From Survival to Existential

The SE approach of providing support to individuals in distress


Date: 1st day:
8 Aug 2020   10:30–18:30
2nd day:
9 Aug 2020   10:00–21:30
3rd day:
10 Aug 2020   10:00–18:30
4rd day:
11 Aug 2020   10:00–13:30
Teacher: Dr. Peter A. Levine (USA)
Conditions: Beginner Level of the SE Training completed
Language: English translated into German
Costs: CHF 1'140

For Peter A. Levine, therapeutic guidance is comparable with Piano lessons. People learn in the direct encounter with good trained professionals, how to adapt their lives to new and credible and be able to create and innovate in a new way. As with the piano lessons, the However, the result of the lessons is not always the same - not all become piano artists, but far too many maybe give up playing the piano again. That is why it is so eminent it is important that in the accompaniment of people in need we not only experience in their own practice, but also very much focus on the Discover and illustrate ways in which what has been learned can be applied in everyday life can be integrated.

This aspect is used in many therapies or coachings of otherwise experienced specialists. Therefore, this task in the SE needs a central focus. If we want to empower people fully, we have to offer them a new embodied existence, which also stops when the person leaves the treatment room again. At traumatic experience switches the nervous system of the affected person to the emergency program, the survival mode. This is valuable at a given moment from great danger to real Life-threatening. But there's someone else who wants to get away from these menaces. part of the human being - the one who, out of curiosity and curiosity, is life discovers, shapes and fills - and so a deep existential finds fulfilment.

As long as the fear is aligned with one's own needs and interests. to really show, outside the practice room is severely restricted, the change towards existential being will be delayed or it will are not carried out. If we can get someone from the survival mode towards the deep inner longings and visions of we build the road from Survival to Existential. SE is different from various other trauma, psychic and body therapies in that not only the survival mode should be stabilized, but the approach to the existential in the is consciously sought in the transformation process that is being accompanied.

If we shut down the bridge from survival mode to existential level, we have to take the step out of the therapy zone and into the in everyday life consciously search and build. Only in our daily being we live our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual beings in a credible way - and thus enrich the world, in we live and work. The way there is strongly influenced by ability to embody threatening signals in us - be it Pain, emotion or thought constructs. SIBAM provides us in the SE the Tool to consciously move closer and closer to this goal.

Prerequisite for participation in this course is a completed the first SE training year. However, the course is also deliberately to the needs of more experienced students or SE-Practitioners aligned.

Please note that for participants who lodge somewhere else the Hotel Rigi is charging a daily cover fee of CHF 32.— for lunch and the general use of the facilities. If you want to have dinner included the daily coverage is 52 CHF.

Dr. Peter A. Levine

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. (USA) is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the President of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He holds doctorate degrees in both Medical Biophysics and Psychology. During his forty plus year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific, medical, and popular publications. His best selling book, Waking the …