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Discover what’s new & what’s next in the world of Somatic Experiencing® from Dr. Peter Levine himself, plus experts like Stephen Porges, Dick Schwartz, Jack Kornfield, Diane Poole Heller, and many more!

Your registration includes: 

  • Access to every workshop and keynote address — you won't miss a thing!

  • 30-days of unlimited, on-demand access to conference recordings — watch on your schedule

  • Bookstore with special conference-only pricing

  • Customizable schedule configured to your time zone

  • Daily movement sessions

  • Live chat on every session + interactive Q&A for all live sessions

Many workshops at the conference will be eligible for CE hours for medical and mental health professionals!

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Why Attend?

  • Dr. Peter Levine, Alanis Morissette, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Edith Eger, Efu Nyaki, and many more!

  • SE is around the globe. So is this conference! Join the global Somatic Experiencing community dedicated to trauma healing.

  • The best lineup of topics – from international roundtables to sessions on DEI, children, and SE, vulnerable populations such as LGBTQ, SE in groups and collective trauma, and current research.

  • Keynotes and Plenary Sessions with 12 leaders in the world of SE, including Dr. Peter Levine, Alanis Morissette, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Edith Eger, Efu Nyaki, and many more!

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Who Should Attend?

  • Mental Health Professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, expressive arts therapists, etc.

  • Medical and Alternative Medicine Professionals: medical doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, emergency medical workers, surgeons, obstetricians, midwives, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, etc.

  • Bodyworkers: massage therapists, Rolfers®, Craniosacral and Polarity therapists, Feldenkrais practitioners, yoga therapists, etc.

  • Other professionals: first responders, crisis center staff, educators, mediators, clergy, chaplains, coaches, etc.

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CE Credits

  • Many workshops at the conference will be eligible for CE hours for medical and mental health professionals! Details to come.

The Official SE Conference from Somatic Experiencing® International

“I’m Here!” Somatic Experiencing in the 21st Century
LIVE Online Summit October 22-24, 2021

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speakers

 

Hear from Peter A. Levine, Diane Poole Heller, Alanis Morissette, Dick Schwartz, Jack Kornfield, Pat Sikora, and many more!

 

Schedule

 Keynotes and plenary sessions covering the best lineup of topics – from international roundtables to sessions on current research, DEI, children and SE, vulnerable populations such as LGBTQ, SE in groups and collective trauma.

Register

Three full days for just $299!

$100 SEI Members discount and $50 early bird details on Registration page.

 

 

Speakers

Peter A. Levine, PhD

Dr. Peter A. Levine is the founder and developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He holds doctorate degrees in medical biophysics and in psychology. During his thirty five-year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications. He is the author of the bestselling book “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” “In an Unspoken Voice,” and “Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past.”

Stephen Porges, PhD

Dr. Stephen Porges is distinguished university scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and professor emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.  He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, which emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. Dr. Porges has published 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers in numerus disciplines.

Jack Kornfield, PhD

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.

Diane Poole Heller, PhD, SEP

Dr. Diane Poole Heller is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert in the field of child and adult attachment theory, as well as trauma resolution. Her expertise in trauma healing has benefitted survivors and families of 9/11 and the Columbine shootings, making her a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and presenter for organizations worldwide. As senior faculty for SEI, she taught SE training internationally for more than 25 years.

Joshua Sylvae, LMFT, PhD, SEP

Joshua Sylvae has been involved in Somatic Experiencing since 2004. His study of nervous system regulation has incorporated inquiry into many disparate fields including ecology, philosophy, and neurobiology. He holds an M.A. in clinical psychology (with an emphasis in somatic psychology), a PhD in Higher Learning and Social Change, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. Joshua’s clinical practice is grounded in SE, and he also integrates psychodynamic perspectives, mindfulness approaches, a systemic orientation, and a good deal of humor in his work

Gina Ross, MFCC, SEP

Gina Ross is founder and president of the International Trauma-Healing Institutes in the U.S. and in Israel and the co-founder of the Israeli Psycho-trauma Treatment Center at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She is an internationally recognized senior faculty member/trainer in SE. Gina introduced SE to Israel and the Middle East. A pioneer in understanding collective trauma, Gina is an expert on the impact of trauma on conflict between groups or nations.

Glyndie Nickerson, PhD, SEP

Dr. Glyndie Nickerson is a faculty member at SEI and teaches the beginning and intermediate years of the SE training, as well as supporting SE students and graduates through group and individual consultations. Dr. Nickerson also teaches workshops on SE and spiritual practice, co-regulation, and grief. She supports awareness of collective and personal trauma due to cultural, racial, political, class, sexual orientation, and gender difference as part of the healing process.

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette is an internationally known recording artist, wife, mother, and mental health advocate. She is an ardent supporter of SE and has known Dr. Peter Levine for a decade, advocating for SE’s benefits on her podcasts and website.

