About Us

Kathy Kain Portrait

Kathy L. Kain, PhD

Kathy L. Kain has practiced and taught bodywork and trauma recovery skills for nearly 40 years. She teaches in Europe, Australia, Canada, and throughout the United States.

Kathy’s trainings cover various interwoven focus areas, including trauma recovery, somatic touch, self-regulation skills, and resilience. These focus areas ultimately weave together into a unified somatic approach to touch, awareness, and relationship. Her educational approach encourages students to engage an ongoing practice that deepens their skills and expertise as they gradually embody the work and make it their own.

Kathy developed her Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists as a way to support professionals in more fully integrating a somatic and touch-oriented approach in their practices.  She also co-created the Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma training program with Stephen J. Terrell, which was the basis of their book together, Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma.  In addition, Kathy is a senior trainer in the Somatic Experiencing training program, and was a senior trainer for 12 years in the Somatic Psychotherapy training program based in Sydney, Australia.  In addition to Nurturing Resilience, Kathy also co-authored The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner’s Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatmentas well as Ortho-Bionomy; A Practical Manual.

Stephen Terrell

Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

Stephen J. Terrell is a single parent with two sons, living and practicing in Austin, Texas. Stephen is a known authority in the Attachment, Adoptions, and Developmental Trauma fields. Through personal life experiences and the lives of clients, Stephen developed Transforming The Experience-Based Brain: An Integrative Neurodevelopment Approach to the Treatment of Developmental Trauma utilizing Transforming Touch® and teaches the program worldwide.  
Stephen co-created Somatic Resilience and Regulation; Early Trauma with Kathy Kain. Together, they teach students internationally.  
Stephen created and facilitates Experiential Groups for clinicians working in the field of attachment and trauma to have a safe place to do their own work and learn from each other.  
Stephen practices at Austin Attachment and Counseling Center in Austin Texas, a center he founded for the specific training and treatment of Developmental Trauma.