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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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SE Master Class: the Psychology of the Body--
Body Reading and Developmental Trauma
With:  Peter A. Levine, PhD
March 19-23, 2015 Dana Point, California United States
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1st European Conference on Somatic Experiencing: Release of Trauma Through the Body
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June 4-6, 2015 Elsinore, Denmark
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SE was formulated by
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“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

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