Professional Workshops

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP),
with Katie Conlon

OS 5 (Meaning) February 9 & 10, 2019, OS 6 (Achievement) March 2 & 3 2019, OS7 (Vitality) March 30 & 31, 2019. Total cost of the 6-month course (which also includes weekly distance learning classes online in between onsite meetings) is $5,995 if paid in full. Payment plans are also available.

Become certified as a Positive Psychology Practitioner – an expert in the theory, science and application of positive psychology – and use this knowledge to help individuals, organizations and communities build the six pathways of flourishing and well-being: enhanced positive emotions, experiences of engagement, meaning and purpose, authentic positive relationships, accomplishment, and vitality. This 200-hour 6-month program is certified by The Flourishing Center and designed around the model of flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, with an added emphasis on physical well-being. CAPP students receive more than 2,900 content-rich powerpoint decks, research paper summaries, tools, activities, and worksheets to reuse after the program, and join a lifetime community of colleagues doing amazing things in the world. For more information or to register, go to or contact Katie Conlon at with any questions.


The Tao of Trauma,
with Alaine Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., SEP

The Tao of Trauma is a year-long course for healers working with trauma survivors. Integrating Western neurobiology with Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, you will learn interaction, observation and touch skills to enhance your work.

January 26 & 27 — Signal Threat
March 23 & 24 — Mobilize A Response
June 8 & 9 — Restore Coherence
September 14 & 15 — Digest The Gristle
November 2 & 3 — Awaken Arousal

Open to: Licensed Acupuncturists, Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, Intermediate Level SE Students,  and others with equivalent background.

60 CEU’s for Licensed Acupuncturists via the NCCAOM and for Mental Health and Medical Providers through R. Cassidy Seminars. Click here for more info.

Fee Structure:
Pay in full by January 25, 2019 – $1600
Pay in two installments – $900 each, due Jan. 25 and Jul 1
Pay in Four installments – $500 each, due Jan 25, Mar 1, Jul 1, and Oct 1 – $500.

Questions? Email us at or call Alaine at 301-806-4003.


Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training

Intermediate 3: February 1-4, 2019, with Berns Galloway, M.Ed, SEP, CCC

Beginning 3: February 15-18, 2019, with Linda Stelte, M.Ed, SEP, CCC

This training, developed by Dr. Peter Levine, offers participants the opportunity to learn a physiologically based approach to trauma resolution. Our bodies house the results of nervous system overwhelm – trauma, and the renegotiation of the trauma comes from attending to the nervous system processes. Over the total of eight modules that this training offers, you will learn to detect and respond to the physiological and psychological effects of the disorganization of our nervous systems.

To learn more and to register for future trainings, please visit:


Coherence in Motion, with Mark Taylor & Debra Clydesdale

Fri – Sat:10 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 9 AM– 4 PM

Unit I: Embryological Movement Patterns: March 15 -17

Unit II: Vertebral Movement Patterns: April 5 – 7

Unit III: Primitive Reflexes: April 26 – 28

$650/Unit ($600 if registered with deposit by January 15, 2019). Register at

Drawing from Somatic Experiencing® and Body-MindCentering®, Coherence in Motion trains students and practitioners to incorporate principles of human developmental movement into trauma healing work. Embodied somatic movement is a vital tool for trauma resolution. Because the reflexes and movement patterns develop in utero and in the first year of life, they are largely sub-cognitive. Coherence in Motion is particularly helpful in working with pre and perinatal trauma, attachment disorders, and with global high intensity activation. The courses are taught in studio settings and assume that you are comfortable with explorations moving in space, lying on the floor, and in chairs.


Each module:

  • Presents a central aspect of developmental movement theory and embodiment.
  • Offers practice working with movement from an SE perspective, integrating such principles as self- regulation, titration, pendulation, coupling dynamics, and the threat response cycle.
  • Allows participants to recognize movement patterns and reflexes that emerge within sessions and track the autonomic nervous system response to those movements.




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