Transforming the Experience-Based Brain               Supporting the healing of Developmental Trauma                           


This training is open to all those who support healing in others, those who work 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 training site coordinator 

       Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB)    

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 Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) is a "Trauma Informed" modality.  The modality is based on the idea that when there are ruptures during early platform development, they continue to disrupt a person's life.  TEB incorporates presence, regulation and relationship to repair these ruptures.   

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) creates a Safe Haven where the client can begin to experience a sense of trust between the themselves and the therapist.  Even though these changes may be subtle, they hold powerful consequesnces for our client. 

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) allows for a series of ruptures and repairs.   This creates the opportunity to redesign those earlier platforms.

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) supports the importance of presence and relationship. John Bowlby's work showed us the importance of the Secure Base while growing and healing.  This relationship supports the client's transitioning from insecure attachment to earned secure attachment. This transition opens the way for the client to show increased  vulnerability which increases the potiential for healing..

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) reflects the understandings of Developmental Trauma and relies on studies such as Adverse Childhood Experience Study.  This study shows the importance of intervention in someone's life who was exposed to Developmental Trauma.  Intervention can and will prevent a lifetime of disease.


What if I don't use touch in my practice, or can't use touch in my practice, or work with my clients only online, is this training still for me??                                                              

YES!!  We offer two ways of learning Transforming Touch to our students.                                                      

One is applying the protocols using Transforming Touch and the other is applying the protocols using Transforming Presence.                                                   

Both are taught in our live onsite modules and during our Distant Learning Modules.                                             

Transforming Presence is an effective way of facilitating regulation within our client's nervous systems.  The protocols and enhancements are designed to work with or without physical touch. The power of working with intention has been shared from therapists around the world.  Some believe it is stronger than using physical touch. Transforming  Presence is an effective treatment for those who work in agencies that prohibit physical touch and for those limited by licensure laws.   This is also the chosen path for telemedicine.

Transforming Touch® is an effective way of facilitating regulation within our client's nervous systems using physical touch.  The protocols and enhancements are designed to work with or without physical touch. Those who touch begin to bring awareness to the space and to their own presence.  This awareness and consistantacy enhances a client's level of healing.  


                                                                                                                     What you will learn:

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 Presence (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
    • Spiritual
  • Over Coupled and Under Coupled Trauma
    • Contraction
    • Expansion
  • Pedulation
  • Titration
  • The Digestive System
  • 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
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