Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma
with Kathy L. Kain
& Stephen Terrell, PsyD, SEP

A somatic approach to supporting recovery from developmental trauma

This three-module program will focus on understanding the effects of trauma during early development. We will present techniques for working with both children and adults, including recognizing developmental trauma in its adult disguises. By understanding how trauma affects the developing child, we can better understand our adult clients' symptoms of early trauma and be more effective in our work with them.

This course is intended as an integrated somatic approach, which includes touch-based methods for supporting and restoring clients’ resilience and self-regulation.

There will be a combination of lecture/demonstrations and experiential practice of the specific somatic techniques presented.

In this three-module series, we will cover the following material:

  • How developmental trauma interrupts self-regulation, attachment, and physiology
  • The relationship of attachment and bonding to traumatic stress physiology
  • The somatic effects of developmental trauma
  • The interplay between the social engagement system, physiology, and attachment dynamics
  • Why the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study is so important in generational and community healing
  • Using somatic techniques for supporting resilience, regulation, and repair
  • Ethics and protocols

Following is a list of topics that will be addressed in each module. We use an experiential and emergent design model for teaching, which means that topics evolve from the group exercises and discussion. The following gives an approximate order for the material presented, but there will be variation for each group experience.

Module 1

  • Overview of developmental trauma and its impact on physiological regulation
  • Four components of attachment and their relationship to survival
  • Introduction to attachment patterns: secure, anxious, avoidant, disorganized
  • Overview of the relationship between attachment patterns and survival
  • Understanding how your attachment pattern shows up in the therapy room
  • How neuroception and interoception affect attachment and traumatic stress responses
  • Looking at attachment and survival through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory
  • Introduction to the Window of Tolerance and its relationship to management strategies
  • Shame and its inhibitory impact
  • Common behavioral and physiological management strategies induced by early trauma
  • Intro to ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and its importance in treatment
  • Somatic techniques for supporting regulation and safety
  • Somatic/touch methods for supporting resilience and restoration of social engagement

Module 2

  • Auto-regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation
  • Closer look at Anxious and Avoidant attachment patterns and their relationship to regulation and survival response
  • Introduction to neurosequential development in developmental trauma
  • Window of Tolerance, and the “Faux Window” management strategies commonly used
  • Adaptive/maladaptive responses: threat response behaviors (immobilization, mobilization, social communication or engagement, submission), physiological dysregulation
  • ACE study: indications of dysregulation and lack of resilience
  • Understanding when social engagement is too much for your client
  • Applying somatic approaches to the repair of shame
  • Introduction to working somatically with low tone physiology (dorsal system)
  • Supporting increased regulation and capacity for social engagement/bonding

Module 3

  • Closer look at disorganized/disoriented attachment patterns
  • The overlap between disorganized attachment patterns and complex trauma
  • Somatic methods for working with severe dysregulation and highly sensitive survival physiology
  • Understanding the re-regulation that’s necessary in working with disorganized attachment and complex trauma
  • Somatic adaptive behaviors and their impact on the ANS and overall regulatory functions
  • Working effectively with the dorsal vagus system to promote re-regulation and greater access to the ventral vagus and social engagement system
  • The dorsal system in relation to somatic over- and under-coupling
  • Traumatic transference and counter-transference

About the Instructors

Kathy L. Kain

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Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LPCC/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LPCCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 24 continuing education hours of credit per module.

Social Workers:

CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/1515 through 10/15/18. Social Workers should contact their regularity board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours per module.

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this programand its content. Psychologists receive 24 hours of continuing education credit upon completing each module of the program.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:

Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing each module of this program.

Nurses:

As an American Psychological Association approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 24 CE hours of credit per module.

2017
SF Bay Area CA, United States

Prerequisites

Knowledge and experience in a bio-physiological model of trauma resolution, such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, or the Hakomi Method, is required. Completion of the Touch Skills Training, or Somatic Experiencing Advanced year, or the equivalent, is a necessary foundation for this course.

Dates

Module 1

November 10-13, 2017

NOTE: The Module 1 date has changed from our previously announced date of November 3-6

Module 2

February 2-5, 2018

Module 3

April 20-23, 2018

Times

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location

Modules 1 and 3: Best Western Plus-Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States
+1 (415) 924-1502
Module 2: Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley CA 94710-2246
United States

Tuition

$825.00 per module
Early Registration: $775.00 per module

when tuition is paid in full by:

  • September 11, 2017 for Module 1
  • January 3, 2018 for Module 2
  • March 21, 2018 for Module 3

A deposit of $150.00 or payment in full is required to hold your place in the first module.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the upcoming module’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.

Registration

Please Note: This workshop is now full. Registration is open only to students who are returning for Modules 2 and 3, have been admitted from the waiting list, or have already reserved their space by paying a deposit. However, it is possible that space may become available, so you may join our waiting list, and we will contact you to complete your registration. Please click the link below to be added to the waiting list.

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If you have previously paid your deposit, been admitted from the waiting list, or are returning for Modules 2 and 3:

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Information for Attendees

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Inquiries

Andrea Gage
+1 (415) 730-3007