Online & In-Person Advanced Professional Practioner Certification

Track 4 is for anyone who is ready to begin the Professional Certification process — with the intention of providing professional services to others. With this “Advanced” certification, you will be certified to provide BBTRS either online or in person with individual clients.

This certification track begins with the online modules of the program, through which you experience the entire scope of the work—in order, as it applies to each section of the body. Along with the 35 online practice sessions required in Track 3, Track 4 adds 3 in-person training workshops and 35 additional practice sessions, which are documented and in-person with clients.

Within a specified time frame, you may change your mind and add the online facilitator training sessions to fulfill requirements of the Professional Facilitator certification series.

Certified Advanced Professional Practitioners can enhance their certification by taking a supplemental, annual workshop allowing students to develop BBTRS workshop events in their area.

Advanced Professional Practioner

Online & In-Person Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification

509 Hours of Study | 18 – 24 Months

Online Module 1

The first of three primary educational modules provides the foundations of trauma, including the basics of how the body works when under stress.

21 - Day Meditation Cycle

Students are required to complete two 21-day meditation cycles using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include developing i…

7 - Part Guided Breathwork Journey / Home Practice

In this online, home-practice course, BBTRS® founder Giten Tonkov guides you on a personal journey with the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Syst…

BBRTS Recorded Webinars

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Online Module 2

The second module, the longest of the three, is a blend of theory and practice. Theory covers the ways in which trauma impacts 7 different segments of the…

35 - Online Practice Sessions

Similar to the 35 required Online Practice Sessions, students must provide 35 additional In-Person Practice Sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends…

In - Person Module 1

In-person workshops provide the most enriching experiences BBTRS® has to offer. Participants work many hours per day, share opening meditations, le…

21 - Day Meditation Cycle

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

In - Person Module 2

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

21 - Day Meditation Challenge

Students are required to complete a second 21-day meditation challenge using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

In - Person Module 3

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation cycle using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include…

35 In - Person Practice Sessions

These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, other students, or professional clients. These sessions support the stu…

Marketing Training Workshop

Embark on a transformative journey with our Marketing Training Workshop designed to elevate your BBRTS Professional Practice. Gain invaluable insights and skills…

509 Hours of Study | 18 – 24 Months

$7,700 – $8,150

The Online & In-Person Advanced Professional Practitioner Certification Track includes three 8- or 11-day In-Person Trainings which are held throughout the year at beautiful locations across the world. Tuition for this track varies based on In-Person Training Location and Duration and is not inclusive of Accommodations or Transportation. 

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Embarking on a new career path and training as a BBTRS® Practitioner requires a significant commitment – to yourself and your own process of healing, your time and resources, the class and, of course, the people you will be serving. We promise you, it is so worth it and yet, we understand that you may have some questions or concerns about whether this is really right for you!

That’s why we offer free 30-minute consultation calls with one of our team to discuss your individual situation and to answer any questions you may have to help you make the right choice.

Online Module 1

The first of two primary educational modules is a three-day, fully experiential Zoom experience designed to familiarize you with the foundations of trauma—including the basics of how the body works when under stress—as well as the fundamental principles of breathwork and trauma release, built on key supporting ideas from leading somatic researchers.

Topics/activities include:

• BBTRS’s 6 Elements of Breath, Movement, Sound, Touch, Emotions, and Meditation
• Its most important supporting principles of Felt Sense, Resourcing, Pendulation, and Titration
• Self-care
• Language and listening skills
• Active Meditations
• Guided group breathwork sessions
• How to set up a 1:1 Online BBTRS Session
• Use of sound and music in sessions
• Principles of confidentiality
• Creating a safe session space for both client and practitioner
• Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors
• Session exchanges with other students
• Group Q&A Session

7 - Part Guided Breathwork Journey / Home Practice

In this online, home-practice course, BBTRS® founder Giten Tonkov guides you on a personal journey with the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System. You can access and experience the 7 guided sessions of 30 to 45 minutes each in two ways: Do the program once, with access for 7 days only (maximum of 5.25 hours); or do it three times in a row (15.75 hours over 21 consecutive days), and retain lifetime access to the online program.

Online Module 2

This six-day module is a compilation of live Zoom classes, group sharings, and student “buddy pod” meetings; additional recorded study sessions support the content. This experiential module uses breath and self-bodywork techniques to invite a deep, personal understanding of how and why trauma is stored in the body. Students learn how to run an actual session, both through instruction and through receiving sessions in exchanges with other students. These techniques allow participants to learn both more about themselves and how to guide clients safely through the same process—with targeted attention to hands-on techniques that support clients in a virtual space.

