So What is SE™?
Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution
Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD,
author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a
potent psychobiological approach to resolving the symptoms of
trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental
health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, body
worker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping
professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.
SE™ offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the
fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve
these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.
How SE™ Works
And How It May Beneﬁt Your Practice
Instead of focusing on the re-telling of traumatic events or personal history, SE™ aims to identify what is interfering with people’s internal threat-recovery process and helps clients develop tools for restoring their innate capacity to rebound from overwhelming experiences. By facilitating the completion of self-protective responses
and releasing survival energy that has become bound in the body, SE™ addresses the root cause of trauma symptoms.
Learn practical and effective skills that help resolve trauma without re-traumatization. These gentle, powerful interventions will inspire and empower your clients, restoring resilience and
providing them with a greater capacity to enjoy life.
Improve clinical outcomes. Enhance the depth and effectiveness of therapy by including body based awareness, somatic interventions and knowledge of the nervous systems response to trauma.
Have an extraordinary life experience. Many students find the SE™ training professionally and personally
transformative. Experience the power of compassionate healing and meaningful growth for yourself and those you serve.
Reduce compassion fatigue. The SE™ training helps increase your own resilience as a provider so that you have more energy and stamina for your work and experience greater pleasure and satisfaction in serving.
Somatic Experiencing® has become an integral part of how I practice as a clinician and how I understand the impacts of trauma. It has given me tools to help my clients understand and overcome the ways that past life events continue to hijack their current-day experience.
-- Susan, R. Psych.
The Bennet Centre
The Bennett Centre lives in the heart of Edmonton's river valley within the Cloverdale community. The historic community, natural areas and trails along the park system provide a beautiful and unique outdoor setting.
About Your Instructor
Linda has been teaching SE™ internationally for the past 5 years, and within Canada for the past 8 years. Her teaching of SE™ is informed in part by her 20 years in the human service profession where she has had the opportunity to apply Somatic Experiencing® in a variety of diverse settings and with people of various ages. Linda has co-developed and implemented a trauma informed treatment unit for children and youth at a residential treatment center. In addition, Linda has had and continues to have the rich experience of working in a small First Nation community on Canada’s west coast. She also has a small private practice in her hometown of St.Albert, Alberta, Canada. Linda has an interest in the impact of generational trauma, early trauma, attachment and how SE supports the healing of these experiences.