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A Step-by-Step EMDR and Somatic Program for Deep and Lasting Trauma Treatment

This is your chance to make working with trauma feel simpler and more impactful than ever before…

…by skillfully using 2 of today's most trusted therapies to treat trauma in the body and the mind.

You'll join our team of expert trainers as they provide you with a step-by-step treatment roadmap that shows you exactly how to target your clients' bodily sensations and emotions with somatic techniques…

…all while safely and gently processing traumatic memories with EMDR therapy.

When you register, you'll get instant access to on-demand training that will make using an EMDR and somatic therapy approach easy to learn and apply, including:

  • EMDR instruction with certified EMDR trainer, Karee Powers
  • Key somatic therapy skill building with a world-leading somatic therapy expert, Abi Blakeslee, PhD
  • Step-by-step instruction for integrating somatic and parts work with Dr. Sandra Paulsen

From keeping clients within their window of tolerance to grounding them in their bodies for safe, gentle, and empowering healing experiences…

…you'll get dozens of tools you can use right away, even if you've never used either of these approaches before.

We're confident this course will add new dimensions of depth to your treatment you won't find anywhere else.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach to trauma therapy—secure your spot today!

EMDR & Somatic Therapy Integration

$1,299.96 ValueOnly $299.99
Earn up to 28.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

PLUS… Bonus training on modified EMDR therapy with leading traumatologist Arielle Schwartz! This $129.99 FREE CE training teaches you...


  • Specific tools to overcome dissociation and fragmentation
  • How to "unburden" and release pain from wounds of the past
  • Strategies to decrease defensiveness that are rooted in compassion and mindfulness
  • A deeper understanding of development and sociocultural factors in complex trauma


EMDR and Somatic Therapy Outline
Begin by learning the foundations of EMDR therapy. Then, learn 9 crucial somatic therapy techniques. In the last module, you'll get step-by-step instructions for integrating somatic and parts work strategies into each phase of EMDR.

EMDR: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma

featuring Kareen Powers, LCSW

Begin with over 11 hours of training in the EMDR model — including, how it works, why it works, and how to harness its empirically validated power in your practice. You'll learn specific strategies for challenges like overcoming avoidance and hone your skills in working with attachment wounds. Explore the outline below:

How the EMDR Approach Works
  • The neuroscience of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
  • The neuroscience of relaxation exercises
  • EMDR and other "transformative therapies"
  • Why EMDR works so well from a brain perspective

Trauma Symptoms and Assessment Tools
  • Traumatic memories and intrusive thoughts
  • Phobias and anxiety: Insula hyperactivation
  • Emotional hijackings and implicit memory
  • Avoidance cluster of symptoms
  • Why treating avoidance in trauma is critical
  • DSM-5® symptoms in a nutshell
  • Connecting to a diagnosis
  • Simple vs. complex trauma
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
  • CAPS-5 and PCL-5
  • Primary Care PTSD Screen
  • Dual diagnosis

Overcome Avoidance with EMDR
  • Dual awareness
  • What you are thinking about is the network you're in
  • Activate networks for change
  • Neurons that fire together, wire together (Hebb's Rule)
  • EMDR as neuroentrainment

When to Use EMDR in Treatment
  • Demonstrations and experiential exercises
  • Single event trauma
  • Anxiety disorders involving imaginal exposure
EMDR Trauma Treatment
  • The Original 8-Phase Model
  • Client history and treatment planning
  • How to resource: Create a safe space
  • Assessment: Choose a target, SUDS, and connect with the image/emotions/thought
  • Desensitization: Tactile vs. auditory vs. eye movement
  • How to use touchpoints, Theratapper, CDs
  • Positive Cognition Installation: Likert scale 1-7
  • Body Scan: Locate tension and distress in the body
  • Closure: Close the neural network and the 6-hour window
  • Re-evaluation

Demonstration of Original 8-Phase Model
  • Presenter demonstration
  • Attendee dyad practice of the 8-phase model

