Somatic coaching certification

Expert holistic methods developed by therapists for everyone to use.

Get the best client results every single time

Would you like to be the kind of practitioner who:

  • Gets miracle-like results with any clients.
  • Knows exactly how to navigate difficult emotions and or objections to growth.
  • Is doing work that consistently provides empathy-driven breakthroughs and sustainable behavioral change.

Instead, are you;

  • Working with clients who are stuck in “maintenance mode” or make excuses for why they haven’t progressed?
  • Working dollar per hour and feeling the effects of the “hamster wheel”?
  • Using too much of your own energy (or hands) to during session?
  • Settling for helping people feel better rather than truly changing issues at the core?
  • Longing to understand the deeper work than you are able to currently provide?
  • Feeling like you are “missing a piece” that will pull all of your knowledge and expertise together?

    Measure your impact by the transformations you give your clients and the amount of energy you receive in exchange.

    “My life was run by low level anxiety, second-guessing myself, making myself small compared to others, and trying to ensure everyone else was doing well.  This all lead to being pissed off a lot. I read so many good ideas, thoughts, theories but I could not figure out how to practically apply them to me or they seemed to be missing something… I KNEW the answers were there. I KNEW that it had something to do with Me.. SBMC has given me the tools in a structured and immediately applicable way to access my core confidence and truth.  It has changed EVERYTHING in every square inch of my life. This one simple thing solved all of my seemingly separate and complicated problems.”

    Kate LaValley

    Physical Therapist

    If you’ve been looking for the deepest, most profoundly transformational experience you can give your clients in the simplest form- SBMC is for you.

    I am SO grateful for SBMC!!! What a trip that I have been on floundering and not getting clients. Once I started the SBMC program and speaking from my heart, the clients flocked in!

    Augusta Good Krahl

    ICF Coach

    A powerful confluence of mindfulness, neuroscience, and bioenergetics, SBMC is the simplest, most complete method to help people overcome resistance to change. 

    This trauma-sensitive system recognizes that emotions are the driving force of human behavior, and focuses on the most basic and tangible part of the emotional experience- the sensations. As the pure, raw data of our nervous system, the sensations are our direct experience with our energy system. Because energy forms into patterns, the way we use our energy dictates not only what actions we take in every aspect of our lives, but also creates physical issues such as dis-ease, stress, anxiety, and depression when they are misunderstood or ignored. When you can masterfully navigate your sensations, you no longer need complex systems or a multitude of approaches to get the transformative results you are looking for in any area of life.

    Coaches who understand how to work with the body can:

    • retain clients longer and increase the lifetime value of your clients.
    • get new clients easier and deal with less resistance to signing up for programs.
    • receive better testimonials and case studies.
    • easily become more valuable in the marketplace.
    • attract “easy to work with” clients.
    • Reduce personal stress and burnout
    • Avoid getting blamed that “coaching doesn’t work.”
    • Eliminate clients not meeting their goals.

    Traditional Coaching Approach: Focus on behavior and thinking. Client results basically boil down to the client’s compliance with the program. 

    Our Approach: Focus on the raw data of the nervous system. Client results take care of themselves- naturally. 


    Prior to joining the SBMC I was lacking confidence, searching for answers to what was next for me and I wanted to solve the challenges in my life that had been showing up over and over and over again. SMBC has allowed me gain the confidence I was seeking. I learned tools to use to continue my growth, my desired self expression, my pattern awareness and healing. Coaching with the SBMC tools is a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Beyond myself, my clients have gained confidence, are more aware and able to navigate their lives with more success and fulfillment. 

    If you are like me and are looking for your own transition or healing and if you want to make an impact in others lives – joining Ani & Brian in their Sensation Based Motivation Coaching (SBMC) program will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. It was for me.

    Janice Grodsky

    Spiritual Life Coach

    All of our programs are approved by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, meaning that graduates of our program can register themselves for this prestigious recognition that will attract attention of any leader or organization that values natural and holistic solutions.

    Every thought, word and behavior starts as a physical sensation.

