Through expanding access to nervous system stabilization tools in diverse global communities and educating the public on the impacts of trauma, we hope to create a kinder, more regulated world.


Here's how we're doing it.

Improving Access

Scholarships to Somatic Experiencing International's 3-year Professional Training Program create opportunities for helping and healing professionals of all backgrounds to deepen their practices and better serve their clients and communities.

In 2022, SEI awarded scholarships to 293 students to help them achieve their dreams of becoming SE Practitioners.

A classroom of happy students

Resourcing for Resilience

SE is built upon the power of co-regulation and resourcing to promote healing from within. To aid in this process, SEI is developing SE toolkits full of exercises and helpful resources for stabilization and healing.

In 2022, the SE Crisis Stabilization & Safety Aid (SCOPE) Protocol was translated into 30 languages and distributed to refugees, aid workers, and host families throughout Europe through the efforts of the SE Ukraine Task Force.

SEI has also developed specialized “Toolkits”: one for parents and educators, one for military veterans, one for self-care in the new year, and another for first responders, all of which were distributed to more than 40,000 individuals in the SE community.

Fostering Awareness

We believe that through public education and outreach, we can create a more compassionate, trauma-informed world.

In addition to the 3-year SE Professional Training Program, SEI creates and shares educational resources through our social media channels to over 700,000 individuals, produces free Anti-Oppression webinars for professionals interested in trauma resolution for underserved populations, and maintains an ever-expanding research library with advances in SE and somatic therapy research from the world's leading minds.

A teacher in front of a classroom of students.

Partnering for Healing

Intervening with Care

In response to the war in Ukraine, SEI and its global partners launched the SE Ukraine Task Force to provide immediate resources and opportunities for healing to helping and healing professionals in Ukraine and throughout Europe.

Building with Hope

The SE Ukraine Task Force is transforming into a new group, called SE Humanitarian, with the goal of providing support to communities in crisis around the world through SE-informed programming. SE Humanitarian currently involves more than 100 volunteers and delivers programming in 11 languages.


Become an SEP

Becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) is an incredible way to deepen your professional practice and inspire hope and healing in your community. Start your SE journey today.

Support SEI

By giving a gift, you're creating greater access to essential tools for nervous system regulation and healing for communities around the world. Learn what your generosity can do.

Discover SE

Somatic Experiencing is an integrative nervous system stabilization method for trauma resolution and resiliency, informed by somatics. Learn more about this groundbreaking modality.

Train a New Generation of Helping and Healing Professionals

Making a gift to support scholarships for SE students has ripple effects: for each professional trained, hundreds more people will be able to experience hope, stabilization, and healing.

Develop Nervous System Stabilization Resources

In difficult moments, the right coping tools can make all the difference. A gift to Somatic Expeirencing International funds the development and distribution of tools and resources for nervous system stabilization in communities around the world.

Create a More Trauma-Informed World

Your gift creates more publicly-available educational resources focused on the causes and impacts of trauma, global education campaigns, and professional development webinars that introduce trauma healing into new fields.

Our Pledge

In a world full of uncertainty, the SE community stands for stability, hope, and resilience. We recognize the generational and systemic trauma endured by underserved communities worldwide, and we acknowledge our duty to provide opportunities for repair and restoration.

We pledge to increase access to SE education and resources, and we pledge do so with equity and justice at the center of our decision making.

From producing free Anti-Oppression webinars to providing scholarships for students from underserved communities, we can't do it alone: it takes a global community, working together, to create a more resourced, trauma-informed world. 

We are so thankful to the members of our community who have joined us on this journey and who chosen to support equitable access to SE through their acts of generosity. 

Gifts of every size make an impact! Please consider making a gift and joining this compassionate community working together for good.