EMDR Techniques to Resolve Traumatic Memories
  • Modifications for Complex/Developmental Trauma
  • Do not use standard protocol - Rationale for modifications
  • Resourcing strategies
  • Techniques to reinforce and activate positive neural networks
  • Relevance of Polyvagal Theory, early trauma, and EMDR
  • Sensory motor modifications and somatic approaches
  • How to build Dual Awareness
  • EMDR techniques to bring traumatic memories from the limbic system into the prefrontal cortex

Somatic Therapy Training

9 Key Somatic techniques for trauma treatment
featuring Abi Blakeslee, PhD

In part two you'll learn somatic therapy techniques you can immediately apply with your clients. Beginning with the psychology and neuroscience behind somatic therapy and finishing with concrete, applicable skills to elevate your practice!

Somatic Psychology: Bringing the Body into Therapy
  • Introduction to Somatic Psychology
  • The new science of interoception
  • How therapeutic change happens in the NOW
  • Let your client be their own expert
  • What is a "bottom-up" approach?
  • Create kinesthetic awareness
  • Identify choice points for working with the nervous system
  • What to do when your clients can't "think their way out"
  • Create harmony between parts of self
  • How to use metaphor to help clients regulate

Interoception & The Insula: Mapping the Body & Nervous System in Therapy
  • Mapping the internal body and the story of the nervous system
  • What is the Insular Cortex and how can you engage it for healing trauma
  • How does information reach conscious awareness?
  • Countering the negativity bias in the brain
  • Breaking the loop of chronic stress
  • Explore the seat where the complex emotion and self-insight arises

What Helps Clients Regulate
  • 9 Strategies for Nervous System Regulation
    1. Grounding
    2. Multiple Examples of Orienting
    3. Centering
    4. Posture
    5. Containment and the Body as a Container for affect and life experiences
    6. Expansion
    7. Self Contact and the use of Character Structures and Developmental Repair Messages
    8. Mirroring
    9. Gentle Movement

Educate your Clients about the Autonomic Nervous System and how it Influences their Experiences
  • Introduction to the Window of Tolerance and Range of Resiliency Model
  • Create clear goals for somatic work using the Window of Tolerance Model
  • Observe exercises that teach clear biological markers and interoceptive experiences of the Sympathetic, transitional states and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Learn how to support and observe down-regulation in your client's body
  • Introduction to Implicit and Explicit Memory Research
  • Work with implicit and explicit timelines
  • Re-integrate clients to a sense of present time

EMDR Integration with Somatic Therapy

featuring Sandra Paulse, PhD

In part three, you'll put it all together! Here you'll learn exactly what to do in each phase of EMDR so that you can integrate somatic techniques and parts work strategies to make trauma processing easier, faster, and safe for all your clients.

How & Why to Modify EMDR?
  • Basics of the initial interview
  • Tune into the client's unspoken story
  • The guiding decision process for integration
  • When to use standard vs modified EMDR

EMDR for Early Trauma & Neglect
  • Apply main EMDR Strategies
  • Determine the level of "aggressor loyalty"
  • Spot missed milestones
  • Birth, attachment & narcissistic parenting trauma
  • Repair the client's imagination
  • Specific strategies:
    • Containment
    • Resource State
    • Reset affective circuits

Somatic Empathy & The Body
  • Is the client embodied?
  • Test somatic sensation tolerance
  • Identify implicit memories
  • Listen to your client's non-verbal "bio-story"
  • New evidence-based strategies
    • Tracking, spontaneous oscillation, somatic micro movements
Parts Work Therapy for High Dissociation
  • Speak directly to clients' parts
  • Dissolve the client's loyalty to the aggressor
  • Visually access the client's "dissociative table/conference room"
  • Disempower internalized "head honchos"
  • Be an "ACT-AS-IF" Architect
    • Containment strategies, Trauma Accessing, Desensitization & more

