Joshua Sylvae*

Joshua Sylvae


Marriage and Family Therapist, Meditation Instructor

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.

Joshua’s background includes participation in social change efforts, movements for social equality and ecological sustainability, and he maintains a passion for encouraging and assisting communities working toward the creation of a just and healthful society. He envisions Somatic Experiencing becoming an integral part of healing and transforming our world, and feels greatly inspired when helping professionals integrate these simple principles for treating and transforming trauma and distress.

*Joshua also teaches at the Ergos Institute for Somatic Education

  • Offers Individual Case Consults to SE Students


Instructor Level: SE Professional Training Faculty
Teaching In: North America, Australia
Levels Taught: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of the SE Professional Training

Teaching in:

Portland, OR

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