• Perhaps you’ve heard aboutSomatic Experiencing® therapy and are wondering how it differs from traditional therapies in helping your clients?
  • Are you a helping professional interested in more effectively addressing your clients’ stress and trauma symptoms? 
  • Would you like a way to help clients "renegotiate" and heal trauma rather than relive or re-enact it?


Somatic Experiencing® can be helpful for anyone who has experienced overwhelming traumatic life events or periods of continual stress. Clients can learn to use their innate ability to process and release stress naturally.  

Exciting discoveries by Dr. Peter Levine, offer therapists, body workers and teachers important new ways to engage with clients that empower them to live with more ease and aliveness. Somatic Experiencing® can help clients feel empowered when they learn how to use their body’s natural ability to calm itself.  You can learn how to provide the steps needed to reconnect your clients with the innate wisdom of their bodies.  We are delighted to announce an exciting series of workshops and trainings that will help you and your clients enjoy more resilience and aliveness based on cutting edge discoveries in Somatic Experiencing®. Be part of the exciting growth of Somatic Experiencing® in helping people get better naturally!


The Foundation for Human Enrichment was established in 1997 by Dr. Peter Levine to provide individuals, families, and communities with effective tools for healing overwhelming traumatic experiences.


Somatic Experiencing® (SE) offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. A naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine, SE is based upon the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized.


Although humans are born with similar ability to release the stress and activation from frightentng circumstances,  as wild animals, humans Organic Intelligence® is often overridden or inhibited. Our challenges make use of our Organic Intelligence® makes it difficult to complete discharge of survival energies. The un-discharged energy remains “stuck” in the body and the nervous system.


Helping clients learn how to use and access Organic Intelligence® enables them to rebound after extreme events. Transforming trauma in this way allows us to become more fully human.


SE training is open to individuals in the Helping and Healing Professions which include, but are not limited to: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Body Workers.


If you would like to get a certificate and earn your SEP, see the Certification Requirements for Somatic Experiencing®:


  Training Level          Seminar Hours        Personal SE Sessions        Individual or Group Case Consult.

  Beginner                    72 credit hours                4 hours                                       4 hours

  Intermediate              72 credit hours                4 hours                                        6 hours

  Advanced                  72 credit hours                4 hours                                        8 hours


To Apply: Follow this link to the Training Page at SETI (Somatic Experiencing Training Institute) website


For More Information:Including Overview, Training Details, Curriculum, Cost, Dates



Dates:  Beginning One:  Feb 27 - March 2, 2015


Location:  World Forestry Center   4033 SW Canyon Rd   Portland, OR 97221


Apply at Trauma Healing website

Portland Somatic Therapy  

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Training

World Forestry Center   Portland Oregon