Learn Powerful Somatic Techniques You Can Use to Help Clients Break Free from Trauma
Trauma overwhelms the nervous system and its effects can make traditional therapeutic approaches ineffective. In this online course featuring clinical demonstrations and discussions by Peter Levine, you’ll learn how to address trauma on a physiological level so clients can reclaim their lives and heal.
Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach
4+ Hours of Video Featuring Peter Levine in Session — 4.25 CE Credits Included
$89.00 USDENROLL NOW
Trauma overwhelms the nervous system, trapping clients in a cycle of distress.
This course equips you with tools to help clients regulate the nervous system, restore equilibrium and reclaim their bodies.
Learn How to:
Create a therapeutic environment that makes clients feel safe and grounded using simple exercises
Incorporate somatic techniques to help clients process traumatic events on a deeper level
Recognize contradictions in what clients are saying with their words & what they’re saying with their bodies
Assess where clients are stuck in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and resolve these physiological states
Track changes in physiological stages in clients and use these interoceptive cues to guide and support your work
Reorient clients to the here-and-now so they can regulate themselves and feel more alive
“Peter Levine teaches and exemplifies a wise, experienced and kindly approach to working with trauma survivors. Several important and useful concepts are covered, including the creation of a safe space, the timing of attention to traumatic issues, as well as the need to pay close attention to visible expressions of tension, confusion and, conversely, relaxation and understanding. He has a deep understanding of the impact of trauma in all its varieties and possesses a mastery of treatment techniques.”
- FRANK OCHBERG, MD, CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY AND AUTHOR
“Levine masterfully works with the soldier using the somatic-experiencing technique that he developed during the last 40 years…Levine’s knowledge of trauma and how it affects the body is amazing, and he uses it with precision to bring out the trauma and heal the body and mind. It is a respectful and powerful approach…This two video set offers new tools and perspectives about trauma and healing. I recommend this video and I already have told several people about it.”
— JOHN D. LENTZ, D MIN, REVIEWED IN THE MILTON H. ERICKSON FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
Peter Levine and Victor Yalom on Adding Somatic Techniques to Your Practice
- Why movement is an important therapeutic tool for helping clients process trauma
- How to cultivate your own interoceptive awareness and use that awareness to deepen your clinical work
- Two key techniques to use when working with intellectualized clients that create space for growth and healing
- How to use somatic resonance to strengthen the therapeutic bond and invite curiosity
- How to read interoceptive cues and use them to help clients feel positive emotions again
- Simple adaptations for using somatic techniques in online therapy
Introduction to Somatic Techniques for Resolving Trauma
- A key component of trauma that often leads to misattunement with clients and how to work around it
- How trauma impacts the body and why it can get stuck there, trapping clients in a state of hyperarousal
- A framework for assessing where clients are stuck and how to resolve these fixated physiological states
- How to assess a client's readiness to process traumatic events and create a safe environment for your clinical work
Somatic Techniques for Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy — Clinical Sessions
- Why your own clinical presence is crucial in establishing a sense of hope and equilibrium in your clients
- How to use temporal sequencing to address dissociation
- The relationship between autonomic regulation and emotional regulation and how to monitor autonomic self-regulation using interoceptive cues and client feedback
- How to use the principles of pendulation to foster hope and provide relief
- Somatic exercises that decentralize trauma and provide deeper resolution on both the psychological and physiological level
- Why letting clients explore pleasant, pre-trauma memories is an important step in processing trauma
- How to help clients identify meaningful aspects of their traumatic experiences they want to keep and how to use these memories to promote healing
- Five somatic exercises to help clients process rage, guilt and other difficult emotions
Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach — Debriefing
- Common mistakes therapists make when working with survivors of trauma and how to avoid them
- Why tracking physiological changes in clients is crucial for assessing readiness to work deeper
- Examples of physiological changes to look for in clients and what they commonly mean
- How to incorporate somatic techniques into any therapeutic modality or approach
What You Get in This Course
- 4+ hours of videos featuring Somatic Experiencing Founder, Peter Levine, PhD, conducting clinical sessions
- Thorough behind-the-scenes commentary to provide insight into Peter Levine’s therapeutic interventions
- 3 downloadable pdfs to provide resources for additional training
- Written transcript of all videos
- 4.25 continuing education credits available for licensed professionals
Peter A. Levine, PhD
Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the developer of Somatic Experiencing© and founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He teaches trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures.
Levine is the author of the best-selling book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences.
He received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the US Association of Body Psychotherapy.
About Somatic Experiencing®
Rooted in Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory, Levine’s directive, body-oriented techniques can help clients take back their bodies from trauma.
It can be integrated into a wide range of therapeutic modalities and be used to treat all manner of trauma, including:
- Car accidents
- Child abuse
- Experiences of violence
- Natural disasters
The Psychotherapy.net Student Experience
- Instant access to course materials. After you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.
- Permanent access to course materials.
- Complete your CE online and print your certificate when you pass. Click here for list of CE Accreditations.
- Discounts available for organizations with multiple users. Email [email protected] for more information.
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