Trauma Healing I-Focus on Somatic Experiencing

Saturday-Monday
October  23-25, 2021
9-4 PM

Trauma happens to all of us. It is a sense of overwhelm that results in physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. It can also be a pathway towards compassion and transformation. In this module, participants will learn the basics of Somatic Experiencing and how the body may be the primary resource to resolve trauma and facilitate healing. Based on the work of Peter Levine, you will learn how to help clients establish a sense of safety and neutrality in the body so that old trauma that is stuck in dysregulated patterns may be moved through and completed.

“Wendy is very present to the needs of the group. Her experientials and demonstrations expanded my knowledge while encouraging my growth and providing a safe and loving space for all of us.

— Lauren Z, LMFT

Somatic Skills

Orienting through weight
Titration
Pendulation
Coupling, Uncoupling & Recoupling
Containment
Boundaries
Language of Sensation
Diaphramatic Breathing
Using the Voo sound
Movement for Emotional Self-Regulation
Supporting the Ventral Vagal System
Autonomic Awareness

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the connection between trauma and the body.
  2. Describe the biphasic nature of trauma.
  3. Learn the basic somatic experiencing sequence of orientation, resourcing, tracking sensation, titration, pendulation, and integration.
  4. Examine the model of SIBAM and how to integrate it within a session.

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