14th Annual SWISS LEARNING FESTIVAL
Adolescence and Sexuality
– with Dr. Peter A. Levine and Marianne Bentzen and Ann-Marlene Henning
11th Annual Zurich Trauma Days:
Dignity and the Wounding of the Soul
– with Dr. Peter A. Levine and Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther
Tune into Children
Tune in to Children - the new training for the support of children and young people
Module 1 - 4 – with Ale Duarte
Our next events
Supervision for all levels
Trauma and Memory
Body Reading and Developmental Trauma
Borders, Horizons and
Supervision in Lausanne
Dr. Darrell Sanchez
Darrell Sanchez, PhD, LPC is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner and former trainer, and professional dance instructor and performer.He has been studying, practicing, teaching, and performing in the movement and healing arts since 1974. The common thread woven through all of Darrell’s work is the facilitation of creative transformation (
Ariel Giarretto, MS, LMFT, SEP is devoted to helping couples and individuals become more at ease in their bodies, as well as discovering what is their most authentic relationship to their gender, their sensuality and their sexuality. She has been a body-oriented trauma therapist for many decades. On staff at the Esalen Institute throughout the 90's, she studied with some of the finest somatic teachers and sexuality /Tantra experts. Trained in a wide variety of somatic therapies, she is primarily informed by Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE), the beautiful, heart-centered …
Born and raised in Germany, Nöle Giulini now lives on the West Coast of the USA, where she runs the "Tender Paws Yoga Studio" together with her life partner: www.tenderpawsyoga.com After studying art and psychology, she dedicated herself entirely to yoga and meditative self-enquiry and completed her training with Erich Schiffmann and Kripalu (Yogi Amrit Desai). She has been practising yoga and meditation for over 30 years.
Nöle is also a certified Senior iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher and trainer after Dr. …
Kati Bohnet is a Gestalt and Trauma Therapist (Somatic Experiencing®) and a graduate mathematician/computer scientist. She works with children, young people and adults in her practice in Berlin. She has studied with Heike Gattnar, Kathy Kain, Ale Duarte, Stephen Terrell and Pedro Prado and was a member of the preparation team for the second European SE Conference 2018 in Potsdam.
She is founder and director of the educational centre "helpers circle" in Berlin. There she gives further training on the topic of self-regulation and self-protection so that helpers stay good and healthy in the …
Her professional career took Emmanuelle Rosa from physiotherapy to acupuncture and then to Peter Levine's SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE) - trained by Steve Hoskinson and Dominique Dégranges. There she developed into an experienced Senior Assistant who imparts the SE knowledge in courses, supervision and intensive individual work. She has extensive experience in bodywork and also teaches courses in stress management and burnout prevention. She has her own practice in Lausanne and Sion.
Dr. James Jim Feil
Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP, RCST has been in the field of complementary health care since 1970. He began his career in the healing arts by studying with Dr. Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, from 1970 to 1973. He began practicing Polarity Therapy in California in 1973, and started teaching and training therapists in 1976. He was one of the founding directors of the American Polarity Therapy Association and has also served on the Spanish Polarity Therapy Association. He developed one of the first full training programs to be taught worldwide based on the APTA Standards for …
Paki E. Heisserer
Paki E. Heisserer was born in Germany and is living in Zürich since 1980. She is self employed in her own practice as a Bodypsychotherapist since 1985. She works as a Traumatherapist with Somatic Experiencing (and is also teaching SE since 2019). Her backgroung is the Process-Oriented Psychology of Arni Mindel (POP), Polarity Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Chinese Medicine, and Prenatal and Birthtraumawork of Ray Castellino.She is practising and teaching Qi Gong, Tai Qi and Tao Yoga since 35 years.Her wish is to go along the human process on all levels which will be shown. According to the …
Marianne Bentzen graduated as psychomotor therapist in1980, co-founded the Bodynamic Institute in 1985, and was an international faculty member and training director for 13 years. She left the B.I. in 1997 and has since developed Neuroaffective Psychotherapy trainings and consultation. She currently teaches in Scandinavia and Europe and has led trainings in 16 countries. Her maps of consciousness include psychomotor development, neuroaffective developmental psychology, trauma theory and Buddhist and Christian spiritual frameworks as well as an intermediate-level understanding of SCT. …
Nicole Münch has been working intensively with the human voice and its relationship to the body and psyche for 20 years. At the beginning, her motives were purely artistic (singing), later also strongly from a therapeutic point of view. Born in Zürich, she completed her training as a voice teacher from 1998-2001 at the "Lichtenberger Institut für angewandte Stimmphysiologie" and received her teaching diploma from Gisela Rohmert. 2007 she received her diploma as a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner.
