Frequently Asked Questions about GSPT
Why isn't the training program in Body-Mind Centering® since so much of the curriculum is based in BMC? Isn't Suzanne River a Certified BMC teacher?
Suzanne graduated from the School of Body-Mind Centering in 1989 as a Certified BMC Practitioner and in 1997 as a Certified BMC Teacher. The Mark holder of the Registered Service Mark of Body-Mind Centering®, however, reserves the professional training in BMC to her school, The School of Body-Mind Centering (SBMC). Suzanne has developed Global Somatics Process, an evolution of BMC, and created a training program in that modality. All GRDGS students can professionally state that their work is influenced by the Body-Mind Centering® Approach. They cannot say they do the Body-Mind Centering® Approach professionally or use the registered trademark.
Can studies at Green River Dance for Global Somatics be part of a university degree?
Green River Dance is not a credit-granting institution at this time. Independent degree programs often allow you to design your own course of study. Obtaining credit depends on the policies of the specific college or university.
Can I apply past courses in the Body-Mind Centering® Approach to this certification Program?
No. While previous BMC study is supportive, the Global Somatics Process is another modality.
Can I take a longer period to complete the program?
You have up to one year post-graduation to complete homework. The Global Somatics Practitioner Training is designed to be taken as a sequenced study within a cohesive group.
Does the Program have housing?
No. Weekly classes allow students to be day commuters. Students traveling longer distances can request a referral list for overnight housing from the GRDGS office.
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