—ALL NEW COURSE NOW OPEN—

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

Learn how to apply somatic techniques when working with clients who have complex trauma.

Regulate the nervous system, release stored trauma, and pave the way for profound healing and emotional resilience

Includes 5 LIVE Training Sessions + Client Demos with Peter A. Levine, PhD and Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Enroll now and join us for the first class on January 30th!

An invitation from Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Dear Friends,

I’m truly grateful to have you in our professional healing community. It’s a unique privilege to hear your stories, support you with tools and knowledge, and know that we’re working together to understand and improve mental health within our communities.

A significant part of our work involves working with complex trauma—often originating from numerous, severe adverse early childhood experiences such as neglect, abuse, violence, or chronic instability.

Complex trauma is often difficult to address because it shapes an individual’s early development, affecting our perceptions, emotional responses, and ability to cope with stress or adversity.

This often leads to lasting challenges in forming healthy relationships, regulating emotions, and a disrupted sense of basic trust. In therapy sessions, these deep-rooted issues may manifest as somatic symptoms, where emotional pain and trauma are expressed physically rather than verbally….

  • Like the client with unexplained physical tension or discomfort… no matter how much they try to relax, they remain visibly stiff or uneasy, which can impede progress in sessions

  • Or the client with recurring headaches, stomachaches, excessive fatigue, or other physical symptoms that don’t have a clear medical cause, which could be linked to the body’s irregular regulation of energy in response to traumatic stress. 

  • Maybe it’s the client with unexpected emotional outbursts (like crying or anger) with little apparent provocation, which could suggest their body is holding onto emotional trauma.

  • Or, in some cases, it’s the client who seems unmotivated and disinterested… where sessions become long silences that make it hard to find a therapeutic connection.

These examples demonstrate how complex trauma can present in diverse and often non-verbal ways. And why it’s so important to draw upon therapeutic approaches that address both the mental and physical aspects of trauma.

That’s why—as part of our annual ongoing series focused on somatic approaches to trauma—I’ve invited my close friend and mentor, Dr. Peter Levine, to lead this year’s new training, RESTORING RESILIENCE: Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma.

Beginning Tuesday, January 30th, I invite you to join us in this LIVE, 5-session online course, focused on treating complex trauma using somatic tools and techniques that calm the nervous system, release stored traumatic experiences held in the body, ease physical symptoms and build resilience.

You’ll deepen your understanding of trauma, as Dr. Levine guides us through real client demos––pausing to review and explain how he works with trauma, sharing his knowledge, techniques, and interventions every step of the way.

In our time together, you’ll gain a powerful framework plus practical strategies to support clients as they complete developmental tasks, release pain, and learn how to live more fully present and alive.

Learn directly from Dr. Levine in 5 LIVE watch-and-learn sessions…

• Session 1 – Resourcing the Inner Child: Releasing Terror and Grief
• Session 2 – Less is More: Using Titrated Breathwork to Reduce Panic Attacks
• Session 3 – Increasing Tolerance: Somatic Renegotiation
• Session 4 – Using Visualization to Foster a Somatic Connection
• Session 5 – Moving from Shutdown to Flow

Each 90-minute session includes core teaching, real client demos (with thorough explanations of techniques by Dr. Levine), practice exercises, corrective techniques and additional resources you can apply to your own therapeutic sessions.

If you’re new to (or even experienced with) Dr. Levine’s somatic techniques, I promise you’ll gain priceless insights and highly effective modalities that improve your therapeutic skills, so you can easily recognize and work more confidently with any type of client client case.

And I know you’ll be inspired by the transformation in the client demos––Dr. Levine has a special way of working with clients.

We may never live in a world without trauma… but I believe we can live in a world full of healing. Together, we can help bring that future into existence today.

I hope you’ll join me and Dr. Levine for this next, wonderful step in our learning journey!

Warmly,

Dr. Diane Pool Heller

Founder, Trauma Solutions

P.S. We offer this series with Dr. Levine teaching LIVE only once per year. It’s a unique (and affordable) opportunity to watch, learn and ask Dr. Levine questions directly.

As the founder of the Somatic Experiencing® approach, there is no one with more experience and knowledge than Dr. Levine in the body-oriented process to healing trauma, chronic pain and other stress-related syndromes.