    Every thought, word and behavior starts as a physical sensation.

    Somatic coaching is a hot topic right now because chronic stress is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Since stress is experienced through the autonomic nervous system in the body, it makes sense to use body-based (somatic) approaches to deal with it.

    What most people do not know… is that every behavior, not just stress… starts as a bodily sensation. Every behavior or behavior pattern has a somatic base.

    → The idea that our “thinking” creates our experience is incomplete.

    → The idea that “thoughts” create our reality is not completely accurate.

    → The idea that you’re mind is between your ears is downright false.

    Behavior – every behavior – starts as physical sensations FIRST. That’s not an opinion. That’s physiology.

    Somatic coach training for life coaches

    Coaches and Therapists

    • Never have to convince people to work with you again.
    • Say goodbye to difficult clients.
    • Make homework and accountability actions for your sessions easy.
    • Enroll more people in your services.
    • Receive testimonials and case studies that make your marketing effortless…

    …and feel 100% qualified to handle any client problem.

    Sales and marketing team meeting


    • End people drama.
    • Understand people’s secret “easy buttons.”
    • Feel qualified to handle any issue people bring up… including emotional ones…

    …and stop having to hide in the broom closet to get your own work done because people are constantly bugging you.

    Somatic coach training for leaders in workplace


    • End unproductive meetings with staff.
    • Expedite win-win decision making.
    • Stop needing to “convince people” to motivate themselves…

    …and help the people you lead become empowered self-leaders

    When I learned about SBMC, I had been working as a case manager in social services for 14 years. I recognized those clients I had less impact with, usually had history of trauma, suffered generational poverty, and/or mental health issues often co-occurring with substance use disorder.
    An SBMC coach is able to support client’s navigating and neutralizing the resistance, obstacles and challenges client’s face throughout their journey. Utilizing SBMC methods, I’m able to coach clients through specific exercises that help clients develop the resolving factors that allow for reframing the old pattern to no longer contaminate reaching the goal. For me personally since introduction to SBMC, my desire for criminal justice reform has grown to integrate these methods into a new holistic system that restores that drive for purpose, not pain. I believe that SBMC methods have the capacity to end mass incarceration, by implementing scientific researched methods of personal growth and healing so folks return to community ready to contribute from their place of authenticity, wholeness and joy.

    If you are like me and are looking for your own transition or healing and if you want to make an impact in others lives – joining Ani & Brian in their Sensation Based Motivation Coaching (SBMC) program will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. It was for me.

    Heather Newcomb

    Case Manager, VT Works for Women

    Trauma-Sensitive Coaching

    Created by holistic physical and occupational therapists specifically for coaches and leaders.

    Coaches are often not trained in modalities like somatic psychotherapy or somatic experiencing, and so they often have to deal with resistance clients bring them, and are ill-equipped to handle it because… resistance to change is not intellectual, is physiological.

    Traditional thought would say resistance to change can be coached or managed intellectually, however, when we look at neuroscience, we understand that any approach that does not include the body (soma) will not provide practical solutions to resistance. This is why clients who experience SBMC often say… “no one has ever been able to tell me HOW to change my subconscious mind’s patterns until I used this approach.”

    Our methodology is trauma-sensitive. While we do not aim to recruit clients because they have trauma, we do know we can handle anything clients bring to a session. Since 90% of people have experienced trauma (as reported prior to the covid 19 pandemic by multiple sources), it is inevitable that coaches everywhere MUST use trauma-informed solutions.

    I’ve been working in the field of somatic therapy and coaching for many years and have been through lots of programs.  The Sensation-Based Motivation somatic coaching program is chock full of incredible value.

