Practitioner Training Begins January 15, 2024

Neuro-Somatic Integration:

A Resilience Process

Trauma is currently the greatest public health issue in the world. Gun violence is the leading cause of death, surpassing cancer, for children in the United States. Most trauma is left untreated, especially in BIPOC communities. The cost to society annually for child maltreatment ranges from $80 billion - $124 billion, based on conservative estimations the combined cost of medical/mental health services, lost productivity, and crime. Developmental trauma is often the root cause of much of the illness, violence, and incarceration in the United States.
Neuro-Somatic Integration: A Resilience Process (NSI) is one solution for many. We are focused on the communities that suffer the most and are least likely to get help. We have carefully designed our curriculum to consist of nine modules of in-person instruction and eight virtual modules. This program explores and integrates an understanding of transgenerational trauma and the underlying effects on the brain and the body. This NSI program is healing justice with the potential for significant positive social impact.
The Neuro-Somatic Integration (NSI) program is a groundbreaking initiative that combines neuroscience, social and emotional learning (SEL), and trauma education with the practical application of Structural Integration. This unique training program aims to empower BIPOC practitioners and connect them with underserved communities. NSI addresses the pressing issues of our time by delving into the neurobiology of trauma and its profound impact on both physical and emotional health. Through a comprehensive curriculum, participants gain a deep understanding of how trauma affects the body and mind, and learn effective techniques to promote healing and wellbeing. By bridging the gap between scientific research and hands-on bodywork, NSI equips practitioners with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.
The BIPOC population is significantly under represented in the field of Somatic Bodywork, both as practitioners and clients. Out of approximately 2,000 Structural Integrators in the world there are about five Black Structural Integration practitioners in the world today.
The pilot program is open to 12 BIPOC students. Students will be required to complete 100 hours of community service in unserved communities, focusing on families and children. The program will yield 1,200 hours of community service. It is our goal that this novel curriculum brings the field of Neuro-Somatic Integration to a diverse population of practitioners and their clients with the end-goal facilitating outreach to those communities.
Unlock the power of the brain-body connection with Neuro Somatic Integration. Gain the knowledge and skills to tap into the intricate web of your body's neural pathways and unlock hidden potential for healing. Through our comprehensive educational program, you'll develop a "listening touch" that addresses neural blockages stored within the fascial tissues. Dive deep into the Poly-Vagal system, harnessing the power of touch, breath, movement, and language to create profound transformations. Join us on this transformative journey towards holistic well-being and become a practitioner who can truly make a difference.

Neuro Somatic Integration

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Community Service
  • Kinesiology
  • Mentoring
  • Movement
  • Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Pathologies and Contraindications
  • Practicums
  • SI Seminar
  • SI Session Introduction and Overview, Specifics, and Review
  • The Embryology of Attachment
  • Theory of Structural Integration (SI)
  • Visual Diagnostic Assessment
The work of Structural Integration is the genius of
Dr. Ida P Rolf. It was the first bodywork approach designed to re-align the body in the field of gravity through the hands-on manipulation of the connective tissue of fascia. Through her study and research, Dr. Rolf realized that by working with fascia, the human body could be brought into upright alignment. The body is “plastic”. This novel idea holds numerous health benefits in addition to creating better posture. One of her first students in the 1968-69 Esalen class was Dr. Edward Maupin. As a psychologist he understood the psycho-emotional bindings that also impact an individual’s ability to stand upright with security and confidence. Dr. Maupin created the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego and began teaching Structural Integration through his venue.
Dr. Edward Maupin
Neuro-Structural Integration: A Resilience Process draws from the lineage of these early pioneers in the field of bodywork, embodiment and personal presence. This pilot program will be taught by two instructor/ proteges of Dr. Edward Maupin and two long time graduates of Dr. Ida Rolf Institute. Dr Maupin will have a guest presence.

SI in Barbados January 2000

Dr. Ida P Rolf