Facilitator Training Cohort 7

The aim of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training  programme is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan that can be applied in your own professional setting to enhance human experiences through movement.

Peter Lovatt · March 28, 2024

Dates, Location and Fees

Tutorial dates are: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5. Please note: there will be no tutorials on October 24 or 31 (due to half term). Tutorials will take place between 2-4 pm (UK time).

Location: The tutorials and one-to-one sessions will take place over Zoom.

Fees: The course fee for Facilitator Training Stages 1-3 (Cohort 7) is £1,499.

For any inquiries please contact Lindsey on Lindsey.Lovatt@movementinpractice.com

Training Aims

The aim of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training  programme is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan that can be applied in your own professional setting to enhance human experiences through movement.

For example, you might apply it in a business setting to enhance teamwork, productivity or creativity, or in an education setting to improve focus and problem-solving, or in a healthcare setting to improve physical or emotional well-being.

Across your training programme we will focus on three core skills: 1. The evidence-base which underlies the Psychology of Movement. 2. Practical Techniques for engaging people with the Psychology of Movement 3. The development of your Movement in Practice Implementation Plan.

We believe this is the perfect combination of evidence, technique and implementation skills that are necessary to enable you to create and deliver Movement in Practice interventions.

When you move, you improve

The Movement in Practice Facilitator Training Programme was developed, and is taught by, Psychologist, Dr Peter Lovatt & Occupational Therapist, Lindsey Lovatt.

The Movement in Practice Facilitator Training Programme is based on the Psychology of Movement. It consists of three stages.

Stage 1

In Stage 1 of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training Programme you will learn:

A Basic Introduction to the Psychology of Movement – providing key definitions of psychology and placing movement at the heart of human experiences within education, health and business environments.

The Science of Movement and Psychology – providing an overview of a 4 STEP approach of research which links movement with psychological processes.

Pause and Reflect Activities and Active Learning Exercises – Following the introduction of each topic, you will either complete a Pause and Reflect Activity or an Active Learning Exercise.

Dance Breaks – A simple 4-part dance routine is taught a regular intervals during the module. The Dance Break is literally to give you a quick movement break, time out from studying and to keep your mind and body working together harmoniously.

Learning Method

In Stage 1 the course content is delivered through a series of pre-recorded lectures. This is a self-paced, online method, which means you can learn at your your own pace and in your own time. Stage 1 course content is delivered by Dr Peter Lovatt.

Stage 1 Duration: Approximately 5 hours of self-paced learning and reflection.

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training programme is taught across a series of live, online, small-group, tutorials. Tutorials are held weekly on Zoom, which means that you can enroll and learn from anywhere in the world. Stage 2 is delivered by both Lindsey Lovatt and Dr Peter Lovatt.

What’s in the Course?

The Psychology of Movement is concerned with understanding the relationship between human movement and its affect on a range of psychological characteristics. The psychological characteristics examined in this course are: Social, Cognitive, Emotional and Physical. This course is focused around four key questions:

  • To what extent can movement enhance aspects of social interaction?
  • To what extent can movement change the way the people think and solve problems?
  • To what extent can movement change the way people feel?
  • To what extent can movement change our physical state?

Theory and Application

The focus of this course is on studying the psychology of movement from key academic research and theory papers, and then thinking about how this knowledge can be applied in Business, Education, Health and Social Care settings.

Theory

Each session will be focused around a particular research or theory paper. Students will have read the paper prior to the session and the paper will be presented and discussed by the group. The aim of this element of the course is to foster an understanding of current theoretical and methodological approaches to the psychology of movement and of how these affect the way the knowledge base is interpreted.

Application

During each session we will move from theory to application by discussing how the theoretical concepts and research findings can be applied in business, education, health and or social care settings. The aim of this element of the course is to develop a deep and systematic understanding within this specialised field of study and its interrelationship with other relevant disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the learning format?

The Psychology of Movement Tutorial Programme is based on the model of small group supervision, where we discuss, present and think about the application of theory and research in business, education, health and social care settings. The settings we discuss will be based on the specific interests of attendees.

