SE™ is designed to work with overwhelming life experiences. The aim is to support the self-regulating capacity of the nervous system. As a result of a traumatic situation, our nervous system can get stuck in a state of alarm. SE™ enables us to find a state of relaxation from the permanent inner state of alertness. Attention at SE™ is not so much focused on the event, but primarily on the body's reaction to this traumatic experience. Through holistic sensing it is possible to release the energy bound in the nervous system without remembering the cause. Repeated reactivation and re-experiencing of traumatic memories is not necessary.
The Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training provides a comprehensive and in-depth understanding and appreciation of the neurophysiology of trauma theory and the principles of trauma healing. It is an intensive part-time training that takes place over three years. Each year of training consists of two 6-day modules, for a total of 36 days of face-to-face training.
Prerequisites for participation
Participants must either have completed training in any psychotherapeutic modality or bodywork or belong to one of the professions that help people, such as a doctor, psychiatrist, social worker etc.
Participants must have attended a two-day introduction before starting the course. Click here to learn more about the introductory seminar.
Dr. Abi Blakeslee
Dr. Abi Blakeslee combines Somatic Experiencing with clinical research, the psychobiological principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching. She has conducted original research on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel. Dr. Blakeslee holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Depth Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. She is interested in the intersection of neuroscience, current trauma research, and the psychobiological principles of Somatic Experiencing. She works with individuals, couples, children, and families and treats a wide range of issues. She teaches SE trainings and somatic workshops and speaks at professional conferences.
Glyndie Nickerson is a faculty member at Somatic Experiencing International and teaches the Beginning and Intermediate years of the SE training. She supports SE students and graduates through group and individual consultations. Glyndie also teaches workshops on SE and spiritual practise, co-regulation and grief. Glyndie teaches SE based on current neuropsychological research, the biopsychosocial model, object relations, attachment theory, family systems, Jungian and relational psychoanalysis, and creative and spiritual flourishing, which strangely often accompanies post-traumatic growth.
The training consists of three training years - beginner, intermediate and advanced. There are two 6-day modules in the training year.
Beginner's Year (Glyndie Nickerson)
11–16 April 2024
24–29 October 2024
Intermediate Year (Glyndie Nickerson)
6–11 March 2025
9–14 October 2025
Advanced Year (Abi Blakeslee)
28 February–5 March 2026
2–7 September 2026
Each module begins at 10 a.m. on the first day. Please come at 9.00 a.m. at the latest, because of the registration.
City Hotel Ljubljana
Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia
500 € Payable by January 14, 2024.
1st to 6th instalment
920 € Individual modules 920 EUR, payable no later than 21 days before the first teaching day of each module. Payments made after these deadlines will be increased to 1050 EUR.
6.020 € The price includes the registration fee and covers payment for six modules, which can be paid in 6 instalments.
* The registration fee is a non-refundable initial fee that covers the costs of recruiting participants and also represents a commitment that the place reserved by the participant will be used by the participant. A minimum of 40 participants is required for the training to take place. If the number of participants is too low, we reserve the right to cancel the course and refund the money.