Brian J. Whelan, LCSW, CST, SEP
Integrative Healing and Somatic Psychotherapy
Somatic Experiencing Introduction

Introduction to Somatic Experiencing® and Deeper Explorations into Somatic Trauma Therapy Workshops

April 25, 2015





Click Here to Register for the online Introduction



Attachment and Trauma Institute
4112 E. Parham Rd
Richmond VA (map). 
 If you have any specific logistical questions you are welcome to call or email our coordinator Beth Hexall at the Attachment and Trauma Institute. 
Beth Hexall
Attachment and Trauma Institute




Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) is a gentle and highly effective psycho-biological approach to the prevention and resolution of trauma and stress-related conditions. Developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, bestselling author of the book, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,”  “In an Unspoken Voice,” and recipient of the 2010 USABP Lifetime Award, SE is based on the study of how animals in the wild process and recover from stress and life-threatening situations. There is a strong scientific component to the work, which includes the latest understanding of neuroscience, affect regulation and the Polyvagal Theory. This Introduction to Somatic Experiencing workshop is designed for professionals who work with the effects of trauma including: mental health professionals, body workers, medical professionals, first responders, teachers, clergy, and other professionals in the healing arts. If you currently have a practice that brings you into relationship with people who have symptoms of stress or trauma, or who simply are challenged by the demands of modern life, this workshop will give you a new, refreshing perspective and tangible skills to support your work. And, if you are curious about the extended SE Professional Training*, attending this event is an ideal way to explore how the professional training may benefit your practice.   

Part 1: Introduction to Somatic Experiencing ($40 by April 20, $50 thereafter)

9:00am - 12:30pm

Part 2: Deeper Explorations into Somatic Trauma Therapy ($40 by April 20, $50 thereafter)

2:30pm - 6:00pm

Attending this introductory workshop (Part 1) makes one eligible for a $50 discount at the Beginning I module of the Somatic Experiencing training scheduled to begin June 5th, 2015 in Richmond, VA.  CEU's are currently pending approval.


Brian J. Whelan, LCSW, CMT, SEP is the senior assistant for the upcoming 3 year SE training beginning in June in Richmond, VA.  Brian has 20 years experience in the mental health field and has a busy psychotherapy practice in Rocky Mountain's of Colorado where he specializes in working with stress and trauma related issues with individuals and couples.  Brian has been helping train and supervise clinicians in the  application of Somatic Experiencing and somatic attachment work for 10 years and has had the privilege of assisting various faculty including Diane Heller, Berns Galloway, Ariel Garietto, Dave Berger, and Kathy Kain.  He has served as a consultant for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and for Diane Heller's Somatic Attachment Trainings.  He presents Somatic Experiencing from a strong neurobiological/scientific understanding  in a clear and easy to understand manner.  He draws from his training in  Brianspotting, EMDR, P.A.C.T. coupes therapy, Capnometry, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Integrative Listening Systems, craniosacral, polarity therapy, massage therapy and Somatic Experiencing touch work.  

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