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Somatic Experiencing® 體感療癒 Certificate Program
(SEP Beg I-II, 2024) for the helping professionals

SEP Certificate Program

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We are approved Somatic Experiencing®  Organizers through the Somatic Experiencing® International to organize and conduct Somatic Experiencing® trainings in Hong Kong.



Pedro Prado, PhD, Senior Faculty in SEP training from Brazil


Assisted by Paula Mattoli from Brazil

... and many other local session assistants & provider

If you're interested in applying for the Somatic Experiencing® 體感療癒 Certificate Program (SEP Beg I-II, 2024) for helping professionals, please visit the following link for detailed requirements:



SE Faculty Teacher: Dr. Pedro Prado 

Dates: February 20th to 26th, 2024 (Tue to Mon)

Teaching Format: Zoom (in English)

Total Duration: 36 hours of teaching and practice


Attendance: Full attendance is expected

Prerequisite: Open to helping professionals such as mental health professionals, social workers, medical and alternative medicine professionals, and bodyworkers

Eligibility: For more information on who can enroll, please visit /who-can-enroll/


Fee: HK$15,500

Early Bird Rates:

  • Before December 15th, 2023: HK$13,500

  • Before January 15th, 2024: HK$14,500

Returning Students: Re-doing students are required to pay 50% of the prevailing rate

Enrollment Deadline: Enrollment will close on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024


Upcoming modules in Hong Kong (In-person):

HK7 Beginning II-III: May 13-15 & May 18-20, 2024.
HK7 Intermediate I-II: September 29 - October 1 & October 4-6, 2024.
HK7 Intermediate II-III: May 10-12 & May 16-18, 2025.
HK7 Advanced I: October 4-6 & October 10-12, 2025.
HK7 Advanced II: May 9-11 & May 15-17, 2026.


To apply for the training, interested individuals should submit a brief personal and professional background to Camille LI at

This should include why you want to take the training and any previous SE exposure. 

It's important to note that payment should not be made until the application has been accepted.

