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What is SOMA-EMBODIMENT®?

Conceived and developed by Sonia Gomes, PhD, SOMA Embodiment offers diagnostic skills, touch and movement tools, and haptic awakening to transform emotional, developmental and shock trauma.

The SOMA-Embodiment training program re-envisioned from its predecessor SOMA. It includes technical aspects of the Structural and Movement Integration of Dr. Ida Rolf, as well as Tonic Function and Movement Analysis from Hubert Godard. Soma-Embodiment is infused with psycho-physiologic understanding of trauma from Dr. Peter A. Levine, supported by the Polyvagal Theory of Dr. Stephen Porges and the contributions from Ecological Psychology as set forth by Dr. James Gibson. The work of Henri Wallon, Donald
Winnicott and André Bullinger also shape the program.
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About Sonia

Sônia Gomes, SE™ Professional Training Faculty of SETI - Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute.

She has accumulated more than 35 years of work in the field of Clinical Psychology/Body Orientation and has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has additional degrees in Structural Rolfing® also Rolfing Movement Teaching and devotee student of Hubert Godard, Movement Analisys from French.

Sonia is an SE International Senior Faculty Member of SEI (Somatic Experiencing ® Institute in USA). She teaches SE in Brazil, Europe, the US, South Africa, and Asia. She has designed and currently teaches training called SOMA - Embodiment.

This program involves understanding the functional dynamics of the Perceptive System which includes the haptic activity in order to identifying the body and emotional defenses in the traumatized people. Ultimately, she helps clients by using the SE™ base principles, to find an outlet by Touch and Movement to their blockages in the body, mind and brain.

Her alumni confirm the excellent mastery of SE and body therapies that Dr. Gomes teaches in demonstrations and personal sessions.

Dr. Gomes adopts a multidimensional system, an integrating approach in her teaching and intuitive clinical practice. She is committed to SE therapy to relieve the suffering resulting from the trauma, and as a means to enhance personal development.

``TRAUMA IS A FACT OF LIFE. IT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, HAVE TO BE A LIFE SENTENCE.``

PETER A. LEVINE, PHD, FOUNDER OF SOMATIC EXPERIENCING ®

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