Details of Workshops and forthcoming Somatic Experiencing Training days and related courses are listed here.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Maggie Phillips – Freedom From Emotional & Physical Pain
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

Freedom From Physical & Emotional Pain:

Polyvagal Science and Solutions

This workshop emphasises the somatic interventions that can provide enduring resolution of pain and other effects of trauma. The contributions of Stephen Porges to polyvagal science, especially the unique links between trauma and pain, as well as somatic strategies indicated for treatment, will be reviewed, demonstrated, and practiced. Specific topics include:

  • How persistent and chronic pain can be understood by incomplete sympathetic fight/flight responses;
  • Specific direct and indirect somatic strategies to help regulate dorsal vagal responses linked to pain;
  • Ways to down-regulate sympathetic active defense responses related to pain;
  • How social engagement is the solution to more primitive causes of pain;
  • Ways to teach self-regulation of pain related to active defenses;
  • Tools to turn on the ventral vagal response to widen the window of healing opportunities;
  • How the fear/immobility cycle is connected to both the sympathetic and dorsal vagal circuits and how to help clients move out of this cycle.

Live demonstrations and practice exercises will be used to expand key points and develop skills. The ventral vagal engagement between therapists and client will be explored, and avenues to repair that promote integration and developmental maturation will be examined. Case consultation and clinical discussions are welcomed.

Day One

This first day emphasises Polyvagal Science and its unique links to the creation of trauma and pain and keys to their solution. We will review clues in body expression that may indicate trauma, and how persistent or chronic pain can be explained by incomplete fight, flight, and freeze/shutdown. We will discuss the fear/immobility cycle, how it is connected to both the sympathetic and dorsal vagal circuits, and practice strategies to help clients move through this cycle.

Day Two

The second day provides a focus on Polyvagal Solutions for Emotional and Physical Pain Conditions. We will highlight Sympathetic/Adrenal pain and effective interventions, Social Engagement and Ventral Vagal pain and solutions, and pain related to dorsal vagal shut-down, freeze and dissociation. We will explore the role of faulty neuroception and how to shift these reactions, and examine how the ventral vagal connection can be viewed as the solution to more primitive, early life roots of pain.

We will also identify and practice strategies drawn from Somatic Experiencing and Somatic Ego-State Therapy to help regulate dorsal vagal responses linked to pain, to down-regulate sympathetic hyperactivated responses related to pain, and tools to turn on ventral vagal responses so that healing is possible and enduring.

Cost and Booking

The cost of the weekend with Maggie is £370. If you book before 30th June the price is £350.  Booking and payment for this event can only be done online by clicking on the link to the right. 

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About Maggie

Maggie Phillips, Ph.D., lives and works as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Oakland Hills above the San Francisco Bay. As the author of four books and numerous papers, chapters, and articles on trauma, dissociation, pain, ego-state therapy, hypnosis, and mind-body healing, she specialises in the treatment of traumatic stress, dissociation, and pain disorders. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and co-recipient of its Crasilneck award for the best writing in the field of hypnosis. Maggie is also a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and co-recipient of its Cornelia Wilbur award for contributions to the study and treatment of dissociation. She has taught at major conferences and presented invited addresses and workshops on Energy Psychology, Somatic ExperiencingÒ, trauma, hypnosis, Ego-State Therapy, EMDR, and behavioural medicine, in the U.S., the UK, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and Japan. Her most recent best-selling books, Freedom From Pain (co-authored with Peter Levine) and Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All-Natural Program, were released in 2012 and 2007.

