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SOS Internationale (Somatic Experiencing Training®)

SOSI offers educational programmes and workshops in the prevention and resolution of traumatic stress, the nemesis that underlies the majority of symptoms we express as individuals, families, societies and cultures. These programmes range from in-depth professional trainings of three years, which prepare healthcare providers to work in the field of PTSD, to short introductions and weekend workshps that are available to everybody.

SOSI understands that there is too much suffering in the world to place trauma prevention and resolution only in the hands of mental health professionals. Trauma is common to us all, and so is its resolution. Each one of us is endowed with an inherent capacity to heal, irrespective of race, creed, socio-economic status, education or religious orientation. SOSI supports people to access this inherent gift and to teach it to their families, loved ones, associates and colleagues, empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

SOSI believes that everyone should have an understanding of what drives our behaviour and why, and a simple, practical toolbox for moving through life's most difficult moments. SOSI is committed to providing both.

SOSI offers individuals an understanding of their symptoms, practical tools to resolve them, and key points for self-regulation. Sessions are both educational and therapeutic, leading to a reduction in symptoms and a return to a more profound sense of psychological, emotional and physical well-being. Specialised bodywork may be used to support the therapeutic process.

Courses

Course

London SE Training – Advanced 1 with Lael Keen

The advanced year of the 3 year London SE training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil. 

Lael is an Advanced Level Teacher for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a direct student of Dr. Peter Levine and is a founding member of the Brazilian Trauma Association (ABT). She has been teaching Somatic Experiencing® in Brazil, the USA and all around the world, since 1998.

In addition to teaching for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, Lael has been a teacher of Rolfing® Structural Integration since 1995. She teaches Rolfing® at the basic and Advanced levels and is also an instructor of the Rolf Movement Program. She has studied since 2001 with Hubert Godard, French Movement Educator and Researcher, Founder of the Department of Dance Movement Analysis at the University of Paris and Professor Emeritus of Rolfing® and Rolf Movement. She is a founding member of the Brazilian Rolfing® Association (ABR)

Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and has studied many different disciplines that focus on the body-mind connection. She is a Trainer of Matrixworks Living Systems, an approach to working with groups. She uses both her Ki-Aikido training and the study of Matrixworks in all the groups that she leads.

She lives in the south of Brazil where she and her husband (also a Somatic Experiencing® teacher) own and operate a training center in the Atlantic Rain Forest on the Island of Santa Catarina.

She continues to study and learn about what it is to be a human being and how we can heal at all levels, body, mind, soul and spirit. She holds certification as an Anthroposophic Art Therapist and an Educator in the Bates Method of Vision.

Course

London SE Training – Advanced 2 with Lael Keen

The Advanced Year of the 3 year London SE training will be taught by Lael Keen, a senior SE trainer and faculty member from Brazil. 

Lael is an Advanced level Instructor of Somatic Experiencing® for the S.E.® Trauma Institute and a founding member of the A.B.T. (Associação Brasileira do Trauma—the Brazilian SE Association).

She has been a Rolfer since 1984 and teaches Rolfing and Rolf Movement for the Rolf Institute. Lael holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and is a teacher of both Ki-Aikido and Shin Shin Toitsu Do—Mind and Body Coordination, certified by the Ki Society International in Tokyo Japan. 

She teaches in the US and Brazil and around the world, for both the Rolf Institute and the SE Trauma Institute. She is currently completing her internship in Art Therapy and lives in the Brazilian rainforest with her husband (also an SE teacher) and her daughter.

Workshops

Workshop

Maggie Kline – Trauma Through a Childs Eyes

Trauma Through a Childs Eyes

Maggie Kline, Family Therapist, School Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing

International Faculty Member and co-author with Peter Levine of ‘Trauma through a Child’s Eyes’ and ‘Trauma-Proofing Your Kids’ presents:

A 3-day workshop to teach professionals how to help children reorganize and rebalance the autonomic nervous system at the biological/survival level after being overwhelmed following a traumatic or stressful event(s). Maggie will teach participants how to use games, play activities and art integrated with the fundamentals and through the lens of Somatic Experiencing to facilitate change, restore protective/defensive impulses and to increase the capacity for healthy social engagement.

This Workshop Features:

  • Ages and Stages of Development from a Somatic Perspective
  • Repair of Early Trauma and Attachment to Facilitate Self-
  • Regulation through Social Engagement
  • Activities to Promote Grounding, Sensory Awareness and
  • Tracking Skills with Children and Teens
  • Integrating Principles of SE with Art Activities to Promote Safety,
  • Titration and Pendulation
  • Turning Games into SE Activities with Charge/Discharge Cycles that Assist Kids with Tracking, Orienting, Fight/Flight, Boundary- Setting, Settling and Integrating their Arousal States
  • Working with Sexual Trauma & Medical Trauma
  • Teach Games and Activities Used in Post-Disaster Settings

Material is useful for professionals who wish to integrate the core concepts of SE when working with kids, as well, as those wishing to deepen their understanding of inner child work with adults. The format for learning will be a mixture of lecture, video material, and experiential activities.

This workshop is designed to teach you new skills while having fun!!!

About Maggie

Maggie Kline has been a marriage, family and child therapist for almost 30 years and is a retired school psychologist. She uses Somatic Experiencing with individual and couple’s psychotherapy. She also integrates S.E. with art, dream work and play when working with children and teens. Maggie is a senior Somatic Experiencing instructor teaching internationally. She also created “SE for Kids” and “Conscious Connections” workshops for professionals who help children.

Maggie co-authored ‘It Won’t Hurt Forever-- Guiding Your Child through Trauma’ (Mothering Magazine, Jan-Feb 2002), and ‘Trauma through a Child’s Eyes--Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing’ (North Atlantic, 2007)—both with Dr. Peter Levine.

Their latest book, ‘Trauma Proofing Your Kids—A Parents’ Guide to Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience’ was released in March 2008.

Cost and Booking

The cost of the weekend with Maggie is £575. If you book before 31st May 2020 the price is £510. 

Workshop

Trauma, Development and Attachment Workshop - with Dr Raja Selvam

This workshop led by Dr Raja Selvam focuses on the relationship between trauma, development & attachment.

How an insecure attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, or disorganized) shows up as specific adulthood difficulties depends on the stage of childhood in which the developmental or shock traumas affected our relational capacities and the specific developmental tasks affected in that stage of development. For example, the vulnerability driving an avoidant attachment style could be the terror of being annihilated from birth trauma (existence); or the deep distrust that one’s needs would be met from the experience of being starved in scheduled feeding practices (need); or the fear that a caregiver could destroy one’s self-experience due to constant neglect or intrusion upon the child’s self-experience (autonomy). Further, within a single stage of development (such as existence), the vulnerability driving the avoidant pattern might have something to do with not having mastered the developmental task of feeling safe enough in one’s body to exist (existential safety); or not feeling worthy enough to be loved (existential shame).

This three-day workshop will describe and demonstrate how to work with adult relationship difficulties differentiated in terms of attachment styles and various developmental tasks in at least three early stages of development using clinical strategies of interpersonal resonance and emotional embodiment from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™), a modality based partly on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. It will integrate classical attachment theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, Main, and Fonagy) with the most developed somatic theory of stages of childhood development and character structure formation (Marcher et. al.), as well as findings that demonstrate that providing emotional regulation through embodied attunement is key to repairing attachment wounds (Wallen).

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