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Become a distinguished somatic therapy clinician under the guidance of Dr. Abi Blakeslee!
Begins Sept 2024

Here's your invitation to train with a leading somatic healer…

I'm excited to announce enrollment is now open for my highly-anticipated online somatic therapy certificate program!

After decades of practicing somatic trauma healing and studying under the distinguished developer of Somatic Experiencing™ Peter Levine, I'm bringing together the most key and effective somatic therapy techniques...

...So you can get step-by-step training in exactly how to apply somatic therapy.

This prestigious certificate course includes live consultation, demonstrations, and experiential exercises with me!

In just a few hours each week, you'll master non-pathologizing and empirically validated somatic techniques to easily free your clients' bodies and minds from trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment wounds, and more.

In this prominent certificate training, you'll experience:

  • Step-by-step video instruction that shows you exactly what to do
  • Demonstrations of specific somatic therapy exercises
  • Unlimited use of PDF handouts of slides, transcripts and other resources
  • 3 Live Q&As (optional) including experiential exercises to sharpen your new clinical skills

At the completion of this course, you walk away with a Somatic Therapy Certificate of completion signed by me and a digital badge to display that recognizes your enhanced competence and growing expertise.

This opportunity may not come again, enroll today — I can't wait to meet you!

Dr. Abi Blakeslee, Somatic Therapy Expert

Abi Blakeslee's Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate Course

A 4-Month Intensive Online Training

$1,259.94 Value
Yours Today for $499.99 — Incredible Savings!
Earn up to 22.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
How This Course Works

This training contains three parts that build upon each other to enhance your learning. Each part has video content broken up into easily digestible modules that you can watch in just 1-3 hours per week.

  • In Part 1, you'll learn the 9 keys to somatic therapy so you can start working with clients right away.
  • Then, in Part 2, you'll dive into learning how to work with more challenging problems — like targeting implicit memories and the survival response.
  • In Part 3, you gain skills to work directly with attachment trauma and repair relational wounds.

Directly after each section of the program, you'll be able to sign onto your live online workshop and get real, hands-on practice doing the somatic therapy techniques you've learned about in each part of the training.

PLUS, you have access to online forums where you can post questions to colleagues and your trainers anytime.

You get full support every step of the way, so you can become a somatic therapist!

Below is your personalized schedule beginning September 5th, 2024
PART I: Key Somatic Therapy Techniques
9 hours on-demand CE training, 3 modules, Live Video Call with Demonstrations

Week 1 & 2 | Bringing the Body into Therapy with Somatic Psychology

Every trauma healer needs to know how to work with pain trapped in the body. This foundational module explores what it means to heal in the present, the neuroscience of interoception, where to begin working with the nervous system, and more.

Skill building:

  • Support, Body, Relational regulation
  • Biological orienting
  • Orienting to Safety
  • Centering
  • Posture and Container

Week 3 & 4 | Explore Character Structures & Set Goals with the Autonomic Nervous System

Gain practical skills to identify and work with barriers within clients. Based on your insights, assessments, and understanding begin to set goals that incorporate an appreciation of the autonomic nervous system's role in healing trauma.

Skill building:

  • Expansion
  • Self-Contact
  • Mirroring
  • Gentle Movement
  • Down-regulation & Up-regulation nervous system practices
  • Setting and achieving goals

Week 5 | Reintegration to Present: Pathways to Reorganize Implicit Trauma Memories and Explicit Narratives

Healing trauma requires a connection to oneself, the therapist, and the collective world. This section explores the theoretical basis of these connections in concrete ways that you can apply with clients to create increased self-awareness and insight and facilitate healing even wounds they aren't aware of.

Skill building:

  • Using metaphor for nervous system regulation
  • Targeting explicit and implicit memories
  • Reintegrating to the present time

WEEK 6 | Live Online Call with Dr. Blakeslee
(October 3, 2024 @ 10:00am-11:30am CST)
  • Q&A
  • LIVE Demonstration: Working with activation and settling cycles in the nervous system

PART II: Survival Response and Implicit Memories
6.5 hours on-demand CE training, 4 modules, Live Video Call with Demonstrations

Week 7 | The Threat Response Cycle & Neuroanatomy of Regulation

Discover how to move your clients from survival physiology, apply polyvagal exercises, and ground clients to be ready for deep work — all with an explanation of brain science.

Skill building:

  • Track the nervous system with Polyvagal exercises
  • Identify "transitional states" or discharge of emotions
  • Exercises for resourcing and orientating

Week 8 | Polyvagal Response in Nervous System Tracking

Enhance your understanding of the ventral vagal response, how it's impacted by trauma, and how to work with clients to gently bring forth memories to process.

Skill building:

  • Identify voluntary versus involuntary movement
  • Begin Preparatory Movements
  • Ventral exercises that help clients speak up

Week 9 | Create Moment-to-Moment Change with Boundaries, Imagery, Animal Protectors & Defenders

Learn the skills to create and experience moment-to-moment change with clients in session. You'll help them build a stronger sense of self, understand their emotions, and develop healthy ways to express anger, aggression, and other strong emotions.

