Master the Art of Organic Intelligence
OI Expert is a Professional Program completed in 7 Master Classes. If you are a practitioner or educator with a foundation in somatic psychology or body psychotherapy, OI Expert will help you integrate advanced somatic and neurophysiological skills and prepare you to work with even the most challenging client issues safely and with confidence. A total of 98 CE Credits will become available for this program (you will be able to buy CE credits as they become available).
Developed and taught by OI Founder Steve Hoskinson, OI Expert presents the physiological keys and the science underlying successful therapy. As a leader in the Somatic Psychology field, Steve was Professional Training Faculty for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute for 17 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.
How OI Expert May Benefit Your Practice
- Advancing your somatic skills Beyond Trauma and master clinical excellence.
- A clear map for working with complex client situations.
- The knowledge to resolve and utilize freeze states for post-traumatic and spiritual growth.
- Understanding how to clear multiple traumas concurrently, instead of one at a time.
- The ability to work with challenging client issues safely and with confidence.
OI Expert is a continuing education certificate program, consisting of seven online video courses, for a total duration of 98 hours.* Upon completion of the OI Expert Level Training Program you will receive an OI Expert Certificate and the OI Expert title and badge to use on your website, business cards, and in documentation. To receive a certificate all requirements must be met.
As an OI Expert, your featured OI International Directory listing will reflect your commitment to safety and excellence. Your OIX badge will give your profile greater prominence, encouraging attention from clients.
OI Expert is taught by Steven Hoskinson, MA, MAT, Founder of Organic Intelligence.
Observe Relevant Client Behaviors According to a Very Clear Map
OIX offers a unique three Phase model for recognizing and working within an individual’s underlying physiology (see image of one of the maps above this text). Each Phase — Chaos, Control, and Coherence — has its own identifiable markers which point towards the appropriate interventions to support deep healing.
The OIX courses are organized around Phase 2 and Phase 3 interventions. The OIX Phase 2 courses provide the tools for recognizing Phase 1 — Chaos — and learning specific interventions that stabilize and support the transition from Phase 1 to a more stable, controlled Phase 2. Once there is stabilization, clients move from Phase 2 stabilization to Phase 3 where the innate, organic process of healing occurs.
OI Expert gives you the specific, detailed understanding needed to work with the complexities that arise in each Phase. While many approaches address Phase 2 work, only OI offers the perspective and science behind working within the organic Phase 3 process. The Phase 3 courses move you beyond technique driven interventions into supporting the natural, innate process of reorganization and healing.
Each course includes multiple demonstration sessions which are then thoroughly debriefed and available for review at your convenience. Being able to repeatedly review actual session work in a detailed manner is invaluable for mastering these new skills.
Curriculum — Working in Phase 2
1. Shifting Paradigms The overview course for learning the exact sequence of skills needed to speak the language of the body and to have more consistent success with your clients (the secret is not as much what you do, but when!). This course is “the difference that makes a difference,” for you and your clients, and provides tips & tools you’ll use on a daily basis.
2. Image to Archetype Knowing how to work well with image is essential for anyone who wants to work well with freeze, immobility, and dissociation. Image to Archetype teaches exactly this, how to specifically work with image and recognize when image is present even when not stated. This includes how to prime mirror neurons for self-protective movement, parts work, and archetype work. Some of the deepest healing happens here.
3. Phase 2: Having a reliable map of how the nervous system shifts from disorganization to organization provides clinicians with the ability to recognize and harness the innate thresholds that lead to deep integration and titrated processing. The OI maps give guidance for how and when to use the tools you’ll learn in these courses. Once you understand this, you begin to recognize the exact nervous system state and what type of intervention will support natural, systemic reorganization. Phase 2 is the vital transitional phase from chaotic disorganization to complex flow; understand this and you master the secret of great clinical work.
Curriculum — Working in Phase 3
4. Multiple Trauma Vortex Clinicians ultimately must see how traumas stack, and how they group themselves in associative networks. With OI, we work with these stacks, clearing multiple traumas instead of one at a time. Once you are working in Phase 3, you naturally see how to follow a particular healing track without straying into tangent traumas and how to heal complexes, often in a single session.
5. First 30 Seconds & Holographic Blue Imagine how your sessions could change if you were able to see a client’s major complex in the first 30 seconds of a session. OI provides the tools for quickly and accurately recognizing the most relevant work to be done in a session, as well as how to recognize the specific resource that naturally arises to allow deep healing to happen, all organically, all naturally.
6. Love & Lineage Trauma experts recognize the intergenerational effects of trauma. Traditional societies tell us that the secret of healing can be found in ancestral wisdom. In this emotionally moving course, you see the weave of ancient wisdom with modern science and how to accompany clients in this approach to true healing across generations.
7. Fractal Mind & The Free Association Conversation This is the most advanced perspective on how organic healing happens. It provides OI’s core scientific underpinnings, fully explained, illustrated, and demonstrated. The deepest healing rests on the most profound science, which has not previously been fully applied to clinical practice. This course gives you the missing pieces to profoundly change your practice.
Included in the course materials are specific handouts with the three most important maps of the OI Clinical Protocol.
a limitless opportunity to expand my understanding of this
exceptional model and to build and cultivate my therapeutic
and life skills. It has brought personal and professional
awareness to my life I had not considered possible.
Doors are opening and life is richer as I deepen my understanding
of the organic intelligence in myself and the Beings I serve.
I HIGHLY recommend the course. You will not be disappointed!
Learn in the Comfort of your Home or Office
The OI Expert Intensive is held in a unique instructional format designed specifically to increase mastery in Organic Intelligence.
You can work at your own pace and study from the comfort of your home or office. The total intensive duration is 12 months. Each of the courses has between 5 and 13 hours of pre-recorded class time, which includes lecture, graphics and demonstrations. Plus, we’ve provided in-depth Mega-Reviews of demo sessions from every class, during which Steve walks you, step-by-step, through every session.
During the intensive, Steve conducts Family Room gatherings in which you will have the opportunity to discuss each topic further. You are invited to attend these events in person in San Diego, or online. Each Family Room gathering is recorded and will be placed in your OI Virtual Classroom for viewing at your convenience.
OI Expert Students have access to:
Family Room Q&A with OI Founder Steven Hoskinson, every 6-8 weeks
OI Forum Connect with your Organic Intelligence Community. This is the OI online meeting place to share experiences, ask questions and help others; the OI Forum is supported by OI experts and mentors
OI Live Seminars
Featured listing in the OI International Practitioner Directory Boost your practice with greater prominence in the directory (coming winter 2016)
OI Expert also includes the extensive OI Basics Membership materials
OI Training Trajectory
The Organic Intelligence training trajectory follows a developmental progression. Upon completion of OI Expert, further opportunities become available, including preferred status to assist at OI HEARTrainings around the world, becoming an OI Mentor (OIM), access to OI Intensive Series with Steven Hoskinson, and volunteering for projects with the nonprofit Organic Intelligence Outreach Institute (OIOI).
See OI Membership for more information and an infographic laying out the training trajectory
*Organic Intelligence is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.