Glad you are interested and excited about registering for SIBT: The Body. The Systems Informed Bodymind Therapy (SIBT) curriculum and this course is an exciting partnership between the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) and The Idea Crucible. Glad you are making this practice enhancing step.

This course is also a required part of the SIBT certification process and this page should have the information you need to get started.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Register for the course




This button will take you to the IAHE link that will register you for the course. Alternately, you can also register for this course by calling IAHE at 1-800-233-5880 or registering in person with the facilitator at any of the amazing courses offered by IAHE around the world.

Step 2: Complete your TIC access and membership

Once you have registered through IAHE, you will complete your Idea Crucible access and mentorship access by creating a membership. With your IAHE purchase of the course, you will receive a 3 month complementary membership which will convert to monthly membership on the 4th month. IAHE will give you the link upon confirmation, or alternately you can create your TIC membership here. Make sure to use the promo code that IAHE gives you upon your registration. 

 Step 3: Start working through the course as well as the mentorship for the course!

Once you have done steps 1 and 2, then you will receive a link with full access to the course and you can begin right away! Here at The Idea Crucible, we'll also reach out to you and say hello and welcome. We'll also ask you a couple of questions like your name, your licensure, and how you have been using the material from the CST Working with Chronic Depletion class already. Basically, we just want to welcome you and make sure you have your questions answered. We'll also make sure that you have access to the SIBT: The Body facebook group and access to the SIBT virtual mentorship groups.

Description of the Course:

A 20 Module Self-Paced Course to Deepen Your Skills in a Systems Informed Approach to Bodymindspirit Therapy

SIBT: The Body is an exciting self-paced course that furthers the building of an approach to therapy that combines the best of manual therapy approaches with the best of mental health approaches. The ultimate goal of SIBT is to build an integrated therapy for the body, mind, spirit, and soul, and this course puts the focus on the body within that integrated whole. Featuring a unique combination of online self-paced elements, online live mentorship, and in-person treatment elements, the SIBT curriculum uses detailed educational practices to help its students learn the material deeply and be able to apply it to clinical practice.

Prerequisite: CST Working with Chronic Depletion. SIBT: The Body assumes a good working knowledge and facility with the skills presented in that class including the epicenter technique, palpation of rev, influence/witness, and an iterative style of working. The course comes with a professional certificate of completion within the larger SIBT curriculum, personal mentorship, and practice support.

 Structure of the Course:

ThE SIBT curriculum and this course features the very best of both online and in-person education and mentorship to ensure useful and practical skills for the practitioner. Upon registration, you will have access to the lectures and technique demonstrations of the course as well as the online mentoring community and live mentoring calls. The therapist retreat requirements of the certification process can be done at any time during your education (or even multiple times), but is recommended as part of the completion of the course.

1) Self-Paced Portion:

The 20 modules include pre-recorded lectures and technique demonstrations. There are also journal assignments, reflection assignments, practice assignments, and time recommendations between the modules to encourage deep learning on the part of the learner. And because all learners have differing strengths and preferences, the modules can be completed at any pacing comfortable for the student as long as there is a focus on learning the material deeply. The recommended time for the course is 3 months, but the committed learner can go through quicker or slower as you see fit!

2) Online Mentorship & Community:

Upon successful registration, the learner is also invited to join our online community of students on Facebook as well as join our regularly scheduled live mentorship zoom calls where the students can ask questions about the material, discuss the assignments/reflection prompts, and build community. The price of live and online mentorship is included in the overall price of the course. In addition to the regularly scheduled group mentorship calls, the course fees also include 2 half hour 1x1 mentorship sessions.

*) Bonus (at any time) Therapist Retreat *:

The therapist retreats are a time for participants studying SIBT to deepen hand skills, receive personalized feedback from peers and the instructor as well as an opportunity to receive the work. Therapist retreats can be done at any time, but are usually recommended upon completion of one of the online courses. The retreats are 3-days in length with a limited number of 12 participants. 

