Developed and taught by Abi Blakeslee & Dave Berger

The Relationship Repair model approaches the development of human attachment by experiencing the role of the structure of the body in relationship. 

Posture, movement, sensorimotor development and kinesiology are rarely understood as important features in human bonding. Yet, it is through movement and touch that self-regulation develops, dyadic bonding is learned and a sense of self grows.

Through lecture, experiential exercises and practice we will examine the primary structures of attachment and how shifting the structure can shift the relational field. Included will be exploration of 5 Early Primary Structures of Attachment, Developmental Movement Patterning, Polyvagal Theory in Early Relationship, Mirrored and Co-regulation and Self-Regulation, an Overview of Rupture and Repair Cycles, working somatically with couples and practice with Dyadic Somatic Tracking.The 

Relationship Repair includes working with:

  • 5 Early Primary Structures of Attachment
  • Developmental Movement Patterning
  • Polyvagal Theory in Early Relationship
  • Co-regulation and Self-Regulation
  • An Overview of Rupture and Repair Cycles
  • Working somatically with couples and practice with Dyadic Somatic Tracking
Dave Berger
Abi Blakeslee

Dave Berger


Senior SE™ Faculty
Peter Levine Legacy Faculty

Dave understands human connection as a psychophysical, psychobiological, developmental and sensory-motor experience. He integrates bodywork, physical therapy, psychotherapy and movement education in his clinical practice. His BASE™ (Bodywork And Somatic Education™) relational bodywork is an integration of all of these processes. He lives in CA and travels extensively.

Abi Blakeslee


SE™ Faculty
Peter Levine Legacy Faculty
Abi integrates Somatic Experiencing with clinical research, the psychobiological principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching. Her original research is on the role of implicit memory in SE with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel. Abi resides in Bozeman, MT with her husband and three young children.

Upcoming Workshops

July 28-July 31, 2023 - St. Louis, Missouri

Registration Fee: $890

Early Bird discount: $825 if paid in full by May 25, 2023.

$100 non-refundable deposit will save your seat.

This is a stand alone workshop. Prior BASE training is not a pre-requisite. For more Information about BASE™ trainings: