A Somatic Developmental Perspective of Attachment and Bonding
Senior SE™ Faculty
Peter Levine Legacy Faculty
Dave Berger is a somatic psychotherapist, physical therapist and bodyworker.
With 40 years experience as a physical therapist somatic psychotherapist and bodyworker Dave brings a unique perspective to his clients and students. He uses a diverse array of traditional and complementary healing practices to help clients with physical pain and movement problems, trauma histories, back and neck problems, PTSD, and anxiety disorder. Dave is a certified Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, consultant and senior teacher of the long-term training. He is also a Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner.
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.
Learn more about other educational opportunities and BASE™ training with Dave Berger at www.daveberger.net
Dr. Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, Ph.D., integrates Somatic Experiencing with clinical research, the psychobiological principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching. She has conducted original research on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel.
Dr. Blakeslee holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Depth Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. She is interested in the intersection between neuroscience, current trauma research, and the psychobiological principles of Somatic Experiencing.
Dr. Blakeslee currently resides in Bozeman, MT with her husband, two young boys, and a young daughter. She focuses on providing faculty-level individual and group consultations to all levels of Somatic Experiencing students, teaching SE trainings and somatic workshops, and presenting at professional conferences.
Learn more about other educational opportunities with Abi Blakeslee at: www.abiblakeslee.com