Excellence in Trauma Resolution

The SE Trauma Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to resolving trauma worldwide by providing state-of-the-art professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing® (SE™). SE is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Through our membership association we support the self-organization of a broad international network of passionate, skillful SE practitioners who serve individuals in need and communities in crisis around the globe.
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Peter uses his famous "Slinky" presentation to demonstrate the effects of trauma on the nervous system.
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"As a healer, it has always been essential for me to be the change I want to see in others. The practice of SE has allowed me to heal emotional and physical traumas that I'd thought were untouchable. It allows me to be available for the same kinds of miraculous shifts within myself as those I witness in my clients."

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

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SE Master Class: Sexual Trauma, Sexual Healing
With:  Peter A. Levine, PhD
October 1-4, 2015 Garrison, New York United States
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Foundations of Disaster Response for SE Providers
With:  Lisa La Due, MSW, LISW, SEP
July 18-19, 2015 San Rafael, California United States
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Freedom From Pain
by Dr. Peter A. Levine, PhD & Maggie Phillips, PhD
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SE was formulated by
Peter A. Levine, PhD in 1979.
The number of mental
health, medical, bodywork,
and other professionals
globally trained in SE
Worldwide, our organization
includes over 1,400 staff,
faculty, coordinators, and
training assistants
Bestseller: the number of
copies sold of Dr. Levine’s
seminal book, Waking the
Tiger: Healing Trauma
“I believe that we humans have the innate capacity not only to heal ourselves, but our world,
from the debilitating effects of stress, overwhelm and trauma.”
— Peter A. Levine, PhD

The Latest from Our Blog

My Journey to SE
June 16, 2015        by Lisa LaDue
I was a cognitive therapist. No, let me state that more clearly: I practiced Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), even attending   read more >
Somatic Experiencing in Disaster Response
June 09, 2015        by The SETI Staff
Responding to disasters is not for everyone. But SE™ practitioners have a particularly effective toolkit for coping with the   read more >
A Sound with the Strength of a Jaguar
April 28, 2015        by Sonia Gomes Silva and Cathrine S. Thommessen
From the end of the previous installment: Sonia (therapist): "What do you feel when the shaman told you that you have a   read more >

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