Somatic Experiencing Small Group Case Consult
focused on SE Beginning Year topics
with Sage Hayes, SEP, LMT, Craniosacral Practitioner
August 29, September 12 & 26th. Maximum group attendees: 6
.5 credit for Beginning SE students is granted for 1 1/2 hour consultation
SE Consultation is an integrative aspect of your SE training. The intention of a case consultation is to enhance and deepen your understanding and application of SE.
It will allow time for you to ask personalized questions as well as help you integrate SE work into your specific practice. Together, we will focus on areas most helpful for your SE learning.
Each consultation will start with a round of introductions of attendees, your primary practice, application of SE and any specific questions you are bringing to the consult.
You will then be invited to share a brief (and confidential) description of your client and their background (around 5-10 minutes depending on the complexity of their history and presentation). We will then explore aspects of the case and dive deeper into assessment about what is working and where different aspects of SE application might be applied.
Beginning students are encouraged to attend but all SE students are welcome. We will focusing primarily on beginning year concepts, skills and application.
We will have time for 1-2 cases to be presented.
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After your purchase
You will receive confirmation of the details via email for accessing the group consultation.
Signing session logs
If you are a beginning year SE student, each 1 1/2 hour group consultation counts as .5 credit of group case consultation towards your SEP certificate requirements. Following your group consultation, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your attendance at the group consultation. This email can be submitted to SETI with your other log sheet requirements for completion of the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner criteria.
BEGINNING YEAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
The physiological basis of trauma and identify how maladaptive physiological responses to threat, and their lack of resolution, may contribute to the formation of PTSD symptoms.
- Tracking sensory and sensory-motor experience in clients and convert other elements of experience into sensory and sensory-motor experience.
- Working through disorganized sensory and sensory-motor experience using the concepts of orientation, stabilization, containment, resourcing, titration, pendulation, and self-regulation to discharge un-discharged arousal in order to help organism return to homeostasis.
- Identifying adaptive and maladaptive physiology of activation and deactivation in animals and human beings exposed to threat and its aftermath, such as incomplete orienting and defensive responses of fight, flight, and freeze.
- Working with language that supports the tracking of sensation.
- Understanding the function of the threat response cycle including: the preparatory and defensive orienting responses; the startle response, the protective/defensive survival responses, and the exploratory orienting response.
- Identifying the function of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) in the threat response cycle.
- Identifying symptoms of, evaluate, and restore ruptured boundaries.
- Proficiency at tracking skills, titration of client's arousal levels, and establishing continuity through the felt sense.
- The ability to empower clients to establish, complete and discharge defensive orienting responses, and fight, flight and freeze protective survival responses.
- Understanding of, and skills in working with, the elements of internal experience as presented in SIBAM model: Sensation, Image, Behavior, Affect and Meaning.
- Basic knowledge and skills in working with coupling dynamics (under- and over-coupling). Begin to understand how coupling dynamics can relate to the elements of SIBAM.
- Distinguishing between joining and merging with client experience. Identify the signs of merging and demonstrate the establishment of healthy joining/attunement with client.
- Identifying different types of touch common in Somatic Experiencing® sessions.
- Facilitating the re-regulation of the ANS by restoring gentle cycles of sympathetic and parasympathetic interplay.
- Expanding a client’s tolerance of their bodily sensations; begin to uncouple the fear response to the traumatic event.