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Somatic Experiencing Information

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The SE Trauma Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to resolving trauma worldwide by providing state-of-the-art professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing® (SE™). SE is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Through our membership association we support the self-organization of a broad international network of passionate, skillful SE practitioners who serve individuals in need and communities in crisis around the globe.

The professionals listed in this directory come from a variety of backgrounds and are either graduates of, or current participants in, the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute's SE Professional Training.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

We have created a collection of Somatic Experiencing YouTube videos in the playlist linked below. 

Recommended Books:

In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Dr. Peter A. Levine – Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

Waking the Tiger by Dr Peter Levine – The Quintessential SE® Book

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild – Detailed, well written and comprehensive explanation of what happens to the body and mind in trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolt, MD

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline – An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller Ph.D. and Aline Lapierre Psy.D.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institue Training is approved by:

  • APA- American Psychological Association
  • NBCC- National Board of Certified Counselors
  • NASW- National Association of Social Workers
  • BBS- California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • BRN- Californial Board of Registered Nursing
  • NCCAOM- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • NCBTMB- National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • NAADAC- Association for Addictions Professionals
  • RISI- Rolf Institute Elective Credit

For information regarding Somatic Experiencing experts please read more here. 

“We are not human beings

on a spiritual journey.

We are spiritual beings

on a human journey.”

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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