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Application of Somatic Interventions in Clinical Practice; Attachment, Trauma, Neurobiology, and the Body
with Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

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Online Workshop via Zoom
Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!



$125 CAD + tax

$105 USD

Friday, May 10th, 2024

11:00 AM to 4:45 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study 

(60 days access)


Introductory/ Intermediate


$125 CAD + tax

$105 USD


Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, any other mental health professionals/providers.

Workshop Description

This workshop is for clinicians who wish to integrate somatic interventions within their clinical work with clients. It is suitable for therapists who have formal training in somatic interventions, as well as for those who do not. 

The focus of this workshop will be on the application of somatic interventions as it relates to attachment, trauma, and neurobiology.


The body is a rich source of both clinical challenges and resources. The body can continue to hold the felt sense of trauma even when the client is able to cognitively recognize the danger is over. Furthermore, the body holds memories of positive experiences that are powerful resources when they can be accessed. 

While talk therapy is incredibly useful, it meets its limits when the somatic experience of the client cannot be shifted with words alone, creating a rift between cognitive knowing and somatic knowing. We will explore how to bridge that rift with foundational somatic keys to healing in clients who have attachment and other types of chronic trauma. Participants will learn about the connections between emotions, the body, and trauma. While neurobiology generally focuses on what happens in the brain, we will focus on what happens in the body when neurobiological processes are activated. 

The therapist’s body is also a rich source of communication – and sometimes struggles – so we will also examine our own somatic process and how to help ourselves engage more fully in being present with our bodily experience and shift it when needed. Participants will learn how to weave basic somatic tracking and interventions with their usual therapeutic approaches.


Finally, we will explore how to work with non-verbal and preverbal trauma that is primarily expressed in somatic form. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the connection between emotions and somatic experience.

  2. Discuss at least two (2) effective ways to integrate somatic approaches with more traditional therapeutic approaches.

  3. Utilize at least five (5) interventions that can effectively change the persistent somatic experience of highly traumatized clients.

  4. Demonstrate personal somatic awareness during sessions to increase the ability to utilize it effectively in treatment.

  5. Apply at least four (4) interventions to effectively work with non-verbal or pre-verbal trauma that is somatically expressed.

The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q & A:  Ask questions during the live Q & A with the presenter and participants.

60 Days access:  Can't attend live?  Watch later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning. *Exception applies, see CE section below


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Introduction to Somatic Approaches

  • What comes first: cognition, emotion, or somatic experience?

  • What is the felt sense and how do we get to it?

  • Exploring the intersubjective space and felt sense in relationship

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00  pm - 1:15 pm

Q & A

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

  • Somatic correlates of cognition, emotion, and relational exchanges

  • Phobia avoidance of somatic experience and the body

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

  • The relationship between neuroception and somatic experience

  • Using somatic resourcing

  • Developing a safe somatic sense of the other

  • The somatic experience of mental representations of others (Internal working models)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Q & A

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Dissociation and somatic experience

  • Tracking narratives through somatic experience, and somatic experience through narratives

  • Working with non-verbal and pre-verbal trauma

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Final Q & A 

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About Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

Kathy Steele has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She was Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center until 2016. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co) authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.

Dec 15CE credit

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
5 CE credits/contact hours awarded
*CE credits also available for the home study version!
See our FAQ section below for more information

New Approval: Association of Social Work Board (ASWB)  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

Envision Counselling and Consulting, Inc., #1895, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Envision Counselling and Consulting, Inc., maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/19/2024 – 01/19/2025. Social workers participating in this course receive 5 clinical continuing education credits. 

National Board for Certified Counselors 

Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not qualify  for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 5 CEC.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) 

This workshop is eligible for 5 CE Credits.

Please ensure to check with your individual state boards/regulatory body to verify Continuing Education Credit Hours requirements and if the workshop you are planning to take qualifies. Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about a specific course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.





What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Attendees will need to sign in by typing their first and last name in the chat box at the start of the workshop and sign out by typing their first and last name in the chat box at the end of the workshop. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire workshop. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. An evaluation form will be made available to attendees at the end of the live workshop. The link to the evaluation form will be posted in the chat box. Certificates will be available following workshop completion. If participants cannot be present live for the entire workshop, they will have the option to watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation and will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed five (5) business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately five (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire. Please email if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Kathy Steele receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at

What are the course interaction and system requirements? 

This live workshop is fully interactive. Attendees may ask questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. System requirements: • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible

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