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The Handlery Hotel 
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

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Melissa A Stager 
Ergos Institute of Somatic Education

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Archetypes and Developmental Trauma

SE™ Master Class with Peter A Levine, PhD

joined by Legacy Faculty Ian Macnaughton, PhD and Abi Blakeslee, PhD
February 27th - March 1st, 2020
Handlery Hotel in San Diego, CA

Connecting to the Authentic-Self: How to access Developmental Trauma through Structure and Archetypes

We invite you to attend Dr. Peter A Levine's SE™ Master Class, Archetypes and Developmental Trauma this February in sunny San Diego, California at the Handlery Hotel.

There are very few human beings on this planet who have not sustained some form of developmental trauma. These emotional injuries are important factors that set our capacity for later resilience in the face of potentially traumatizing events. The complexity and fragility of working with this early material can be facilitated by utilizing the tools of Somatic Experiencing®.

A vital factor, often overlooked in healing early trauma, is utilizing archetypes as a vehicle for transformation, and as a way to connect with the Deep Self. This is the part of us that is uninjured; that is pure and Whole (the Innocent). This is the source from which deep healing and self-compassion emanate.

In this Master Class, the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, Peter A Levine PhD, will explore the use of archetypes as an embodied resource for helping clients to effectively and safely work through difficult development challenges, insufficiencies and unmet needs and connect with the enduring flame of the Deep Self.
Discuss basic types of Archetypes, as well as the major stages (and needs) of human development.
  1. Explain how to help your clients identify and embody their own archetypal structures and connect with their heroic journeys.
  2. Utilize embodied, archetypal experiences to more deeply renegotiate developmental traumatic experiences.
  3. Demonstrate how embodied Archetypes can enhance your clinical practice, by helping clients complete disturbed development stages and heal from fractured family dynamics and conflictual relationships.
  4. Evaluate using experiential Archetypal structures as a template for greater client Self- growth, by connecting deeper into their own sense of a more Authentic-Self.

Legacy Faculty
During this time in his life, Dr. Levine is working with and mentoring an esteemed Legacy Faculty to ensure that SE™ Master Classes continue as he slowly retires from teaching. The Legacy Faculty members joining us for this class are Ian Macnaughton, Phd and Abi Blakeslee, PhD. Ian holds a private practice in Vancouver, BC, is a Bodynamic Analyst and trainer, and has been a teacher and practitioner of Mind Body and Family Systems Psychotherapy for 45 years. Abi is based in Bozeman, Montana and is a licensed marriage and family therapist, senior Faculty at the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, and has a focus in evidence-based SE™ research. During the course Ian and Abi will assist Dr. Levine primarily with exercises and Q&A. We are very honored they will be here to support the class with their master level skills and help enrich and continue Dr. Levine's post-advanced coursework.

SE Intermediate I+

Venue Information
Handlery Hotel San Diego - https://sd.handlery.com
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Tower Room
$119 with breakfast / mention the class when booking
(book now - limited availability with the group rate) 
Registration 9:30am Tower Room
Daily 10am - 6pm with a lunch break from 1pm - 3pm (ish) 
*There will be a video session review one evening 7pm - 8:30pm
*Schedule subject to change

CE Units  
22 CE units are available. CLICK HERE
*Please register for CEUs before the class

Students and Assistants are invited to submit their clients to work with Dr. Levine during this course. Inviting your client to be a demo is an excellent way to receive a consultation and it allows your client the opportunity to work directly with Peter. Demos are an integral way to learn SE™. Please email m@somaticexperiencing.com for the demo form. 

Tuition: $1,300 
*Payment plans Available

SETI Membership Discount Codes (use on the registration page)
SETI Members receive $100 off: MEMBER100
SETI Lifetime Members receive 50% off: MEMBER50
(please push Apply before pushing Register)

Partial Scholarships
There are a limited number of *financial need* partial scholarships available to SE™ students of color and/or those working primarily with underserved populations. For guidelines, please email m@somaticexperiencing.com.

For registration, demo submissions, scholorships or payment plans:
Melissa A Stager, Manager: m@somaticexperiencing.com
Please cc: info@somaticexperiencing.com
For venue/lodging/commuter/travel questions please contact:
Alexandra Whitney, Admin Asst: info@somaticexperiencing.com

The Ergos Institute of Somatic Education is managing this course.