New York, NY - Beginning II - May 19-22, 2017

Summary & Registration Information

This four-day Beginning II training module is the 2nd of 8 modules constituting the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training.

Beginning II 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.


Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the first six 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) or to make up one of your Beginning or Intermediate modules by DVD.

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

Purchase these books during the registration process, or visit our store.


Membership Information

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  • When

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - Monday, May 22, 2017
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Studio Arte
    265 W 37th St.
    New York, New York 10018

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