Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

Complex Trauma: Touch-Based Methods for Early Trauma, Syndromes, and Trauma Structures
with Kathy L. Kain

When traumatic stress experiences occur early in our lives, they tend to reverberate through our ongoing development in a way that later traumas most commonly do not. These early traumas may cause us to develop coping strategies, somatic habits, and physiological responses which have trauma as their foundation and their primary organizing impulse. The symptoms associated with the development of such trauma structures can mimic other complex disorders, such as syndromes (e.g. auto-immune disorders).

This class is designed to provide practitioners with greater understanding and insight into the dynamics and interplay of the survival impulses and related coping strategies that underlie symptoms of complex trauma. We will also practice touch methods for helping our clients unravel their somatic habits arising from trauma and return to more functional equilibrium and capacity for self-regulation.


Education and experience in a biophysiological model of trauma, such as Somatic Experiencing, is required.

About the Instructor

Kathy L. Kain

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March 24-26, 2017
Portland OR, United States
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


East West College of the Healing Arts
525 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232
United States
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Early-Bird Rate: $465.00

Full payment is required to reserve your place, postmarked by February 22, 2017.

Regular Rate: $510.00

A deposit of $150.00 is required to hold your place.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the workshop’s Early Registration deadline will receive a full tuition refund; cancellations received after the deadline will receive a tuition refund less the $150.00 deposit.


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