WHAT IS SOMATIC EXPERIENCING®?

Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-based (bottom up) modality for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.

Dr Levine’s studies were based on the fascination about why animals in the wild are not traumatised by routine threats to their lives, while humans are readily overwhelmed and traumatised. He realised that the same instincts and related survival based brain systems and nervous system activation, that are involved in forming trauma symptoms, can be enlisted in the transformation and healing of trauma.

This “Instinct to heal” and self-regulate is therapeutically engaged through the awareness of body sensations and emotions that contradict those of paralysis and helplessness restoring resilience, equilibrium and wholeness.

It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. SE provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.

WORKSHOP DATES

Introduction to SE

Location: Online
Dates:
23-25 May 2024 (Open for Registration)
25-27 September 2025
Presenter: Rachaporn Sangasaad

Beginner Level I/II

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
25-30 August 2024 (Cohort 2)

Beginner Level II/III

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
16-21 April 2024 (Cohort 1) - CLOSED for Registration | Only Re-admissions allowed
12-19 February 2025 (Cohort 2)

Intermediate Level I/II

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
19-24 August 2024 (Cohort 1) - CLOSED for Registration | Only Re-admissions allowed
3-8 November 2025 (Cohort 2)

Intermediate Level II/III

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
24 February – 1 March 2025 (Cohort 1) - CLOSED for Registration | Only Re-admissions allowed
18-23 May 2026 (Cohort 2)

Advanced Level I

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
9-15 October 2025 (Cohort 1)
TBC (Cohort 2)
Presenter: Sonia Gomes

Advanced Level II

Location: Christian Brothers’ Centre, Stellenbosch
Dates:
5-11 March 2026 (Cohort 1)
TBC (Cohort 2)
Presenter: Sonia Gomes

Group Supervision

Location: TBC
Dates:
15 April 2024, 22 February 2025 (Cohort 1)
24 August 2024, 12 February 2025 (Cohort 2)

Personal Sessions

Location: TBC
Dates:
23 August 2024, 23 February 2025 (Cohort 1)
TBC (Cohort 2)

PRICING AND REGISTRATION

CPD Points:
Intro into SE: 18 general ceu’s
Beginner Level I/II: 40 general ceu’s

Cost (South Africa Only):
R9 000.00 per person for Intro into SE
R18 000.00 per person for Beginner Level 1
See registration form for payment plan.

Contact Details:

Email: admin@somaticexperiencingsouthernafrica.com

Website: www.somaticexperiencingsouthernafrica.com

To register, simply download the registration form via the button below and send it to Ilse at admin@somaticexperiencingsouthernafrica.com.

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