The principles of Body-Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology have informed the work of the Institute since Linda Hartley founded it in 1990. Since then it has been offering training and professional development courses in England and Germany, and currently also in Lithuania and Russia.
The three-year IBMT Diploma is an ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) Approved Training Programme and graduates can apply for registration on completion. The Institute is also an Allied Member of the BMCA (Body-Mind Centering® Association).
Courses can also be taken as continuing professional development by those working in the somatic, psychological and arts therapies, in education and the healing arts, who wish to integrate new approaches to somatic movement therapy, bodywork and body-mind awareness into their practice.