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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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"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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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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1st European Conference on Somatic Experiencing: Release of Trauma Through the Body
With:  Peter A. Levine, PhD & Heike S. Gattnar, SEP
June 4-6, 2015 Elsinore, Denmark
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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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SE Session with a Xingu Tribesman
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Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series about the use of Somatic Experiencing® with indigenous people of   read more >

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