She is creator of a companion online pain self-help program and a pain CD coaching program available at www.reversingchronicpain.com. Maggie is also creator and host of a popular monthly teleseminar/webinar and newsletter series (www.maggiephillipsphd.com), which has featured a recent webinar series with Peter Levine and Stephen Porges on Polyvagal Solutions to Pain and Trauma and several e-courses co-presented with Peter Levine, including an audio series on Somatic Approaches to Treating Pain and Trauma, which provided the genesis for their joint best selling book, Freedom From Pain. Maggie has also released two e-books on Ego-State Therapy (co-authored with Claire Frederick, MD): Empowering the Self through Ego-State Therapy, and Ego-State Therapy in Mindbody Healing. She has also recorded two pain CD programs, “Hypnosis: The Pain Solution” and “Hypnosis: The Headache Solution” distributed by www.hypnosisnetwork.com. Her earlier books are Finding the Energy to Heal (W.W. Norton, 2000) and Healing the Divided Self (W.W. Norton, 1995), co-authored with Dr. Claire Frederick, MD. As an innovator in mindbody healing and in the treatment of persistent pain and trauma, Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in the interface of trauma, dissociation, and emotional and physical pain conditions.

 

 

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Edinburgh Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Giselle Genillard
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

Giselle Genillard, the director of SOSI, will lead this introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE). Over the two days you will learn the fundamental principles of SE and acquire some tools that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. 

Please Note: If you are wanting to enroll on our 3 year professional Somatic Experiencing training  then a pre-requiste for this is that you must attend a 2-day introduction workshop. 

About Giselle

Giselle Genillard, founder and director of “SOS INTERNATIONALE”, is a Licensed Midwife, a member of the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP), a Somatic Experiencing (SE)® Practitioner, a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), a Touch-in-Parenting Instructor and founding Secretary of the Board of EASE, the European Association for Somatic Experiencing.

Giselle combines her training as a somatic therapist with the art of midwifery, the core principles of SE, and her widespread cross-cultural experiences. She works internationally, is multilingual, and was a member of trauma outreach teams in South-East India post-tsunami, New Orleans post-Katrina and post-colonial South Africa post-independence.

Giselle brought Peter Levine’s (“Waking the Tiger”) SE trainings to England and France where she teaches workshops related to traumatic stress. Giselle specializes in working with PTSD in early childhood disorders, adolescents, combat and high-stress situations, and international disasters.

In the early 80’s, Giselle became deeply involved with the politics of childbirth and the work of Michel Odent, who became her midwife and mentor. Giselle sought to extend her intimate knowledge of physical healing to a comprehensive and holistic approach to psychological healing. Giselle’s life path has given her direct experience of the physical, emotional, social and political devastations of trauma, and an affirmed commitment to prevent its further proliferation. Her work is focused on bringing forth the transformation that can emerge when trauma is resolved, and the myriad associated benefits to self, society, and the world at large.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
SE Edinburgh Training – Advanced 1 with Lael Keen @ Edinburgh
Nov 26 – Dec 1 all-day

The Advanced Year of the 3 year Edinburgh SE™ training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil. 

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan.

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.

Mar
20
Fri
2020
Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Giselle Genillard @ Ealing, London, UK
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day

Giselle Genillard Giselle Genillard, the director of SOSI, will lead this introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE). Over the two days you will learn the fundamental principles of SE and acquire some tools that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. 

Please Note: If you are wanting to enroll on our 3 year professional Somatic Experiencing training  then a pre-requiste for this is that you must attend a 2-day introduction workshop. 

Mar
24
Tue
2020
SE London Training – Intermediate 2 with Doris Rothbauer
Mar 24 – Mar 29 all-day

The Intermediate Year of the 3 year London SE™ training will be taught by Doris Rothbauer, an SE trainer and faculty member of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and Foundation for Human Enrichment. 

Image result for doris rothbauerDoris Rothbauer is a licensed psychotherapist working as a teacher and trainer in different countries as well as in private practice in Munich for more than 20 years. She started training with Peter Levine in 1998, deepened her understanding in many years of assistance and clinical practice, and is now part of SETI faculty teaching SE trainings in Germany and other European countries.