Enrollment is now open until January 30, 2024

“We often hold the tacit assumption that all of our suffering stems from events in the past. But whatever the initial seed of trauma, the deeper truth is that our suffering is more closely a result of how we deal with the effect that these events have on us in the present.” 

–Peter A. Levine, PhD

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

Learn powerful and effective somatic techniques that uncover and release stored trauma

A $1,297 value. Now yours for just $297!

ALL NEW TRAINING! Now Open for Enrollment

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

ONE PAYMENT

$

297

3 monthly payments

$

99/

EACH

Learn somatic techniques and guide clients to true healing

Our first session begins on January 30, 2024

You’re protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re confident this program will be a valuable investment in your education and clinical practice.

Try the Restoring Resilience: Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma course 100% risk-free.

If, for any reason, you don’t feel it meets your needs, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team within 5 days of the course start date (on or before Monday, February 5, 2024)—and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

For those with financial needs, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please contact our Customer Support Team for further information.

Each session includes LIVE teaching, plus in-depth reviews of client demos, somatic techniques and interventions, PLUS Q&A and “Put it to Practice” exercises

—ALL NEW COURSE NOW OPEN—

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

Learn how to apply somatic techniques when working with clients who have complex trauma.

Regulate the nervous system, release stored trauma, and pave the way for profound healing and emotional resilience.

All 5 LIVE sessions meet online for 90 minutes from 12 pm – 1:30 pm MT

Can’t make all the live sessions? Every live training will be recorded and available in video, audio, and written format—so you’ll be able to access content 24/7/365.

What’s inside this 5-session curriculum?

Session 1: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Resourcing the Inner Child: Releasing Terror and Grief

In this demonstration session, Dr. Levine works with a woman, Jess, who presents with a chronic threat response. Her past experiences include a variety of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including birth trauma, domestic abuse, divorce, suicidal parent, CPS intervention, and a variety of somatic wounds, including two near-drowning experiences, physical bullying, and aggressive sexual assault. As an adult, Jess is learning to rely on supportive resources for grounding—aiming to feel more present and make decisions confidently instead of out of fear.

Dr. Levine guides us through various somatic techniques and interventions, including orienting exploration for grounding, Ung sound, and Voo sound (with jaw) to demonstrate how to engage sound and touch to release tension and help clients build their capacity and awareness of the body as it’s discharging sound and energy. He’ll also show you ways to integrate the wounded inner child with the empathetic, protective other.

Session 2: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Less is More: Using Titrated Breathwork to Reduce Panic Attacks

During this session, watch as Dr. Levine works with Sammy, who presents with repeated, severe nightly panic attacks that trigger an asthmatic reaction. Her childhood and teen years were marked by a series of sexually abusive and violent events that led to panic attacks, teenage bulimia, drug addiction and multiple suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations. She struggles with multiple medical issues, some due to past drug use and a medical NDE with emergency interventions.

Using smovey rings for mobilization and the Voo sound to support spontaneous breathing, Dr. Levine shows us how to assess the physiology and breathing patterns that lead to panic attacks—and how to gain relief and freedom from constrictive patterns held in the body, chest, and throat.

Additionally, he’ll demonstrate several imagination-based support practices that facilitate an autonomic shift and release trauma energy.

Session 3: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Increasing Tolerance: Somatic Renegotiation

In this session, Dr. Levine works with Marion, an extremely resilient woman who makes huge contributions to the world. Marion experienced repeated traumas during her developmental years including domestic violence, collective trauma, and a serious head injury, which now present as “syndromal”—or a group or set of symptoms that consistently occur together—in the form of acute sensitivity to certain foods and odors. Having recently experienced a mild concussion from a fall and facing challenges with her family regarding her sexual orientation, Marion has sought therapy to gain insights, establish relational safety and emotional regulation, and find relief from pain.

Dr. Levine shows us various somatic exercises and tools, including the Voo Breath (to stimulate relaxation) and the Voo Jaw Rawr—as well as the Peter Cummings Stick to enhance a sense of felt connection—demonstrating how it’s possible to activate memory safely and effectively to work with current physiological responses.