The structure of the retreats will be three full days of contact and education, culminating in a celebratory group dinner. In the mornings of the retreats, there will be a paper presented on a particular topic related to SIBT and a follow up group discussion. In the afternoon, the participants will be divided into 3 or 4 groups and do "round-robin" style treatments on each other under supervision from the course instructor. The therapist retreats will be full days so participants are encouraged to arrive the day before the retreat and not leave until the day after the retreat. Students are welcome to attend the therapist retreat at any time during their education, or even multiple times, but are encouraged to attend the retreat towards the end of the self-paced information so they can receive feedback and mentorship on the skills contained in this course.

For more information about therapist retreats, please click here.


Systems Informed Bodymind Therapy (SIBT) is an approach to therapy that is integrating best practices from body, mind, spirit approaches to therapy. It's framework includes influences from systems theory, complexity science, mindfulness, attachment theory, contemporary trauma studies, positive psychology, and osteopathic manual therapy approaches with a particular debt of gratitude to Dr. Upledger and the non-invasive techniques of craniosacral therapy and unifies them all within a complex adaptive systems framework that manages to unify all the diverse approaches into a coherent and integrated whole. Systems theory is a general way of looking at the world in a global way rather than a specific way and is about looking at the dynamics and interworking of those systems. 

SIBT: The Body is the second course in the larger SIBT curriculum and places the focus squarely upon the physical body systems within the integrated and embodied human being. Content topics within this course include:

Deepening palpation and skill with global patterns using the Global Epicenter technique

Developing palpation and skill at working sub-patterns in the body using Regional Epicenter technique

Being able to work with different kinds of sub-patterns including "discovered" sub-patterns and "created" sub-patterns

Work with diverse body systems including the endocrine, nervous, lymphatic, cardiovascular, immune, skeletal, and more

Learn to work with sub-systems and also the relationship between body systems

Learn skills of multi-therapist work from an SIBT point of view

Learn how to work with the entirety of a person for end of treatment integration using the Whole Person Epicenter technique

 SIBT: The Body course is a pre-requisite for further SIBT training including SIBT: The Mind courses which take the patterning and sub-patterning skills built in SIBT: The Body into the integrated workings of the bodymind.

 Class Overview:

Module 1: SIBT: The Vision

Module 2: Review: Medical Models, The Expanded Biopsychosocial Framework, and Developing a Future Meta-model

Module 3: Review: Global Patterns and the Global Epicenter Technique (GEpC)

Module 4: Pattern & Sub-Pattern: The Regional Epicenter

Module 5: The Discovered Pattern. D-REpC

Module 6: Additive & Subtractive Interventions

Module 7: Using Biorhythms as a "Filter"

Module 8: The Created Epicenter. C-REpC

Module 9: Controlling Systems Introduction & Endocrine System REpC

Endocrine System REpC

Module 10: Controlling Systems & The Nervous System REpC's

General Nervous System REpC

Brain REpC

Module 11: Fluid Body Intro & Lymphatic System REpC

Lymphatic System REpC

Module 12: Cardiovascular System REpC's

General Cardiovascular REpC

Cerebroarterial REpC

Module 13: Cerebrospinal Fluid System REpC


Module 14: Body Protection Intro & Cellular Immune System REpC

Cellular Immune System REpC

Module 15: Biomechanics & BioEnergy Intro. REpC for the Vertebral Column

Axial Skeleton REpC

Vertebral REpC

Module 16: Disequilibrium (Distortion Forces) in the Body

Distortion Forces REpC

Module 17: Integration.

Creating new REpC for sub-systems in the body

Learning how to work the relationship between multiple body systems

Integrating the C-REpC process into other treatment modalities

Module 18: Whole Person Epicenter: WEpC


Module 19: Working with Multiple Practitioners in the Treatment Setting

Module 20: Class Closure and Future Steps





For more information on how to fulfill the CST Working with Chronic Depletion pre-requisite, please contact IAHE at 1-800-233-5880 or click here: CST Working with Chronic Depletion. us at

For other questions related to the course, also feel free to email us at [email protected]