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Healing Trauma Through the Body: A Three Hour Workshop for Students, Trainees, Associates, Licensed Therapists and Other Providers

In this workshop we will explore and discuss some basic principles of resolving trauma in ourselves and others from a somatic perspective. The workshop is open to students, trainees, associates, licensed clinicians, other providers and anyone with an interest in learning more about healing trauma through the body. Topics may include:


What is Trauma?
Trauma Responses
A Physiological Conversation
Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Activation
Window of Tolerance
Somatic Healing and Spirituality
Necessity of Relational Healing


Slowing things down…Allowing space for healing…
Social Engagement/Connection
Invitational Language
The Body’s Voice – Permission and Expression
Optimal Arousal Level
Self-contact / Movement
Bookending / Containment
Installation, Integration, Re-Regulation



The workshop will include didactic teaching, guided somatic self-awareness exercises, question and answer, a demonstration or demonstrations, and/or practice dyad work, depending on group size, interest and time available.

The workshop will last for three hours, with a fifteen minute break in the middle, and time for questions throughout, with the possibility of a follow-up workshop at a later time if the need is present.

The workshop will take place on Zoom on Friday, May 14, from 1:30 to 4:30. The cost of the workshop will be $75, with a sliding scale if needed. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and have a space available to get up and move around a little if possible.

For more information or to register, contact Peter Carpentieri at 510-463-1150 or You can visit my website at – – for more information about my practice and experience.


“Somatic therapy is such an important part of the healing process for people who have experienced trauma. Peter provided an approachable way to learn and practice somatic techniques. His passion for this work is evident in his teaching, and he always welcomes questions and feedback. Peter is very attuned to group dynamics and interests, and is flexible in moving where the group wants to go, rather than simply talking through a set curriculum. I found the techniques we practiced really valuable, both for my clients and myself!” Rebecca O.

“I have so enjoyed being a part of your training group and really have appreciated your clinical wisdom and intervention gems.” Warmly, Janelle S.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being in the group–it has given me the taste of Somatic Therapy that I wanted. You are also a great teacher and I have appreciated your style and presence.” Steph S.

“I have learned so much from the group and would really love to train with you again in the future. So please keep me on your mailing list for any upcoming trainings/workshops.Thanks so much for all you have shared! It’s been a fantastic experience.” Warm regards, Max K.

Peter began studying a somatic approach to healing in 1971 when a college roommate returned from a summer in Belgium, living with a Yoga instructor, and began practicing Hatha Yoga postures in the living room of their tiny apartment. Peter went on to study Hatha Yoga, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Kripalu Yoga, Massage, Holistic Health Counseling and Education, Gestalt Therapy, Sensory Awareness, Focusing, Zen Buddhism and Somatic Experiencing®, gaining a rich depth and breadth of somatic awareness and a somatic approach to healing and transformation. Peter Graduated from JFK University in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Transpersonal focus and was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011. Peter is a fully trained Somatic Experiencing Practitioner,* who continues to receive trauma healing services from other somatic practitioners, and to provide these services to clients in his private practice in Berkeley and Oakland.

Somatic Experiencing* (SE) is a body-oriented therapy that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders. It is the result of many years of study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, with more than 45 years of successful clinical application. See the website for more information. And then a line space above my name. Followed by another line space.

Peter Carpentieri, LMFT, SEP

Enjoy lasting changes in the way you experience your life

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