Keeping you informed about upcoming experiential workshops that include Getting To The Core of Sexuality Trauma and Trauma Through A Child's Eyes.

This year there is also an SE Introduction Day in Brisbane on August 25th with more happening in Auckland and Alice Springs in March, 2017.

New SE Professional Trainings in Perth and Sydney are starting in a few weeks and future Brisbane and Melbourne trainings have also been scheduled.

Details of all these are below, but first a link to an interesting podcast interview with Dr. Peter Levine by the musician Alanis Morisette.

In a lively, wide-ranging conversation with Alanis Morisette, Peter Levine discusses stress and trauma recovery, the origins of SE and references material from his books, including Trauma Through a Child's Eyes and his new book on Trauma Memory.

Alanis shares her own experiences including how she helps her own son regulate his nervous system and also invites Peter to explain all the elements of SIBAM, an acronym that Peter uses to cover some of the base elements that SE therapists use in their work.

You can listen to the interview on her website or download it as an iTunes podcast to listen to later.

A one day workshop for those wanting to have a taster of Somatic Experiencing.

Composed of lecture, demos and experiential exercise, you will learn skills to enhance your practice as you are introduced to some of the concepts and tools of this effective approach to trauma resolution.    

Attendees at this workshop will receive a tuition credit towards future enrolment within the Australian SE Professional Training Program.

BRISBANE: 25th August 2016
AUCKLAND: 9th March 2017
ALICE SPRINGS: 16th March 2017

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Melbourne Training at Full Capacity
The current Melbourne cohort have finished their first year. With the spreading awareness of how a somatic approach helps in the re-negotiation of trauma the group is filled to capacity. The participants and a large team of assistants are returning in November to continue on with their Intermediate year.

Enrolments are being accepted for SE trainings in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. If you are interested in the SE training and wish to take advantage of early bird savings and extended payment plans then register now.
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Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP and faculty member of the SE Trauma institute presents a 3-day workshop that provides techniques and research aimed at healing the shame that both men and women carry from generations of negative conditioning about our bodies and our sexuality.

It aims to support therapists in working with sexuality trauma in their practices, however it is also appropriate to attend for personal growth or if interested in learning more about sexuality from a social/cultural, psychological or physiological perspective.
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Maggie Kline LMCT, SEP and senior faculty member at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute demonstrates how to use games, play activities and art, integrated with the fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing for when working with children, adolescents and the inner child.
AUCKLAND: 10 - 12 March, 2017
ALICE SPRINGS: 17 - 19 March, 2017

Learn how to facilitate and release the completion of survival impulses, re-establish balance and elicit the capacity for healthy social engagement. 

This 3-day workshop is designed to teach you new skills while having fun!

Any queries ? Please contact Tracey

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Somatic Experiencing: Using Interoception and Proprioception as Core Elements of Trauma Therapy.
Published 4th Feb, 2015, the article discusses a clinical model of how SE is used with reference to neuroscience. Read more

Final Thought

Become a Lake

An aging master grew tired of his apprentice complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master asked.

"Bitter" spit the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake, and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."

As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the master asked, "How does it taste?" "Fresh," remarked the apprentice. "Do you taste the salt?" asked the master. "No," said the young man.

At this, the master sat beside this serious young man who so reminded him of himself and took his hands, offering, "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in.

So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things .... stop being a glass. Become a lake.

--Mark Nepo (a Hindu parable)