How many teaching and learning sessions are included?

There will be nine 2-hour tutorial sessions plus each attendee will have the opportunity to engage in two one-to-one sessions with the teaching team.

Where will the learning take place?

The tutorials and the one-to-one sessions will take place over Zoom.

How many students will attend each tutorial?

The tutorial sessions are limited to a maximum of 12 attendees.

How frequently will tutorials take place?

Tutorials take place weekly.

What day and time will tutorials take place?

For cohort 7, tutorials will take place on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm (UK time).

What are the Tutorial Programme term dates?

Tutorial dates are: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5. Please note: there will be no tutorials on October 24 or 31 (due to half term).

What will happen in the “Theory” sessions?

Theory sessions will be led by Dr Peter Lovatt and will focus on the critical analysis and evaluation of key research and/or theory papers in the psychology of movement. These sessions will take a problem-solving approach and the endpoint of each session will be focused on how the psychology of movement can be applied in the real world.

What will happen in the “Application” sessions?

Applied sessions will be led by Lindsey Lovatt and will focus on how to develop movement based programmes. Sessions will include applied practical techniques, groupwork skills, focus on over-coming barriers to development and support in planning a movement based programme.

Assessment

Successful completion of the course requires attendance at, and engagement with, 6 out of 9 tutorial sessions and the presentation of an outline for a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan. At the end of the course students will receive a Movement in Practice Certificate of Completion. The Movement in Practice Implementation Plan is a document which describes how you would use the principles of Movement in Practice to address particular aspects of the human experience in a setting that is relevant to you. For example, you might draw up a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan to address toxic levels of low motivation in the workplace, or to encourage critical thinking in an educational setting, or to increase engagement with a well-being initiative in a health setting or to reduce feelings of isolation in a social care setting.

Movement in Practice Facilitator Status

Once you have completed the Psychology of Movement Tutorial Programme you are eligible to apply for Movement in Practice Facilitator Status. Further information on this next step will be made available during the Tutorial Programme.

Stage 3

To complete Stage 3 of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training Programme you need to develop and submit a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan. Once you have successfully completed a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan you will be recognised as a Movement in Practice Facilitator.

Register of Movement in Practice Facilitators

Once you have successfully completed Movement in Practice Stages 1, 2 and 3, you will be invited to join the Register of Movement in Practice Facilitators.

About Instructor

Peter Lovatt

Peter is an award-winning university lecturer with over 25 years of teaching experience. He started out as a teaching assistant at Stirling University in 1993, where he ran seminars on Cognitive Psychology and had his first experience of marking coursework. This was followed by a Psychology Teaching Fellowship at Essex University where he taught Psychology undergraduates, as he completed his PhD. At the same time Peter was also involved with teaching at the Centre for Continuing Education, which provided a range of open access courses for people to complete in the evenings and at weekends. Peter got his first full-time lectureship in 1996 in the Department of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, where he taught Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods. In 1998 he moved to the University of Cambridge, where he taught on the MA in Applied Linguistics and supervised PhD students in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (Faculty of English). From 2001-2003 Peter was a visiting Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he taught the Psychology of Language to undergraduates, and from 2001 to 2004 he held the full-time post of Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University. In 2004 Peter moved to the University of Hertfordshire to take up the post of Reader in Psychology where, in 2008, he set up the Dance Psychology Lab and established a course in the Psychology of Performing Arts, which included lectures on Dance Psychology. In 2009 Peter’s teaching was Highly Commended in the Vice Chancellor’s Awards. From 2008 to 2019, Peter taught the Psychology of Performing Arts and Dance Psychology at every level of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (from first year undergraduates to PhD candidates) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. In 2017 Peter started to teach Dance Psychology at the Royal Ballet School in London. Peter and Lindsey Lovatt co-founded Movement in Practice, and the Movement in Practice Academy, in 2020.

6 Courses

Not Enrolled (12 places remaining)

Course Includes

  • 40 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz