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

  • Shock vs Developmental Trauma
  • Treat Response
  • Toxic Stress and Development
  • Memory
  • Polyvagal TheoryRegulation and Hierachy of HealingEmotional Dysregulation
    External Locus of Control
    Internal Locus of Control
  • Homeostasis
  • Allostatic Load
  • Tranforming from Normal to New Normal
  • Bowlby's 4 points of HealingS
    • Safe Haven
    • Secure Base
    • Proximity Maintenence
    • Separation Anxiety
  • Three Tier Safety
  • Transforming Touch®
  • Transforming Intentional Touch
  • Ethics of Transforming Touch®
  • 4 Agreements for Healers
  • Understanding 3 Tiers of Safety
  • Attention vs Intention
  • Right Brain to Right Brain Healing
  • Therapeutic Centering
  • Organs, Glands, and Bones
  • Why Protocols for Healing?
  • Seven Point Protocol
    • Kidney / Adrenals
    • Brain Stem
    • Ankles
    • Limbic Activation
  • Enhancements
  • Balancing with Layers
    • Skin
    • Fascia
    • Muscle
    • Bone
  • Primitive Reflexes
    • Fear Paralysis Reflex
    • Moro Reflex
  • Post-Session

Module 2

  • Adverse Childhood Experience Study
  • Resilience and Prosperity
  • Low Tone Dorsal
  • High Tone Dorsal
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Faux Window of Tolerance
  • Sympathetic Response
  • Parasympathetic Response
  • Defensive Accommodations
  • Living in Survival Energy
  • Suvival Language
  • Language of Trauma Repair
    • Rupture and Repair
  • Review Attachment Theory
  • Secure Survival Attachment
  • Anxious-Resistant Survival Attachment
  • Avoidant Survival Attachment
  • Mary Ainsworth Strange Situation
  • Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory
  • Safe Haven and Missattunement
  • Trauma and Neurotransmitters
  • Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
  • Cortisol
  • Adrenaline
  • Creating a Safe Space for Clients
    • Safe Haven
    • Secure Base
    • Proximity Maintenence
    • Separation Anxiety
  • Primitive Reflexes
    • Rooting/sucking reflex
    • Palmar Grasp Reflex
    • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
  • The Midline and why it is important

Module 3

  • Neuroception
  • Interoception
  • 4 Layers
    • Physical
    • Intellectual
    • Emotional
  • Over Coupled and Under Coupled Trauma
    • Contraction
    • Expansion
  • Pedulation
  • Titration
  • The Digestive System
  • Working with Infants to teenagers
  • Eating Disorders
  • Shame
  • Grief/Loss
    • Mediastinum
  • Spiritual
  • Anxiety
    • Separation
  • Reproductive
  • Vestibular System
  • Automimmune System
  • Primitive Reflexes Evaluation and Integration:
    • Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
    • Tonic Labrynthine Reflex (TLR)
    • Spinal Galant Reflex
  • Connecting the Dots to Healing
  • Transforming Intentional Touch
  • From Intake to Treatment


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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