International Certification Somatic Experiencing®

An intensive training that gives access to a career with international recognition by the European Association of Somatic Experiencing®.

What is Somatic Experiencing

Somatic experiencing®

It is a body-oriented therapeutic approach applied in psychotherapy, medicine, coaching, teaching and physical therapy to heal trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a cross between physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for over four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine Ph.D.SE® provides effective skills appropriate for a variety of healing professions, including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first responders, education and others.

The Science behind

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived threat to life or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma can result from a wide variety of factors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or due to ongoing fear and conflict.

How it works

Peter A. Levine Ph.D. was inspired to study stress in the animal nervous system when he realized that animals are constantly under threat of death, but do not show symptoms of trauma. The Somatic Experience® approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of survival energy. that was retained in the body, thus addressing the root of trauma symptoms. In a therapeutic process, the client is gently guided to develop tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.

International Certification Program

The International Certification in Somatic Therapy is a program divided into 6 modules, each lasting 6 intensive days, for a total of 216 teaching hours. This Program guarantees access to an internationally recognized career as SEP (Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner), awarded upon compliance with the training plan and respective personal and supervision sessions.

Training Schedule:
10:00 am to 1 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, every day.

18 – 23 July 2023
5 -10 December 2023
5 Personal Sessions
5 Supervision Sessions


  • The physiological basis of trauma.
  • Learn containment, resource, and empowerment.
  • Study and learn screening, titration and continuity techniques through felt-sense.
  • Practice establishing guidance responses for defense, completion, and discharge
  • Explore the dynamics of coupling, the elements of internal experience (SIBAM), and
    earn to integrate the experience of polarities to reinstate creative self-regulation.
  • Learn to identify, normalize and stabilize traumatic reactions.
  • Learn and acquire skills to avoid falling into the traps of re-traumatization and “false memories”.
  • Learning to separate fear from immobility; learn to re-establish and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Investigate the transformative qualities of trauma.
  • Integrate trauma renegotiation work within the therapeutic context

8 -13 March 2024

13 -18 June 2024

5 Personal Sessions
5 Supervision Sessions


  • Examine and evaluate the different categories and causes of traumatic shock and approaches to treating each case.
  • High Impact Trauma: Surgery, ether extraction of tonsils, electric shock, hallucinations, drowning, suffocation, fetal distress (hypoxia, hypercardia), traumatic birth, intrauterine stress, invasive gynecological procedures.
  • Inevitable and Inescapable Attacks: Animal attacks, kidnapping, war, bombing, physical abuse, sexual abuse, incest.
  • Physical injuries: surgeries, anesthesia, burns, poisoning, hospitalizations, various injuries (including being shot, stabbed).
  • Physical defense failures: falls, high-impact accidents, head injuries. Emotional trauma: severe neglect and abandonment, severe loss, ongoing abuse.
  • Natural disasters: tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, social change in the community or homeland, floods.
  • Horror: Witnessing an accident (especially with hemorrhage), witnessing abuse, abduction, death or torture, killing or injuring someone.
  • Systematic Torture and Abuse: War torture, war abduction, concentration camps and systematic abuse.

8-13 October 2024

4-9 February 2025

5 Personal Sessions
8 Supervision Sessions


  • Deepen knowledge of the relationship between trauma and various clinical syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, panic disorder, chronic fatigue, etc.
  • Deepen the integration of SE theory and practice in the therapist’s area of ​​expertise.
  • Practice specific SE bodywork techniques in different trauma categories.
    Deepen knowledge of the psychophysiology of trauma.

The Faculty Team

We are glad to announce our amazing faculty team for this Somatic Experiencing Practitioner at Somatic School:

Rachporn Sangkasaad

Board of the European Association for Somatic Experiencing (EASE).

She is a licensed psychologist (Master degree University Zurich) and body-oriented psychotherapist. For 20 years she has been specialised in trauma therapy and runs a private practice. She also offers crisis intervention in companies, as well as teaching and presenting at international congresses.

As “Rachi” was born in Thailand and grew up in Switzerland, she brings elements of East and West together. Connecting and bridging between different countries and cultures has always been and is part of her work. She is passionate about SE and teaches in a joyful and relaxed way, supporting students’ curiosity and their interactions.

Since her own training in SE, she has been assisting Peter A. Levine and many SE teachers in Europe, Brazil, Hong Kong and South Africa, and continues to assist Peter Levine’s post-advanced workshops in Switzerland.

Her professional experience includes work in psychiatric hospitals and prior to that work in the private sector.

Since Rachi became SE faculty member in 2019, she is teaching in different European countries and speaks fluent Dutch, German, English and Thai.

Rachi will be teaching the Beginner and Intermediate Levels.

Sónia Gomes

SE™ College of Professional Training at SETI – Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institut

She has more than 35 years of work in the field of Clinical Psychology/Body Guidance and holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has additional degrees in Structural Rolfing® as well as Rolfing Movement Teaching and is a devoted student of Hubert Godard, Movement Analysis from French.

Sonia is a member of the SE International Senior Faculty Member at SEI (Somatic Experiencing ® Institute in the USA). She teaches SE in Brazil, Europe, United States, South Africa and Asia. She designed and currently teaches training called SOMA – Embodiment.

His former students confirm the excellent mastery of SE and body therapies that Dr. Gomes teaches in demonstrations and personal sessions.

Sónia will be teaching the Advanced Level.

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