Meet Our 2022 Donor Community

Alexandra Guzman  

Alexis Katz  

Alexis Martina  

Ali Ho  

Alice Shao  

Allison Brengle  

Amy Schmirler  

Angelina Englmeier  

Ann & John Tillistrand, in honor of Carol Hodson and Li Hodson  

Ann Park  

Anne Egger  

Ashraf Abdu  

Aurora De Armendi

Barbara Glenfield  

Barbara Holifield  

Bess Green  

Beth Cole  

Beth Lee  

Bolo Bolormaa  

Butch Schuman  

Candy Smith  

Carla Becker  

Carla Larson  

Carmel McKenna  

Carmen Casado  

Carol Marcus  

Catherine Lemon  

Cheryl Qamar  

Christopher Lind-White  

Cindy Dern  

Cleve Schenck  

Coral Jones  

Daniela Soraca  

Darya Shleyeva  

Debbie Lennington

Debra Kloor 

Diane Pugh  

Diane Stanciu  

Donna Hilbig  

Doree Lipson  

Doreen Levy  

Dorothy Feinzig  

Mary Giuffra  

Elfriede Dinkel-Pfrommer

Elizabeth Anable  

Elizabeth Borelli  

Elizabeth Eriksson

Elizabeth Halsted  

Ellen Siegman  

Emily Carton  

Emily McCluskey  

Emily Meehan  

Emily Tworek  

Eric Taylor, in honor of Maggie Kline  

Eve-Marie Elkin-Schaffer

Gary Melnikoff  

Géric Lebedoff  

Gilbert McCurdy  

Grace Barbettini  

Gwen Murphy  

Gwynne Gilson  

Heidi Bezaire  

Ian Keene-Babcock  

Ines Guariguata  

Jane Strong  

Janet Ackerman  

Janet Pal  

Janice Caudill  

Janis Scholom  

Jeannine Crouse  

Jennifer Makadok

Joe Persinger 

John Isaacs  

Joni Stadtherr  

Jordan Dann, in honor of Thayer Case

Juliane Killenberg Rose  

Julie DiJoseph  

Kalish Leviel, in memory of Jonathan Stahl  

Karen Cowling  

Karen Gold Sherman

Kate O'Shaughnessy Nulty  

Kathy Murray  

Kelly Stein-Lloyd  

Kerim Nutku  

Kim Carter  

Konnie Zarnaveli  

Kristin Kenefick  

Krysti Giese  

Larry Iannotti  

Laura Bautista  

Laura Eisdorfer  

Laura Turner  

Laura van Riper  

Lauren Dummit  

Lauren Nast  

Laurie Dawson  

Lily MaGill  

Linda Eldridge  

Linda Gensheim  

Linda Hidvegi  

Linda Perkins  

Lydie Barbisan  

Lynne Maclean  

Marcia Lesser  

Marcy Pollitt  

Mareile Stoppel  

Margaret Postlewaite

Marie Bozeman 

Marilyn Sanders  

Marina Nabao Becker

Marji McMillan  

Marv Tuttle  

Mary Barrett  

Mary Farel  

Mary Nellis  

Maureen Gallagher

Megan Nigro  

Michael Changaris

Michael Kramer  

Michael Persons  

Michele Solloway  

Michele Wert  

Michelle Leifer  

Mim Walden  

Miryam Cubiles  

Na'ama Igra  

Nancy Brutsche  

Nancy Napier  

Nazanin Fard  

Nicola Ranson  

Nicole Snow  

Noelle Blanc  

Pär Tagesson  

Pati Scamacca  

Patti Knoblauch  

Paul Beverly  

Phil & Ruth Stahl  

Philip Stangel  

Phyllis Stein  

Phyllis Traficante  

Pinuccia Babbi  

Rachel Cole  

Rebecca Schwartz 

Rebecca Stahl 

Rhonda Kelloway  

Richard Hill  

Rob Polishook  

Robert Kenny  

Robert Spangler  

Robina Silva  

Rosey Rouhana  

Roxanne Cohn

Sam Johnson  

Samantha Mead  

Sangeeta Fernandes

Sarah Baldwin  

Sarah Brink  

Sarah Gilbert  

Sarit Rogers  

Scott Palmer  

Sean Frankino, in memory of Sarah Lint  

Sergio Ocampo  

Sharon Coombs  

Sherry Osadchey  

Shideh Lennon  

Shlomit Rubin  

Sonja Cole  

Stephanie Scott  

Steven Alper  

Susan Boniek  

Susan Kenny  

Suzie Wolfer  

Sylvia Ortiz  

Tanja Eikenboom  

Therese Bimka  

Tilasmi Jivan  

Tina Brister  

Tracy Lawrence  

Tricia Akins  

Tyler Andersen 

Valerie Linet  

Virginia Keulen  

Waller Thompson  

Wendy Newman  

Wietske Brunzema

William McGuire  

Yadira Velazquez  

and 62 generous, anonymous individuals

Why 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.”

Craniosacral Therapist

Huntington Beach, CA USA