"At the time I started my SBMC journey, I was in a 20 year career as a staff physical therapist " in the system". I was burnt out, unhappy, unfulfilled ...and looking for a way out! At the time, I remember struggling so much with my fear of being able to financially support my family ( I was the primary bread winner in the family), and being told by some people close to me that no one would pay cash for what I do.
Knowing how SBMC works and learning the skills, helped manage my nervous system and the resistance that was showing up, so I could take the steps from having the conversation with my husband about what I needed to how much I would charge per session, and stand by it.
I am now working in my own mostly cash based practice, meeting my own personal goal for the number of clients per week. I was surprised the places patients came from, and have found many of my fears about taking this step were not even real."
Shannon Bessette, Owner of Shannon Bessette Physical Therapy
QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO THE PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR:
Q: I’m not a coach. Is this program for me?
A: If you are a service professional who works with clients or staff and you desire to have a skill set that can quickly help people move from resistant and stuck into empowered and inspired quickly, YES, this program is for you! If you want to have trauma-sensitive skills to use with the people you serve and/or manage, YES, this program is for you. This program is perfect for social service professionals and managers who manage people problems all day.
Q: I’m already a coach. How is this different from other coaching programs?
A: Established coaches train with us because Sensation-Based Motivation is the most complete, effective, and sustainable way to help your clients create personal transformations. Statistically most people who receive coaching services do not transform their life results. Most coaches would say that “not everyone is willing to change” or worse, label clients who are having trauma reactions as "un-coachable." What we say is, a skilled somatic coach trained in sensation-based motivation coaching understands that the only thing blocking a person from making positive changes in their lives is resistance. Resistance that can not be intellectualized (as most of it can’t) MUST be met with a wholistic, somatic (body-centered) approach like Sensation-Based Motivation Coaching. Yes, established coaches train with us.
This program is also different from other coaching programs because of its practical focus on physiology. Yes, we talk about intellectual aspects of human behavior. Yes, we talk about spiritual aspects as well. It's the physiology that ties our psychology, emotions, spirituality and physical existence together.
Q: I work at a day job and have yet to start my own business, but I want to. Is this program for me?
A: Maybe. SBMC can make you a much more valuable employee. We also give you the bonuses you need to build a thriving business. That being said, SBMC is very high level curriculum and we want to make sure you will have the desired results following your training. It’s best for us to have a phone conversation to determine if this program is a good match for you and your desires. People who have a background in some kind of holistic modalities tend to grasp the material more quickly. Your best bet is to start with our Core Centering program and progress from there. It's a really practical way to get you where you want to go quickly. [Click here to be directed to the Core Centering program page.]
Q: I’m already a coach but I have had trouble filling my practice. I’m not great with marketing. Can this program help me?
A: Yes! When you know who you are at the “core” figuring out who you serve and how you serve them becomes very simple. This will be a part of your personal transformation in the program.
Q: I’m a rehab therapist and want to start my own practice. I've been looking into becoming a wellness coach. Why should I do this instead?
A: Because you're going to want to study somatics at some point anyway... you might as well hop right into it. Our students who are already health and wellness coaches tell us they wish that they had found us sooner because what we offer quite literally it the missing piece they have been looking for!
Q: I’m already a wellness coach. Why would I take this program?
A: See the above Q&A. Also, SBMC is a continuing education certification. It's perfect for people who already have a coaching background. Think of your wellness coach (or whatever coaching certification you have for that matter) as your bachelors degree and this is your masters.
Q: I’m already a somatic therapist. Will this be a repeat?
A: Not at all. You will be familiar with some of the concepts already but we've found that helps with comprehension and gaining competency with the skills in the program. This is a coaching related program and so we find that our students who are somatic therapists greatly enjoy the optimistic and "light-hearted" approach somatic coaching brings to their work.
Q: This program sounds like it’s for therapists, but I’m not a therapist.
A: Have you ever felt like you should have a therapists couch in your office because people come to you with personal problems you didn’t feel qualified to help them with? Yep… thought so 😉 This program is perfect for you.
Q: Is this course for therapists or coaches?
