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Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training in Singapore - Commence December 2019

Developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, Somatic Experiencing (SE) is an integrative approach to trauma healing, resolution and prevention. Underpinning SE is a psychobiological framework that taps on the innate ability of our nervous system to restore equilibrium and wholeness after a traumatic incident.

The complete training programme consists of three levels. Each level is made up of two modules of six days each (36 hours each module). There will be co-training in this programme.


Dr. Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, Ph.D is faculty at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and foundation for Human Enrichment. She is additionally Dr. Peter Levine’s legacy faculty at Ergos Institute for Somatic Education. Dr. Blakeslee holds a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her dissertation, with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel, generated original research on the role of implicit memory in healing trauma.

Dr. Blakeslee integrates SE with clinical research, secondary trauma interventions, and the psychobiological principles of attachment and shock trauma. She treats individuals, couples, children and families in her most recent publication is in clinical practice. Her the Journal of Neuropsychology (Vol 5 Issue 1A) with Dr. Jospeh Riordan and Dr. Peter Levine titled, “Toddler Trauma: Somatic Experiencing, Attachment and the Neurophysiology of Dyadic Completion.”

Dr. Blakeslee teaches and consults world wide. She lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband and enjoys the snow, mountains, and rivers with her three young children.


Lael Katharine Keen and Russell Ira Jones are Certified Advanced Teachers of Somatic Experiencing®, study directly with Dr. Peter Levine, and are founding members of the Brazilian Trauma Association.

In addition to their training in Somatic Experiencing® Russell has a BA in psychology and is trained in mediation and Lael is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf® Movement Practitioner, a member of the Rolf Institute Faculty, and is an Anthroposophic Art Therapist.

Lael and Russell are certified lecturers of Shin Shin Toitsu Do—the Art of Mind and Body Coordination and teachers of Ki-Aikido, a Japanese martial art. They are certified by Ki Society International in Tokyo, Japan. Russell holds a 6th degree black belt and Lael a 5th degree black belt.

Both are trainers of Matrixworks®, a method of group dynamics that works with groups as a living system.

Lael and Russell teach Somatic Experiencing® on four different continents to students from varied backgrounds including psychologists, doctors, bodyworkers, clergy and educators to name a few. They welcome students from many areas of study and believe that diversity creates a rich learning environment. They

own and operate a learning center in the Atlantic Rain Forest in the south of Brazil.

Russell and Lael have been working together for over 35 years and enjoy combining their skills to facilitate groups and individuals in resolving trauma and creating community and healing. They organize their trainings in a flexible, supportive way, encouraging each student to develop their abilities in renegotiating and healing trauma in an atmosphere that is kind and inclusive. They believe that humor, playfulness, and fun help create safety and an optimal learning environment.

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