She is a visiting lecturer at various universities in Switzerland and offers courses …
Ann-Marlene Henning became known in the German-speaking world with her book "Make Love - a book on sex education" in 2012. The Danish sexologist and psychologist then got the chance to work as a presenter for a TV documentary about the same topic - which made her popularity in the German-speaking world even higher. Today she is considered the leading voice in the field of youth and sexuality. In recent years, she has published further bestsellers: "Make More Love", "Liebespraxis", "Wenn es um das eine geht", "Männer, Körper, Sex. Gesundheit" and most recently "Sex Changes Everything". Her …
Dr. Peter A. Levine
Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. (USA) is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the President of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He holds doctorate degrees in both Medical Biophysics and Psychology. During his forty plus year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific, medical, and popular publications. His best selling book, Waking the Tiger; Healing Trauma, is available in 24 languages. He is author of "It Won't Hurt Forever", a guide to the prevention and healing of trauma with children. Together with Maggie Kline he published: …
Dr. Raja Selvam
Raja Selvam, PhD, is a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings and the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP). ISP is currently offered in over a dozen countries around the world, in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Selvam’s work draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and …
Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther
Gerald Hüther, Doctor of Natural Sciences, MD, neurobiologist. Member of the Executive Board of the Akademie für Potentialentfaltung (Academy for the Unfolding of Human Potential). Gerald Hüther is one of the best known brain researchers in Germany. In practical terms, his main focus is on research related to neurobiological prevention research in the context of various initiatives and projects. The author of several non-fiction books, he gives lectures, organizes conferences, works as an advisor to politicians and entrepreneurs and is is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows.This way, he …
Claudia Studer-Wild has accompanied people in her practice in Winterthur for 30 years. She is inspired by personal encounters and nature. As an experienced family woman, she has developed her quality and experience in working with families, children and adults in various training and further education courses: Kinesiology (specialising in brain, LEAP) with EMR recognition according to Dr. Charles Krebs (D), Neurofeedback with Peter van Deusen, HANDLE with Judith Bluestone, SOMATIC EXPERIENCING with Steve Hoskinson and SOMA EMBODIMENT with Sônia Gomes and Marcelo Muniz.
With kinesiology …
Dr. Urs Honauer
Dr. phil. Urs Honauer Urs (CH) is the director of the Polarity Center and the Center for Inner Ecology in Zürich, Switzerland. He is also the founder of the Learning Festival in Weggis and the originator of the communication model AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION (AK) which he also teaches himself. He has long been involved in adult education and has taught among others in trainings like Somatic Experiencing (SE), Polarity, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). In his private practice he works with people of all ages (from infants to senior citizens). He holds a Master’s degree in …
Michael Mokrus has been working as a freelancer in his own practice since 1989. As a trainer, lecturer and supervisor he teaches various mindfulness-based body-, psycho- and trauma-therapeutic approaches for people in therapeutic professions.
Since 2003 he is continuously in the supervision team of SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE), since 2012 in the teaching team of NARM and ISP. Michael is currently teaching NARM training throughout Europe. His trainings and courses are characterized by his own longstanding mindfulness practice. Michael Mokrus is married and lives in Cologne. Homepage:
Ale Duarte is a somatic educator who travels around the world offering training to professionals who work in the fields of psychology, education and body-oriented therapy. His specialty is experience in child trauma, and the inherent ability of a child’s body to recover from trauma impact, through highly tuned somatic consciousness within the therapeutic relation.As part of his professional career, Ale provided logistic support to professionals in areas of natural disasters and conflicts in many countries, such as the tsunami in Asia in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in 2006, the earthquake in …
Ayelet De Picciotto, MA in Clinical Psychology, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who is working in Israel and in Europe with populations under stress, combining mind, body and spirit for the purpose of finding inner peace and inner guidance in order to live from our full potential.Ayelet worked as a psychotherapist in therapy centers in California, Tokyo and Hong Kong prior to her return to Israel. She was also in charge of the Emotional First Aid program in schools and other professional teams ,with the International Healing-Trauma Institute (ITI).
Steve Terrell is a psychologist specializing in attachment and developmental trauma, with bodywork fully integrated into his practice. The focus of his professional work is the accompaniment of children and adults who have suffered an early trauma. He is a single adoptive father of two children and lives and works in Austin, Texas. His pioneering work with adopted children and their families is widely recognized both within the United States and internationally.
Education and training in the Neurosequential Development Therapy Model, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, …