A: Both. This is not a coaching course, the Cross Mapping Method is a tool used by both therapists and coaches. If you are already a therapist or a coach it can easily be integrated into what you already do.
Q: I’m a therapist and would love to make more money and have more free time. I’ve considered becoming a coach, but it seems so superficial. What do you think?
A: Ani and Brian will tell you… they weren’t considering becoming coaches either! Coaching can be a profound journey of self discovery and a phenomenal way to help your clients get in touch with the truth of who they are. If that sounds exciting… we should talk
Q: Is there anyone who isn't a good candidate for this program?
A: This program is not well suited for people who do not already work with clients/team members professional. If you are currently not working or work at a job where you do not lead and manage people but you desire to be a somatic coach, please start with our Core Centering Program, get started on your professional journey working with people, then apply. [Click here to be directed to the Core Centering program page.]
Q: I'm shopping around. Why do people chose your program over others?
A: Our students chose our program because 1) we hear it's the most "somatic" of all the somatic coaching programs. We will teach you exactly how to read the body, handle pain and physical discomfort, move with clients, and use physical discomfort as a compass for growth and decision making. 2) We are very practical. We focus on science and the science we use is physiology. You'll leave our program knowing how to talk to prospects and other professionals about what you do so that you can easily integrate somatic work into a professional atmosphere and gain credibility. 3) Students choose us because they want a comprehensive program that will help them grow their businesses. This isn't a weekend course. Our focus is to help you create a bigger impact with your work.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PROGRAM STRUCTURE:
Q: Why is the Level 1 and Level 2 program combined 9 months long? Isn't that a long time?
A: Our coaches are not only expected to learn content and demonstrate competencies, they are expected to use and embody the SBMC tools and methodology to create their own life transformations. It takes 9 months to make a human being and it takes 9 months to make a qualified, highly trained SBMC coach. Breakthroughs can occur in a moment. True lasting transformation takes time... it takes 9 months and it's worth it. Our students never want their cohort to end.
Q: When is the next program?
A: The next SBMC cohort begins in September of 2024. Yes, we are currently enrolling and expect the program to be full by January 2024.
Q: Do I have to wait to register or can I start right away?
A: If you'd like to take the SBMC program, please register right away so you can save your seat in our next program. You will first get started with Level 1 and may also decide to take Core Centering. You will gain immediate access to your student vault after you sign your program agreement and can get started with all the bonuses we have waiting for you.
Q: Is the class live or recorded? In person or virtual?
A: SBMC takes place in virtual classes for 90 mins. each week, usually on Thursdays at 11:30 EST. We also have a 3 day retreat as a part of this program. See our Level 1 Cross Mapping Page for Cross Mapping class structure - Also visit our company calendar.
Q: Do I need to take the Cross Mapping Program (Level 1) to take Level 2?
Q: If I already have other somatic coaching or therapy certifications, can I skip the Level 1 Cross Mapping program and go straight to Level 2?
A: No. The Cross Mapping curriculum has a number of foundational elements and teachings that are critical to your success in the Sensation-Based Motivation Coaching program. You must take it as a part of the Somatic Coach Training Program.
Q: What books should I read before I take the program?
A: It is not necessary to study ahead of time, however if you want to, two great books to read are 1) The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk 2) Find Your Soul's Agenda: the one word that will make your whole life a success by our co-founder Ani Anderson.
Q: Where can I get the class schedule?
A: Most Sensation-Based Motivation Coaching (Level 2) classes take place for 90 mins. on Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm EST. You can find exact dates on our company calendar. [Click here to access our calendar.]
QUESTIONS ABOUT TUITION:
Q: How much does the course cost?
A: At present the SBMC program (Level 2) costs $11,997. If you would like to reduce your tuition, we give a hearty tuition reduction when you sign up for both Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time. When you sign up for Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time, we gift you the Core Centering program and give you a $1000 tuition savings on your Level 2 program. That becomes a $3387 savings on your program tuition when taking all three programs.
Q: Are there any additional unadvertised costs?
A: No. For the SBMC retreat your costs are wrapped in. The only cost you will incur to travel to get to the retreat.
Q: Do you offer a payment plan?
