Somatic Experiencing, created by Peter Levine, is a method of treatment for trauma symptoms to develop nervous system regulation. The focus is on the mind-body connection and incorporates the physical (somatic) sensations and experiences to process and integrate trauma.
a). State the difference between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and their role in symptom formation and resilience in trauma.
b). Describe how to utilize tracking of the body’s nervous system as part of trauma treatment.
c). Identify the differences between top-down vs. bottom-up processing and interventions.
d). State at least two techniques for nervous system regulation.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Tonya Miles, PsyD, PA
Material Author(s): Tonya Miles, PsyD, PA
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