Bringing it All Together: NEST™ Principles, A Framework for Integration
  • Assessment and screening
  • Neuroaffective strategies
  • Embodiment through Somatic Therapy
  • Self-System through Ego State Therapy
  • Integrated Therapy for trauma resolution
  • Create a NEST™ treatment plan
  • Know when and how to incorporate each principle
  • Case Studies:
    • Greta — PTSD, anxiety, hears voices, disordered eating
    • Frank — Failed relationships, numb, intellectualizes, substance abuse
EMDR & Somatic Therapy Integration

$1,299.96 ValueOnly $299.99
Earn up to 28.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
PLUS, BONUS CE Training… $129.99 Value!
Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response
EMDR for PTSD: Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Integrative and Modified Protocols
Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Developmental Trauma
  • More prone to dissociation and fragmentation and
  • Requires skillful tools to unburden parts carrying the wounds of the past

Modified Treatment Protocols
  • Safely work with the client's emotions, sensations, and psychophysiological arousal associated with dissociative states
  • Strategies rooted in mindfulness and compassion to decrease defensiveness
  • Integration of Parts Work and EMDR therapies
  • Safely reprocess complex trauma rooted in developmental or sociocultural events
Meet Your EMDR and Somatic Therapy Experts
Karee Powers
Karee Powers, LCSW, is certified in EMDR and provides EMDR consultation for therapists. With over 15 years of experience as a mental health clinician, Karee works extensively with clients experiencing complex trauma, combat trauma, sexual trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. She also has specialized training in resolving addictive and compulsive behavior using EMDR and using EMDR with children. Her strengths-based approach helps clients gain the insight and empowerment they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Click here for information about Karee Powers

Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD, integrates Somatic Experiencing (SE) with clinical research, the psychobiological principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching. She has conducted original research on the role of implicit memory in healing trauma with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel and has trained extensively with Dr. Peter Levine. She is the founder of Implicit Psychotherapy and teaches Somatic Psychology programs throughout the country, internationally, and consults worldwide.

Click here for information about Abi Blakeslee
Abi Blakeslee

Sandra Paulsen
Sandra Paulsen, PhD, is a celebrated author, illustrator, and EMDR expert who has been training therapists like you for more than 30 years. Her books explore EMDR and dissociation, fragmentation, developmental trauma, and much more from a unique and fresh perspective. In this course, she shares her interventions for treating relational trauma and attachment injuries with an integrated Somatic therapy and Parts Work perspective.

Click here for information about Sandra Paulsen

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a clinical psychologist, internationally sought-out EMDR teacher, therapeutic yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. Dr. Schwartz approaches her trainings with an emphasis on integrating somatic, parts work, and mindfulness-based intervention. She is the author of six books based on her integrative, mind-body approach to trauma recovery. Her unique blend of spirituality and science can be found in her writings, guided trauma recovery programs, and applied Polyvagal Theory in yoga for trauma recovery.

Click here for information about Arielle Schwartz
Arielle Schwartz

Frequently Asked Questions

EMDR and somatic therapy complement one another well. Somatic therapy techniques and exercises work directly with the body and nervous system to release stored emotions, trauma, and pain. Simultaneously, EMDR helps to reprocess traumatic memories freeing the mind from repetitive thoughts, overwhelming emotions, and more. Incorporating somatic techniques into EMDR gives you tools to help your clients stay grounded, even during the most intense parts of trauma processing. Additionally, it helps to support clients being more introspective, improving their awareness and insight during treatment.

EMDR is a treatment protocol that follows an 8 phase model and is highly scientifically validated in the treatment of PTSD and trauma. EMDR focuses on reprocessing trauma memories so that clients can develop new narratives regarding their experiences. Somatic therapy is a body-based approach that targets both explicit and implicit memories by working to improve nervous system regulation, emotional expression, and more. Somatic therapists incorporate movement, breathwork, sometimes yoga, and other exercises that help clients to release anything stored in the body.

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EMDR & Somatic Therapy Integration

$1,299.96 ValueOnly $299.99
Earn up to 28.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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