A training in Body Psychotherapy and Counseling

With Ute Maria Lang

The Moving Cycle developed from natural observations of the processes we engage in as we heal.

Healing can be thought of as a return to wholeness – a recovering of the harmonious movement of all parts of our selves.

Healing occurs in four sequential phases, and it`s our moving through these phases that the therapist or a counselor facilitates, whatever his or her training or orientation.

The phases are:


Where we wake up to what is happening. This can be an awakening to pain, or to the absence of pleasure.


Involves befriending, taking care of, and taking responsibility for whatever arises as we keep paying attention.
This process has the effect of recovering disowned parts of the self.


Involves a return of feelings of completion and satisfaction, enabling us to enlarge our lives.


Applying our healing into the workings of our daily lives.

Engaging in these four phases consciously accelerates and magnifies natural healing processes. Interestingly, the processes of creativity also follows these four phases, and can be consciously coached by the Moving Cycle (MC) practitioner. An MC practitioner works with our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual movement processes as we progress through these four phases.

Modul 1

Introduction to the Moving Cycle

Participants will learn:

  • Principles of Movement that apply to healing and well being
  • Movement strategies that promote empowerment, satisfaction, and grace
  • Body states that promotes, responsibility, appreciation of self and others, and effective action
  • Experiential understanding of how the body changes its mind

Participants experience and luxuriate in the work for themselves. This work alternates between whole group movement times, and one person working with a facilitator, while the third person witnesses and supports. These sessions work therapeutically and creatively to recover flexibility and choice in ones physical structure, emotional life, thinking, and sense of connection to others. Discussion time integrates the member´s experience with the theories of the work. This seminar promotes personal healing and familiarity with the Moving Cycle form.

Modul 2

Rhythm of Self and Other – Relational, Character and Energy work

Participants will learn:

  • relationship dynamics in movement and non-verbal communication
  • observing and engaging with movement obstacles in oneself and others
  • practicing effective movement sequencing as a means of enhancing relationships
  • using movement to regulate ones vitality consciously

This modul offers deeper theoretical studies of movement, delivered in a discussion and demonstration format, as well as honing practical skills for applying the Moving Cycle to ones profession. Trainees learn how to facilitate the four phases of the Moving Cycle, and engage in supervised practice sessions.
This seminar promotes personal effectivness in assisting others in conscious movement.

Modul 3

Working with the Continuum of Movement

Participants will learn:

  • An experiential and theoretical understanding of the continuum from habits to creativity
  • A somatically-centered theory of addiction and addiction recovery
  • Identifying obstructed movements, which are often signaled by subtle and small movement “tags”
  • Understanding our relationship to natural and un-natural pleasure, and how to commit to natural pleasure
  • How to restore completed movement sequences.

This seminar focuses on what occurs when we consistently obstruct movement, whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. It also trains methods of restoring movement capacity. Chronically held back movement creates a sense of lack. That can become intolerable, leaving us vulnerable to addiction. This phase difines addiction broadly and looks to the body to help us restore a sense of fullness, bodyfulness – that is our birthright.

Modul 4

Using Touch , Developmental Movements and their Relationship to Attachment Patterns

Participants will learn:

  • To move precisely, “read” the moving body and be able to identify subtle disruptions in movement
  • To learn to see and recover early movements within a secure relationship where you are being seen
  • To learn the types of touch ethics, as well as contra-indications for the use of touch sessions
  • To understand the physical imprints of early childhood trauma and how to use touch and Moving Cycle interventions to Work effectively with them

Keeping a focus on completing movement sequences, we will Work with details of developmental movements, early childhood imprints and how imprinted interruptions of these movements harm adult functioning. By commiting to accurate, detailed and creative recovery of these movements, we can set the stage for healthy adult behavior. Because these movements are often from pre-verbal or nonverbal times, touch more than words often becomes the treatment of choice.
Trainees therefore will learn the basic principles and practices of proper use of touch in body-centered psychotherapy. Special attention will be placed on ethics, indications and contra-indications, and basic clinical strategies.

Having successfully finished Modul 4, you will receive a  certification  ” Moving Cycle Practitioner”

Practical Information

Modul 1 and 2 will be taught by Ute Maria Lang in english in workshops  in a weekendformat.
Modul 3 and 4 will be taught by Christine Caldwell and Ute Maria Lang in an intensiv format of 5 days.


Fredag den 15. til søndag den 17. november 2024

Fredag den 18. til søndag den 20. Oktober 2024

Fredag 10.januar til søndag 12.januar 2025

Tider til alle weekender er Fredag Kl. 17 -20 Lørdag  Kl.10 – 18 Søndag Kl. 10 -13 






Place: Ådalen Kursuscenter, Kyndeløse Strandvej 22, 4070 Kirke Hyllinge

Pris: Modul 1  Kr. 1800 per weekend

More information on the Moving Cycle: www.themovingcycle.com