Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists
with Kathy L. Kain

The primary focus of this program is on developing tactile skills, somatic awareness, and other touch-related skills in the context of working with the resolution of trauma. Mental health providers, touch therapists, and other somatic practitioners will find this training useful for increasing their skills for more directly including the body in the resolution of traumatic stress symptoms.

The program is designed to progressively build the participants’ understanding and confidence in being able to incorporate different types of touch, different body systems and tissues, and different somatic practices into their trauma recovery practice.

While the program presumes that participants are open to incorporating touch into their practice in some form, the same skills can be adapted for use in practice settings that do not support actual physical contact with clients. It is designed primarily for Somatic Experiencing providers who are in their Advanced year or beyond, but other types of practitioners will be considered for the training.

The following topics will be covered in the course of the three modules of the training, in this approximate order:

Module 1

  • Different types of touch, palpation skills
  • Monitoring activation via touch
  • Refining skills for touching different body layers and structures
  • Legal, ethical and scope of practice issues
  • Resilience, resourcing, building capacity for self-regulation
  • Polyvagal theory and the enteric nervous system
  • Somatic metaphors

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Scars/surgery
  • Physical injury
  • Stabilizing highly activated/dysregulated physiologies

Module 2

  • Sensory-Motor Development and its relationship to orienting and defensive responses
  • Alignment and the client/practitioner’s matrix of attention
  • Titration and pendulation in physical forms
  • Palpatory literacy
  • Coupling dynamics in somatic form
  • Keystone systems

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Falls
  • High-velocity injury
  • Global High Intensity Activation (GHIA) and the Threat Response Cycle
  • Fluids - poisoning, other fluid-based traumas

Module 3

  • Visceral systems and deep shock
  • Body diaphragms and deep shock
  • Mediastinum
  • Trauma structures
  • Immune response and traumatic stress
  • Coherence between different body systems
  • Working with somatic shame
  • Treatment planning

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Complex medical and physical injury, complex trauma structures
  • Early trauma, developmental disturbances at the somatic level
  • Syndromes

About the Instructor

Kathy L. Kain

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2015-2016
Victoria BC, Canada

Note: This training is offered in a three-module format.

Dates

Module 1

October 1-5, 2015

Module 2

February 25-29, 2016

Module 3

June 2-6, 2016

Times

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W4
Canada
+1 250-385-2405
Central Reservations: +1 888-673-7565
(Toll Free in Continental North America)

Tuition

US$880.00* per module
Single-Module Early Registration: US$800.00* per module

when tuition is paid in full by:

  • August 1, 2015 for Module 1
  • January 25, 2016 for Module 2
  • May 2, 2016 for Module 3

*Due to the unfavorable exchange rate between Canadian and U.S. dollars, the tuition amount has been discounted to more accurately reflect the actual cost to our Canadian students, and will be collected in US dollars.

A deposit of $150.00($US) 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

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Information for Attendees

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Inquiries

David de Rosenroll
+1 (250) 216-9914

Alternate Dates

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United States
March 10-13, 2017 Module 2
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United States
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April 7-10, 2017 Module 2
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July 7-10, 2017 Module 3
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