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  • Teacher Bio
    Pedro Prado, Ph.D. Of Sao Paulo, Brazil Body-Oriented Psychotherapist, Rolfing Instructor SE Professional Training Faculty for all training levels. Pedro Prado, Ph.D. Pedro Prado, PhD, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated in clinical psychology, with a neo-reichian, somatic orientation, in 1971. He worked in private practice as clinical psychologist and also taught at the Catholic University of Sao Paolo as professor of Somatic Psychology. In 1981, Pedro became the first Certified Rolfer (Structural Integration) in Brazil and was a founding member of Brazil’s regional Rolfing association, Associação Brasileira de Rolfing (ABR). He has been an Advanced Rolfing and Rolf Movement Instructor for the Rolf Institute, in Boulder Colorado, where he has been teaching since 1991. In 2006 Pedro received a PhD in Psychosomatics. In 2000, the Brazilian Association of Rolfers brought Peter Levine, also a Rolfer, to Brazil where he began teaching the Brazilian community. Here Pedro was able to further his investigation into the somatic dimension of the psyche. He incorporated SE into his practice and in 2005 became an accredited Instructor for The Somatic Experiencing® International. (SEI). He is now one of the few Advanced Instructors for FHE (Foundation for Human Enrichment). He has been teaching in Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Pedro currently maintains a private clinical practice and teaches SE and Rolfing. Pedro's special contributions to teaching have centred on awareness of the psychobiological perspectives of the therapy.
  • Bio for Lead Assistant - Paula Mattoli
    Paula Mattoli SE Senior Assistant, session and case consult provider in all levels, SEP Rolfing® and Rolf Movement® instructor Matrixwork® instructor and facilitator Cranio Sacral therapist, Somatic Therapist since 1995 SE Assistant / SEP / SE Student Status: SE Senior Assistant approved to provide personal sessions, personal case consultations and small group case consultations for all SE training levels. Detail Descriptions: I’ve been part of the SE community since 2000. Besides my work in SE, I’m a Rolfing and Rolf Movement International Instructor for the Rolf Institute- the USA, a CranioSacral therapist, and also a Matrixworks instructor and facilitator. I’ve been holding a private practice since 1995 Bellow a list of assistance I did along these years (I graduated in 2002, trained by Peter Levine in all levels bellow a list of assistance i did: Brazil – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Raja Selvam – 2004 – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2005 – Advanced 1,2,3 – Peter Levine – 2006 – Advanced 1,2,3 – Peter Levine – 2007 – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Lael Keen 2008 – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Sonia Gomes -2009 – Intermediate 1,2,3, – Pedro Prado – 2012 – England – – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2012 – 2013 – Advanced 1,2,3 – Raja Selvam – 2013 – 2014 – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2014 – 2015 – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2017 – Advanced 1,2,3, – Pedro Prado – 2018 – Uruguay – Introductory workshop – Pedro Prado – 2011 – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2015 – Chile- – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2014 – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2015 – Advanced 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2016 – Touch workshop – Pedro Prado – 2017 – Spain – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2014- 2015 – Intermediate 1,2,3 – Russel Jones – 2015 -2016 – Advanced 1,2,3 – Lael Keen – 2017 -2018 – Beginning 1,2,3 – Pedro Prado – 2017 – Intermediate 2 – Doris Rothbauer – 2018 – Touch workshop ` – Pedro Prado – 2016 – Portugal – Advanced 2-3 – Pedro Prado – 2016 – Italy – Touch workshop – Pedro Prado – 2018 Credentials and Licences: Rolfing® and Rolf Movement@ Structural Integration advanced practitioner and instructor, since 1995, Rolf Institute – USA MatrixWorks® instructor and practitioner (group systems and dynamics), since 2005, with Mukara Meredith, USA ISP, with Raja Seelvan (2017/2018) Bodynamic, Lisbeth Marcher (in training) Cranio Sacral therapist (Milne Institute- USA), 2009 Visceral Manipulation ( Liz Gaggini- USA) NLP, master practitioner – Brazilian NLP Institute Somatic Experiencing Journey Difficcult to talk about my SE journey without talking about all my career and personal development. They come. My connection with SE began on my Rolfing® training in 1995. Peter Levine was a Rolfer and trained with Ida Rolf. His somatic approach to the nervous system and trauma was part of the perspective on how to meet our clients when going through the Rolfing® processes. It was through the ABR (Brazilian Rolfing Association) that we organized the first training with Peter in Brazil, and I was part of it . (1998/2000). That was the beginning of a big journey and from them, SE developed successfully in Brazil. Together with my private practice, I’ve been connected to SE Brasil, and assisting on SE classes since 2004, and Assisted many instructors, like Peter Levine, Pedro Prado, Sonia Gomes, Lael Keen, Russel Jones, Doris Rothbauer, Raja Selvam, in Brasil, South America and Europe. I became an individual case consult in 2012 and a small group case consult and a Senior Assistant in 2014. Simultaneously with my teaching experiences, I also continued to invest in my personal growth and education: Last year I finished the ISP, with Raja Selvan (2017/2018), and I’m currently doing the Bodynamic training with Ditte and Lizbeth Marcher. Studied and did workshops with Stephen Porges, Maggie Klein, Peter Levine, Robert Scaer I’m also interested in the functional/ perceptual/ psychobiological approach of the human experience and Hubert Godard, Pedro Prado, Kevin Frank and Vivien Jaye, developing this dimension. I’ve been continuously working on my private practice and seeing clients on a regular basis since 1995, in Brazil or Europe, and also in the SE training. Personal Contacts: Mobile and WhatsApp: +55-11-98537-8100 Email: US$130 per 60 mins individual personal session or case consult US$65 per 30 mins individual case consult is acceptable. US$40 for 90 mins Small Group Case Consult.
  • Training Curriculum
    Beginning Level Develop foundational skills in the SE™ biophysiological model for the resolution of trauma. Typically consists of three 4-day live training modules, spaced 2 to 4 months apart. Analyze the physiology of traumatic stress and its effect on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) Practice the fundamental SE method of tracking sensation to access responses in the ANS Assess the neurophysiology of each aspect of the threat response: defensive orientation, fight/flight/freeze, deactivation and completion, and exploratory orienting Develop skill in working with the SE model of tracking sensation to support completion of the threat-response cycle and incomplete survival responses Demonstrate how to “titrate” (modulate) the SE trauma-renegotiation process to ensure healthy integration of experience Begin to integrate Porges' Polyvagal Theory of ANS function Explain the SE model of SIBAM (Sensation, Image, Behavior, Affect, Meaning) and its significance in trauma Explore coupling dynamics—the over- and under-association of the elements of SIBAM and elements of physiological responses to traumatically-stressing experiences Support clients in re-establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries Identify, normalize, and stabilize traumatic reactions Acquire brief intervention skills that provide long-term solutions to acute and chronic symptoms of trauma Explore the integration of SE into ongoing professional practice Explore the appropriate use of touch in the context of SE Intermediate Level Assess the different categories of trauma as addressed in the SE model. Identify the primary characteristics and hallmarks of each category of trauma, as well as specific approaches and interventions for working with each category effectively. Typically consists of three 4-day live training modules, spaced 2 to 4 months apart. Global High Intensity Activation (GHIA): pre- and peri-natal trauma, early trauma, anesthesia, suffocation, choking, drowning High Impact/Failure of Physical Defense: falls, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, and other high-impact accidents Inescapable Attack: assault, animal attack, rape or sexual abuse, inhibited escape Physical Injury: surgery, poison, burns, physical injury due to accident Natural and Man-Made Disasters, Horror: natural disasters (e.g. earthquake, fires, etc.), war, terrorism, torture, ritual abuse, horror (e.g. witnessing abuse, causing harm to another Emotional Trauma: severe neglect, severe loss, ongoing abuse Advanced Level Assess how to work with complex trauma and syndromes. Expand on the use of touch in SE practice. Typically consists of two 6-day live training modules, spaced 4 to 6 months apart. Explain the importance of stabilization when working with complex trauma Explore the SE concept of “coherence” in working with complex trauma Refine touch skills for supporting containment and coherence Explain the interrelationship between dysregulation of the ANS and the SE model of syndromes (non-reciprocal relationship between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems) Analyze the Polyvagal Theory as it relates to working with syndromes Refine the necessary SE skills of “titration” and “pendulation” when working with highly sensitive and syndromal clients Apply the SE model for working with the eyes Develop SE touch-based skills for working with different categories of trauma Explain how SE uses joints, body diaphragms, and the viscera to access ANS responses and to support completion of incomplete survival responses Explore scope-of-practice issues relating to the integration of SE and SE touch into professional practice
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