Session 4: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Using Visualization to Foster a Somatic Connection

Darius, a chaplain in palliative care at a large hospital, specializes in supporting patients during their transition at the end of life. And while he thrives at his job, he presents with claustrophobia, panic attacks, fear of loss, and challenges due to relational trauma and disorganized attachment. His past experiences include a variety of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including failure to thrive as an infant, repeated neglect and abandonment, being adopted into a strict religious family, divorce and racism. At 29, a motorcycle injury broke Darius’ pelvis and collarbone. After a year of recovery, he still has severe back pain—and a recent fall that resulted in bulging/ruptured discs has only exacerbated his extreme panic attacks.

During this session, Dr. Levine shows us how to use Voo Jaw Rawr for Healthy Aggression (which is especially important since anger is often a forbidden emotion for a person of color), as well as pendulation to release constriction in the body, followed by grounding through movement. Watch as Darius increases his capacity for connection and feels more liberated to feel safe and thrive.

Session 5: Monday, February 12, 2024

Moving from Shutdown to Flow

In this session, Dr. Levine works with Rona, a woman who experienced an unsupportive environment in childhood—and at the age of 15, suffered a terrible and violent car accident that resulted in the loss of 3 of her peers. Rona presents with freeze, survivor’s guilt, depression and dissociation (especially from the accident). She is driven to find success in healing and desires more connection with herself and with others; she feels stuck and would lie a way to feel safe enough to be in a relationship and move forward with her life.

During this session, see Dr. Levine employ a variety of techniques and tools, including exploratory orienting, allowing tears to speak, the shame posture, smovey rings, affirmations and the “HA” sound—to help Rona feel safe enough to bring the traumatic memory to the surface, explore the ability to hold conflicting emotions, strengthen her resilience, and feel empowered to process the dissociation and move forward without overwhelm.

PLUS you’ll also get these SPECIAL COURSE BONUSES!

BONUS #1

Video Workshop: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

Gain valuable insights with a bonus 2.5 hour video workshop, led by SE faculty, Deborah Clydesdale. This training offers a comprehensive overview of the Somatic Experiencing® model, introducing the fundamental skills and terminology essential to the method.

It’s the perfect resource for practitioners new to Somatic Experiencing®, and an excellent refresher for experienced clinicians looking to revisit core techniques applicable to both their personal and professional lives.

What’s covered in the workshop?

BONUS #2

Understanding the Threat Response Sequence Infographic from Dr. Diane Poole Heller

The brain has a remarkable ability to heal and change—but helping your clients understand the complexities of the process can sometimes be a challenge.

This clear and useful visual summary of the threat response sequence illustrates the ways that the mind and body react to a stimulus or perceived threat—especially in tandem with past trauma and abuse.

Print or download this detailed infographic to better understand and explain the stages of the threat response sequence. It’s designed to help both you and your clients recognize and distinguish information coming from the five senses, which is crucial in identifying symptoms of incomplete responses that keep people stuck in an unhealthy cycle of heightened sympathetic arousal or shutdown.

Perfect to use in therapy for trauma processing and recovery…

BONUS #3

Trauma Symptoms Checklist +
Resilience Checklist from Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Get insights into how trauma might be affecting you or your clients.

Since everyone responds to past trauma differently––and there Is no single way to think, feel, behave, or heal—these practical resources are designed to help you identify common responses and symptoms of trauma and assess progress on the healing journey.

When used in tandem in therapy, these checklists give clients a clear way to see and understand their progress. First, the Trauma Checklist is used to assess a client’s status at the beginning of therapy to set a reference point from which changes or progress can be measured.

Then, the Resilience Checklist gauges progress after therapy—and showcases the benefits of that treatment for health and well-being. You can also use it to streamline report creation and incorporate it into session notes.

ALL NEW TRAINING! Now Open for Enrollment

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

ONE PAYMENT

$

297

3 monthly payments

$

99/

EACH

Learn somatic techniques and guide clients to true healing

Our first session begins on January 30, 2024

You’re protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re confident this program will be a valuable investment in your education and clinical practice.

Try the Restoring Resilience: Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma course 100% risk-free.

If, for any reason, you don’t feel it meets your needs, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team within 5 days of the course start date (on or before Monday, February 5, 2024)—and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

For those with financial needs, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please contact our Customer Support Team for further information.

New! LIVE Training with Peter A. Levine, PhD

Who Should Join Us?

Learn somatic tools and techniques that deepen healing, build resilience, and accelerate recovery

What our students say about training with Dr. Levine…

“This was incredible Peter and Diane. Life changing. Amazing to see you work with clients Peter.

