The primary focus of this program is on developing tactile skills, somatic awareness, and other touch-related skills in the context of working with the resolution of trauma. Mental health providers, touch therapists, and other somatic practitioners will find this training useful for increasing their skills for more directly including the body in the resolution of traumatic stress symptoms.
The program is designed to progressively build the participants’ understanding and confidence in being able to incorporate different types of touch, different body systems and tissues, and different somatic practices into their trauma recovery practice.
While the program presumes that participants are open to incorporating touch into their practice in some form, the same skills can be adapted for use in practice settings that do not support actual physical contact with clients. It is designed primarily for Somatic Experiencing providers who have completed the Intermediate year or beyond, but other types of practitioners will be considered for the training.
Completion of the Somatic Experiencing Intermediate year, or equivalent.
*Practical details to be announced.