Coaches Earn Education Credits Learning Alba!

Laura Bond’s Alba Method Workshops approved for Education Credits!

Continuing Coach Education logoThe International Coach Federation has approved Laura Bond’s summer 2015 Alba Method workshops for coaching education credits. This opportunity has been made possible through a joint venture of BreathXpress and Nested Solutions LLC. Two programs of study are available as Part One and Part Two. Participants who complete the program(s) and required supplemental session(s) will receive a certificate for each program they attend from Nested Solutions LLC.

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Receiving Instruction on 1b PosturePart One: Introductory Alba Course

3-days of introduction, practice, and general application to posture and movement of all six Alba patterns, Neutral, and Step Out.  This module will be taught in a mixed group of people having different interests in the Alba Method. Coaches, therapists, performing artists, and people interested in personal growth will attend this training to gain an introduction of the method and acquire a personal understanding and practice of the method for future application to their specialty, profession, or interests.

Coaches use the Alba Method in many ways working with clients, but it is a method which is learned first by the coach in their own body, and most of the learning is somatic and experiential rather than cognitive. The Part One Introductory Course is an introduction to the basics of the Alba method Effector Patterns. Coaches will learn to recognize the way emotions change, and to begin to observe physical cues for moods and emotions, and then how to consciously regulate them.  The neutral breathing and step out patterns are specific skills which are easily transferable to clients and are available for coaches to use after this introductory workshop.

Approved by the International Coach Federation ( ICF) for 18 CCE’s for ICF certified coaches. Continuing education credits will require an additional 90 Minute Session in addition to the course to discuss applications of the Alba Method to coaching at the beginner level.

Two different dates and locations for taking the Part One course:

May 22-24, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 20-22, 2015 in Asheville, North Carolina


Sharing and receiving feedbackPart Two: Intermediate Alba Course

5 days of intermediate training with detailed application of the Alba Method in a specialty track designed for Coaches and Therapists. This module will start with a mixed group of people having different interests in Alba Method, and will transition into a specialty group comprised of Coaches and Therapists who will work on exercises designed to apply the Alba Method to their professions.

Part two of the training provides Alba patterns in live interactions and direct communications with others. Much of this can be used to design and create somatic methods for use with clients.  Participants will also start to recognize more complex mixed emotions than are experienced in the basic emotion patterns learned in part one.

Approved by the ICF for 29 CCE’s  for ICF certified coaches. Continuing education credits will require an additional 90 Minute Session in addition to the course to discuss applications of the Alba Method to coaching at the intermediate level.

June 23-28, 2015 in Asheville, North Carolina


Registration Information

If you are a coach who would like to receive education credits for studying the Alba Method of Emotion Regulation in May or June, click here to register, or visit http://www.robertfertman.com

If you do not need to earn education credits, but want to learn the Alba Method of Emotion Regulation, click here to register for the June workshops or visit http://www.breathxpress.com.  And for the May Introductory workshop, click here to register or visit www.robertfertman.com


Laura Facciponti Bond

Laura Bond

Want to Learn More?

Robert Fertman has scheduled two free conference calls where you can talk to Laura Bond directly and ask questions about the workshops and the Alba Method.  Come join the call!

Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EST)

All are welcome to learn about the Alba Method and the upcoming workshops.

Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/rfertman
Optional dial in number: 610-615-1222
No PIN needed

About breathxpress

Laura Facciponti Bond has taught breathing work related to performing and personal expression since 2002 through UNCA classes, as well as through private lessons and regional, national, and international workshops. She is one of the few certified Alba Emoting Instructors in the USA holding a CL5 certification. She studied and co-taught with Alba Emoting founder, neuroscientist Dr. Susana Bloch, in the USA and in Chile where Dr. Bloch resides. Working closely with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® instructors, she often partners with Feldenkrais instructors in her Alba Emoting workshops. As a result of this partnering, Laura has developed new methods for teaching conscious breathing and Alba Emoting to non-performers, as well as performers, with greater somatic clarity and sensitivity to the individual. Laura is a Full Professor at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She is the author of TEAM for Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting. In addition to the teaching mentioned above, she also teaches acting, directing, voice production, storytelling and public speaking. She is a Certified Master Teacher (CMT) of the Estill Voice Technique, actress, director, singer, and voice-over artist.

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