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In-Person Chapter Meeting & Program: Get Physical! Expand Your Coaching with Somatic Strategies

ICF-CT In-Person Chapter Meeting & Program

Get Physical! Expand Your Coaching with Somatic Strategies

       Presented by Judy Garfinkel

Shelton Marriott
780 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT  06484

Friday, September 29, 2023

8:00 am - 8:30 am EDT: Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Welcome
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Interactive Presentation
 11:00am -11:30am: Networking Session

Core Competency | 1.0
Resource Development | .5


As coaches, we help our clients get unstuck from habitual ways of thinking about themselves, their possibilities, their strengths and weaknesses, and their paths. We strive to provide a safe environment and tools for clients to explore themselves, interact more effectively with others, and develop strategies to navigate the world of life (including work) with authenticity and discernment. Understanding how to tap into the body, a highly underused resource, can have a remarkable effect on our client's ability to meet challenges and take action. 

In Get Physical! Expand Your Coaching with Somatic Strategies, Judith (Judy) Garfinkel offers an interactive presentation incorporating techniques to enhance your clients' journey by welcoming their bodies (and yours) into it. Participants are invited to learn and experience body-oriented activities drawn from educational kinesiology, embodiment and mindfulness practices, trauma-informed coaching, and movement theory to apply in their work with clients.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Come away understanding why somatic (body-oriented) approaches in coaching matter to us and our clients.
  • Learn how to introduce somatics into the session including language to use and how to prep clients for somatic-based exercises. 
  • Gain specific techniques and exercises to shift clients' perspective, body state, and problem-solving potential.


Judy Garfinkel is a people developer who spent 25 years of her early life preparing for and then performing as a professional ballet dancer. Her subsequent career and road to becoming a coach continued unconventionally. She taught dance at Sarah Lawrence College for 10 years, created and taught a developmental movement program for an independent school, and then was tapped to lead professional development long before possessing formal secondary degrees. In her early 50s, Judy earned her BS in Dance and Education, her MA in Holistic Thinking, her ACC, and her certification to teach Focusing, a body-oriented modality.

Recently, she completed certification as a Trauma-Informed Coach and is training for Whole Person Coaching certification and her PCC. Judy is a Past President of ICF-CT, a career consultant with REA Careers and when all the stars align, she performs with Heidi Latsky Dance Company - a physically inclusive dance company. Based on these experiences and an avid life-long self-education habit, Judy developed a unique approach that helps individuals get to the next right thing for them. Having never forgotten what it feels like to be adrift between dreams, Judy devotes her coaching expertise to providing full-cycle career transition services through her business Move Into Change.


Friday, September 29, 2023, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Shelton Marriott
780 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT  

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Cancellation Policy:
Registration cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, September 22, 2023 to be eligible for a refund. If you are unable to attend an event and have not cancelled in advance, your payment will not be refunded. To make a change to your registration, please email us.
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