An Introduction to Somatic Experiencing® A Model for Trauma Resolution
November 21, 2012 5:30-8:30pm Central Public Library, London, ON
developed by Peter Levine, PhD, is a comprehensive clinical approach to trauma healing, taught to professionals around the world. Its naturalistic orientation works with nervous system conditioning in the wake of traumatic stress. Trauma responses and trauma healing are rooted in the ability or failure of the biology to make fluid phase transitions out of and between emergency states of fight, flight and freeze. Recognizing the inherent tendency toward self-reorganization, people can heal from the most arduous traumas once they learn this natural language of the body. The result is a return to aliveness, instinct, and connection to life in the here-and-now.
Berns Galloway and Patricia Berendsen will present Somatic Experiencing® (SE), developed by Peter Levine, PhD., a profoundly effective method of gently healing trauma based on the fact that our nervous systems inherently know how to return to balance if given the right support.
Through some basic theory and practice, you will have a 'sense' of the power of listening and responding to and from the body. Join us for this unique and lively workshop composed of lecture, demonstrations, and hands on exercises. It will provide an opportunity for you to learn and experience the principles of Somatic Experiencing.