Somatic Movement, Trauma and PTSD Webinar

As Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists, we often touch into the residue of difficult experience held in our client's bodies. We already have immense skills for working with trauma but may not have the training to help resolve it. Whether it is developmental trauma, shock trauma, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, we benefit from having a basic understanding of how traumatic experience affects the body-mind and how we can help to diminish its impacts on physical and mental function. Drawing on the research of Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing®, Clydesdale and Taylor present the basic neurobiology of trauma, offer suggestions on how to recognize it, and present guidelines for incorporating trauma healing principles into somatic movement education. The presentation includes simple embodiment exercises and experiential anatomy.

Mark Taylor

Mark C. Taylor


Mark directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, with ISMETA-approved Somatic Movement Education trainings in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. The trainings prepare movement professionals, artists and people in the caring professions to facilitate physical, mental, and spiritual transformation in themselves and in others, through embodied anatomy and developmental movement. He is a past Board member and President of ISMETA.


Debra Clydesdale


Debra practices Somatic Trauma Resolution and Somatic Movement.  She integrates applications including Structural Bodywork, movement, and touch, specializing in early life trauma/attachment resolution, head injuries, medical trauma and chronic complex trauma patterns. After her traumatic material from four Traumatic Brain Injuries surfaced in the 1980’s, she was guided to meet Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing ® which profoundly shifted both her personal work and somatic movement/bodywork practice.




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