Join ISMETA

Join ISMETA as an Individual

– Gain valuable international professional credentials; Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME)
or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) or both.
– Create a page in the ISMETA Professional Practitioner Directory.
– Market your activities through the ISMETA website, monthly newsletter and social media.
– Discover the Best Practices of the Leading Somatic Movement Experts.
– Join the organizations advocacy efforts for somatic movement issues at community, legislative, and international levels.
– Get deals on everything from magazine subscriptions, books, and videos to Affordable Liability Insurance.
– Become a part of our International Community.

Registered Professional Member

Any person who has completed an ISMETA Approved Training Program or any person who has fulfilled the Registered Professional Member Requirements independently may qualify to become a Registered Professional Member.

Benefits include:

– Professional Credentials; Registered Somatic Movement Educator, RSME or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, RSMT or both RSME/T.
– Your Professional Profile Page featured on the ISMETA website;
– Affordable Liability Insurance *included with Registered Professional Member Plus membership.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Voting Rights for ISMETA governance.
– Legislative Advocacy protecting your right to practice.
– Ability to post your offerings in the monthly E-News, on website, and social media.
– Special Member Deals on advertising, journal subscriptions, professional development etc.

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Student Member

Any person who is currently completing the requirements of an ISMETA Approved Training Program or is independently working to meet the Registered Professional Member Requirements may qualify to become a Student Member.

Benefits include:

– International networking.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Legislative Advocacy.
– Receiving the monthly E-News.
– Deals and Discounts on workshops, professional journal subscriptions, and more.
– Access to Research and the latest writings on Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.
– Approved Training Program Student Members automatically become RSME or RSMT
upon graduation by sending their certificate. No application fee is required.

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Associate Member

ISMETA is open to ALL. Anybody can join in support of the mission. An associate member can be a practitioner, a client, or a friend.

Benefits Include:

– Receive ISMETA monthly E-News.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Special Member Deals on advertising, journal subscriptions, professional development etc.
– International networking

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Join ISMETA as an Organization

– Have a Feature Page on the ISMETA Website dedicated to your program.
– Let the world know you meet ISMETA’s high standards of excellence.
– Identify your work with the rapidly expanding professional field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.
– Join Bi Annual Leadership Council Tele Conferences and help guide the future of the organization and the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.
– Have your voice heard in professional, governmental and political conversations.
– Offer graduates of your program a Fast Track to Somatic Movement Educator or Therapist credentials.
– Offer Joint Membership Discounts to your members if you are a Professional Membership Organization.

Registered Professional Member

Any person who has completed an ISMETA Approved Training Program or any person who has fulfilled the Registered Professional Member Requirements independently may qualify to become a Registered Professional Member.

Benefits include:

– Professional Credentials; Registered Somatic Movement Educator, RSME or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, RSMT or both RSME/T.
– Your Professional Profile Page featured on the ISMETA website;
– Affordable Liability Insurance *included with Registered Professional Member Plus membership.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Voting Rights for ISMETA governance.
– Legislative Advocacy protecting your right to practice.
– Ability to post your offerings in the monthly E-News, on website, and social media.
– Special Member Deals on advertising, journal subscriptions, professional development etc.

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Student Member

Any person who is currently completing the requirements of an ISMETA Approved Training Program or is independently working to meet the Registered Professional Member Requirements may qualify to become a Student Member.

Benefits include:

– International networking.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Legislative Advocacy.
– Receiving the monthly E-News.
– Deals and Discounts on workshops, professional journal subscriptions, and more.
– Access to Research and the latest writings on Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.
– Approved Training Program Student Members automatically become RSME or RSMT
upon graduation by sending their certificate. No application fee is required.

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Associate Member

ISMETA is open to ALL. Anybody can join in support of the mission. An associate member can be a practitioner, a client, or a friend.

Benefits Include:

– Receive ISMETA monthly E-News.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Special Member Deals on advertising, journal subscriptions, professional development etc.
– International networking

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Approved Training Program

Any organization that offers a professional level training in somatic movement education or therapy that has met the Training Program Guidelines and Requirements (PDF) set by the ISMETA Professional Standards Committee can apply for this membership category.

Benefits include:

– Registered Somatic Movement Educator RSME or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist RSMT credentials for graduates of your school through the Fast Track application process.
– An invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Voting Rights on ISMETA Governance.
– Legislative advocacy.
– Receiving and posting in the monthly E-News, Web Calendar, Linked In, access to special website ads.
– Web Page featuring your school on the ISMETA Website.
– Becoming a part of the ISMETA Leadership Council and envisioning  the Future of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Worldwide.

The process begins by completing the form on the next page and creating a detailed document describing how your program meets the Training Program Guidelines and Requirement ( link above) set forth by the Professional Standards Committee.

Please review the following checklist and contact info@ISMETA.org before beginning the application process.

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Professional Membership Organization

An organization that is active in the professional field of somatic movement education or therapy and serves it’s own membership may qualify for this affiliated membership category. This membership level is a way that we can work together on behalf of all Somatic Movement Educators and Therapist. Through offering special discounts for our joint members, collaborative advertising, legislative advocacy, research, and more we support the growth of the professional field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.

Benefits include:

– Joint Membership discount of $20 for your members;
– Joint Legislative Advocacy protecting our members right to practice.
– International Networking through the Bi-Annual Leadership Council Meetings.
– Affordable Liability Insurance for your members who meet ISMETA’s
Professional Membership Criteria.
– Feature page on the ISMETA website.
– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership Meeting which includes a free workshop.
– Voting Rights on ISMETA governance.
– Receiving and posting in the monthly E-News, social media, Web Calendar.

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Associate Member Organization

ISMETA is open to all. Any somatically-oriented organization that chooses to ally itself with the mission of ISMETA qualifies for this category. Training Programs that have less than 500 hours are well served in the membership category, as are regional societies of other larger international membership organizations.

Benefits include:

– Invitation to the ISMETA Annual Membership meeting which includes a free workshop and networking opportunities;
– Receiving and posting in the ISMETA monthly E-News; social media;
– Feature page on the ISMETA website;
– International networking.
– Special Member Deals on advertising, journal subscriptions, professional development etc.

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International Fee Schedule

As an organization, ISMETA recognizes differences in the cost-of-living in different regions of the world. We are committed to making our membership and services accessible to all who seek them. Our finance committee uses both a cost-of-living comparison as well as a consumer price index to set our international fees. We use the most current data available and our fees are set on a case-by-case basis for those requesting consideration.