Topics/activities include:

• The psychosomatic theories of Wilhelm Reich, the founding father of body-based psychotherapy

• How trauma and tension are stored in the body’s 7 “Belts of Tension,” which roughly correlate to the chakras

• Session Demonstrations for 7 Belts of Tension (Live and prerecorded)

• Developmental Trauma • Self-bodywork techniques for trauma release • Conscious movement and unwinding

• Skills involved in facilitating in-person, small-group breath sessions/workshops

• Skills involved in facilitating online group breath sessions/workshops

• 1:1 Session exchanges with other students

• Regular group sharings

• Q&A sessions with the faculty and student “buddy pods”

• Individual BBTRS sessions with mentors

In - Person Module 1

In-person trainings provide the most enriching experiences BBTRS® has to offer. Participants work many hours per day, share opening meditations, learn group exercises and hands-on techniques, personally experience BBTRS® sessions, benefit from in-the-moment group sharing, and enjoy immediate proximity to faculty and other students.

In these trainings, students unpack the entire scope of the modality, working with felt sense, resourcing and pendulation, self-bodywork, unwinding spinal movements, grounding—and, importantly, releasing various layers of physical tension, from periphery to the core. The work comes together in an organic way that is enriched by the group energy and is conducive to personal growth. 

There is no substitute for this collective space, or the quality of learning that the group develops together over the course of one week—it’s an immersive experience that can change your life.

The first In-Person training is focused on your own experience of giving and receiving BBTRS® sessions; it also includes special evening sessions tailored to future professionals.

In-Person Module 2

Since students from various stages of training participate in all in-person BBTRS® workshops, all workshops follow the same general structure and approach—as described in In-Person Module 1.

However, when Advanced Professional Practitioner students attend their second In-Person Training, they receive more in-depth exposure to BBTRS® and the chance to work more closely with faculty. 

Deeper understanding of the modality comes from: repetition of the entire “7 belts of tension” sequence; more hands-on practice with specific techniques; exposure to a wider variety of hands-on techniques; holding space for individuals and groups; opportunities for nuanced and detailed explanations/Q&A; and the chance to receive a few BBTRS sessions. 

Students also learn to create a structure for facilitating group workshops, and attend additional mentoring sessions specific to certification.

In - Person Module 3

Since students from various stages of training participate in all in-person BBTRS® workshops, all workshops follow the same general structure and approach—as described in In-Person Module 1.

However, when Advanced Professional Practitioner students in Track 4 attend their third In-Person Training, their personal focus shifts significantly toward understanding and practicing the process of facilitating the group experience. 

Of course, their exposure to BBTRS® faculty and techniques continues to increase. 

Students will have an opportunity to trail faculty during session exchange practice and receive coaching in real time. Their general knowledge base expands so that they will feel confident to offer BBTRS sessions in their own practices.

Marketing Training Workshop

Embark on a transformative journey with our Marketing Training Workshop designed to elevate your BBRTS Professional Practice. Gain invaluable insights and skills to refine your approach, connect with your ideal clients, and effectively communicate the essence of your services. Learn strategic pricing and packaging techniques to not only attract new clients but also foster lasting relationships with existing ones. Explore the art of relationship-building marketing through customizable templates, ensuring your outreach resonates across various channels. This workshop is your gateway to holistic growth and success of your new BBRTS professional practice.
 
Learning Topics:
  • Niche Clarity – Gain clarity on your ideal client and uncover how your services align with their challenges and desired experiences.
  • Craft a Message – Develop a concise description of “what you do” in a few simple sentences that sparks interest in your work.
  • Client-Attracting Formulas – Discover how to price and package your services to attract new paying clients and encourage repeat business from existing ones.
  • Relationship-Building Marketing – Utilize templates to craft outreach messages through email, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing, ensuring that the people you enjoy working with can easily discover you.
  • Story Success Blueprint – This ready-made system empowers you to generate relatable success stories, which can be consistently utilized to showcase how your services distinguish themselves in the field.
  • Up-leveling Your Practice – Explore strategies to become a credible voice that attracts networks, podcasts, and promotional partners, amplifying the visibility of your practice or upcoming events.

21 - Day Meditation Challenge

Students are required to complete a 21-day meditation challenge using meditation(s) of their own choice. Benefits of this practice include developing inner space, an inner witness—which is extremely important in embracing the process of supporting other people. Meditation allows us to track felt sensations, look at the self objectively, and be present to our own experiences in non-judgmental awareness. The ability to grow the ability to be present for others is an extremely important skill for all professionals in the helping and healing arts.

