Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes Workshop
Maggie Kline, Family Therapist, School Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing International Faculty Member and co-author with Dr. Peter Levine of Trauma through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, presents a workshop in which you will learn how to help children re-organise and re-balance their autonomic nervous system at the biological/survival level after being overwhelmed following a traumatic or stressful event.

Maggie will teach participants how to use games, play activities and art, integrated with the fundamentals and techniques of Somatic Experiencing®, to facilitate the release and completion of thwarted survival responses, re-establish balance, orienting and protective/defensive impulses and to elicit the capacity for healthy social engagement.

Who is the workshop for?
The material is useful for professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to integrate the core concepts of SE when working with children and teenagers, as well as those wishing to deepen their understanding of inner child work with adults. Participants may include psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, body-workers, teachers, medical personnel, clergy and others in the helping and healing professions.

The format for learning will be a mixture of lecture, video material, and experiential activities.

To gain maximum benefit from the workshop, participants are required to have a basic knowledge of Somatic Experiencing principles and concepts and to have worked experientially with these. If you have not previously attended an SE introduction day, workshop or training it is a pre-requisite that you complete the first day within the 4 day workshop.

Those with previous SE knowledge and SE practical experience may enrol for days 2 – 4 only.

Please contact if you have any queries or wish to discuss your previous SE experience.

DAY 1 – Introduction to Somatic Experiencing:
This introduction includes some of the basic elements, concepts and tools of this effective approach to trauma resolution:
• The basic neurobiological underpinnings of traumatic activation
• How and why the body-memory both holds and releases ‘the story’
• Courting the instinctual brain: how to facilitate the release of habituated flight/flight/freeze patterns using   somatically-based interventions
• Beginning SE practical skills of tracking sensations, images and pendulation
• Experiential exercises are included to consolidate the lectures.

DAYS 2-4 – Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes
• Ages and stages of development from a somatic perspective
• Repair of early trauma and attachment to facilitate self-regulation through social engagement
• Activities to promote grounding, sensory awareness and tracking skills with children and teens
• Integrating principles of SE with art activities to promote safety titration and pendulation
• Turning games into SE activities with charge/discharge cycles that assist children with tracking,
   orienting, fight/flight, boundary-setting, settling and integrating their arousal states
• Working with sexual trauma, medical trauma and grief
• Teach games and activities used in post-disaster settings
• Working with individual children and groups

This workshop is designed to teach you new skills while having fun !

Workshop Information
An information pack will be provided upon payment for the workshop.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Lunch is provided at the Sydney location.

Professional Development Hours
A Certificate of Attendance is provided for 18 hours of professional development. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements vary across Professional Associations. Please contact your Association for specific requirements.

Maggie KlineMaggie Kline MS, MFT, SEP
SETI Senior Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapist and School Psychologist
Maggie Kline has been a licensed marriage, family and child therapist for over 25 years and is a retired school psychologist from LBUSD. Her background is in humanistic, family systems and Gestalt psychology with additional training in various body-based psychotherapies, including EMDR, Bodynamics plus Postural Integration. She uses Somatic Experiencing (SE) extensively with individuals, couples, children and teens to prevent and heal P.T.S.D. due to its unparallel effectiveness. Maggie integrates SE with dream work and art when working with adults and also adds play therapy and games when working with children.

She is a senior SE instructor for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and teaches in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Maggie presents workshops that include the basic SE training program as well as specialised courses for parents, school districts and professionals who work with children. Maggie also led the first team of volunteers to use SE in Thailand after the Southeast Asian Tsunami of 2004 and helped to provide trauma disaster relief after the China earthquake.

Maggie assisted Dr. Peter Levine in developing the Sounds True audio programs for healing childhood and sexual trauma. She is the co-author with Dr. Peter Levine of It Won't Hurt Forever--Guiding Your Child through Trauma (Mothering Magazine, Jan-Feb 2002), Trauma through a Child's Eyes--Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing and Trauma Proofing Your Kids—A Parents’ Guide to Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience.
Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes Workshop including SE Introduction Day

Date: Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th March 2017
Time: Registration - 9.30am     Start - 10.00am     End - 5.30pm (last day 5.00pm)
Cost: Early Bird Fee - $900 (NZD) (if paid in full by 13th February 2017)
Standard Fee - $940 (NZD)
Included: Morning and Afternoon Tea
Trainer: Maggie Kline
Venue: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011
Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes Workshop Only
(This 3 day option is only available to those who have previously attended an SE training, SE workshop or SE introduction day.)

Date: Friday 10th - Sunday 12th March 2017
Time: Registration - 9.30am     Start - 9.45am     End - 5.30pm (last day 5pm)
Cost: Early Bird Fee - $775 (NZD) (if paid in full by 13th February 2017)
Standard Fee - $820 (NZD)
Included: Morning and Afternoon Tea
Trainer: Maggie Kline
Venue: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011