Excellence in Trauma Resolution

The SE Trauma Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to resolving trauma worldwide by providing state-of-the-art professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing® (SE™). SE is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions. Through our membership association we support the self-organization of a broad international network of passionate, skillful SE practitioners who serve individuals in need and communities in crisis around the globe.
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"The instruction I experienced was superb, integrating cognitive-based information with practical methods of working with patients. From the first training module, I found patients responding quickly and easily, becoming more open and relaxed in even the briefest or most challenging medical encounters."

David Bate, MD, SE Training Graduate

Upcoming Events and Workshops

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Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing
With:  Ellen Byrne, CMT, SEP
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OI Expert — Master Advanced Somatic Skills through the Art of Organic Intelligence
With:  TBA
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Introduction to AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® for SEP's
With:  Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP
Various dates and locations Various locations, United States
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Foundations of Disaster Response for Healing Professionals
With:  Lisa La Due, MSW, LCSW, SEP
May 14-15, 2016 Los Angeles, California United States
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Freedom From Pain
by Dr. Peter A. Levine, PhD & Maggie Phillips, PhD
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SE Professional Training
The premier training in trauma resolution
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1979 9,000+ 1,400+ 250,000+
SE was formulated by
Peter A. Levine, PhD in 1979.
The number of mental
health, medical, bodywork,
and other professionals
globally trained in SE
Worldwide, our organization
includes over 1,400 staff,
faculty, coordinators, and
training assistants
Bestseller: the number of
copies sold of Dr. Levine’s
seminal book, Waking the
Tiger: Healing Trauma
“I believe that we humans have the innate capacity not only to heal ourselves, but our world,
from the debilitating effects of stress, overwhelm and trauma.”
— Peter A. Levine, PhD

The Latest from Our Blog

Shame Response and Attachment
September 22, 2015        by The SETI Staff
Diane Poole Heller believes that "isolation is deadly." In an entertaining conversation, her fellow SE™ practitioner Caryn S   read more >
Integrating the Body's Intelligence in Psychotherapy
September 14, 2015        by The SETI Staff
Psychotherapist Aline LaPierre understands that healing is truly an art. She says that her journey toward understanding the   read more >
My Journey to SE
June 16, 2015        by Lisa LaDue
I was a cognitive therapist. No, let me state that more clearly: I practiced Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), even attending   read more >

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