Three-year training SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® SE

Vocational Training Somatic Experiencing® provides a rich theoretical framework for understanding and dealing with trauma physiology.  Our educational model is highly experiential, offering you tangible skills that can be directly integrated into your professional practice.

About the course

The training is carried out through a combination of lectures, live demonstrations, guided practice sessions with fellow students, audiovisual case studies and suggested readings. Because good SE™ practice requires immediate clinical experience, as well as sophisticated physical awareness and self-regulation skills, becoming an SE Practitioner (SEP) also involves taking personal SE™ sessions to deepen your experiential knowledge of SE™.

Because SE™ supports the regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which is based on every aspect of our physical, emotional and psychological functioning, the applications of SE™ are varied. For example, by working directly with the client’s physiology, SE™ enhances the depth, effectiveness, and effect of psychotherapeutic interventions that focus on relational, developmental, and psychodynamic issues. SE™ supports the regulation of mood, the reform of addictive patterns and the prevention or resolution of PTSD. Since trauma can contribute to the formation of many complex syndromes and diseases, SE™ helps professionals to unravel difficult situations. SE™ techniques are also effective in reducing or eliminating chronic pain and trauma-related symptoms that occur in the musculoskeletal system, making them useful for body workers and other physical care providers.

Somatic Experiencing(R) training programs take place in more than 15 countries around the world, including the USA, Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Somatic Experiencing(R) Professional Training is fully accredited by the Somatic ExperiencingR) International (SEI). Successful completion leads to certification as a professional Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

The segreece Vocational Training Program for SE ™ is a three-year part-time program consisting of two, six days of training each year. Each training day consists of teaching sessions, question and answer exchanges, example presentations, small group assignments and hands-on sessions.

This extended time frame allows the participant to consolidate and practice the newly acquired skills both on a personal and professional level with plenty of opportunities for supervision and personal sessions along the way to help integrate the work.

First Year

The first year of the training, which consists of two 6-day seminars, will cover the following:

  • Understanding the normal basis of the injury.
  • Learning about keeping emotions, the use of energy sources and personal empowerment.
  • Emotion and sensory monitoring techniques, titration of emotion and sensory processing and establishment of continuity through the physiology of the body.
  • Practice in establishing defensive orientations, completing and unloading.
  • Exploring the dynamics of the coupling of emotions, the elements of inner experience (SIBAM) and the integration of experiential contrasts, in order to restore creative self-regulation.
  • Identification, normalization and stabilization of traumatic reactions.
  • Acquiring techniques to avoid traps for re-injury and false memory.
  • Disconnecting fear from immobility (freezing). Restoration and maintenance of healthy boundaries.
  • Investigation of the metamorphic properties of the wound.
  • Integrating trauma work into your ongoing healing practice.
  • Acquisition of short-term solutions to acids and chronic symptoms

My first professional incarnation was as an elementary teacher in New Brunswick and Northwest Territories, Canada. After 12 years of being in front of the classroom my focus shifted to psychotherapeutic group work.

Second year

The first year of the training, which consists of two 6-day seminars, will cover the following:

  • Global high-intensity trauma: surgery, electric shock, hallucinogens, drowning, suffocation, strangulation, fetal discomfort, traumatic birth, intrauterine stress and invasive uterine surgery.
  • Inevitable attack: wild animals, rapes, wars, bombings, physical abuse, robbery, incest, abuse.
  • Physical injury: surgery, anaesthesia, burns, poisoning, hospitalizations, knives, gunshot wounds.
  • Failure of physical defense: falls, major impact accidents, head injury.
  • Emotional trauma: severe neglect and abandonment, severe loss, continued abuse.
  • Natural disasters: earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, floods, social dislocation from the natural world and the community.
  • Horror: seeing an accident (especially with blood), seeing someone else being abused, raped, killed or tortured, killed or hurting oneself.
  • Torture and religious ill-treatment: Torture of war, repeated rapes in war, concentration camp and systematic abuse (sometimes by drug addicts).