Skill building:

  • Build impulses and agency toward movement
  • Connect to the client's inner animal
  • Hand exercises to release aggression

Week 10 | Breakthrough Dissociation & Freeze Physiology to Access Memories

Delve into the three unique presentations of dissociation, paying special attention to the role of the freeze response in surviving trauma. Gain skills to bring these clients into touch and awareness of their emotions so they can work to develop healthy boundaries with others and safe relationships.

Skill building:

  • Exercises to help clients create boundaries
  • Cut through dissociation and freeze physiology
  • Create safety through imagery

Week 11 | Live Online Call with Dr. Blakeslee
(November 14, 2024 @ 10:00am-11:30am CST)
  • Q&A
  • LIVE Demonstration: Exploring Healthy Boundaries for Safety and Empowerment

PART III: Healing the Childhood and Relational Trauma Wounds
6.75 hours on-demand CE training, 3 modules, Live Video Call with Demonstrations

Week 12 | Repair Developmental Trauma, Attachment & Relational Wounds

Begin to understand implicit memories from a developmental trauma perspective that focuses on attachment theory. Gain skills to help safely explore their childhood trauma and buried memories, even beginning in infancy.

Skill building:

  • Repattern developmental attachments
  • Restructure implicit memories through new experiences
  • Developmental String exercise

Week 13 | Healing through Archetypes & Embodied Affect

Explore the importance of archetypes and how they emerge in your clients. Understand how archetypes impact your clients' ways of relating to themselves, their trauma history, therapy, and the world around them.

Skill building:

  • Hakomi interventions
  • Examine essential qualities and essential sense of purpose
  • Identify and use somatic archetypes to heal
  • Improve affect regulation through increased emotional tolerance
  • Image repair to heal developmental imprints

WEEK 14 | Relational Trauma & Ventral Vagal Repair, Resonance & Closing Sessions

Learn ventral vagal strategies around connection, containment, and interpersonal feelings in the moment to build into a sense of healing between the therapist, client, and collective. Know how to close sessions sensitively and appropriately.

Skill building:

  • Therapist-to-client attachment repair exercise
  • Use Resonance in therapy
  • Give relational support to the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Confidently close therapy sessions

Week 15 | Live Online Call with Dr. Blakeslee
(December 12, 2024 @ 10:00am-11:30am CST)
  • Q&A
  • LIVE Demonstration: Anchoring Developmental Statements in the Core Self
Somatic Therapy Training Course
with LIVE Q&A and Demonstrations

$1,259.94 Value
Yours Today for  $499.99 — Incredible Savings!
Earn up to 22.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Meet Somatic Therapy Expert, Abi Blakeslee
Karee Powers
Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD, is renowned for integrating Somatic Experiencing (SE) 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 healing trauma with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel and has trained extensively with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Blakeslee holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and Depth Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. She is the founder of Implicit Psychotherapy and teaches Somatic Psychology programs throughout the country and internationally and consults worldwide.

Click here for information about Abi Blakeslee

Frequently Asked Questions

This somatic therapy training offers real in-session footage with world-renowned somatic therapy leader, Abi Blakeslee. Not only does this course offer you learning for your clients, but many therapists find that experientially participating in somatic therapy live practice has added benefits for their own internal work.

Somatic therapy works from the premise that the body holds emotions, trauma, and other experiences — somatic therapy is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the mind-body connection. It addresses psychological issues through bodily experiences and sensations. Also known as body-centered therapy, somatic therapy incorporates techniques like breathwork, movement, and touch to help individuals release physical tension and trauma stored in the body. This therapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. By promoting awareness of bodily sensations and emotions, somatic therapy aids in emotional regulation and overall well-being. There are various types of somatic therapy including Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Bioenergetics, and many more.

Yes, somatic therapy is considered evidence-based, with growing research supporting its effectiveness in treating various mental health conditions. Studies have demonstrated positive outcomes for individuals undergoing somatic therapy interventions, particularly in addressing trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Research in fields such as neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry continues to explore the mechanisms underlying somatic therapy techniques. Additionally, many somatic therapy modalities, such as Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, have been developed based on clinical observations, scientific principles, and empirical evidence.

While more research is still being done, what we know so far suggests that somatic therapy is a valuable tool for improving how we feel emotionally and mentally.

No. A certificate is a document issued upon the completion of a training program. It signifies that you have trained on specific skills, have trained with a particular individual, or have acquired knowledge in a particular subject.

Certification on the other hand often requires you to meet specific standards, pass rigorous exams, and many even include additional practice, consultation, supervision, evaluations, and ongoing continuing education requirements. While you will need to pass an exam, this course does not include many of these elements — making this a "certificate" program.

So while there are a lot of "certifications" out there — including some that are not endorsed by an actual certifying body or even taught by a licensed trainer — you need to be the judge of what adds value to your work and your ability to help your clients.

This certificate does distinguish you as a professional who has trained more extensively in this area with experts… and it's an acknowledgment that can set you apart in the eyes of clients and peers.
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Somatic Therapy Certificate Training

$1,259.94 Value
Yours Today for  $499.99 — Incredible Savings!
Earn up to 22.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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