A: Yes. Most of our students pay on a monthly payment plan starting when they sign up and extending to the last month of the program. It's also possible to pay in full or in 3 equal payments.
Q: It seems expensive.
A: If our program seems expensive we can pretty much guarantee you are not comparing it to a comparable program. This is a coach certification training and tuition is on pair with other reputable professional coach training programs. If you're looking for something less expensive you are looking some something less extensive than we offer our students.
Q: I would love to join this program, but the investment is too large for me. I will join if I can find the money.
A: Money consciousness is a BIG part of the discussion in our network among our students because for many of our students, the breakthrough they are looking for is around money specifically. Here is truth: Money is energy. If you do not have enough of it and want more, you do not have a money problem, you have an energy problem (*). Our clients have experienced results all the way from getting their first client check to quadrupling revenue in an established seven figure business. These results are real, but not guaranteed because the amount of money you can gain from this program FAR exceeds your investment, however you will have to put the action steps in place to make it happen. If you would love to join the program, your first step is to schedule an interview, and if accepted, make a decision to join. Then, and only then, can the money become available to you to pay for tuition. The money doesn’t come first, a decision comes first.
*We are committed to having a diverse group of certified SBMC coaches. If the work you desire to bring into the world involves making an impact with individuals and/or organizations that have challenges in paying for your services, please consider applying for our Social Impact program. [Click here for information about our social impact program.]
Q: Do you have scholarships available?
A: No. We believe very strongly in helping you develop a new relationship with money. In light of that, we do not want to rob you of the experience of paying in full. We DO however have a really exciting Social Investment program! If you are going to be using this work to create social impact with individuals and/or organizations that need this work... please apply! [Click here apply for our social impact program]
Q: Are there any tuition discounts?
A: When you sign up for Level 1 & Level 2 at the same time you will save $1000 on your tuition and also be invited to one of our Core Centering Program cohorts for free. That's a savings of $3387!
Q: Can I start monetizing this right away?
A: Even before the start of the program you will have a business building bonus. We take your ability to grow your professional life very seriously. As soon as you sign up you will have access to an extensive library of business building videos. Before the program starts we begin with our first live business building bonus. After your graduation you will continue to be invited to monthly office hours where we talk about growing your business. We give you the tools to start utilizing this program to gain an ROI right away.
QUESTIONS ABOUT RESULTS:
Q: When do your student start to report they feel like they have gotten their monies worth from this program?
A: We regularly have students tell us that they have gotten their monies worth from the program before it starts. Before the program officially begins, we start with 2 bonuses that provide our students with personal insights that reap benefits for a lifetime.
Q: What is SBMC. Can I see it in action?
A: The easiest way to understand what Sensation-Based Motivation Coaching is is to experience it for yourself. Join our certified graduates in a private coaching session and experience its power for yourself! [Click here to schedule your session.]
Q: In what settings do your graduates use SBMC?
A: In all settings. Our graduates use the SBMC with their private clients, group programs, and as a part of trainings, workshops and retreats. SBMC can be found in wellness centers, factories, prisons, schools, hospitals and office buildings. Anywhere you find people, you'll find SBMC.
Q: What kind of results do you find your graduates get from using Sensation-Based Motivation Coaching with their clients?
A: Our students routinely tell us that their clients report SBMC has been "better than 20 years of therapy." Our students clients make progress and gain results faster and more completely then other coaching methodologies. Our graduates are using SBMC to help people eliminate chronic pain, chronic stress and lifelong patterns of anxiety. In fact we are the only program we have found that teaches coaches exactly how to deconstruct a pattern of behavior in a way that client's easily understand. SBMC is being used in organizations to increase productivity, engagement and motivation. It's being used in prisons to reduce recidivism and increase employment retention following discharge. It's being used in hospitals for back pain, neck pain, knee, hip and joint pain. It's being used by coaches to help people overcome lifelong patterns of fear and resistance to change. It's being used to help people make more money in their businesses, grow, scale and lead. Our students find novel uses for SBMC all the time!
Q: I still have questions. Can I speak to someone on your team?
A: Yes! Please book a call with our student liaison below.