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Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT): Level 1 Professional Training

  • 12 Sep 2021
  • Whidbey Island, WA

Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT):
Level 1 Professional Training (6 day Intensive)

Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT): Level 1 Professional Training (6 day Intensive)

Dates: 12 Sept – 18 Sept 2021
Location: Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA

MABT teaches therapists how to facilitate their clients’ ability to learn and develop interoceptive awareness (awareness of internal body sensations) and related skills for self-care and emotion regulation. MABT is an evidenced-based approach that is particularly helpful for clients who are disconnected from their bodies due to stress, pain, trauma, or chronic physical or mental health conditions. MABT is taught using therapist and /or client touch to teach fundamentals of interoceptive awareness and the more advanced capacity to sustain mindful interoceptive attention to inner experience. MABT increases emotional awareness and embodied sense-of self ~ research highlights increases in emotion regulation and well-being. 

This course is offered by the Center for Mindful Body Awareness. Limited to 12 participants in order to provide personalized instructional support throughout the week. This course is for any therapist/clinician who is interested in incorporating interoceptive awareness into their practice and can include: bodyworkers, psychotherapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, mindfulness teachers, yoga therapists, etc. Please click on the following links to learn more about MABT
( and training approach used ( 

The course will take place at the beautiful Whidbey Institute ~ all accommodations will be single rooms, the food is superb, and meals can be made to address any dietary considerations. The cost of $2500 includes the program, accommodation and meals.

Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is the Center Director, a Research Professor at the University of WA, Cynthia developed the MABT approach as a body-psychotherapist, and has completely numerous studies examining the benefits of MABT in community setting ( 

Elizabeth Chaison, MA LMT and Carla Wiechman, LMT are experienced body therapists who have worked in MABT research studies.


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Email any questions to 

Bibliography: Price, C. & Hooven C., (2018). Interoceptive Awareness Skills for Emotion Regulation: Theory and Approach of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT). Frontiers in Psychology, 9:798. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00798. 

Weng, et al. 2020. Interventions and Manipulations of Interoception. Trends in Neuroscience.

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