Body Dialogue

with Linda Ciotola, USA


Body Dialogue is an action structure that can be applied in clinical and non-clinical environments to facilitate the client to the self’s acceptance of the body and the self’s willingness to listen to it.


(100 Days Access)

The video course format proves to be highly effective for mastering new techniques. You can review crucial moments repeatedly (can not do it in in-person training) enabling you to apply the learning in your practice confidently.

Body Dialogue is effective across a wide range of contexts and applications:  
In Clinical and non-clinical environments, both individual and group settings, online and in-person. 

Aging, body image, eating disorders, self-harm, substance use disorders, trauma of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, medical trauma, illness.


Therapists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, psychodramatists, educators and coaches. This Course is appropriate for those who are new to action methods, as well as experienced practitioners, students in mental health fields, and those who want to develop their skills in action methods. Acting skills are not necessary. The course also provides help with self-exploration for trauma survivors, wanting to rebuild the broken connection with the body. 

Helping clients do their work, often requires skill.

How to apply Body Dialogue in your clinical and non-clinical work with Linda Ciotola


Describe how to facilitate the client to recognize a correct and safe environment to work on the broken bond between the Self and the Body and to make a commitment for the body’s care.

Learning Objectives: 

• Describe how to create a clinical contract with a client

• Describe how to direct a Body dialogue action structure

Specific course emphasis: 

• Doubling

• Role Reversal

Why a video course? 

A video course is the ideal learning format for mastering new techniques and applying them effectively in practice. Unlike in-person training or webinars, where learners often struggle to immediately put their newly acquired knowledge into action, a video course offers a solution to this recurring problem. The key lies in the ability to watch and review the technique multiple times at your own pace. With repeated viewings, you can delve into the details, absorb the material thoroughly, and gain the confidence to seamlessly incorporate the technique into your professional practice, ensuring long-lasting skill development.


Linda Ciotola M.Ed., TEP, CET III, TSM Trainer, is co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and other Action Methods - Beyond the Silence and the Fury, Jessica Kingsley, London, 2013; 2008 recipient of the Zerka Moreno Award and 2019 recipient with Nancy Alexander of the Collaborator's Award and Fellow of the ASGPP.

Course Includes:

Main Content:

• Videos - 43 min

• Handouts - 17 min 

• Test - 30 min

• Course Survey - 5 min

Recommended Content:

• Practicum - 30 min

Hours for Certificate:

• 2.0 Hours on Action Exploration Education Certificate (applicable for Psychodrama certification)

Information on Continuing Education Credits

Psychodrama professional certification training hours: 

American Board of Examiners - ABE accepts a maximum of 120 training hours for psychodrama distant learning. This module/course will count as asynchronous distance-learning as long as the primary trainer approves it.

Continuing Education (CE): We are working on getting an approval and will update this information shortly. 

International Boards: You may be able to submit this certificate to your local Psychodrama board. Please contact your respective local board for information.

To obtain Psychodrama training hours:

a) Pass the test with at least 70% correct

b) Fill in the survey

Experiential training hours: 

International Society of Experiential Professionals: ISEP accepts experiential training hours administered by a TEP trainer. More information will be provided shortly. 

Social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: 

• We are working on getting board's approvals and will update this information shortly.

Other Disciplines:

• You may be able to submit this certificate for credits in other mental health disciplines. Please contact your local board for information.

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