellness professionals and experiential learning. You can begin with online portion as a stand-alone program or experienced practitioners may take the online course simultaneously with the in-person portion of the training which is included in the certification tuition. If you are new to somatic therapy or healing work or you want to get started right away, please start with SIH School Online by clicking the button below. Anyone who takes the online course as a stand alone course will be able to register for the certification program at a discounted price to off-set their initial investment in purchasing the online course on it's own. 

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Certification, Mentoring, & Requirements 

CERTIFICATION PROCESS: Once you have completed SIH School Online and SIH School Certification Modules 1 - 5, you are eligible to begin the self-paced certification process. The completion of the entire 300hr program supports you developing the skills necessary to begin your professional practice as a certified Somatic Intuitive Healing practitioner. Because Somatic Intuitive Healing is a touch-based healing modality, it falls under the regulation of most state boards of massage therapy. Active certification with Somatic Intuitive Healing School may meet the requirements of your state board for exemption from licensing. Please check your local state laws. 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In Order To Obtain Certification, You Must Complete The Requirements as follows​: > Practicum Treatments & Case Studies: 50 documented practicum sessions. A portion of those sessions need to be case studies with 3-5 sessions of consecutive care for 3 individuals.   > A mentor session with Jessica Garay to go over all materials and develop your next steps on your healer's journey. > Receive at least 10 sessions. One of which needs to be with Jessica Garay. The other's can be with approved SIH providers. Cost of sessions are not included in tuition. Each practitioner will set their own prices.  > A practicum exam with Jessica Garay.  > A take-home exam + final project of your choosing. Final project topics must be approved by SIH Faculty. *Note: There will be some homework and reading assignments between modules plus at least one online meeting with SIH Faculty between each module. Expect to have 10-20 hours of time dedicated to the program between each module in addition to any practicum you are doing.  **Note: The online portion has 4 modules. You must finish modules 1 & 2 before beginning the certification program. Online modules 3 & 4 need to be finished by the second module of the certification program. Please plan your time accordingly. ​ Once certified, you are required to adhere to the ethics and standards of SIH School, display your certification at your place of practice, stay current by applying to renew certification every 4 years for a fee of $100, comply with a Self-Care practice by receiving at least 4 professional wellness sessions for personal healing per year and complete 10 hours of continuing education in healing or wellness every year. You can group the CE hours together in a less frequent larger training if desired but must take at least one CE training every 4 years that is the equivalent to 40 CE hours per renewal period. You will submit proof of CE and Self-Care when you renew certification.

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