    Nancy Jonker, PhD

    SBMC Founders

    Brian Trzaskos

    Brian Trzaskos PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C is a human behavioral expert and co-creator of Sensation-Based Motivation coaching. He is a nationally recognized expert for his work in training and mentoring leaders and human development professionals in the new science of bioenergetics and motivation.  Initially educated as a physical therapist at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the world renowned Craig Hospital in Denver CO, Brian has extensive experience and training in:

    • neurophysiology
    • somatic psychology
    • integrative rehabilitation methodologies
    • mindfulness
    • Qigong & Tai Chi

    Currently Brian is one of the only practitioners licensed in the U.S. to employ the Motivational Maps assessment, the only assessment designed to measure the full spectrum of motivation. Along with these assessments and the research supported sensation-based coaching methods he has developed, Brian’s solutions get to the core of persistent problems in health, motivation, and performance, making leaders and organizations irresistible.

    Ani Anderson

    Ani Anderson

    Ani is the CEO of Motivation Beyond Measure. She is a trained occupational therapist and Broughton research fellow award recipient who found the philosophy of OT much more compelling than the dull realities of the western medical system. Frustrated with the systemic negativity and confines of insurance companies Ani launch her own private pay practice in 2005.  From there, she went on to;

    • Build two thriving wellness centers in a tiny rural town
    • Create an international training institute serving over 2,000 (+) worldwide.
    • Launch a somatic coach training certification program
    • Re-invent herself as a business owner through 2 major recessions
    • Write the best-selling book, Find Your Soul’s Agenda: The one word that will make your whole life a success.

    Always striving for excellence, Ani has  received over 2,500 hours in advanced training and certifications. She has delivered countless mindset and motivation presentations and is a popular repeat guest on radio shows for her innovative ideas and cutting edge ideas.

    I have found Ani and Brian to be two of the most grounded individuals I have encountered in the personal development industry. They are a breath of fresh air- knowledgable, real and relatable.
    Shelly Van Goeye

    Certified Coach

    Level One: Cross Mapping

    The Cross Mapping Method is a sensation reframing tool that can be used to eliminate chronic physical pain and emotional stress, anxiety, and other forms of emotional suffering. Rehabilitation therapists use the Cross Mapping Method to eliminate physical pain. Coaches, Therapists, Leaders, and Managers use the Cross Mapping Method to motivate people who resist change.

    Level Two: Sensation Based Motivation Coaching

    SBMC is a groundbreaking, trauma-sensitive, and research-supported approach that integrates mindfulness, somatic coaching, neuroscience, natural law, and bioenergetics, to train coaches and holistic practitioners in becoming influential and motivating health and wellness leaders. Check out the SBMC page to get more information about how to become a certified SBMC coach. 

    Answer YES to any of these questions and somatic coaching is perfect for you!

    • Are you a coach who wants to do the deepest work possible with your clients and let nothing stump you?
    • Do you love psychology but aren’t going to go back to school for Ph.D.?
    • Are you a manual therapist who wants to save your hands AND build on your career?
    • Are you a holistic practitioner who wants to be a sought-after expert in your community?
    • Are you a case manager or social worker who knows there is a better way to empower your clients but you have yet to find it?
    • Are you a fitness instructor who wants to provide total bodymind transformations for your clients?
    • Do you LOVE energy medicine?
    • Are you a manager or leader who is a closet holistic and alternative medicine junkie?

    You’re a perfect fit! Schedule a call today and let’s talk!


    Do you have questions? Great! We would love to chat. Click the link below to request a conversation with SBMC co-founder Ani Anderson who can answer all of your programing quesions.

    SBMC is a coaching methodology derived from holistic therapeutic principles created by experts with over 50 years of experience in the field of bodymind medicine. Somatic Coaching is the next wave in personal and professional development. Learn from the best!

    Before SBMC,  my practice as a PT/ Craniosacral therapist was missing…”something”. I was feeling drained and my hands were feeling the extra effort I put in to get the same results. I was tired, and questioning my path. What I have realized is that my path needed to go inward. Once I discovered my soul agenda, and applied it with the tools learned in SBMC, my inner world started shifting. I feel more aware and better taken care of. My practice has enlivened! I am having fun!…both with the tools and with seeing the curiosity in my patients eyes as they try something new. (SBMC is an adventure and its tools are bringing me more freedom so I can connect to myself and others more fully.)
    Shannon Bessette

    Physical and CranioSacral Therapist