This program will focus on how the cascade of activation and immobilization, which is designed to help us survive overwhelming experiences, can be addressed to facilitate enhanced quality of life. Strategies will emphasize bottom-up self-regulation, co-regulation, expanded window of tolerance, and interoceptive awareness. Resourcing techniques will be practiced to facilitate bridging the gap between external safety and internal safeness.

Class takes place on Mondays from 4PM EDT - 5PM EDT
(Each lecture ends with time for Q&As)

Level I: October 12th, 19th, 26th

Level II: November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Level III: November 30th, December 7th, 14th

Can't make it?
All lectures will be recorded and shared in your course management account.

To earn the Certificate in Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies, all three levels of the course must be completed. However, if individual levels of the course are more relevant to your practice or healing, Levels I, II, or III may be purchased individually. Recordings of the sessions will be provided.

Course Objectives

Level I

  • Discuss trauma and addictive processes within the context of hyper- and hypo-arousal and Polyvagal Theory
  • Describe current methods for self-regulation and co-regulation in order to create a map of one’s autonomic nervous system
  • Apply techniques for Polyvagal-Informed self-regulation
  • Discuss how Polyvagal Theory can be applied in a way that is inclusive of the lived experiences of BIPOC and those with marginalized identities

Level II

  • List and apply bottom-up strategies to facilitate self-regulation as it applies to addiction and trauma recovery
  • Discuss ocular activation exercises for the orienting response, and ocular tension release exercises, as well as whole body orienting responses to facilitate client safeness
  • Analyze techniques for working with dissociative responses and hyper-arousal
  • Apply somatic techniques that help to release autonomic tension patterns and facilitate interoceptive awareness

Level III

  • Analyze the truncated developmental actions of attachment
  • Apply techniques for Polyvagal-Informed self-regulation that facilitate experimentation with truncated developmental actions of attachment
  • Apply techniques related to vocalization and truncated attachment cry
  • Demonstrate techniques related to interpersonal connection, expression, reciprocity and nourishment