Welcome to Advanced Somatic Resolution Skills for Perinatal Trauma

You are enrolled in a live in-person course that will take place at Mason Hall, Bozeman, MT November 11-14, 2022 that will be recorded. Recordings will be uploaded into an online module for the recordings and handouts for lifelong access. This online module houses descriptions and additional materials.

Somatic trauma resolution practitioners are ideally trained to specialize in helping to prevent and heal birth trauma. Healing from these early imprints can be a game changer for healthy human development. In this workshop you will learn advanced somatic resolution skills for treating perinatal trauma. Treating birth trauma is more complex than shock trauma; it often brings up earlier and developmental traumas. It involves many people: the birthing parent, other parent or partner, the baby, and the birthing staff.

This workshop applies quintessential somatic skills to healing birth trauma:

  • Medicalized Birth Trauma
  • The Shock of Witnessing
  • Working with a Birthing Timeline (single episode) in relationship to the body
  • Restoring Primitive Survival Responses to Overwhelming Situations
  • Attack and Assault
  • Near Death
  • Injury and Recovery
  • Repairing Relationship to Essential Self, Supportive Other, and World

Description of the Four Days:

Day One: Introductions and Understanding the Birth Sequence

  • Overview presentation
  • Skills: Getting a birth history: Working with the Layers of Experience
  • Understanding Interventions
  • Demo: Working with the stuck place, creating strength based work
  • Recording of a session with a woman
  • Practice and Harvest

Day Two: The Impact of Interventions Part One

  • Establishing a Felt Sense of Goodness: Demo and practice
  • Restoring Intuition, just like in other trauma
  • Slowing the Pace: Pausing and Allowing: Review of the Leading Edge
  • Skills of ANS tracking
  • Understanding Interventions: T Model and Birth Trauma, Inescapable Attack
  • Demo and Practice

 Day Three: The Impact of Interventions Part Two

  • Assault, Medical Trauma, Horror and Near Death
  • Restoring defensive gestures
  • Honoring the “no”
  • Restoring after deep freeze
  • Near death, touch strategies
  • Vu and Push
  • Recording, Demo and Practice

 Day Four: Earliest Trauma and Our Spiritual Essence

  • Tracking Birth Trauma is Complex
  • Story: The Baby Told Me
  • Working with Babies
  • Creating Messages of Repair and the Holding Healing Story
  • Reparation for the Clinician



The Bozeman Event Space  

14 South Tracy Ave  

Bozeman, MT 59715  

 This space is in the Mason Hall upstairs from Tracy Ave. You will see a nondescript door with the address 14 S. Tracy above it directly across the street from Montana Honey Bee Company. 



  • Street parking in the direct two block radius of downtown Bozeman is limited to 2 hours, so be aware of where you park, if you park in one of these zones you will be ticketed  
  • There is free parking several blocks north of the venue 
  • Most parking south of the venue requires residential tags, so it is not recommended you try to find all-day free parking south of the venue 
  • There is an inexpensive parking garage for all day parking located off Mendenhall and Black a couple short blocks from the venue: https://downtownbozeman.org/parking  


Downtown Bozeman is loaded with plenty of options for eating, tea, coffee, etc. There are ample lunch spots within a very short walking distance, including the downtown Co-Op which has light grocery options and self-serve salad and hot food bars. 


Bozeman has several downtown hotels within walking distance, yet most of the downtown hotel options are quite pricey. The RSVP Hotel on 7th Ave is still within (a bit longer) walking distance, yet more reasonably priced https://rsvphotel.co/

Bozeman has a surplus of AirNnBs and VRBOs and this is likely the best option for price and location. There are plenty within walking distance of downtown Bozeman and if you choose a spot further out Uber and Lyft are available.