Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training

somatic soul based trauma training banner

This live online training, led by Katie Asmus, will provide you with essential somatic and soul-based skills, theory, practice for working with trauma, attachment, and nervous system regulation.


This live training is for you if you are a therapist or healer wanting:

  • Deeper understanding of the body-mind connection and the many ways of actively tapping into its wisdom in the therapeutic process
  • Guidance around listening to, trusting and/or putting into action the information you are receiving in your own body as you work with clients
  • Experience and direction in translating information you have learned into actual therapeutic intervention and practice
  • More options for interventions once you ask a client “where do you feel that in your body?”
  • Guidance from an expert somatic therapist who has been working with trauma as well as teaching about it for more than two decades

Powerfully impact your practice and your clients through this embodied training that will provide you with personalized support in deepening your understanding and practice of effective somatic and soul-based therapy tools and interventions for trauma and nervous system regulation.
October 2, 2024 – June 2025 (live online)
Approximately every other week on Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m. MT
Apply Here

In this certificate program, training, and mentorship group you’ll get:

  • 55 hours of training + 7 optional hour-long Q&A support sessions
  • Cutting-edge holistic information about attachment and trauma from somatic and energetic perspectives
  • Extensive practice listening to, trusting, understanding, and utilizing your own body awareness as an instrument of therapeutic interventions and healing
  • Practical skills for somatically and energetically working with trauma, attachment and nervous system regulation
  • Practice articulating and facilitating the skills
  • Feedback on how to apply these skills to your current clients and their particular situations
  • Confidence in more clearly assessing needs and offering intervention from a somatic soul-based lens
  • Support for practicing with classmates between training sessions (optional)


This is not about learning a single method …

You will gain practical skills and knowledge that draw from several methods, as Katie is trained in and/or highly influenced by the following methodologies:

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • EMDR Therapy
  • The Hakomi Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other Parts Work approaches
  • Attachment Theory
  • Dance-Movement Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Matrix Works Group Leadership
  • Psychodrama
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • and more …


Early-Bird Pay-in-Full Rate: $3,075 (register by August 2, 2024)
Pay-in-Full Rate: $3,375 (after August 2, 2024)
Payment Plans and Student Discounts: please inquirelearn more and register your interest button

We’ll be in touch after reviewing your application. For questions please contact us at [email protected].


General Course Outline:

Intro to Somatic Skills

  • Using your own somatic awareness as a resource
  • Supporting clients to gain somatic awareness and proficiency
  • Understanding basic tracking and facilitation skills

Intro to Neurophysiology of Trauma

  • Fight, flight, freeze
  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Types of trauma
  • Short-term resourcing interventions – what, why, how

Short-term Interventions and Pendulation

  • Resourcing as a critical skill
  • Resource list
  • Practice facilitating each other to deepen somatic awareness

Vicarious Trauma and Energetic Self-care

  • Increasing self-awareness around your own body-mind
  • Developing an on-going self-care routine in working with trauma
  • Sequencing during sessions

Long-term Interventions

  • Long-term interventions to support trauma processing, and nervous system regulation


  • Understanding the role of boundaries in trauma rupture and repair
  • Identifying and repairing ruptured boundary

Attachment: Internal and External

  • Intro to attachment and attachment styles
  • External attachment skills: being the “Good enough parent”
  • Mindfulness in the role of attachment
  • Utilizing yourself as the attachment figure
  • Self-attachment through self-acknowledgment and compassion

Soul-based, Lineage and Energetic Interventions

  • Identifying family beliefs and agreements
  • Shifting energetic contracts
  • Letting go of energy that is not yours

Psycho-education Skills

  • Understanding the role of psychoeducation
  • Understanding the how and why of psychoeducation

Embodied Supervision and Consultation Throughout

Based on her 25+ years as a counselor and 20+ years training therapists and healers, Katie designed this course to support therapeutic practitioners who are ready to learn, understand, and practice essential somatic and soul-based trauma skills. Learn more about Katie here,.