Welcome SE students, assistants, and faculty, to the Advanced II training! On this page you will find information on how you can prepare for the Advanced II training in March 2022. If you have any questions about the training logistics, please contact us directly at

  • Learn about the relationship of trauma to various clinical syndromes. 

  • Further integrate SE theory and practice into the specialty area of the therapist. 

  • SE bodywork in working with the different categories of trauma. 

  • Application of research in the psychophysiology of trauma.

Course Material

Each level of the Somatic Experiencing training will have different learning goals, all of which can be found on the website. The training manual for Advanced I will be circulated to all participants in the week prior to the training. As a refresher, here are the learning goals for the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing:


Each module occurs over 6 consecutive days, rather than the 4-day weekend trainings in both the Beginning and Intermediate levels. The Advanced II module will be held from Saturday February 22 to Thursday February 27, 2020.

A typical training weekend will follow this schedule:

Thursday, March 24

Training: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Break: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Friday, March 25

Training: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Break: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, March 26

Training: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Break: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Sunday, March 27

Training: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Break: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday, March 28

Training: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Break: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Tuesday, March 29

Training: 9:30am - 2:00pm

No lunch, two long breaks

**Case consult dates TBA**


Here are the preparation guidelines listed on the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute website: 


PLEASE BE PREPARED by being well nourished and well rested as you begin this experiential training. Limiting your evening obligations during the training is recommended. It is important to attend the full four days for the optimum learning experience. If you must leave for any length of time during the training, please inform the coordinator, an assistant, or instructor, as our concern is for your well-being. 


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not able to attend the full six days of the training, you will not be eligible to receive CEs for this training. 



If you are coming to Ottawa from out of town, you can take a look at the accommodations section of our website. The nearest accommodations include the St. Paul University residence and the Novotel Ottawa, though there are also many AirBnB options available nearby the University.


On the first day of the training, we will set up a ride-share sign-up sheet where folks can either request a ride or offer a ride with other participants in the training program. 

We will provide snacks for the training, however we will not be providing a full lunch. Some of the nearby dining options include: 

The Green Door, Sula Wok, St. Paul University Cafe, Habibi's Pizza, Royal Oak, Subway.


Next Steps

Prior to starting the training, we will distribute consent forms to be signed.

Please note that registration for the Advanced I Training in Ottawa is now waitlisted.

To get your name on the waiting list, email

Folks who have already completed the Beginning and Intermediate levels of Somatic Experiencing Training can register for Advanced levels I or II through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. The modules will be facilitated by Berns Galloway here in Ottawa, and will each run for 6 consecutive days (rather than the 4 days in Beginning and Intermediate levels).

To register for SE Advanced II (March 24-29, 2022), please click here.