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An intensive training that gives access to a career with international recognition by the European Association of Somatic Experiencing®.


For those looking to complement their work, such as a body therapist, doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurse or coach.

What is Somatic Experiencing®


It is a body-oriented therapeutic approach applied in psychotherapy, medicine, coaching, teaching and physical therapy to heal trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a cross between physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for over four decades. It is the life's work of Dr. Peter A. Levine Ph.D.SE® provides effective skills appropriate for a variety of healing professions, including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first responders, education and others.


Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived threat to life or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person's ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma can result from a wide variety of factors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or due to ongoing fear and conflict.


Peter A. Levine Ph.D. was inspired to study stress in the animal nervous system when he realized that animals are constantly under threat of death, but do not show symptoms of trauma. The Somatic Experience® approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of survival energy. that was retained in the body, thus addressing the root of trauma symptoms. In a therapeutic process, the client is gently guided to develop tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.

International Certification Program

The International Certification in Somatic Therapy is a program divided into 6 modules, each lasting 6 intensive days, for a total of 216 teaching hours. This Program guarantees access to an internationally recognized career as SEP (Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner), awarded upon compliance with the training plan and respective personal and supervision sessions.

Trainning Schedule: 9:30 am to 1 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, every day.

IMPORTANT : Dates can be changed until the faculty team is not fully defined!

Introductory On-line
3 -4 June 2023

18 - 23 July 2023

14-19 November 2023

5 Personal Sessions

5 Supervision Sessions


  • The physiological basis of trauma.
  • Learn containment, resource, and empowerment.
  • Study and learn screening, titration and continuity techniques through felt-sense.
  • Practice establishing guidance responses for defense, completion, and discharge
  • Explore the dynamics of coupling, the elements of internal experience (SIBAM), and
  • earn to integrate the experience of polarities to reinstate creative self-regulation.
  • Learn to identify, normalize and stabilize traumatic reactions.
  • Learn and acquire skills to avoid falling into the traps of re-traumatization and “false memories”.
  • Learning to separate fear from immobility; learn to re-establish and maintain healthy boundaries Investigate the transformative qualities of trauma.
    Integrate trauma renegotiation work within the therapeutic context

19-24 March 2024

25-30 June 2024

5 Personal Sessions
6 Supervision Sessions


  • Examine and evaluate the different categories and causes of traumatic shock and approaches to treating each case.
  • High Impact Trauma: Surgery, ether extraction of tonsils, electric shock, hallucinations, drowning, suffocation, fetal distress (hypoxia, hypercardia), traumatic birth, intrauterine stress, invasive gynecological procedures.
  • Inevitable and Inescapable Attacks: Animal attacks, kidnapping, war, bombing, physical abuse, sexual abuse, incest.
  • Physical injuries: surgeries, anesthesia, burns, poisoning, hospitalizations, various injuries (including being shot, stabbed).
  • Physical defense failures: falls, high-impact accidents, head injuries. Emotional trauma: severe neglect and abandonment, severe loss, ongoing abuse.
  • Natural disasters: tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, social change in the community or homeland, floods.
  • Horror: Witnessing an accident (especially with hemorrhage), witnessing abuse, abduction, death or torture, killing or injuring someone.
  • Systematic Torture and Abuse: War torture, war abduction, concentration camps and systematic abuse.

8-13 October 2024

4-9 February 2025

5 Personal Sessions

8 Supervision Sessions


  • Deepen knowledge of the relationship between trauma and various clinical syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, panic disorder, chronic fatigue, etc.
  • Deepen the integration of SE theory and practice in the therapist's area of ​​expertise.
  • Practice specific SE bodywork techniques in different trauma categories.
    Deepen knowledge of the psychophysiology of trauma.

The introductory SE is a mandatory criterion of the Somatic Experiencing course.


Investment Plans

Each plan as advantages versus others, please find the one it suits best to you and don't forget you can add the Referral Program to them, in which each student referred will give a 10% discount accumulated to a maximum of 10 students.

Payment data:

IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 55463990001 04 | SWIFT/BIC: BBPIPTPL
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Early Bird :

1.650€ x 3

Promotional payments until:

  • Year 1 : May 18th 2023
  • Year 2 : Jan 19th 2024
  • Year 3 : Aug 8th 2024

Total : 4.950 €

Regular Fee:

€1,795 x 3

Regular payments until:

  • Year 1 : Jul 17th 2023
  • Year 2 : Feb 19th 2024
  • Year 3 : Sep 8th 2024

Total : 5.385 €

Splited Fee:

€950 x 6

Monthly payments up to 30 days before the start of each module:

Total : 5.700 €

Monthly Fee:

€ 245 x 24

Monthly amount paid during the duration of the course.

Total : 5.880 €

Location and Access

Somatic School

Rua Sousa Lopes Edificio Tridente

Lt. MNO - store 3

1600-207 Lisbon, Portugal

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Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas,

1700-111 Lisbon, Portugal

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The reservation amount is not refunded in case of withdrawal.


The Course will be administered by accredited international professional teachers from SETI (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute).
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