Let’s Get Physical: Let Us Hear Our Bodies Talk

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2024 | 10 CE Credits or Certificate of Completion
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024

NOW ONLINE! The trainers bring many years of practice working online using techniques they have developed for conveying the felt experience of contact into the virtual medium.


Let’s Get Physical offers an experiential exploration of key concepts in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy™, a relational and movement based approach to therapy created by Dr. Ruella Frank. This workshop provides a space in which to gently and playfully pay attention to our senses, which are the foundation of our experience. Noticing the myriad gestures, smells, sights, sounds, tastes around us, and within us, returns us to the immediacy of what is happening now. By paying attention to ourselves in this way, habits can be re-inhabited and new pathways of being, relating, and practicing therapy can emerge.

The presenters will draw primarily from Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy™, as well as from their rich backgrounds as performers, movement therapists and psychotherapists. The workshop will offer presentation of theory, large and small group movement explorations, processing and demo sessions.

Let’s Get Physical is a playground to fine tune your instrument and to enter more deeply into your unique experience of being alive.

We welcome all bodies and abilities. No movement experience required!

In This Workshop Participants Will:

  • Develop greater awareness of their own bodily experience
  • Discuss the application of sensory awareness within the therapeutic model
  • Develop greater capacity for spontaneity and creativity in interactions of all kinds, including therapy, and personal and professional relationships.

Program Leaders

Karen Ginsburg, LCSW (she/her/hers) is a member of the faculty at GTIP and is a Certified DSP Teacher and Supervisor for The Center for Somatic Studies. She has a BFA in Acting and an MSW from New York University. As a performer she was trained in a variety of performance modalities, including The 6 Viewpoints, Contact Improvisation and the paratheatrical work of Jerzy Grotowski. 

She was a licensed massage therapist in NY for over a decade, practicing a variety of modalities, including Shiatsu, Craniosacral therapy and Swedish massage. Karen holds certificates in Gestalt therapy, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy™, and Somatic Experiencing. She has worked as a Gestalt therapist for over 20 years and maintains a therapy and supervision practice specializing in somatic psychotherapy in Philadelphia. 

Jennifer Bury BFA, CMT (she/her/hers) is a movement therapist in private practice for 35+ years, based in San Francisco, presenting workshops within the Gestalt community throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Jennifer is a certied trainer and supervisor in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy™, and teaches at universities, medical facilities, and leads Gestalt training groups, both online and in-person.

Her background includes running her own modern dance company, studies in pre-med, neurology, kinesiology, as well as numerous forms of dance and somatic methods. Her practice includes military veterans, professional dancers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and spans from assisting infants first orienting to life, to guiding people through their dying process.

Tuition (minimum 10 registrants | maximum 30 registrants)

The top price class ticket is the actual cost of the class. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount.

The two middle price slots ($250) are for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship.

The lowest price ($100) is for an individual who struggles to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship.

The Pay-It-Forward price is a few bucks above the actual cost of the class and that extra money goes towards supporting scholarships as well as future free and low-cost classes. Essentially it’s an opportunity to not only take your class but also support your fellow community members while you’re at it.

Refunds will only be given to those who cancel a full two weeks prior to the workshop.

  • $375 pay-it-forward tuition
  • $350 full tuition
  • $315 dues paying GTIP associate members
  • $275 students and GTIP trainees
  • $250 sliding scale slot (2 available)
  • $100 sliding scale slot (1 available)

GTIP offers Continuing Education credits to: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PSY, GENERIC. Should you be requesting CEUs, please indicate what license you hold and your license number on the registration form.

This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 10 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in PA and many other states.

GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer 10 hours of continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program. The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requires Psychology workshop participants to furnish their license number to receive a certificate of attendance.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Operations Manager Laura Henrich at laurah@gtip.org