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Welcome to Somatic Experiencing Ottawa.

 "Trauma is a fact of life. 

 It does not, however, have to be a life sentence." 

 Peter A. Levine 

The Somatic Experiencing Professional Training is currently underway in Ottawa. New admissions are not being accepted.
Applications for SE in Montreal are currently open, click here for more information
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Upcoming Dates

2022-2024 Ottawa Training Cycle

Enrollment for this training cycle is now closed. If you are interested in taking the training but missed our enrollment deadline, you can visit the Somatic Experiencing Montreal website for more information on it's upcoming cohort. Applications for the Montreal training are currently being accepted.

September 14-17 2023
Intermediate I Training

January 25-28 2024
Intermediate II Training

April 18-21 2024

Intermediate III Training

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The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. 


The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

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If you are currently a student in the 2022-2024 Ottawa SE training cycle and have questions about the upcoming Intermediate I training module in September, please visit our new Current Students page for details.


If you still have questions, contact us by email at

Ottawa Team

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Lauren Scarsella
Ottawa Training Coordinator

Lauren Scarsella is a private practitioner who works in the Ottawa area. She works with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of different areas to support clients and their emotional health. Lauren has studied and now works extensively in the fields of body-oriented psychotherapy, interpersonal neuroscience, and attachment. 



Dea Parsanishi
Ottawa Training Faculty

Dea Parsanishi lives and works on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island where she has a private practice as a trauma therapist and counsellor educator. She has worked in the helping field for the past 20 years, and currently a large portion of her work is with early developmental trauma and attachment.



We acknowledge that Ottawa, where Somatic Experiencing Ottawa is located and operates, is built on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabe territory.

We acknowledge the inherent trauma of colonialism and colonization and it's directed impacts on Indigenous individuals, communities and land. 

We commit to providing a training opportunity that values, uplifts and honours Indigenous voices, values, and expertise in the field of trauma healing.

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