The Somatic Experiencing training in Ottawa is currently in the middle of it's 2019-2021 cycle.

The application process for our next program will begin in March 2022.

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What is Somatic Experiencing?

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

Studying Somatic Experiencing in Ottawa brings a number of advantages to Canadian and American students. 

We regularly teach students coming from Montreal and Toronto, and our trainings are open to those who live and work in the United States who may live close enough to the border that the trip to Ottawa can be made in just over 3 hours. 

Upcoming Training

*Dates are subject to change


2019-2021 cycle

With Dea Parsanishi

Intermediate III: June 3-6, 2021

Advanced I: November 4-9, 2021

Advanced II: March 24-29, 2022

2022-2024 cycle

Beginning I: September 2022

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

For more information on Ottawa's SE program, contact

Lauren Scarsella at seottawatraining@gmail.com.