This section of our website is dedicated to everyone interested in learning more about Healing Trauma and the resources available through the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute. Here, you can learn about Somatic Experiencing, Find a Practitioner trained in SE, purchase from our online bookstore, learn about our Founder and developer, Dr. Peter Levine, and so much more.
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The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute is a nonprofit educational and research organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. We provide professional training in Somatic Experiencing® and outreach to under-served populations and victims of violence, war, and natural disasters.
What is Somatic Experiencing® (SE)?
Somatic Experiencing® is a body-awareness approach to trauma being taught throughout the world. It is the result of over forty years of observation, research, and hands-on development by Dr. Levine. Based upon the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, Somatic Experiencing has touched the lives of many thousands. SE® restores self-regulation, and returns a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals who have had these precious gifts taken away. Peter has applied his work to combat veterans, rape survivors, Holocaust survivors, auto accident and post surgical trauma, chronic pain sufferers, and even to infants after suffering traumatic births.
This is the primary website for the SE training, support of health professionals in Somatic Experiencing® and connecting trauma victims to the approximately 5,000 SE® Practitioners across the globe.
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