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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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"I work at a residential substance abuse treatment center, overseeing treatment for up to 178 individuals. I use SE all the time with clients. It has influenced my perspective on the origins of numerous mental health conditions. Nothing supports affect, restores function, and helps with where people are stuck like SE does."

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SE Master Class: the Psychology of the Body--
Body Reading and Developmental Trauma
With:  Peter A. Levine, PhD
March 19-23, 2015 Dana Point, California United States
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1st European Conference on Somatic Experiencing: Release of Trauma Through the Body
With:  Peter A. Levine, PhD & Heike S. Gattnar, SEP
June 4-6, 2015 Elsinore, Denmark
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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
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“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

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Exploring Embodied Spirituality
February 05, 2015        by The SETI Staff
The first chapter of the upcoming book, What Sustains Me, is now ready and available for free download as a formatted PDF   read more>
"Angie" Case Study: SE and Dream Analysis
January 20, 2015        by Abi Blakeslee
Editor's note: This entry continues Dr. Abi Blakeslee's previous blog, "Jungian Dream Analysis Blended with SE." Both   read more>
Jungian Dream Analysis Blended with SE
January 15, 2015        by Abi Blakeslee
Dreams can be a key to understanding the nature of trauma— and that key can help therapists unlock the mysteries of p   read more>

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