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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.



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.


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.


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