USABP Speaker Series - Empowering Adolescents Through Teaching Somatic Movement Education

Susan Bauer, MFA, MSME/T, RSDE

Presented by:
Susan Bauer, MFA, MSME/T, RSDE
Founder of Embodiment in Education™

This course will not include CEs. Our upcoming recorded live events will be available here, free for members and non-members who register for them, as is the case here. Members and event registrants can use their discount code to watch this event free.


At this event we'll be talking with Susan Bauer, author of The Embodied Teen: A Somatic Curriculum for Teaching Body-Mind Awareness, Kinesthetic Intelligence, and Social and Emotional Skills. Somatic practices help us learn about our bodies and build inner resources to tap into our body intelligence on a regular basis. Basic principles of somatics—like paying attention within and developing a less judgmental ‘inner witness’—can be a key to helping teens to thrive. But how do you make these practices accessible for teens, so they can develop a level of comfort with their own bodies? Come see how it’s done!

Join us to learn about this groundbreaking work. Find out more about Susan’s Embodiment in Education™ trainings. Get a demonstration of this ground breaking work.

About The Embodied Teen

Designed for educators, therapists, counselors, and movement practitioners, The Embodied Teen presents a pioneering introductory, student-centered program in somatic movement education based on over 30 years of working with youth and young adults. The practices help students reconnect to their sense of self, cultivating both self-assurance and self-care. Students learn the basics of anatomy and physiology, and unlearn self-defeating habits that impact body image and self-esteem. As they recognize their commonalities (such as that we all have a heart, lungs, and skeleton within us), students develop compassion for themselves and others. Just as important, they also begin to accept and appreciate their diversity. These core social-emotional skills are essential in building more inclusive and collaborative environments.

Learn to empower teens as they navigate the volatile physical and emotional challenges they face during this vibrant, powerful stage of life. In the words of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, “Susan Bauer offers educators a dynamic curriculum with clear guidelines for helping adolescents discover ways to enliven their sense of self, recognize and accept the diversity of others, and establish a base of lifelong habits for well-being.”

Gaining the capacity to facilitate somatic movement practices—in a way that is specifically adapted to the unique needs of adolescents and young adults—can be beneficial to professionals in many fields.

Your Instructor

Susan Bauer, MFA, MSME/T, RSDE
Susan Bauer, MFA, MSME/T, RSDE

Susan Bauer, MFA, RSME/T, RSDE is a dance/somatic educator, the founder of Embodiment in Education™, and author of The Embodied Teen: A Somatic Curriculum for Teaching Body-Mind Awareness, Kinesthetic Intelligence, and Social and Emotional Skills (North Atlantic Books). A Fulbright Scholar, she has taught for over three decades in the U.S and Asia, informed by her extensive background in dance, Body-Mind Centering®, and Authentic Movement. She has a private practice as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, has served on the Board of Directors of ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association), and offers a 300-hour Embodiment in Education™ Teacher Training Certification Program for professionals. She has served as faculty at such institutions as Denison University, CIIS, John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), and University of San Francisco (USF) in the U.S, as well as at Taitung University in Taiwan. She has contributed chapters in several books, including Dance, Somatics, and Spiritualities; Embodied Lives; and Essays on Authentic Movement, Volume 2. Susan holds an MFA from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and an MALS degree in Dance and Movement Studies from Wesleyan University

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