Resilience and Self Regulation


Date: 12 Apr 2021, 17:00–19:00
7 May 2021, 17:00–19:00
17 May 2021, 15:30–20:30
18 May 2021, 15:30–20:30
Teacher: Kathy Kain (USA)
Conditions: SE-practiitoners and SE students, and  experienced body therapists after consulting with Kathy Kain
Language: English translated into German
Costs: CHF 1'000
Course location: Zentrum für Innere Ökologie
oder ZOOM

Class includes extra 10 hours of video material

When working with clients who have traumatic stress symptoms, sometimes the first priority is to get them settled and relatively stable. This can be thought of as building the necessary capacity for self-regulation that will later be used to fully resolve the traumatic stress. The benefit of working to build capacity for self-regulation first is that this process by itself can contribute to the diminishing of the traumatic stress symptoms. In the process of creating physiological and body resources, the client is also learning the somatic skills and confidence to overcome the traumatic patterns that were initially so overwhelming – in other words, they are creating resilience. With some clients, the resilience and capacity-building process is all that is needed to resolve their traumatic stress symptoms.

This course will also include some basic techniques for working with the viscera that are needed for understanding the other techniques presented in the class. In addition, we will cover:

  • Supporting functional visceral patterns, particularly in the kidneys/adrenals and digestive tract.
  • How to apply social engagement and polyvagal theories to support healthy self-regulation
  • Relaxation of the base of the skull, brain stem, and the associated cranial membranes

Kathy Kain

Kathy Kain, Ph.D., has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for nearly 30 years. She teaches in Europe, Australia, Canada, and throughout the U.S., and maintains a private practice in Albany, California.She is a senior trainer in the Somatic Experiencing training program and is currently Director of Training and Education for The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. …