I’ve never seen a therapist with so much compassion, wisdom and authentic love for his clients.

––Carl A.

“Thank you so much for offering this course to ALL kinds of practitioners.

It has been a true joy and gift to watch both Peter and Diane work and interact. Very helpful and affirming.

Thank you too for allowing us lifetime access to the material. You’re wonderful!

—Laura M.

“The course has opened me up to a new way of seeing.

I have been feeling stuck in my work with a couple of clients—and my learning experience in the course is going to help for certain.”

—Martin M.

“This was such a fantastic experience. Thank you so much Peter and Diane!

As a body-focused Gestalt therapist, this knowledge is pure gold and it was an honor to witness your work in session Peter!

I absolutely loved the course with the demos!”

—Lea F.

“Wonderful to get some more Peter ‘magic.’

I really appreciated the sessions last year and this has been equally valuable. I’m qualifying as an SEP in April and feel so much gratitude for this work.”

––Fiona S.

“I just looooved it!

Thank you. I’m not an SE student, but I’ve learned so much—first for myself, and later on for others as well.”

—Andrea B.

Meet Your Instructors

When we do not resolve our traumas, we feel that we have failed or that we have been betrayed by those we chose to help us… the solution to the problem lies in increasing our knowledge about how to heal trauma.

Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®(SE™), a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma, which he has developed over the past 50 years.

He is the Founder of Somatic Experiencing International and the Founder and President of the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education™.

His work has been taught to over 30,000 therapists in over 45 countries.

Dr. Levine served as a stress consultant for NASA in the early space shuttle development and has served on the American Psychological Association task force for responding to the trauma of large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare.

He holds doctorates in both Biophysics and Psychology and is the author of several best-selling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, which is published in over 29 languages.

He is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona as he continues to teach trauma healing workshops internationally.

As we heal and move toward secure attachment… our nervous system learns to be more regulated. And we open our capacity to love and experience greater compassion for ourselves and others.

Diane Poole Heller PhD, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and teaching expert in the field of adult attachment theory and trauma resolution.

Her signature approach—DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience)—provides therapists and individuals with relevant skills and practical exercises that facilitate healing from attachment and trauma wounds.

Her work with adult attachment has forged a path for adults with childhood attachment injuries to develop Secure Attachment Skills (SAS) that lead to more connected and fulfilling adult relationships. Through various training programs, books, lectures and her own work as a clinical therapist, Dr. Heller has helped a countless number of people in their healing journey towards experiencing greater intimacy, wholeness and more fulfilling relationships.

She believes that when we heal ourselves first, we heal our families, our communities and the world as a whole.

Here’s what’s included…

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

A 5-Session Demonstration-Based Online Course

Regulate the nervous system, release stored trauma, and pave the way for profound healing and emotional resilience

Over 8 hours of LIVE training.
A $1,297 value! Now just $297!

Five LIVE 90-minute Interactive Training Sessions with Peter A. Levine and Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Join Dr. Levine and Dr. Heller for 5 LIVE, 90-minute online sessions that include core teaching, real client demos, practice exercises, corrective techniques, PLUS time for Q&A—where you can ask Dr. Levine questions directly.

Participate live or download the replay recording at your convenience if you cannot make the scheduled times. Learn concepts, frameworks, and somatic techniques so you can integrate the work into everyday clinical practice.

Interactive Learning: Real Client Demonstrations + Debriefs

Watch as Dr. Levine demonstrates five different real client sessions—pausing to explain his proven somatic tools and techniques every step of the way. You’ll see firsthand how to facilitate healing with clients and apply these practices to both your personal and professional life.

Each comprehensive debrief will deepen your understanding of trauma and help you integrate the work with existing therapeutic modalities quickly and effectively.

Network with colleagues, ask questions and receive support in our course portal.

Private Course Portal with Downloadable Access to Video, Audio, Transcripts + Additional Bonuses and Resources

Every live training will be recorded. The recorded replays will be available in video, audio and written format, so you’ll be able to access content 24/7/365.

If you miss a training session, want to download transcripts and use them for reference and note taking—or come back to trainings and demos at a later date—you’ll be able to do so at your convenience.

Plus, you’ll get additional complementary resources, worksheets and slide handouts to enhance your learning.