Originally trained in communication and cognitive psychology, also holding a trainer certificate in NeuroLinguistic Programming (Dr. Christina Hall), she used to teach professional workshops for social institutions in leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and self-management skills.
For her clinical education she studied Ericksonian Hypnosis (Ernest Rossi, Jeffrey Zeig), body-oriented psychotherapy, attachment theory and developmental psychology. She also completed the educational training in NARM (Dr. Lawrence Heller) as well as in Neuroaffective Developmental Psychology (Dr. Susan Hart and Marianne Bentzen). In both these fields she is supervising and conducting introductory workshops Her personal and professional stance to life is grounded in meditation and awareness practice. As SE teacher her focus is on creating an environment that inspires people to venture into new learning territory with alertness, curiosity and joy and thus supporting social engagement and connection.

May
3
Sun
2020
SE Edinburgh Training – Advanced 2 with Lael Keen @ Edinburgh
May 3 – May 8 all-day

The Advanced Year of the 3 year Edinburgh SE™ training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil. 

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan.

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.

May
16
Sat
2020
Edinburgh Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Giselle Genillard
May 16 – May 17 all-day

Giselle Genillard, the director of SOSI, will lead this introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE). Over the two days you will learn the fundamental principles of SE and acquire some tools that you can apply in your personal and professional lives. 

Please Note: If you are wanting to enroll on our 3 year professional Somatic Experiencing training  then a pre-requiste for this is that you must attend a 2-day introduction workshop. 

About Giselle

Giselle Genillard, founder and director of “SOS INTERNATIONALE”, is a Licensed Midwife, a member of the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP), a Somatic Experiencing (SE)® Practitioner, a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), a Touch-in-Parenting Instructor and founding Secretary of the Board of EASE, the European Association for Somatic Experiencing.

Giselle combines her training as a somatic therapist with the art of midwifery, the core principles of SE, and her widespread cross-cultural experiences. She works internationally, is multilingual, and was a member of trauma outreach teams in South-East India post-tsunami, New Orleans post-Katrina and post-colonial South Africa post-independence.

Giselle brought Peter Levine’s (“Waking the Tiger”) SE trainings to England and France where she teaches workshops related to traumatic stress. Giselle specializes in working with PTSD in early childhood disorders, adolescents, combat and high-stress situations, and international disasters.

In the early 80’s, Giselle became deeply involved with the politics of childbirth and the work of Michel Odent, who became her midwife and mentor. Giselle sought to extend her intimate knowledge of physical healing to a comprehensive and holistic approach to psychological healing. Giselle’s life path has given her direct experience of the physical, emotional, social and political devastations of trauma, and an affirmed commitment to prevent its further proliferation. Her work is focused on bringing forth the transformation that can emerge when trauma is resolved, and the myriad associated benefits to self, society, and the world at large.

Jun
20
Sat
2020
New SE Training in Edinburgh – Module 1
Jun 20 – Jun 25 all-day

The Beginning Year of the 3 year Edinburgh SE™ training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil.

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan.

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.

The first year of the training will cover the following:

  • Understand the physiological basis of trauma.
  • Learn about containment, resourcing and empowerment.
  • Study tracking skills, titration and establishing continuity through the felt sense.
  • Practice establishing defensive orienting responses, completion and discharge.
  • Explore coupling dynamics, the elements of internal experience (SIBAM), and integrating experiential polarities, in order to restore creative self-regulation.
  • Be able to identify, normalize, and stabilize traumatic reactions.
  • Attain skills to avoid pitfalls of re-traumatization and false memory.
  • Learn to uncouple fear from immobility; re-establish and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Investigate the transformative qualities of trauma.
  • Integrate trauma work into ongoing therapy.
  • Acquire short-term solutions to acute and chronic symptoms.

Course Fees

The fee for each year of the 3 year training is £3,050.00.  Earlybird reduction: for the first year the cost is reduced to £2,725.00 if paid before 16th Feb 2020

Payment plans are available.

 

Oct
10
Sat
2020
SE London Training – Advanced 1 with Lael Keen
Oct 10 – Oct 15 all-day

The Advanced Year of the 3 year London SE™ training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil. 

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan.

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.

Dec
7
Mon
2020
New SE Training in Edinburgh – Module 2
Dec 7 – Dec 12 all-day

The Beginning Year of the 3 year Edinburgh SE™ training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil.

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan.

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.