Edith “Edie” Eger, PhD

Dr. Edie Eger is a clinical psychologist, lecturer, Holocaust survivor, and prolific author. She holds a faculty appointment at UCSD and has a clinical practice in LaJolla, Calif. She has appeared on numerous television programs, including CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show, and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television.

Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP

Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, has been teaching for more than 40 years and is currently a master lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Her background includes movement education and performance, as well as music, dance, yoga, meditation, trauma resolution, and the broader healing arts. She is an internationally recognized breathing/movement specialist and best-selling author.

Efu Nyaki, MEd, SEP

Sister Euphrasia “Efu” Nyaki is a body-oriented therapist, trainer, family constellation facilitator, and an international speaker on holistic healing. Originally from Tanzania, Efu lives and works in Brazil. She is a founder of two NGOs, including the Afya Holistic Healing Center for Women, where she is currently the coordinator training women in holistic healing methods. Efu teaches the SE training in Brazil.

Abi Blakeslee, PhD, MFT, CMT, SEP

Dr. Abi Blakeslee holds a MA in counseling and depth psychology and a PhD in clinical and somatic psychology. She is focused on the intersection between neuroscience, current trauma research, and the psychobiological principles of Somatic Experiencing. She integrates SE with clinical research, the principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching and has conducted original research on the role of implicit memory in SE.

Richard Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From his work with his patients there, he developed the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in the early 1980s. IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. Dr. Schwartz is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

Liane Santos Pereira Pinto, MS, SEP

Liane Pinto has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1990. She works with a diverse array of traditional and complementary healing practices, integrating psychotherapy and focal psychotherapy as well as psycho-traumatology. Liane also specialize in working with kidnapping and armed robbery victims and psycho-pedagogy. She holds a masters degree in public health, has been an neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) instructor since 2001, and is a personal and professional coach. Liane teaches a post-graduate course in Psycho-traumatology at the Jungian Institute of Bahia, Brazil where she also teaches the Beginning level of the SE Professional Training. She has presented at conferences and taught workshops and classes in Brazil and Argentina.

Dave Berger, MFT, LCMHC, PT, MA, SEP

Dave Berger is a psychotherapist, physical therapist, integrative bodyworker, and developer of bodywork and somatic education for trauma therapists (BASE™). Dave has been in the field of somatics for almost 40 years. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, and graduate degrees in physical therapy from Stanford University and somatic psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies.

See what your colleagues are saying about Somatic Experiencing!

“I have patients who are off all of their medications….who no longer suffer from panic attacks….who are no longer haunted by traumatic visions. SE is the only method I have found that consistently helps people reorganize their nervous systems and greatly reduce, if not completely erase, trauma symptoms. Although I understand that the SE™ techniques are grounded in biology, the results are nothing short of miraculous.”

Shirley Impellizzeri, PhD

SEP, Psychologist, Author

“I’ve found SE to be the most fundamental work I do with clients. I’m a clinical psychotherapist, dance therapist, Craniosacral therapist, pre- and perinatal practitioner and I have two masters degrees. But what SE offered me has worked more than any other skill I’ve been trained in. It’s so basic, intuitively supportive and safe for clients. No matter what happens I know I can resort to slowing down and resourcing. SE is wonderful work.”

Nadia Natali

SEP, Dance Psychotherapist

“SE provides the basic natural healing and core nervous system skills for all the work I do, and its natural mindfulness as well. It helps clients attune to what's happening in their bodies, slow down and pause fast energies, wake up and balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. These basic and natural SE practices and tools help clients re-enter a traumatized or dissociated body slowly, at their own pace, and gradually (for some) more safely.”

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Schedule

Each day starts with an optional yoga session to prepare your body and mind for the day of learning ahead. 

DAY 1 | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

All times are listed in US Eastern Time

10:30 – 11:00am | Indigenous Opening Ceremony: Plains Indian Welcome, Opening Song, and Blessing
Donald (Del) Laverdue

11:00 – 11:30am | Special Conference Welcome from Somatic Experiencing International
Marv Tuttle, Rebecca Stahl, Michele Solloway, Sony Cole, Melissa Stager

11:30am – 12:30pm | An Autobiography of Trauma: Mapping the Complex Fabric of Developmental and Shock Trauma
Peter Levine, Efu Nyaki

12:30 – 1:00pm | Live Q&A
Peter Levine, Efu Nyaki

1:30 – 2:30pm | Caring for Frontline Healthcare Workers with Somatic Experiencing Based Stabilization Interventions
Katherine Cryzewski & Derya Eryigit
(1 CE credit)

1:30 – 2:30pm | Somatic Trauma Resolution Skills for Preventing and Healing Birth Trauma
Kate White