PLUS you’ll also get these SPECIAL COURSE BONUSES!

BONUS #1 Video Workshop: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

In 2.5 hours of self-paced video training, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of the Somatic Experiencing® model—as well as an review of the neurophysiology of the stress, trauma, and human stress response.

A perfect refresher and resource for new and experienced clinicians looking to revisit core techniques applicable to both your personal and professional life.

BONUS #2 Understanding the Threat Response Sequence Infographic

Use this clear and useful visual explanation of the threat response sequence to help you and your clients better understand how the mind and body respond to past trauma and abuse.

Print or download this detailed infographic so you can recognize incompletions (of the threat response) and share how therapy supports completion, integration, and resilience.

BONUS #3 Trauma Symptoms + Resilience Checklist

Use these practical resources in tandem during therapy to identify common responses and symptoms of trauma—and assess progress.

Available in print, download, or digitally as a fillable PDF, you can assess a client’s status before, during, and after treatment. Great for incorporating into session notes and streamlining report creation!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help you?

While many of the students who take this course are both new and experienced practitioners (in a wide variety of professional roles), we do have non-therapists who join us and find the exercises and learning very beneficial to their well-being.

Due to the sensitive nature of the material, we do encourage non-therapists who choose to take this course to have therapeutic support in place should the material become activating.

Please note, the material in this course is not meant as a substitute for therapy. And if you are currently working with any mental health professional, we encourage you to invite them to join this program with you as well.

You’ll have lifetime access to ALL training materials, including videos, transcripts, worksheets, demos, resources and bonuses too. You may also download, print or save materials at any time to your professional reference library for personal use. In the interest of privacy, client demo videos are not downloadable.

Taking this program does NOT replace the 8-module training through Somatic Experiencing to be “SE Trained.” This program DOES ensure you will be “SE Informed” on fundamental skills and terminology essential to the method.

There are a total of five, 90-minute LIVE sessions, streamed online via Zoom. Additionally, you’ll be able to submit questions each week and during the live session, which includes time for Q&A.

Client demos have been pre-recorded by Dr. Levine for each session (along with slide handouts, audio and transcripts). Dr. Levine will review each demo during the live session thoroughly—pausing to explain his process and techniques at every step of the way. You may also review the client demos at your own pace in the personal learning portal (Kajabi) at any time.

Every live call and workshop will also be recorded and stored inside your personal learning portal (Kajabi), so you watch and re-watch at any time. Again, in the interest of privacy, client demo videos are not downloadable. However, to get the most out of this course, we highly recommend you attend the live sessions if you can.

We would love to have you join each session live, but we recognize that you may already have prior commitments. If you’re unable to join us, we do record all sessions and training (including the Q&A), so you can still receive all the information and training you need.

Many of our students are unable to some (or all) of the live sessions and still find the recorded training, plus client demos, additional resources, audio, transcripts and course bonuses to be highly valuable and relevant to their learning goals. Additionally, the course materials are yours to download (other than client demos) and keep in your professional reference library, so you can come back and revisit the material at any time.

Continuing Education (CE) credits are not available for this training at this time.

We do offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students who attend an accredited university. Reduced enrollment rates are also available for those with limited resources in countries defined as low and lower middle income by the World Bank. Please contact us for more information. Please contact us for more information
If you have additional questions or need technical support, please contact our Customer Support Team for help.

We’re confident this program will be a valuable investment in your education, personal growth and clinical practice.

If you enroll in Restoring Resilience: Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma and you decide to withdraw from the course for any reason, you may cancel your participation within 5 days of the course start date and request either a full refund or credit for a future course.

You must make this request in writing to our Customer Support Team on or before Monday, February 5, 2024. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment made, and may take up to four weeks to process.

ALL NEW TRAINING! Now Open for Enrollment

Restoring Resilience:

Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma

ONE PAYMENT

$

297

3 monthly payments

$

99/

EACH

Learn somatic techniques and guide clients to true healing

Our first session begins on January 30, 2024

You’re protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re confident this program will be a valuable investment in your education and clinical practice.

Try the Restoring Resilience: Somatic Healing from Complex Trauma course 100% risk-free.

If, for any reason, you don’t feel it meets your needs, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team within 5 days of the course start date (on or before Monday, February 5, 2024)—and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

For those with financial needs, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please contact our Customer Support Team for further information.