Bangalore, India - Beginning II/III - December 13-18, 2016

Summary & Registration Information

This six-day Beginning II/III training module is the 2nd of 6 modules constituting the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training.

Beginning II/III Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the function of the threat response cycle including: the preparatory and defensive orienting responses; the startle response, the protective/defensive survival responses, and the exploratory orienting response. 

  2. Identify the function of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) in the threat response cycle.

  3. Identify symptoms of, evaluate, and restore ruptured boundaries. 

  4. Demonstrate proficiency at tracking skills, titration of client's arousal levels, and establishing continuity through the felt sense.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to empower clients to establish, complete and discharge defensive orienting responses, and fight, flight and freeze protective survival responses.

  6. Demonstrate understanding of, and skills in working with, the elements of internal experience as presented in SIBAM model: Sensation, Image, Behavior, Affect and Meaning.

  7. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in working with coupling dynamics (under- and over-coupling). Begin to understand how coupling dynamics can relate to the elements of SIBAM.

  8. Distinguish between joining and merging with client experience.  Identify the signs of merging and demonstrate the establishment of healthy joining/attunement with client.

  9. Identify different types of touch common in Somatic Experiencing® sessions.

  10. Help facilitate the re-regulation of the ANS by restoring gentle cycles of sympathetic and parasympathetic interplay.

  11. Expand a client’s tolerance of their bodily sensations; begin to uncouple the fear response to the traumatic event.


Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the first four modules (Beginning and Intermediate-levels) at the same training location to support a strong and cohesive group learning environment. If you are unable to attend one of your local training modules, you may request to take a module in an alternate location (if space is available).

Required Reading during Beginning Year:

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine, PhD

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine, PhD

Membership Information

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Special Note:

We are very excited to be able to offer this new training in India. This training is intended as an opportunity to give a new population a chance to participate in the SE Training. In order to make the training financially viable within the local economy, the training price has been adjusted to the local market. Therefore, priority for registration will be offered to students in this region, living in this or similar economic conditions to those seen in India. For any questions on this, contact our International Program Manager,Katie Chapman


  • When

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    India Time

  • Where

  • Visthar
    Kothanur post, KRC Road
    Doddagubbi 560077
    +91 28465294/95

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