Integrated Somatic Regulation

In this two-day experiential training, participants will learn a step-by-step approach to trauma treatment developed by Dr. Matthew Vasquez that 1) enhances client safety, stability, and resiliency, and 2) effectively processes trauma using a somatic (body-based) approach. This intervention draws upon the perspectives and techniques of body-based psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, somatic experiencing therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, mindfulness practice, and other movement-centered therapeutic approaches. Integrated somatic regulation™ is a person-centered, evidenced-informed, body-based approach to trauma processing that can be used to treat even the toughest, hard-to-treat traumatic memories.

Participant Outcomes

  • Understand how information processing and self-sensing systems are negatively affected by trauma.
  • Practice specific techniques that increase a client’s ability to build emotional and somatic power and resilience.
  • Identify methods of segmenting traumatic memories to smaller, easier to process pieces.
  • Practice body-centered methods of trauma processing that focus on present-moment awareness, mindfulness, and body movement.
  • Develop plans for clients to use elements of this approach to promote self-regulation and wellness.


Integrated somatic regulation™ is a highly experiential workshop that blends presentations and real-life roleplay experiences. Attendees will complete this course feeling competent to begin using these advanced clinical techniques with their clients.

Note: Ongoing clinical consultation for attendees is highly recommended.

At the completion of the training, each participant will receive a Integrated Somatic Regulation™ certificate from the Gulf Coast Trauma Institute and up to 12 CEUs (if available).
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