BROADEN YOUR SCOPE
"Our goal is embodied cognition, not just symptom amelioration." - Derek Gill, Founder
The basic level of this is learning to see the whole structure as opposed to focusing on the area of complaint all while understanding the interplay between structure and function. The advanced level of this is learning to see the whole person; to create a meaningful, therapeutic relationship whereby the patient is able to expand their perceptions of self, which allows them to process their mental and emotional fixations along with their physical ones.
Our intensive programs here at Global SI have been created to leverage your existing skills while dramatically shifting your paradigm of how you see, touch, and interact with those in your care. This is accomplished through our unique blend of information delivery, which ranges from traditional lecture to self exploration to supervision and everything in between.
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION SPECIALIST (SI-S)
The Basic 10 - The Foundational 10 Series Program
The Basic 10 series of Structural Integration (SI) is the pedagogical legacy bequeathed to us by Dr. Ida Rolf. This format for learning the work is time honored and tested, and is a way to keep the students of Structural Integration and their patients safe as they embark on the journey of mastering the transformative work that is SI. Global SI has pioneered a way to deliver this material that is concise and efficient, which makes it more accessible to seasoned therapists who already have full time practices. As such, these courses are designed exclusively for those practitioners with a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology, palpation, and who have been practicing manual therapy for a minimum of 3 years.
While studying The Basic 10, the student will be introduced to the historical and theoretical foundations of Structural Integration (SI) as well as learning the hands on and movement work that accompanies each of the sessions. Particular importance will be placed on the principle driven/process oriented context of SI, as well as the standard anatomy and skill building aspects of more technique driven modalities. In addition, heavy emphasis will be placed on the student’s own embodiment of the work as a key factor of their ability to deliver the SI experience to their patients.
All classes are stand-alone units with the exception of Session 7 and Session 10, which require completion of Sessions 1-6 and 1-9, respectively, as prerequisites. Each course will provide the student with a discrete set of techniques that can be applied independently. Those students seeking a more transformative and holistic approach to offer their patients will benefit from learning and utilizing the 10 Series as a sequential, all encompassing protocol. For those that successfully complete all 10 courses, they will earn the designation of Structural Integration Specialist (SIS).
HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR™
Beyond the Basics
Human Systems Integrator™ is the terminal certification awarded by Global SI. It's the culmination of proven competency in seven areas of study: The Basic 10, Pain Science, Mind Management, Practitioner Self Awareness and Therapeutic Relationship, Movement Therapy, Non-Formulaic SI, and Incorporating Osteopathy into the Delivery of SI.
The goal of this program is to broaden the perspective of the professional far beyond the scope of typical, manual therapy coursework. The unique perspective of structure and function, body reading skills, and palpatory skills acquired in The Basic 10 SI certification will serve as the foundation for the next level of understanding. Those who attain the designation of Human Systems Integrator™ will have transcended the Cartesian notion that the body is somehow separate from the mind, and will be able to competently guide their patients to this same understanding. They will recognize that our primary role is to deliver profound shifts in perception via novel stimulation and education, which is in the form of skilled touch, skilled listening, and skilled coaching. The use of skilled touch is what distinguishes us from other professions, and is not to be overlooked even as we broaden our scope to include the psycho social considerations.
Students committed to this level of understanding will have completed their certification as an SI practitioner, and will have performed a minimum of 50, Basic 10 series. They will have also completed additional coursework in the above mentioned areas of study either with Global SI or via other approved programs. Finally, the candidate will submit case studies and perform live sessions observed by an instructor, which demonstrate proficiency in applying the principles of the advanced areas of study during a non-formulaic, SI treatment.
To find out more information about courses already scheduled, please contact the local coordinator listed on the home page. To host a class in your area, please contact us via e-mail at , or via telephone at +19042514305.