SE™ Community Conversations

Body-Based Trauma Resolution in Times of Distress … like now!

Friday January 8, 2021

We offer these SE™ Community Conversations as an extra resource for all of you, free of charge. Please consider donating to us: https://traumahealing.org/SECC

Featured Guests:

Ilene Antelman, RCST, RPP, LMT, SEP centers her practice on Biodynamic Craniosacral & Polarity Therapy. Her work readily gravitates across the spectrum from Polarity and Craniosacral work to soft tissue release, structural alignment, reflexology, Ayurvedic-based meridian and point manipulation and assisted-stretch and release techniques. By focusing on how the body moves, how it holds patterns of old injuries or traumas in the physical, mental or energetic dynamics of the body she addresses not just the symptom of pain but detects the root cause for effective results; unwinding patterns of tension, chronic pain, injury or stress to restore the body to its natural balance and ease. www.SomaticDetective.com

Dan Rindler Dan Rindler GCFP, SE™ Student, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner since 2006, with a passion for using SE to inform his work with clients from infants through elders. Dan focuses on leading people to refine body awareness, alignment, and coordination as an approach to addressing chronic pain, neurological conditions, balance issues, anxiety or trauma and for improving overall wellbeing. In addition to private practice with the general public, Dan also routinely works with musicians and dancers with injuries. Dan’s Feldenkrais-based program for babies and new parents, “We Grow Together,” has been attended by over 2,500 families, and was the subject of a research study through Vassar College with results published in the Infant Mental Health Journal. The program aims to lead parents and caretakers to bond with their infants through touch that supports development, as they become more attuned to their baby’s bodies and their own somatic experience as a new parent. Dan is currently in the Philadelphia SE training, and will finish Intermediate III in January 2021. www.brooklynfeldenkrais.com www.wegrowtogether.com

Nikita Gupta, MPA is a Certified Health Education Specialist, Registered Yoga Instructor who specializes in Transforming Trauma through Healing and Resiliency in educational as well as public and private settings. She is a recognized leader and educator and has worked nationally with at-risk communities, educational leaders and community service providers. Nikita is the founder of the innovative GRIT Coaching program at University of California, Los Angeles. The GRIT (Guidance, Resilience, Integrity, and Transformation) Program is nationally recognized as a model for excellence in mental health promotion, advocacy, and transformation for students, staff and faculty. As a 2020 Fellow of the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, Nikita designed educational frameworks that are adaptable to various contexts for engaging communities in Trauma-Informed Practice and Embodied Leadership. Nikita’s methodology is interdisciplinary and includes Neurobiology, Positive Psychology and Somatic Education through prisms of Community Health and Social Justice. www.nikitagupta.com

Kirsten (Kaye) Wilkinson, MA, TCTSY-F, E-RYT, RCYT, Mind/Body Practitioner Executive Director, Legacy Motion Legacy Motion is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes sustainable, collaborative programs for survivors of trauma worldwide through restorative movement-based practices. Projects and work are global. If you want to start a yoga, dance, or somatic program in your community contact us at director@legacymotion.org Kaye is also owner of Healing Motion, a place where together we will discover your innate wisdom, restore your embodied strength, and transcend to holistic wellbeing through private sessions, community classes, and free offerings of yoga, somatic practices, and breath work. www.legacymotion.org www.healing-motion.org

Elyn Selu, PhD, is an SEP in training and SE™ Member. Selu began her studies in Chinese medicine, and then switched to Somatic Depth Psychology to further explore the connection between psyche and symptom. In her practice, Selu combines Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Movement, Reiki, acupressure, and Jungian dream and image work. She has taught qi gong, creative writing, Authentic Movement, Reiki, and has created movement meditation classes for those with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diagnoses. Having studied with Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean teachers and healers, Selu combines epigenetics and ancestral medicine to help clients and students heal family patterns and trauma through a combination of Somatic Experiencing, movement, and mesa work. www.seluhealing.com

Host: Amie Leigh

This episode was a lively and entertaining gathering of SE Practitioners, Body-work professionals, and SE Students who discussed and led us through various methods useful in their professional practices, especially during these many months of “online” treatments.

Dealing with Disasters, Bringing Relief to a World of Distress

Tuesday October 20, 2020
12pm – 1pm Mountain

Featured Guests:
Aaron Titus of Crisis Cleanup and Mountain West VOAD Chair
Lisa LaDue of LionPath International & Team Rubicon
Dr Jen Riegle & Jenny Harrow of IHAN, Integrative Healers Action Network
Jen Silacci, Founder, Therapy Aid Coalition
Amie Readdy-Leigh, SE Trauma Institute

Telehealth in COVID19 Times

The SE™ Trauma Institute is offering this free 6 week series to be a resource to Wellness practitioners everywhere who are making the transition to providing telehealth services to adapt to the current conditions of being in a worldwide pandemic that limits our ability to offer in-person mental health and wellness support. This is not a seminar on how to start a telehealth program, nor is it about laws and regulations. It is designed to be a complement to our partner associations who are offering those outstanding programs.

At this time we wanted to gather colleagues to share wisdom and to resource one another for the changes we are all making. This series is a community gathering around robust conversations between our esteemed faculty, who are full of wisdom, experiences, and insights as to how the neurobiological principles and the practical applied practice of SE™ supports and enhances a provider's connection with self and with clients in an online context. It is designed to assist therapists, body workers, coaches, wellness practitioners, and the array of people drawn to the deep embodied wisdom of Somatic Experiencing® to be able to regulate nervous systems and restore a sense of safety and wellbeing.

Attend one or all sessions. Each is 90 minutes long, and will include an in-depth Q&A. See our Facebook page for the topic of the week.

This is a free offering because we recognize and regret that many peoples' incomes are compromised right now. We welcome any donations that may assist us in providing assistance for these times, as we continue to explore ways to be a resource to help the world heal. Thank you for your participation and support. May you also feel supported and encouraged.

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