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Somatic Experiencing Workshop

Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing® An Integrative Approach to the Prevention and Resolution of Trauma

Friday March 8, 2013 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Cost: $80 Includes Lunch Continung Education: 6 CEUs/CEs OFFERED: BBS, CABRN, NBCC Location:  Castlewood Treatment Center Step Down House 1268 St. Paul Rd. Ballwin, MO 63021 For more info or to register: Candy Smith: (913) 232-1960 For more information on Somatic Experiencing® visit: Developed by Dr. Peter Levine, author of best-selling books “Waking the Tiger- Healing Trauma”, and “In an Unspoken Voice”, SE® is based on the study of how animals in the wild process and recover fro m stress and trauma. There is a strong scientific component to the work, which includes the latest understanding of neuroscience, affect regulation and the poly-vagal theory. These consider the brain and the body’s “normal”and essential reactions to threat, and how PTSD symptoms and “ dis-ease”occur when the autonomic nervous system stays stuck in “dysregulation”. If you currently have a practice that brings you into relations hip with people who have symptoms of stress or trauma, or who simply are challenged by the demands of modern life, this workshop will give you anew, refreshing perspective and tangible skills to support your work. If you are curious about the extended SE® Professional Training*, attending this workshop is an ideal way to explore how the professional training may benefit your practice. CEUs Available. INSTRUCTOR: Alicen Halquist, MA, LPC, SEP Alicen Halquist, a Licensed Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Somatic Psychology from the Naropa University, has been helping professionals around the country to integrate the Somatic Experiencing® (SE®) method into their current treatment modalities for over 20 ye ars. She brings an understanding of how to heal the biological/physiological under pinnings of trauma, including that which is preverbal and/or sub-psychological. Alicen integrates a deep mindfulness approach informed by a wid e range of influences including the DARE model for healing attach ment, Eastern philosophy, meditation practice, yoga, creative arts therapy, and being a parent and wife. Full SE® Professional Training begins May 3-6, 2013 in Kansas City, MO! The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. BONUS: get a $50 one-time discount off the Beginning I SE® Professional Training tuition for attending this Intro workshop! Somatic Experiencing (SE®) is a gentle and highly effective physiology oriented approach to trauma that is designed to complement numerous occupational orientations. SE® enhances the work of anyone in a helping profession, such as therapists, psychologists, social service workers,body workers, PTs, OTs, nurses, MDs, paramedics, teachers, play or art therapists, meditation and yoga instructors, and others in the healing arts.