What is Somatic Experiencing®?

Most people are exposed to stressful situations and traumatic experiences, both physically and psychologically. But this has physical consequences, such as tension and pain, fear, depression, anger, insomnia, and concentration and memory problems. Often, we try to find mental ways to achieve a balance, but without taking into account the body and its symptoms. 

Somatic Experiencing® is a method that helps to regain balance physically and mentally, starting with the body and the nervous system, so that we can recognize our natural, instinctive reactions.

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was invented by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D, after many years of studying animal behaviour. Levine was able to prove that, despite being under constant attack on their lives and safety, animals in their natural environment are not affected by traumatic experiences. He pointed out that people have similar reactions to animals when it comes to trauma and shock; however, these reactions are often suppressed by higher brain regions that emerged later in our development – i.e., the neocortex. This suppression of our instinctive response to trauma can result in the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a dysfunction of the nervous system.

The SE™ approach offers tools and methods for restoring the balance of the nervous system and the innate capacity for self-regulation. This helps to activate the innate process of eliminating the psychological trauma which would otherwise manifest with psychosomatic symptoms. (Fürstenwald, 2018)

About us

Segreece deeply supports exploration and actively works towards Inclusion, Post-Rupture Repair – on a personal and group level, as well as believing strongly in an active community.

Our team consists of the Organizer of Somatic Experiencing (R), Stavroula-Dorothea Maraki.

Our training programs

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® Professional Training offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding and assessment of the neurophysiology of trauma theory and the principles of wound healing through SOMATIC EXPERIENCING®.

It consists of Introduction to SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® and Three-Year Training – a part-time training course conducted in six 6-day modules over three years.

Our Introduction Courses​

Introductory Seminars are an opportunity to experience the basic theoretical overview and practice of SE™ practice.

Our Three Year Training Program

Our Three-Year Training is a part-time vocational training course that is conducted in six 6-day modules, within three years. A complete program for all professionals working with people.


Here you will find the bibliography, practices (SEP), links to international sites, articles and relevant clips.

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