Upcoming training with katherine Harriman


Integrative Body Psychotherapy Mental Health and Allied Health Professional Training
Introduction to Integrative Body Psychotherapy Module
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Please join us for the first module of Introduction to Integrative Body Psychotherapy's Mental Health and Allied Health Professional Training Program. The program provides in depth body-mind clinical tools and skills for clinicians who want to help their clients make long-lasting, permanent shifts.

Training takes place over a three year period, encompasses four three-day weekends per year (240 hours of in-person training, 60 hours of online training, and 100 hours of online and in-person supervised session training for a total of 400 training hours). Upon completion, the student is certified as an IBP therapist.  Participants experience IBP concepts and practices, and the deeply felt sense of wellbeing and continuity IBP practices bring to one's life. 

This program is intended for:

  • Anyone seeking more awareness and aliveness in their personal lives and relationships
  • Professionals wishing to incorporate the most advanced somatic approaches into their practices

Training includes presentations, demonstrations, experiential opportunities, group discussions, individual sessions, and breath & movement work for sustaining integration, constancy and well-being. Take-home resources are provided.


Want to find out more before committing to the program? 

Meet some of our members, participate in some experiential exercises, ask questions, and learn more about our mind-body practitioner training program.


Full IBP Program Training Dates and Details

Workshop Coordinator: Katherine Harriman

Workshop Facilitator:  Margaret Gayle, Psy. D., R.P.C.

Workshop Facilitator:  Guest Facilitator TBA

New Class of 2017/2018:

Year 1 Dates

Weekend 1: October 14 - October 16, 2017

Weekend 2: January 27 - January 29, 2018

Weekend 3: April 13 - April 16, 2018

Weekend 4: June 9 - June 11, 2018

Year 2 Dates

Weekend 1: 2018 Dates to be determined

Weekend 2: 2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 3: 2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 4: 2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 5: Dates to be determined

Year 3 Dates

Dates to be determined

existing Class of 2016/2017:

Year 1 Dates

Weekend 1: November 26 - November 28, 2016

Weekend 2: December 9 - December 11, 2016

Weekend 3: March 24 - March 26, 2017

Weekend 4: June 9 - June 11, 2017

Year 2 Dates

Weekend 1: September 15 - September 17, 2017

Weekend 2: December 8 - December 10, 2017

Weekend 3: March 16 - March 18, 2018

Weekend 4: June 8 - June 10, 2018

Weekend 5: Dates to be determined.

Year 3 Dates

Weekend 1:  2018Dates to be determined

Weekend 2:  2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 3:  2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 4:  2019 Dates to be determined

Weekend 5:  Dates to be determined.

2017 Tuition Fee
Tuition fees do not include lunch or accommodation. Workshop participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Application Form

To book your space in the program please email Katherine at katherine.b.harriman@gmail.com

Experience the power, sophistication and elegance of the IBP system. 



Track 1 – Three year IBP Mental Health Professional Certification (400 hours) 
Track 2 – Three year IBP Allied Professional (400 hours)
Track 3 – Three year IBP Teacher Training Program (400 hours)(prerequisite is 300 hour Track 1)
Track 4 – Two year IBP Associate (200 hours)

Applications are considered on an individual basis.

Much of the effectiveness of IBP therapy is built on the belief that a therapist can only take a client as deep or as far as the therapist has gone. Every certified IBP therapist has completed at least three years of intensive training and therapy designed to ensure that he or she has accomplished his or her own journey to authenticity, clarity and well being. The program is designed for mental and medical health professionals, allied professionals, as well as for personal development for non-professionals.


IBP integrates the best approaches from Eastern and Western psychological, physiological and spiritual body-mind theories and practices into a highly efficient and effective somatic implementation model. IBP offers training, workshops and weekend intensives for mental health professionals, allied professionals, associates and the general public. IBP highly values and therefore incorporates personal growth as integral to developing the skills necessary to provide excellent therapy and other interpersonal professional services.