Rachporn Sangkasaad Taal, lic. Phil. I, (MSc) is a certified psychologist, psychotherapist, Dance & Movement therapist, supervisor and trainer in private practice in Maassluis, The Netherlands.

Third Year

The third year of the training, which consists of two  seminars lasting 6 days, will cover the following:

  • Learning about the relationship of trauma to various clinical syndromes.
  • Further integration of the theory and practice of SE ™ in the specialty of the therapist.
  • SE ™ in collaboration with the various categories of injuries.
  • Application of research in the psychophysiology of trauma.
  • The “art” of treatment.
  • Special topics, including working with children and infants.

Pedro has developed a methodology called “Structural Stretches” that integrates SE and the Structural approach. Currently, Pedro has a private practice, teaches for both Institutions all around the world, and, in 2006 completed a PhD in Psychosomatics

Course Dates

The following training dates are:

Current Cycle

June 2019 - November 2022

Next Cycle

April 2023 - October 2025

PRECONDITIONS FOR EDUCATION

A prerequisite for the three-year training is the participation in an introduction.

Participants come from different backgrounds, such as psychologists, social workers, yoga teachers, massage therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, chiropractors, clergy, etc.

It is essential that the applicant be a member of a professional and regulatory body with a code of conduct and disciplinary procedure and have an active practice. Exceptions are made for students of recognized treatment or in internship programs with teaching advisors, as well as for people working in high stress environments.

Participants come from different backgrounds, such as psychologists, social workers, yoga teachers, massage therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, chiropractors, clergy, etc.

It is essential that the applicant be a member of a professional and regulatory body with a code of conduct and disciplinary procedure and have an active practice. Exceptions are made for students of recognized treatment or in internship programs with teaching advisors, as well as for people working in high stress environments.

Personal sessions: 18 hours of personal sessions during the three-year training. This cost is not included in the Tuition fee. It is paid individually for every session with the practitioner. 

Supervision meetings (case consultations): 18 hours of supervision, to include individual and group sessions during the three-year training. Supervision sessions must be taken by an approved oversight provider. This cost is not included in the Tuition fee. It is paid individually for every session with the supervisor.

Individual follow-up sessions (consultation cases): For individual supervisions, 1 hour equals 1 hour of credit. Participants must receive at least 4 hours of the required 18 hours of supervision in individual form. This will ensure that not all requirements are met without a participant presenting in person.

Group supervision (Case consultation): For surveillance teams (3 or more people), 3 hours of attendance equals 1 hour of credit.

Conditions for Participation:

  • A complete registration
  • A copy of the current CV.
  • Two professional recommendations
  • A short text of your interest in trauma
  • A recent passport photo
  • Certificate of Participation in “Introduction to SE®”

PARTICIPATION COSTS AND PAYMENT METHODS

The training consists of three educational years:

  • Initial (Beginning)
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

There are two 6-day modules in the school year that provide 12 days of classroom training per year – 36 days for the entire training.

Tuition is paid per 6-day module.

Tuition for each year is 2500 euros and includes:

  • Two 6-day training modules with an instructor approved by SEI.
  • A support team to support your learning. Our goal is always to have a high proportion of helpers, usually 1 to 4 participants.

As well as access to material related to:

  • Videos with lectures and demonstrations of your education.
  • Online and downloadable PDF manuals that describe in detail all the information presented in each section.
  • Slides and other teaching materials
  • Study lists for topics covered in the section for further in-depth reading.

Ways to pay

The cost of Somatic Experiencing (R) – Vocational Training depends on how you choose to repay the amount corresponding to the training time.

The standard payment is paid 30 days before the date of each training level.

Early bird discounts corresponding to a 15% discount on the value of each training level are generally available for 3 months prior to the start date of each training level.

Installment payment: Available as an option upon request and cannot be applied at the Early Bird discount price.

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