Upcoming Training Transforming the Experience-Based Brain

Training Overview

Transforming Touch:  Our bodies hold the unknown stories of early experiences. Early trauma has the capacity to interrupt our developmental platforms and early safety.  This interruption can and often does affect our capacities for learning and relationships.  The balance between our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual selves often feel out of balance or nonexistant.  Many who have experienced Developmental Trauma report that they have a sense of disconnect from the world and experience a sense of hopelessness or destitude.                        

Transforming Touch is a treatment modality that follows a specific protocol which has been used to treat/heal thousands of clients.  Transforming Touch creates a milieu of safety where a client can begin to feel a difference in their life through subtle, yet profound changes. In this place of safety, the client experiences attachment focused protocols which and consistent and measured for repairing early ruptures and the consequences.   

Transforming Touch Therapist understands the importance of presence and waiting for the client's earlier parts to grow without chasing those parts or forcing change.  We all experience survival parts to help us navigate the world from the time of conception and before through inherited trauma.  Transforming Touch Therapist speak the language of these survival parts and can support them in repairing the early disconnects.  Some of these early survival parts are being heard for the first time. 

Working in a place of "Trauma Informed Care", Transforming Touch Therapist bring attention and awareness to the client's healing.  As studies have shown such as the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, without intervention there is a possibility of experiencing early disease processes that may lead to a shorter life expectancy.

Transforming Touch is taught to healers during the three modules of Transforming the Experience-Based Brain.  It is applied to those just leaving neonate units through those entering the later years of life.  You will learn both a physical application of the protocols as well as an intentional way of application. Many of those who complete the three modules return to their local communites to integrate the work into their psychotherapy practice, medical practice, Somatic Experiencing practice, speech and occupational therapy practices, massage and body-work practices, accupucturist and other healing practices both in their offices and over the internet as coaches and teachers.

Module 1

  • Bio-Physiology of Trauma
  • Shock Trauma and Developmental Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experience Study
  • Polyvagal Theory as applied to Developmental Trauma
    • Neuroception
    • Vagus System
  • Low tone dorsal vs High tone dorsal
    • Living in High Tone Dorsal
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Autonomic System Regulation
    • Self-Regulation
    • Co-Regulation
    • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Applying High Tone Dorsal and Faux Window of Tolerance to Developmental Trauma
  • Hierarchy of Healing Steps
    • Internal Locus of Control
    • External Locus of Control
  • Moving from “Normal” to “New Normal”
  • “Cost of Doing Business”
    • Homeostasis
    • Allostasis
    • Allostatic Load
    • Defensive Accommodations
  • Introduction of Transforming Touch®
    • Like vs Different
    • Types of Touch
    • Survival Parts
    • Ethics and Scope of Practice
    • Intention vs Attention
  • Using layers to bring about change
    • Skin
    • Fascia
    • Muscle
    • Bones
  • Titration and Pendulation in Healing Trauma
  • Introduction to 7 Point Regulation
    • Kidney / Adrenals
    • Brain Stem
    • Lower Extremities
    • Balance
    • Limbic Installation
  • Importance of Protocols in Healing Developmental Trauma
  • Using Enhancements with Protocols
    • Adrenals in Threat Response
    • Endocrine System
  • Hypothalamus - Pituitary - Adrenal Axis
  • How Developmental Trauma can affect the integration and tranformation of Primitive Reflexes
  • Primitive Reflexes Evaluation and transformation:
    • Fear Paralysis Reflex
    • Moro Reflex

Module 2

  • Visualization and Transforming Touch
  • Enhancements to Protocol
  • Right Brain to Right Brain Healing
  • Somatic Structural Dissociation
    • Defensive Accommodations
    • Using Permission
    • Exiles, Managers, Firefighters
    • Parts Language
  • Vestibular System
    • Repair Enhancements
    • Balance Disc
    • Spacial Rupture Evaluation with Bean Bags
  • Language of Trauma Repair
    • Structural Dissociation
    • Rupture and RepairVisualization
  • Attachment Styles
    • Characteristics to build Secure Attachment
    • Proximity Maintenance
    • Safe Haven
    • Secure Base
    • Separation Distress
  • Primitive Reflexes Evaluation and Integration:
    • Rooting/sucking reflex
    • Palmar Grasp Reflex
    • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
  • Over Coupled and Under Coupled Trauma
  • Recognizing regulation in your client
  • The Digestive System
    • Viscera and Transforming Touch®
    • GI Tract
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Gallbladder
    • Hormones and Fear Response System

Module 3

  • Transforming Touch Protocols
  • Specific Population Enhancements
  • Babies, toddlers, school age, adolescents
  • Eating Disorders
  • Shame
  • Grief/Loss
    • Mediastinum
  • Spiritual
  • Anxiety
    • Separation
  • Reproductive
  • Deep Shock
    • Tracking local to global shock
    • Environmental Trauma
  • Syndromes
    • Autoimmune
  • Applying Regulation to physical syndromes
  • Primitive Reflexes Evaluation and Integration:
    • Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
    • Tonic Labrynthine Reflex (TLR)
    • Spinal Galant Reflex
  • Connecting the Dots to Healing


This training is open to all Practitioners actively engaged in providing services to clients in a therapeutic or educational setting, including but not limited to the following:

  • Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Art or Music Therapist 
  • Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Chiropractor
  • Body Worker, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • or attended Somatic Experiencing Training, Sensory Motor Training, Hakomi Training,
    or a Somatic Training Program, Touch Skills for Therapist, or Somatic Resilience and Regulation
  • Currently have a "Healing" practice
  • If you are unsure about your qualifications, please reach out to the coordinator for a training
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