Transforming the Experience-Based Brain    

A touch approach for supporting the healing of Developmental Trauma         

              created for those who support healing in others 

Columbus, Ohio

Training Format:  All included in Registration

  • We have created the most economical path to learn Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain.  Our training format reduces time away from home and practice, allows students to work with support learning the necessary skills, and builds a community of Healers.
  • All lectures are recorded and available online for you to review on your schedule.  The videos are available 30 days prior to the Skill Building Experience and through the end of the month following the experience.
  • We provide 4 Q&A sessions for the class prior to the Skill Building Experience where you and your classmates can ask questions and problem solve over zoom.
  • We facilitate a 3 day Skill Building Experience either onsite or if you are unable to travel, through a distant learning format.  These 3 days are filled with live demosrations of the work as well as your opportunity as a student to experience and learn the work first hand through triads. There are also several opportunites for sharing your experiences with other students and ask questions.
  • Following the training we support students reaching out for their own sessions, consultations, or more supportive educationon through Transforming Breaks or Transforming Reviews.
  • The training format is through 3 modules.  Modules must be completed in order without exception.  After you complete all 3 modules, you can be listed on the "co-regulating touch" referral network at no charge.
  • Students often times find that repeating modules at half-price is very beneficial for their learning and their nervous system.

Register For Training

Pick one of the trainings below to register and view details. Not sure how to register? Click here for instructions on how to register for a training.

Columbus, OH – 2021 – Module 3

Lecture Videos Go Live On Website:
February 19, 2021

2-22, 3-1, 3-8, 3-15 @4pm EST


Skill Building Experience:
March 19-21, 2021

Columbus, OH – 2021 – Module 1

Lecture Videos Go Live On Website:
July 28th, 2021

July 29, 2021 @ 1pm
August 5, 2021 @ 1pm
August 12, 2021 @ 1pm
August 19, 2021 @ 1pm

Skill Building Experience:
August 27-29, 2021

Columbus, OH – 2021 – Module 2

Lecture Videos Go Live On Website:
October 20, 2021


Skill Building Experience:
November 19-21, 2021

Columbus, OH – 2022 – Module 3

Lecture Videos Go Live On Website:
January 19, 2022


Skill Building Experience:
February 18-20, 2022

Assistants for Columbus, Ohio

Assistants are available for Sessions!  A great way to experience Transforming Intentional Touch.

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Somatic Healer and Trauma Therapist

Ellen Keating is a licensed psychologist in Wheaton, IL, who works with Developmental Trauma and Transforming Touch. She originally trained in emotion-focused therapy and noticed how clients would go from accessing deeper emotions directly into their traumas. Thus, she became interested in the healing of trauma. She explored Gestalt therapy, focusing, EMDR, and working with parts of the self. Ultimately, she discovered somatic healing and saw the power of touch for the healing of trauma. In particular, when she began to work with Transforming Touch, she noticed that her clients came into an even greater possibility for healing, resolving trauma, and having a full and satisfying life. This developed into her belief that through attunement, attachment, and regulation, even the “oldest” wounds can be helped and healed!

Ellen is a lead assistant for the Transforming the Experience-Based Brain trainings and does extensive consultations for touch therapists. She has conducted thousands of Transforming Touch sessions with clients and believes wholeheartedly in the power of this healing work.


Ann Chan,  LCSW, LCPC

Ann Chan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She specializes in Trauma and Attachment. She attended the first Somatic Resilience and Regulation (SRR) training and continued to learn from Stephen Terrel’s integrative approach. In her counseling practice, she applies Touch, SRR and TEB to cases of PTSD, Complex PTSD, Child Sexual
Abuse, Dissociation, Birth Trauma, Surgical Trauma and Pain.


Robin Sullivan, LMFT, SEP

Robin Sullivan is a somatic psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area. As a Rehabilitation Counselor for 25 years, she assisted persons with various disabilities, worked in addiction treatment with Deaf persons, and in various mental health settings. After moving to California, she became a massage therapist, studied Somatic Experiencing©, and Touch Skills/Somatic Practice, and became an SEP in 2012. She went on to advanced studies in developmental trauma and attachment. She has assisted multiple Touch Skills trainings with Stephen Terrell, and for Somatic Resilience and Regulation, and TEB courses as well.

Robin received another master’s degree, and has been working as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Professional Clinical Counselor Associate since 2017. Working in various agencies and non-profits these past years, she has been incorporating SE and Transforming Intentional Touch into sessions, including work with couples, building on PACT couples training. She loves to learn, has been called “infinitely curious”, and is often moved by the power of laughter and even music that can arise during sessions. When not working or assisting, she often can be found presenting nationally and internationally in the stuttering community