Somatic Therapies for Clinicians (3 CEUs)

November 8, 2019 


9a-12p (registration at 8:30a)


Northwest Area Foundation

60 Plato Blvd #400

Saint Paul, MN 55107


$20 for students

$40 for members

$60 for non-members

A bottom-up approach for exploring and expressing your authentic self in clinical work.

How do you ethically access and express your full “self as therapist”? How do you stay present and grounded while in empathetic relationship with clients? This experientially-focused training seeks to hold space for clinicians to explore personal authenticity as it arises in professional therapeutic relationships. Participants will be provided foundational information on somatic and dance/movement therapies and will engage in body and movement-based experientials to learn techniques to bring to their clinical practice.


  • Learn what somatic therapy and dance/movement therapy (D/MT) are and how they differ from other therapies.

  • Understand basic neurobiological principles and how they apply to somatic therapies.

  • Consider both utility and ethical limitations in utilizing somatic clinical interventions across intersecting sociocultural identities and diagnoses.

  • Learn grounding techniques to increase clinician self-awareness.

  • Explore creative movement as a way to create internal connection and transformation

  • Have an opportunity to ask practicing D/MTs questions.


Keimi Umezu, MSW, LICSW (she/her/hers) is a clinical social worker and therapist. Keimi is passionate about justice and community healing. She is a graduate of St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas Master of Social Work program and is currently in the MN-Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy program. Keimi has worked in a variety of settings since 2007 including schools, clinics and hospitals. Keimi has experience working with diverse populations including: children/adults/families experiencing homelessness, children/adults/families experiencing/in recovery from trauma, adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Keimi works from a strength-based perspective utilizing a variety of modalities including CBT/DBT and ACT while integrating mindfulness, movement and other expressive arts processes that help create healing.

Anna Andaházy, MA, CPRP, R-DMT, RYT-200 (she/her/hers) is a multicultural somatic trauma therapist and Yoga guide. She is a graduate of Naropa University’s Master of Arts program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy. Anna has worked in human/social services since 2002 with diverse populations that include: older adults facing end of life issues; children with cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities and mental illness; and adults recovering from trauma, eating disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness. She has taught Yoga and meditation in social service and healthcare settings since 2003. Anna believes in the power of human creativity and collective strength of community to facilitate restorative justice, healing, and growth.