An Integrative Approach to the Prevention and Resolution of Trauma
Somatic Experiencing® developed by Peter A. Levine Ph.D., is the naturalistic approach to the healing, resolution and prevention of trauma. Supported by cutting-edge neuroscience, this revolutionary method is based upon the realisation that human beings have an innate ability, if given the right support, to help overcome and heal the symptoms of PTSD, chronic stress and other trauma-related ailments. Somatic Experiencing® is a profoundly effective method of gently addressing trauma to help an individual return to a state of balance, relaxation and wholeness in the aftermath of violence, fear, rage, helplessness, loss and other extreme experiences.


Some of our previous participants talk about the SE Professional Training…

Topics Covered on the Introduction Day:
This 1 day introduction includes some of the basic elements 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

Composed of lecture, demonstration and experiential exercises, this workshop will teach you practical skills to enhance your practice.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is designed for professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to enhance their skills when working with traumatised adults and children. It is appropriate for mental and physical health professionals, social workers, body-workers, teachers, medical personnel, clergy and other allied professions in the health and healing field.

The Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program taught worldwide, provides healing professionals with a comprehensive, clinical understanding of our biological capacity to heal trauma and the skills necessary to facilitate the natural process.

If you are interested in becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, subscribe to the quarterly SE Newsletter to be kept informed of the next SE Professional Training dates within Australia.

Those who attend the Introduction To Somatic Experiencing seminar as a stand alone event will receive a $80 tuition credit towards enrolment within the next SE Professional Training program that is held in Australia.

** This offer does not apply to those who received the combined event discount when enrolling concurrently in both a SE Introduction Day and a SE workshop.

An information pack will be provided once full payment is received for the workshop.

Professional Development Hours
A Certificate of Attendance is provided for 6 hours of professional development. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements vary across Professional Associations. Please contact your Association for specific requirements.

An Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

Date: Thursday 20th April 2017
Time: Registration - 9.00am     Start - 9.15am     End - 5.00pm
Cost: $180
Included: Morning and Afternoon Tea
Trainer: Ariel Giarretto
Venue: St Joseph’s Hall, Port Melbourne

Ariel GiarrettoAriel Giarretto LMFT, CMT, SEP
Body-Oriented Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist
Ariel is a body-oriented psychotherapist and trauma specialist with a particular focus on repairing developmental trauma and attachment wounds. Trained in a wide variety of somatic therapies, her work is primarily informed by Somatic Experiencing® (SE). She is a senior faculty member at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and helps develop curriculum and specialty classes based on trauma treatment.

In 2005, motivated by the tsunami in Asia, she and 3 other colleagues developed a short-term trauma relief and first aid program for natural disaster survivors. It has since been successfully used in Thailand, New Orleans, and most recently in China, Japan and Haiti.

For 11 years she was on staff at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA as a workshop and group leader, a private somatic therapist and a member of the bodywork and massage crew. Trained as a First Responder, Ariel was part of an emergency medical response team in the Ventana Wilderness.

Ariel has presented numerous seminars to the Trauma Center and Emergency Room staff at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California, focusing on secondary traumatisation as well as patient trauma prevention.

She has also completed special training with Ray Castellino in pre-natal and birth therapy and has been a homebirth advocate, a "doula" and childbirth educator. She has a practice outside of San Francisco and frequently utilises therapeutic touch and SE bodywork in her sessions.