Training Overview

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Stephen Terrell offers training programs that help professionals advance their practices, improve their skills, and better support their clients who may have experienced trauma. Currently, we offer three different training programs.

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain is a revolutionary modality for healing Developmental Trauma.  Early trauma tends to bind up in the body, in the muscles and organs and especially in the fascia.  Transforming Touch® Therapists show up in session to repair the early ruptures through building a trusting relationship with the client and the client's body.  Not focusing on a particular problem or pathology, just focusing on the client and their regulation system. We know through this focus and presence the client's body begins to change at a cellular level.  Never is the opportunity missed to repair any early ruptures that show up during the session.

The second is our Experiential Group where as the healer is able to show up in a smaller setting to practice their skills and are given an opportunity to do some of their own work around Developmental trauma.  We find that the more we work in the field of Developmental Trauma, the more we need to do our own work so that we are capable of holding a larger space for our client to heal.  The process is a combination of didactic learning and hands-on experience.  Groups are a combination of Transforming Touch® Therapists and those healers interested in knowing more about themselves and healing Developmental Trauma.

The third is our Somatic Resilience And Regulation training where we present techniques for working with both children and adults, including recognizing developmental trauma in its adult disguises. This program is taught alongside Kathy Kain.  Transforming the Experience-Based Brain can be a prerequisite for this program.

If you have never taken a program of ours, you can learn more about our individual programs in the section below. If you are looking for a specific training, please click the relevant link below to go to the training program you need and find a class to register for.

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Transforming The Experience-Based Brain: A Somatic Model Of Developmental Trauma

Specialized training for professionals and others interested in healing those who have experienced Developmental Trauma. Students learn specific protocols for working with clients that includes Transforming Touch®, primitive reflexes integration,  survival, survival language of trauma, and the need to apply attachment theory of creating a safe place, becoming a secure base, understanding somatic proximity maintenance, and separation distress as our clients heal.  Enrollment is open to all those interested in providing services that move clients from normal to new normal. This meets the requirements of being considered a Transforming Touch® Therapist.

Experiential Group: Expand Your Trauma Touch Skills And Allow Space For Personal Healing

The Experiential Group is an interactive experience-based group process where didactic learning and hands-on experience come together. This group is for somatic practitioners who work with shock and/or developmental trauma and would like to expand their touch skills and knowledge. Preference is given to those who have completed Somatic Resilience and Regulation, Transforming the Experience-Based Brain, or Touch Skills Training. Others are approved on an individual basis by Terrell.

Somatic Resilience And Regulation: Early Trauma: A Somatic Approach To Supporting Recovery From Developmental Trauma

This three-module program focuses on understanding the effects of trauma during early development. We present techniques for working with both children and adults, including recognizing developmental trauma in its adult disguises. By understanding how trauma affects the developing child, we can better understand our adult clients' symptoms of early trauma and be more effective in our work with them. Click the button below to be taken to the Somatic Resilience and Regulation website.

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