Bodywork and Somatic Education™, BASE™, is for therapists and bodyworkers who want to deepen and broaden their skill and understanding of trauma and the body. This will be accomplished by hands-on practice, lecture and demonstrations with students. In BASE™ we look at how specific anatomical structures are impacted by autonomic dysregulation associated with incomplete flight, fight and tonic immobilization structurally, behaviorally and relationally, and how to help bring them back into resilience, flow and ease using hands-on interventions and somatic education (facilitating learning from within). The goal of this training is for you to become an effective and efficient bodyworker/somatics practitioner working with clients who have been traumatized and have pain, syndromes, PTSD, relational problems, anxiety, etc.
Tracking skills for practitioners who use little or no touch in their practices will find that their ability to track a client’s body will improve dramatically. Bodyworkers and other touch practitioners will refine their hands-on listening/tracking abilities with greater specificity.
Dave Berger, MFT, LCMHC, PT, SEP, MA teaches Somatic Experiencing® and is the developer and teacher of BASE™: Bodywork And Somatic Education™ for trauma therapists. His clinical focus is in trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, and PTSD. As a PT, Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Rosen Method Practitioner he utilizes verbal therapy, hands-on techniques including visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, BASE, exercise, family systems theory, psychodynamics and movement education in his clinical work.