Professional Workshops

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. Join Alaine Duncan for a year-long integrative study of the Self Protective Response and the Five Elements of acupuncture and Asian medicine. Learn interaction, observation, and touch skills to augment your work with trauma survivors.

2019-2020 COHORT:
October 11-12 — Signal Threat
January 3-4 — Mobilize A Response
March 20-21 — Restore Coherence
June 12-13 — Digest the Gristle
August 28-29 — Awaken Arousal

Acupuncturists, Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, Intermediate level SE students, and other providers with equivalent training welcome
70 CEUs available for Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, and RNs through R.Cassidy Seminars. PDAs pending for acupuncturists via the NCCAOM.
Fees: $1,900
Early bird discount: $1,700 if paid in full by Aug 12, 2019
Two payment installments: $1,000 each, due Oct 11, 2019 & Mar 14, 2020
Four payment installments: $525 each, due Oct 11, 2019, Jan 3, Mar 2, & May 30, 2020
In the spirit of reparations, and in solidarity with the immigrant experience, if you are of African American descent, or a first-generation immigrant to the U.S., please take 25% off these fees.

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

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) with Erin Nichole Smith

OS 1 (Positivity) October 19-20; OS 2 (Positivity) November 9-10; OS 3 (Engagement) December 7-8; OS 4 (Relationships) January 11-12, 2020; OS 5 (Meaning) February 1-2;  OS 6 (Achievement) February 29-March 1; OS7 (Vitality) March 28-29, 2020.

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

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training

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:

SE, with Linda Stelte, MED, CCC, SEP

Intermediate III: February 7-10, 2020

SE, with Berns Galloway, MED, CCC, SEP

Beginning I: February 14-17, 2020




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