Cornelia Rossi, living in São Paulo, Brazil, has been working as somatic therapist for 30 years. She has master's degrees in biology and psychology, a PhD in psychology, and is a senior faculty member for both the SE Trauma Institute and for the Rolf® Institute for Structural Integration (RISI). As a Board Member of Rolf Institute® for Structural Integration (RISI), Cornelia initiated the international expansion of the US-based organization. Cornelia is also a Board Member of the SE Trauma Institute and a founding member and current board chair of the Brazilian SE Association (Associação Brasileira do Trauma or ABT).
Born in Hungary, living in Brazil, and having traveled extensively internationally as well as having lived in various other countries, Cornelia brings an expansive multi-cultural perspective to her teaching of SE. As a survivor and refugee of World War II in Europe, she has experienced first-hand the powerful healing effects of SE and is passionate about making SE available to new communities around the world. Cornelia has provided SE relief work with natural disasters in Thailand, Japan, and Brazil.
Cornelia’s other commitment is to support the development of SE research and the availability of SE publications. As biologist and psychologist, she values research and has been the head of research departments for various organizations. In 2012 she founded the independent International SE Research Coalition and initiated the SE Research Committee for the SE Trauma Institute Board of Directors.
Cornelia maintains a private SE and Rolfing practice in São Paulo, Brazil.
Offers Individual Case Consults to SE Students