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Distant Learning – 2024 – Module 1

Training Overview

All of our three-module Somatic Resilience and Regulation programs are held in a hybrid online format, which includes pre-recorded lectures and demonstrations, followed by Q&A and experiential practice sessions held live on Zoom. These programs are scheduled to be compatible with different international time zones to provide for a regionally-focused training, as noted on the training location schedule.
Graduate programs are held in person at the locations specified in the program listing.

A somatic approach to supporting recovery from developmental trauma

This three-module program will focus on understanding the effects of trauma during early development. We will present regulation-focused techniques for working with both children and adults, including recognizing developmental trauma in its adult disguises. By understanding how trauma affects the developing child, we can better understand our adult clients' symptoms of early trauma and be more effective in our work with them.

This course is an integrated somatic approach for supporting and restoring clients’ resilience and self-regulation. The primary orientation is on more deeply understanding the impact of developmental trauma. The techniques we practice include the use of what we call intentional touch methods, which can be applied with or without the direct use of touch, making them applicable for both in-person work and online work.

The program consists of pre-recorded videos of lectures and demonstrations, with Q&A time and experiential practice of the specific somatic techniques during the live portions of the program.

In this three-module series, we will cover the following material:

  • How developmental trauma interrupts self-regulation, attachment, and healthy physiology
  • The relationship of attachment and bonding to traumatic stress physiology
  • The somatic effects of developmental trauma
  • The interplay between the social engagement system, physiology, and attachment dynamics
  • Why the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study is so important in generational and community healing
  • Using somatic techniques for supporting resilience, regulation, and repair
  • Ethics and protocols


Knowledge and experience in a bio-physiological model of trauma resolution, such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, or the Hakomi Method, is required. Completion of the Touch Skills Training, Transforming the Experience-Based Brain, the Somatic Experiencing Intermediate level, or the equivalent, is a necessary foundation for this course.

Following is a list of topics that will be addressed in each module.

Module 1

  • Overview of developmental trauma and its impact on physiological regulation
  • Introduction to the SRR model of regulation-focused methods of working with developmental trauma
  • The SRR model of the relationship between the Window of Tolerance, the Faux Window of Tolerance, Defensive Accommodations, and the Survival Self
  • Healthy gestation and birth sequence
  • Introduction to attachment styles (secure, anxious, avoidant, disorganized), and their associated parental behaviors
  • Bowlby’s healthy attachment characteristics
  • Understanding how the therapist’s attachment pattern shows up in the therapy room
  • Interoception, neuroception, and safety
  • Homeostasis and allostatic load in relation to disruptions in the autonomic nervous system
  • Common behavioral and physiological management strategies (Defensive Accommodations) induced by early trauma
  • Somatic techniques for supporting regulation and a felt-sense of safety
  • Somatic methods for supporting resilience and restoration of social engagement

Module 2

  • Viewing attachment through the lens of developmental trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, and regulation interventions
  • The Window of Tolerance, Faux Window of Tolerance, and symptoms
  • Micro-titration
  • Shame, regulation, and the P.A.C.E model
  • Neurosequential development and developmental trauma
  • Working with developmental and shock trauma: their differences and overlaps
  • Introduction to working somatically with high-tone parasympathetic (freeze) responses
  • Supporting greater capacity for social engagement and bonding
  • Scope of practice and developmental trauma

Module 3

  • The impacts of developmental trauma/disorganized attachment - lessons learned from the Romanian Orphans Study
  • The overlaps between disorganized attachment patterns and complex trauma
  • Supporting neurophysiological access to the lower-tone “middle range” of parasympathetic function
  • Somatic methods for working with severe dysregulation and highly sensitive physiology
  • Understanding the types of re-regulation that are necessary in working with disorganized attachment and complex trauma
  • Somatic adaptive and maladaptive behaviors and their impact on the ANS and overall regulatory functions
  • The impact of trauma on the hormonal signaling system, neurotransmitters, and immune response
  • Somatic methods for working with the mediastinum to support a greater felt-sense of connection and safety
  • Traumatic transference and countertransference

When And Where


Location: Hybrid Distance Learning 

Students must attend Skill Building Experience during real-time on Zoom.



January 27 & 28, 2024 (Online Hybrid Format)


Day 1: 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time Zone)
Day 2: 9:10 AM -  3:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time Zone)

Video Lectures and Demos go LIVE on the website 30 days before each module start date so you can watch prior to the Skill Building Experience. The videos remain LIVE for review ten days following Skill Building Experience.

Students are required to attend both days of Skill Building Experience entirely to complete the module without exception.

Q&A Dates & Times
January 18, 2024 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
January 25, 2024 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST

Watch The Training Videos

This training includes Distant Learning access. Distant Learning provides online lectures and demo videos you can view online, instead of having to attend the training in person. Videos go live 30 days prior to the Skill Building Experience.

Module 1 Video Access: Click Here

Video access goes live 30 days prior to the skill-building experience.

NOTE: You will need to enter your password to view the videos, which you'll receive after completing full payment for this module.

Payment And Related Information:


$1100 US per module
Single-Module Early Registration: $900 per module
when tuition is paid in full by the early registration deadline.

A deposit of $210 or payment in full is required to hold your place in the first module. Students enrolled in Module 1 are automatically enrolled for Modules 2 and 3. No further deposit is required.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refunds will be given if an applicant is denied acceptance into a training for any reason.
  • Full refunds will be given if a training is canceled by Resilience and Regulation, LLC.
  • A full refund, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be issued for students canceling at least 30 days prior to the start date of the training.
  • Students canceling within 30 days of a training start date will be refunded full tuition less $210 cancellation fee.
  • No refund will be issued for no‐shows or if registration is canceled after 4 pm US Central Standard Time the day before the training.
  • No refund will be issued after video lectures are made available for Hybrid Online Classes.
  • Partial refunds are not awarded for those who miss portions of the live training.


Heather Smith - Heather@austinattach.com


Kathy L. Kain
Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

Click here to learn more about Kathy and Stephen.

Continuing Education Information:

CE Information is being updated.

Alumni Discount:

Alumni (repeat students of a specific module) may receive a 50% discount off regular registration pricing. To receive your discount, please contact us for your coupon code and enter your code during checkout. To encourage early enrollment and save your space in a class, the coupon works for either early registration or regular registration and automatically adjust the amount due to 50% off of regular registration. Sorry, but no deposits are accepted for Alumni and full payment is expected at time of registration. Please note, there are no refunds available once payment is received unless Resilience and Regulation cancels the program due to unforeseen circumstances.


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