1:30 – 2:30pm | Randomized Controlled Outcome Study on Treatment of PTSD with Somatic Experiencing
Gina Ross

2:30– 3:00pm | Research Awards Presentation
Michael Changaris

3:15pm – 4:15pm | Lessons from the Margins: Increasing the Impact of SE for Marginalized Communities
Zhayra Palma, Mina Do, & Lekha Kanchinadam

3:15pm – 4:15pm | Healing Strategies for Attachment Injury and Relational Traumas
Diane Poole Heller with Peter A. Levine
(1 CE credit)

3:15pm – 4:15pm | SEI Public Health Initiatives: Crisis Stabilization & Safety
Amie Leigh

4:30pm – 5:30pm | Conversation with
Peter Levine and Alanis Morissette

5:30 – 6:00pm | Grounded and Embodied Yoga
Sarit Rogers

DAY 2 | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

All times are listed in US Eastern Time

10:30 – 11:00am | Opening Movement: QiGong
Elisa Peterson

11:00am – 12:00pm | Understanding the Consequences of Trauma Through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory
Peter Levine, Stephen Porge

12:00 – 1:00pm | Groups and Systems-Based Application of Somatic Experiencing
Paul Briggs & Boaz Feldman
(1 CE credit)

12:00 – 1:00pm | Conversation with
Peter Levine & Dick Schwartz

1:30 – 2:30pm | ABT International Roundtable: SE in Latin America and Live Q&A with Translation
Sergio de Oliveira and Efu Nyaki

1:30 – 2:30pm | Integrating the “Safe & Sound Protocol” into Your Somatic Experiencing Practice
Ana do Valle & Laura Piche

2:45 – 3:45pm | Framework and Applications of Somatic Experiencing with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Cara Miller
(1 CE credit)

2:45 – 3:45pm | SEI Research Roundtable: Demystifying SE Research
Michele Solloway, Pat Sikora, Frank Olsen, Mary Giuffra, Michael Changaris

4:00 – 5:00pm | Co-Regulating with Somatic Experiencing to Deepen Contemplative Practices
Glyndie Nickerson

4:00 – 5:00pm | Advances in Traumatic Stress Treatment: The Emerging Efficacy for Somatic Experiencing Informed Psychotherapies
Chris Walling
(1 CE credit)

4:00 – 5:00pm | How Trauma affects Support, Suspension, and Breath
Betsy Polatin

5:15 – 6:15pm | Tend the Wounds and See the Beauty The Interface between SE Trauma Healing & Mindfulness
Peter Levine, Jack Kornfield

6:15 – 6:30pm | Dance Party!
Melissa Stager

DAY 3 | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

All times are listed in US Eastern Time

11:00am – 12:00pm | Working with Refugees and Sex Trafficking Survivors
Atira Tan, Neslihan Arici Ozcan

11:00am – 12:00pm | QiGong: Meditation in Motion to Improve Client Outcomes
Amy Shoko Brown

11:00am – 12:00pm | SE in Europe & Related Countries (EASE)

12:00 – 1:00pm | Discover the Ecstasy in You
Peter Levine, Edith Eger

1:30 – 2:30pm | Polyvagal Theory for Children: Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection
Dafna Lender
(1 CE credit)

1:30 – 2:30pm | Allergies, Aromatherapies, & Somatic Experiencing
Barbara Daniel Leppich, Nirdosh Kohra

1:30 – 2:30pm | Working with Shame & Guilt
Larry Heller
(1 CE credit)

2:45 – 3:45pm | Returning Home: A Brief SE-Informed Intervention for PTSD with Veterans
Alexandra Whitney, Michael Changaris
(1 CE credit)

2:45 – 3:45pm | Practical Tools for Working with Youth: Neuroscience and Somatic Practices for Resilience
Jenifer Trivelli

2:45 – 3:45pm | Healing the Collective Nervous System: SE for Peace A New Paradigm
Gina Ross

4:00 – 5:00pm | Somatic Experiencing – Past, Present and Future
Ian MacNaughton, Joshua Sylvae, Sonia Gômes

5:15– 6:00pm | Racialized Trauma and the Body
Resmaa Menakem, Peter Levine

5:45 – 6:00pm | Closing Remarks

6:00 – 6:15pm | Dance Party
Melissa Stager

On Demand Sessions

The Pelvis: Structure, Posture, Trauma, and Relational Intimacy Repair
Dave Berger

SE Online: Applying Distance Healing Practices for Somatic Touch

Lourdes Billingsley 

Psychitecture Art and Design
Rachel Melvald 

Relevant Care in the Application of SE with Fibromyalgia Patients
Liane Santos Pereira Pinto

Conversation with Peter Levine and Bessel Van der Kolk

Relational Rupture & Repair Work: A Somatic-Developmental Approach
Dave Berger, Abi Blakeslee
90 minute session (1 CE credit)

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