3-Year Professional SE Training in Zagreb, Croatia
Beginning Level


Beginning 1- February-6- 11-2018
Beginning 2,3 –September-3- 8-2018



The SE Professional Training curriculum is delivered through a combination of lecture,demonstration, and guided practice sessions with other students. Course material is taught in 8 training modules of 4 to 6 days in length, spaced out over 2½ to 3 years. Training modules must be taken in sequence. In exceptional cases, where a student is unable to attend one of the live training modules, we offer supplemental DVD training modules for our Beginning and Intermediate classes so that students may continue with their local training group (certainrestrictions may apply).

Beginning Level

Develop foundational knowledge and skills in the SE biophysiological model for the resolution
of trauma.
Typically consists of 6-day live training modules.

  •  Understand the physiology of traumatic stress and its effect on the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  •  Practice the fundamental SE method of tracking sensation to access responses in the ANS
  •  Learn the neurophysiology of each aspect of the threat response: defensive orientation, fight/flight/freeze, deactivation and completion, and exploratory orienting
  •  Develop skill in working with the SE model of tracking sensation to support completion of the threat-response cycle and incomplete survival responses
  •  Learn how to “titrate” (modulate) the SE trauma-renegotiation process to ensure healthy integration of experience
  •  Begin to integrate Porges’ Polyvagal Theory of ANS function
  •  Understand the SE model of SIBAM (Sensation, Image, Behavior, Affect, Meaning) and its significance in trauma
  •  Explore coupling dynamics—the over- and under-association of the elements of SIBAM and elements of physiological responses to traumatically-stressing experiences
  •  Support clients in re-establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries
  • Learn to identify, normalize, and stabilize traumatic reactions
  • Acquire brief intervention skills that provide long-term solutions to acute and chronic symptoms of
  •  Explore the integration of SE into ongoing professional practice
  •  Explore the appropriate use of touch in the context of SE