Summer Season 2021 with Dr. Peter A. Levine
Courses, Consultation classes, 11th Annual Zurich Trauma Days, 15th Annual Educational Festival in Weggis
15th Annual Swiss Learning Festival - The VAGUS
Mysterious Coordinator of Our Health – with Dr. Peter A. Levine and Marianne Bentzen and Prof. Dr. Stephen Porges
Sexual Trauma - Healing the Sacred Wound
A unique seminar with Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., and Diana Richardson – with Dr. Peter A. Levine and Diana Richardson
Our next events
Through the Eye of the Needle
Storytelling and the Art of Listening
Supervision for all levels
SE and Developmental Trauma
Coherence and Inner Peace
Michael Mokrus has been working as a freelancer in his own practice since 1989. As a trainer, lecturer and supervisor he teaches various mindfulness-based body-, psycho- and trauma-therapeutic approaches for people in therapeutic professions.
Since 2003 he is continuously in the supervision team of SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE), since 2012 in the teaching team of NARM and ISP. Michael is currently teaching NARM training throughout Europe. His trainings and courses are characterized by his own longstanding mindfulness practice. Michael Mokrus is married and lives in Cologne. Homepage:
Nicole Münch has been working intensively with the human voice and its relationship to the body and psyche for 20 years. At the beginning, her motives were purely artistic (singing), later also strongly from a therapeutic point of view. Born in Zürich, she completed her training as a voice teacher from 1998-2001 at the "Lichtenberger Institut für angewandte Stimmphysiologie" and received her teaching diploma from Gisela Rohmert. 2007 she received her diploma as a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner.
She is a visiting lecturer at various universities in Switzerland and offers courses …
Diana Richardson is recognised internationally as one of today’s leading pioneers and authorities in human sexuality. Since 1993, together with her partner Michael, she has been sharing her revolutionary insights into sex in their very popular Making Love Retreats for Couples.
Diana Richardson is the author of 8 books, including best-sellers like “Zeit für Liebe”; “The Heart of Tantric Sex: A Unique Guide to Love and Sexual Fulfillment”; “Slow Sex: The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality”, “Tantric Orgasm for Women”, “Tantric Sex for Men: Making Love – a …
Dr. Urs Honauer
Dr. phil. Urs Honauer Urs (CH) is the director of the Polarity Center and the Center for Inner Ecology in Zürich, Switzerland. He is also the founder of the Learning Festival in Weggis and the originator of the communication model AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION (AK) which he also teaches himself. He has long been involved in adult education and has taught among others in trainings like Somatic Experiencing (SE), Polarity, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). In his private practice he works with people of all ages (from infants to senior citizens). He holds a Master’s degree in …
Prof. Dr. Stephen Porges
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directed the Brain-Body Center. Dr. Porges is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland where served as Chair of the Department of Human Development and Director of the Institute for Child Study. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological …
Claudia Studer-Wild has accompanied people in her practice in Winterthur for 30 years. She is inspired by personal encounters and nature. As an experienced family woman, she has developed her quality and experience in working with families, children and adults in various training and further education courses: Kinesiology (specialising in brain, LEAP) with EMR recognition according to Dr. Charles Krebs (D), Neurofeedback with Peter van Deusen, HANDLE with Judith Bluestone, SOMATIC EXPERIENCING with Steve Hoskinson and SOMA EMBODIMENT with Sônia Gomes and Marcelo Muniz.
With kinesiology …
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 Tiger; Healing Trauma, is available in 24 languages. He is author of "It Won't Hurt Forever", a guide to the prevention and healing of trauma with children. Together with Maggie Kline he published: …
Dr. Darrell Sanchez
Darrell Sanchez, PhD, LPC is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Movement Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner and former trainer, and professional dance instructor and performer.He has been studying, practicing, teaching, and performing in the movement and healing arts since 1974. The common thread woven through all of Darrell’s work is the facilitation of creative transformation (
Born and raised in Germany, Nöle Giulini now lives on the West Coast of the USA, where she runs the "Tender Paws Yoga Studio" together with her life partner: www.tenderpawsyoga.com After studying art and psychology, she dedicated herself entirely to yoga and meditative self-enquiry and completed her training with Erich Schiffmann and Kripalu (Yogi Amrit Desai). She has been practising yoga and meditation for over 30 years.
Nöle is also a certified Senior iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher and trainer after Dr. …
Marianne Bentzen graduated as psychomotor therapist in1980, co-founded the Bodynamic Institute in 1985, and was an international faculty member and training director for 13 years. She left the B.I. in 1997 and has since developed Neuroaffective Psychotherapy trainings and consultation. She currently teaches in Scandinavia and Europe and has led trainings in 16 countries. Her maps of consciousness include psychomotor development, neuroaffective developmental psychology, trauma theory and Buddhist and Christian spiritual frameworks as well as an intermediate-level understanding of SCT. …
Dr. Sônia Gomes
Sônia Gomes is known worldwide at the international SE – Somatic Experiencing´s community for her love and caring, the mastery of SE and body therapies, her wonders in demos and personal sessions. Clinical Psychologist/Advanced Structural Rolfer, Movement Teacher. She is among the few qualified to teach Advanced SE. She adopts a multidimensional integrative approach to her teaching, therapy and clinical practice. Fundamental also, is her commitment to the relief of suffering resulting from trauma and somatic experiencing as a means to enhance personal development
Ale Duarte is a somatic educator who travels around the world offering training to professionals who work in the fields of psychology, education and body-oriented therapy. His specialty is experience in child trauma, and the inherent ability of a child’s body to recover from trauma impact, through highly tuned somatic consciousness within the therapeutic relation.As part of his professional career, Ale provided logistic support to professionals in areas of natural disasters and conflicts in many countries, such as the tsunami in Asia in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in 2006, the earthquake in …
Kati Bohnet is a Gestalt and Trauma Therapist (Somatic Experiencing®) and a graduate mathematician/computer scientist. She works with children, young people and adults in her practice in Berlin. She has studied with Heike Gattnar, Kathy Kain, Ale Duarte, Stephen Terrell and Pedro Prado and was a member of the preparation team for the second European SE Conference 2018 in Potsdam.
She is founder and director of the educational centre "helpers circle" in Berlin. There she gives further training on the topic of self-regulation and self-protection so that helpers stay good and healthy in the …
Paki E. Heisserer
Paki E. Heisserer was born in Germany and is living in Zürich since 1980. She is self employed in her own practice as a Bodypsychotherapist since 1985. She works as a Traumatherapist with Somatic Experiencing (and is also teaching SE since 2019). Her backgroung is the Process-Oriented Psychology of Arni Mindel (POP), Polarity Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Chinese Medicine, and Prenatal and Birthtraumawork of Ray Castellino.She is practising and teaching Qi Gong, Tai Qi and Tao Yoga since 35 years.Her wish is to go along the human process on all levels which will be shown. According to the …
Dr. James Jim Feil
Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP, RCST has been in the field of complementary health care since 1970. He began his career in the healing arts by studying with Dr. Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, from 1970 to 1973. He began practicing Polarity Therapy in California in 1973, and started teaching and training therapists in 1976. He was one of the founding directors of the American Polarity Therapy Association and has also served on the Spanish Polarity Therapy Association. He developed one of the first full training programs to be taught worldwide based on the APTA Standards for …