IBP provides training in a non-invasive somatic model that treats the whole person, integrating body, mind, emotions, and spirit, enabling psychotherapists to do deeper more meaningful work in less time with more lasting results. It also provides a unique opportunity for allied professionals and associates — people outside the mental health fields — to develop an understanding of psychological complexity and compassion similar to that of psychotherapists. IBP experiential practices enable psychotherapists, allied professionals, associates — and their clients (as well as others with whom they apply their learning) — to break through archaic, somatically maintained dysfunctional behavior patterns by reawakening and establishing fully integrated states of well-being, constancy and sense of self in the body. As a voluminous amount of evidence is beginning to show, and many who have experienced this work can attest to, this can facilitate a transformation of consciousness at the core of our being.



IBP is a body-mind system for awakening and presence, formulated to enhance mental, physical and emotional clarity and well-being. Well-being is an energetic experience felt in the body that arises from a state of somatic integration. IBP is a way of approaching life that is both practical and transformational.  This system teaches how to wake up and show up, to become connected, attuned, and stabilized in our somatic being. These practices create an integrated body-mind state.

We may know what an integrated or incorporated state feels like from the memory of special moments with body awakening experience such as with yoga, a good run, music, dance, intimacy or meditation. This feeling state is universal. It embodies a sense of heightened awareness, aliveness, mental and emotional clarity and well-being. There is also an embodied optimism that includes hope and trust. Problem orientation, fears, and defensive patterns diminish. Life becomes more supportive and simplified. Most people do not know how to inhabit and sustain this incorporated state on a regular basis. IBP teaches you how.


Old faulty beliefs, attitudes and fears emanating from emotional injuries create blocks or repetitive holding patterns in the body and mind. These body-mind blocks sustain old patterns of thought, emotion, belief and behaviour, which in turn, creates automatic ways of being and undermines new experience and growth. This can greatly limit personal choice, health and fulfillment.  Current events that feel familiar or similar to old experiences activate automatic responses that cause the psyche to fragment.

Learning how to release these body-mind blocks is one aspect of the training and leads to an enhanced self-supportive life practice. By learning steps out of fragmentation, you need not linger in this state or self-abandon at those times when you most need to be there for yourself.

IBP skills and concepts teach students and clients how to quickly identify, contain, and repair these body-mind blocks which interrupt well-being and mental clarity. Working with the body and psychological issues simultaneously allows access to a deep experience of self that is differentiated from one’s history, traumas, learned defensive patterns, and current event experiences.

The unique IBP breathing, movement, boundary, and awakening core presence work helps heighten and sustain the experience of self, well-being, constancy and being fully alive. Yet, to sustain an experience of self we must also be able to release habitually disruptive body-mind holding patterns and see them as separate from who we are.



Integrating psychological practices with energetic breath work heightens aliveness, and breaks through the false-self facade to uncover authenticity. In our modern culture we have learned to become distant from our core. To become joined and attuned to others in our personal and professional lives, it is imperative that we begin by becoming embodied, attuned and integrated within. We must learn what we are thinking, feeling and doing that causes us to recreate the same old problems again and again. We must develop body-mind skills for sustaining a sense of self, constancy, attunement, clarity and well-being.

  • IBP reveals a clear body-mind understanding of how childhood injuries are affecting us now and how we keep the patterns going through our defenses.
  • IBP initiates a reawakening of aliveness and the authentic self in which body, mind and spirit interact in concert.
  • IBP teaches its own unique energetic and relational model for heightened sexuality, making sex better.
  • IBP practices its own highly effective energetic-relational model for couples
    to heighten the experiences of intimacy, love, mutuality, trust and fulfillment.
  • IBP teaches effective mental health skills and somatic practices including
    breath and movement.
  • IBP facilitates in becoming a compassionate guide with professional competence and tolerance for intense experiences.
  • IBP has a firm theoretical base and effective methods of implementation, 
    yet it is a flexible system in which the individuality of each practitioner is
    given full expression.
  • IBP provides the practitioner with a highly workable map leading directly
    to the underlying authentic self.
  • IBP ignites a sense of constancy and comfort within to better embrace
    the unanswerable existential questions and spiritual depths encountered
    on life's journey

Questions? Contact Katherine today.

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