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Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing® (SE), is a body-based, naturalistic approach to healing trauma.

It was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, who through decades of research and study, developed this method as a way of restoring balance to the nervous system after the effects of traumatic experiences. SE is based on the notion that traditional talk therapy, which engages the higher analytical functions of the brain, does not fully take into account the place where trauma is most commonly held: the body.

Somatic Experiencing® helps us access the thwarted fight/flight energies of a traumatic event and facilitates the completion of self protective responses, such as healthy aggression. Through a gentle, collaborative process with an SE practitioner, clients can learn the language of their bodies, learn tools for self regulation and restore their nervous system equilibrium. This allows for a fuller range of emotional and physical expression, and a more embodied way of being.

Mahshid is an instructor of several US based Somatic Experiencing trainings.

Supporting SE students through their Somatic Experiencing® training journey, has become one of her greatest passions.

SE is a valuable tool for helping professionals in various fields. It offers a holistic approach to trauma healing and nervous system regulation.

Somatic Experiencing International offers a comprehensive, experiential training program to those who are interested in the unique approach to therapy.

If you would like to learn more about SE please visit the Somatic Experiencing® International’s website:

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

– Peter A. Levine



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