“No matter where we are in the world, no matter our backgrounds, no matter how we come together, there is something that binds us all. So many of us find our home here in this community because we find that we speak the same language – even if the words don’t sound or look the same.”
Five years ago, Rashmi Ajay, SEP, recognized a need for SE in her own practice. What started as a meditative intention for bringing SE to India quickly turned into a series of fortuitous events that transformed intention into reality.
Nearly 1,000 attendees participated in SEI’s first International Virtual Conference October 22-24, featuring more than 30 sessions in all, including 10 sessions with an international focus, live sessions with Peter A. Levine and trauma notables, and international roundtables. Featured presenters included Stephen Porges, PhD, Neslihan Arici Ozcan, PhD, and Edith Eger, PhD, and topics ranged from birth trauma and children to allergies, refugees, and veterans. The conference resulted in enthusiastic reviews about the online attendee experience, content, presenters and more:
“The SEI Virtual Conference was an introduction to such beautiful methods, very rich and fascinating.”
“The Conference increased my confidence in the effectiveness of SE interventions.”
“The Conference expanded my sense of connection with my own experience and I look forward to seeing how it does so with my experience with my clients as well.
All sessions were recorded and will be available for purchase soon.. For more information on recording packages and pricing, tune into the next issue of SE Today.
SEI Research Mentorship Program
SEI recently held a Research Salon discussing the research goals that SEI is working toward and the Research Mentorship Program that is being established. A recording of the Salon can be viewed here. If you are interested in joining the mentorship program, you can complete the online survey below.
Our learning and knowledge library has a wealth of valuable, relevant webinars from leaders in the SE field. All webinars in the membership portal are free for members to stream. To take advantage of this learning library, join SEI.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the nation well over a year ago, Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD, immersed herself in the shell-shocking revelations that clinicians began posting on social media. The accounts offered just a snapshot of the pandemic's heavy psychological toll, and Hendrickson, a psychiatrist at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and an expert in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), wanted to know more.”
“The UNITE initiative was established to identify and address structural racism within the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported community and the greater scientific community.”
NIH’s listening sessions are an effort to open the conversation and to listen and learn. Join the conversation and offer your insights on establishing an equitable and civil culture within the biomedical research enterprise.
The town hall format offers an additional live opportunity to ask questions and share perspectives about the direction, strategic priorities, and current projects underway at SE International. After opening updates and comments from representatives of the SE International Board of Directors, the remainder of the Town Hall session will be devoted to your questions and comments.
When life gets challenging, motivation to get up and go can come to a heavy halt. We may make New Year's resolutions in attempt to force a change. Yet, virtually every study tells us that approximately 80% of New Year's resolutions will be abandoned by February. Advances in neurobiological studies identify motivation is not just psychological, but rather, is rooted in engaging the energy of a well-regulated nervous system.
In this month’s community conversation, we will explore what drives motivation, what happens to nervous system responses when it wanes, and ways to support others and yourself to stay energized and resourced for the outcomes you aim to achieve. This event is free to attend.
The Neurobiology of Chronic Pain and Advanced Approaches to Resolution and Relief
It is estimated that chronic pain affects one in five people, or nearly 1.5 billion globally. Chronic pain is a complex symptom that can stem from a variety of physical and mental conditions. In this SE Community Conversation, we will hear from several experts in the field who specialize in working with chronic pain and utilize somatic techniques to support resolution. These experts will discuss the effects of chronic pain on the nervous system, resources for chronic pain management, and things providers should know when working with clients experiencing chronic pain.
You can watch replays of this conversation and all past SE Community Conversations on the SEI Website.