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New TENSION AND TRAUMA RELEASING EXERCISES, taught by Sharon Porter. Contact her with your interest in TRE and go to
and for information on this system. Sharon teaches TRE to individuals and groups in S. CA.

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Somatic Trauma Resolution
Energy Medicine for Trauma

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Level 1 and Level 2 Certification of Somatic Trauma Resolution

by Sharon Porter s Health Wave Institute

Sharon Porter, SEP, RPP, RCS®, is a pioneer in the field of Energy Medicine and Body-Centered Psychotherapy. She is certified in Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy and Yoga Therapy and has been training practitioners for 30 years.

Energy Medicine for Trauma

Somatic Trauma Resolution is an amazingly effective way to discharge trauma and reorganize the nervous system toward healing. Based on Somatic Experiencing, the practitioner coaches the client to become curious about bodily sensations in a way that opens neural pathways and allows the discharge of trauma-bound energy. This adrenaline-related energy came up for an emergency and often remains in the system for decades, causing havoc to our physiology as well as our emotions, relationships, productivity, sexuality, and creativity.
This energy has been in cold storage under the care of the hindbrain, whose language is sensation and whose job is survival. The results are phenomenal and can be integrated with all therapeutic modalities. Healing occurs in body as well as mind, emotions and spirit. This workshop is applicable for old and recent injuries, accidents, abuse, loss etc. The skills can also be useful for making decisions and becoming more conscious and resilient. In this seminar you will be introduced to this work, see demonstrations, and learn some basic skills to practice. If there is sufficient interest Sharon will continue the training in Ohio, this being Module I. The material in this workshop is based primarily on the Somatic Experiencing trauma work of Peter Levine, Ph.D. Sharon s approach is deeply informed by Polarity Therapy and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy approach of Franklin Sills.

The training is paced for therapists, counselors, body-workers, and other health professionals. Parents and lay persons may join if they are emotionally stable. CEUs are available in some cases. Please confirm that the ones you require are available.

Suggested Material to prepare for the workshop: Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma and/or Healing Trauma (self-help exercises with CD), both by Peter Levine. Also Sharon Porter s Video of Level 1 workshop is recommended to gain maximum from the course in person. The Ayurveda Natural Health Center has these items for sale. Articles and chapters from Sharon s manuscript will be sent to workshop registrees.

Workshop will cover the following:

· Theory of trauma model and its energetic component
· How the nervous system responds when overwhelmed
· Building resources and retraining the nervous system toward greater resiliency
· How tracking sensations opens the frozen neural pathways to allow trauma-bound energy to safely discharge
· Exercises to release frozen defensive responses (and come into body)
· Translating emotions into sensations to get discharge
· Gut feelings and wisdom
· Using your voice tone to support discharge
· Effect on energy fields and craniosacral system
· Live demonstrations and supervised practice
Energy Medicine For Trauma

Please see our HWI catalog for details about classes and training

Disclaimer: This web site, Sharon Porter, her staff and the Health Wave Institute do not claim to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Please see your physician for serious health problems. This is an educational content site.

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