Working with the Body and Boundaries in Somatic Experiencing®: A Polyvagal Perspective

Event Date:

04 Feb 2020

Event Time:

09:00 AM

Event Location:

Peterborough Golf and Country Club , Peterborough

Working with the Body and Boundaries in Somatic Experiencing®: A Polyvagal Perspective

With Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Hosted in partnership by the Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Team: Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, The Mane Intent and Trent University

All proceeds will be donated to the United Way

This two day introductory workshop will provide an understanding of trauma and the nervous system from the perspective of Somatic Experiencing® and the polyvagal theory. It will include a combination of theory and practice, including lecture, group discussions, and hands-on experiential learning.

The following topics will be explored:

  • Activation cycle
  • Incomplete self-protective responses
  • Ways to explore the body’s story with clients
  • The importance of tracking states and titration
  • How to begin the process of renegotiating boundaries with clients
  • Ethics of the use of body-oriented activities

Who Should Attend:

  • This workshop is intended for therapists, counselors, social workers, and front-line workers. It is offered with the license and approval of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, but does not count towards the formal process in Somatic Experiencing®.

About the Facilitator:

  • Developed and facilitated by Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counselor, and Somatic Experiencing®  Practitioner in private practice in Guelph, Ontario. Sarah is an attachment and body-oriented psychotherapist who combines a depth and breadth of knowledge of trauma therapy approaches and neuroscience. Learn more about her experience and approach here.

To Register:

Tickets are $100.00 are available at Eventbrite. This includes lunch and snacks.

All proceeds to be donated to the United Way of Peterborough


  • February 4, 2020 — 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
  • February 5, 2020 — 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Please contact Katie McKeiver at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre with any questions at or 705-748-5901


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Event Location:

Total Seat: 100 (100 Left)
  • Peterborough Golf and Country Club
  • 1030 Armour Road
  • Peterborough
  • Ontario
  • Canada

Event schedule details

Tuesday,04 Feb 2020 09:00 AM Wednesday,05 Feb 2020 04:00 PM
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