Yellow Springs, OH - Beginning III - November 18-21, 2016

Summary & Registration Information

This four-day Beginning III training module is the 3rd of 8 modules constituting the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training.

Beginning III Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, and skills in working with, the elements of internal experience as presented in SIBAM model: Sensation, Image, Behavior, Affect and Meaning.
  2. 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.
  3. Distinguish between joining and merging with client experience.  Identify the signs of merging and demonstrate the establishment of healthy joining/attunement with client.
  4. Identify different types of touch common in Somatic Experiencing® sessions.
  5. Help facilitate the re-regulation of the ANS by restoring gentle cycles of sympathetic and parasympathetic interplay.
  6. 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 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, November 18, 2016 - Monday, November 21, 2016
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Vernet Bldg Auditorium
    405 Corry Street
    Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

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