BBTRS Webinars

Live instruction is supported by pre-recorded webinars that are accessed by students on their own time. These materials provide “deeper dives” into topics informing the foundations of BBTRS, and provide background and context for the live sessions. Therefore, we recommend that students become familiar with these webinars before they attend Module 2. Please note: These webinars reference the work of standard-setters in many fields, and some topics might at first appear to be science-heavy—but don’t feel concerned. Our instructors have made the content accessible to students from all walks of life and specialties. Plus, you’ll learn a lot about your own body!

Webinars:
  • Self-Bodywork for BBTRS® and Breathwork Practitioners
  • Somatic Skills & Practices for Online Sessions
  • Bodywork Techniques for BBTRS® – The Seven Belts of Tension
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Breathwork
  • Introduction to Reichian Character Structures & Developmental Trauma
  • Understanding Trauma: Our Body, Brain & Emotions

35 - Online Practice Sessions

Students must provide 35 online practice sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, or other student or professional clients. These sessions support the student’s growth as a preactitioner; throughout these sessions, a mentor is available to consult if needed.

35 In-Person Practice Sessions

Similar to the 35 required Online Practice Sessions, students must provide 35 additional In-Person Practice Sessions. These are documented sessions, and often are shared with friends, family, other students, or professional clients. These sessions support the student’s growth as a practitioner; throughout these sessions, a mentor is available to consult if needed.

The BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® 6-Element approach empowers your body’s natural process for healing.

Created specifically for those interested in improving their ability to sense and interact with what’s happening within their own bodies, our PERSONAL GROWTH & HEALING curriculum focuses on personal experience. Treat yourself to a journey of communion and healing.

Our professional curriculum is tailored for individuals from a wide variety of specialties—or those interested in new beginnings—who wish to offer BBTRS to clients and/or groups. Add to your existing practice or start one now!

Our Special Skills Courses guide participants through an embodiment practice using breath, felt sense, and movement and bring awareness to the physical sensations and feeling states throughout the entire body.

BBTRS® practitioners create a safe setting to breathe, sense your body, and explore feelings in a productive way. You’ll be supported to learn how to identify and connect with your own internal resources, which you can turn to for support and comfort whenever necessary.

In these online, home-practice courses, BBTRS® Faculty Members personally guide Practitioners and Facilitators through the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System to fully experience its transformative effects.

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Terms and Confidentiality Agreement

Please make sure that you read the full text and that you agree with every detail mentioned here. It is very important that you confirm this agreement before attending any of our events.

By registering, I understand that I am required to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of demo clients and my fellow participant’s attendance regarding anything they’ve shared or processed.

By registering, I agree this will be a safe space of openness where cultural, historical, generational, societal, and personal differences are respected without verbal or physical judgment, criticism, or harm.

By registering, I am aware that recording equipment maybe be present during this workshop. If I ask a question my voice will be recorded and I may appear on video. This video may be posted on the Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release™ website, YouTube, FaceBook, and other media outlets.
If I do not want to appear on video it is my responsibility to inform the course facilitators at the beginning of course. In this case I will not be videoed.

By registering, I understand that I may be presented with the opportunity to participate in a recorded demonstration session in front of the class. I understand that my participation is voluntary. We may pause or discontinue my participation at my discretion or the discretion of BBTRI course facilitator or another Faculty member. I acknowledge that demonstration sessions may include questions about my personal trauma history and/or my emotional and psychological states. My decision to reveal such information is entirely voluntary. I am under no obligation to share anything I do not want to.

II understand that the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Workshop & Training can be physically and emotionally intense. By registering, I agree that neither Alexander ‘Giten’ Tonkov, Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release™ Institute, nor any of its staff, coordinators, assistants, faculty members, technicians, affiliates, the venue, or representatives have any responsibility or liability for physical or emotional harm, property loss or damage that may result from attendance at or travel to and from the Workshop and I hereby release them from all claims in connection with my attendance of this workshop.

I acknowledge that I am required to inform the staff about relevant psychiatric history, infectious diseases, drug use, and all present health conditions before participation in the training. I understand that no refunds are provided under any circumstance after the beginning of the workshop. I understand that BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Institute (BBTRI) Staff reserve the right to request termination of my participation if I have not complied with all of the above guidelines, and/or if BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release Institute’s staff deems it not suitable for me to continue at any point in the workshop.

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