Elective Rotation: Somatic Experiencing
Location: Petaluma, CA
I have been using some of my elective time this year to attend workshops in Somatic Experiencing, which is a modality for helping patients resolve trauma and learn to regulate their autonomic nervous system responses so that they have greater capacity for being embodied and dealing with life stressors. This is the type of subtle, supportive work that Lucia Roncalli engages in when she does her asylum interviews with refugees. So far, I’ve attended three 4-day trainings, and am looking forward to doing more next year!