Somatic Therapy

Supporting Healing Through the Body-Mind Connection

Join Alison Leslie, on a two-day journey to deepen your knowledge and understanding of how the body stores and holds trauma and learn ways to support and guide the healing process with somatic therapy. You will be invited to explore the history of somatic therapy and begin to acknowledge what happens to our internal sense of being when trauma occurs. We will explore memory networks and somatic markers of past trauma and identify ways the threat response cycle can get stuck during these experiences.

Live: May 30-31st, 2024 from 9am-2:30pm MTN

This course will be recorded on May 30-31, 2024.

Available for synchronous-online or asynchronous-on demand learning.

Brief overview of the training:

Alison and Steph talk more in depth about the course, the free resource below and more!

Language of Sensation - Somatic Therapy: Supporting Healing Through the Body-Mind Connection

Free resource from Alison Leslie

Designed to help you and your client explore the experience of internal sensations, grow the capacity to notice comfortable sensations, and become more experienced with them.

Course Details

Many of our clients have learned adaptive ways to stay outside of the body or shut down the internal experience, which leaves them stuck and unable to experience the joys of life. This training will aid you in guiding the client to come back into contact with their own internal healing cycle and begin to live more fully in the world around them, with care and compassion.

The structure of the body will be discussed, and you will gain awareness of how to gently help the body tell the story it has been holding onto and find the resolution that is needed in healing. Specific techniques and interventions will be taught through discussion, experiential activities, and demonstrations to help you feel empowered to use these approaches with ease.



  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and Settle

  • 9:15 – 9:30 -History of Somatic Therapy and Research

  • 9:30 – 10:00- Discussion of Trauma

  • 10:00 – 10:05 – BREAK

  • 10:05 – 10:20 – Polyvagal Theory

  • 10:20 -11:00 – Exploring Memory – Explicit and Implicit Memory Networks

  • 11:00 – 11:05 – Break

  • 11:05- 11:30 – Threat Response Cycle

  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

  • 12:30 – 12:40 – Q/A and Settle

  • 12:40 – 1:10 – Trauma and the Body

  • 1:10 – 1:30 – Trauma Vortex and Witnessing the body

  • 1:30 – 1:35 – Break

  • 1:35 – 1:45 – Presence/Co-Regulation

  • 1:45 – 2:20 – Language of Sensation/Felt Sense/Experiential Activity

  • 2:20 – 2:30 – Q/A and Goodbye


  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome/Grounding Exericse

  • 9:15 – 9:30 – Trauma Vortex/Counter Vortex

  • 9:30 – 9:45 – Neuroceptive Menu of Safety and Experiential Acvitivy

  • 9:45 – 10:10 – Healthy Touch and Experiential Exercise

  • 10:10 – 10:20 – BREAK

  • 10:20 – 10:50 – Pendulation and Titration and Expriential Activity

  • 10:50 – 11:10 – Tracking of associated networks

  • 11:10 – 11:30 – Somatic Exercises – Boundaries and Building Capacity

  • 11:30 – 12:30 – LUNCH

  • 12:30 – 12:35 – Q/A

  • 12:35 – 12:50 – Distancing and Imgaination

  • 12:50 – 1:20 – Completion of the Threat Response Cycle/ Examples

  • 1:20 – 1:30 – BREAK

  • 1:30 – 1:35 – Q/A

  • 1:35 – 1:45 – Somatic Exercise to slow down an experience

  • 1:45 – 2:20 – Live Demo and debrief

  • 2:20 – 2:30 – Q/A and Goodbye


This course is available for viewing through the Kase & CO learning platform.

If you register before the live recording date, you may attend the live, interactive webinar. Instructions for attending the live, interactive webinar are found in your learner account. You will have access to the on-demand, asynchronous course for 1 year from the live date.

Registrations after the live date, may view this course on-demand, asynchronously for 1 year from your registration date.

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise the use of pendulation, titration, techniques for somatic therapy. 

  • Identify how implicit memory, somatic cues, and patterns are held and experienced in the body.

  • Apply the threat response cycle to case conceptualization and where a client is stuck in this cycle.

  • Evaluate the use of the felt sense and language of sensation to support connecting to somatic markers in the body.

  • Appraise the use of somatic boundary work to support new patterns within the client experience.

  • Evaluate healthy strategies for self-touch with clients.

  • Apply tracking of the internal experience and channels of processing to support a client’s healing process.

  • Include somatic strategies in the phases of trauma treatment.

  • Identify joining and merging patterns within the clinical landscape

  • Appraise the use of the co-regulation skills to increase safety and nurture in beginning phases of therapy.


Fee: $280

Payment is accepted via credit or debit card.

About Your Trainer, Alison Leslie

Alison is a licensed clinical social worker and Kase & CO Faculty member living in Bloomington, IN. She owns her own private practice,  Empower Healing. Alison approaches therapy through the lens of presence and attunement and believes in being a guide to help clients find their internal healing powers. She has a background in animal-assisted therapy and is an EMDR Approved Consultant, and both Somatic Experiencing and Transforming Touch Practitioner. Alison works with teenagers and adults who have experienced developmental and shock traumas, among other life challenges. In consultation, Alison believes in meeting the consultees where they are and supporting the continued growth of skills, whether in EMDR, Somatic Therapy, or Animal Assisted Therapy.

Additional Information


This course is available for mental health professionals credentialed to practice psychotherapy.

This is not an EMDR training.

No specific prerequisites are required for this course.

Continuing Education

8 CEs are available upon completion of all course material.

Kase & CO is an approved continuing education provider. ACE and NBCC CEs are available for this course. This course is not approved for APA or EMDRIA CEs.

Participants must complete the full training to receive credit.

Course Completion

To receive a CE certificate, participants must complete the entire course, complete the post-test with a score of 80% or above, and complete the course evaluation. You may retake the post-test as needed. Once completed, a CE certificate will auto-populate to your online account.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the live training are eligible for a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee. Cancellation requests can be submitted via email to Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after the recorded video is available on-demand.


ACE Approved Provider

Kase & CO, #1869, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 1/16/2024 – 1/16/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 8 total credits clinical continuing education credits.

NBCC Approved Provider

Kase & CO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7033. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kase & CO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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