Somatic Transformation
Practitioner Training Program

This course has reached capacity. All further applications will be added to our wait list. Thank you!

Healing Trauma In and Through Relationship

Dr. Sharon Stanley, author, psychotherapist, and educator, announces a Somatic Transformation Practitioner Training Program: March 2017 – March 2018.

Somatic Transformation, developed by Dr. Stanley, weaves a tapestry of theories and practices that heal body, mind and spirit.

Theoretical Research Threads:

  • Neuroscience
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Ancient Wisdom

Discovering Congruent Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma:

  • Embodiment of Self and Other
  • Focusing Through Somatic Awareness
  • Differentiating and Linking Through Somatic Empathy
  • Exploration Through Somatic inquiry
  • The Magic of Somatic Interventions
  • Integrating Through Somatic Reflection

The Program

This training is an intensive, collaborative and interactive program designed to provide current research from neuroscience and dynamic therapeutic skills to enhance and inspire your practice.

The small group format (12 participants, 4 facilitators) provides an opportunity for creative, in-depth interactions.

The entire program provides 108 Continuing Education units to participants.

Dr. Stanley’s current book, Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past, provides the framework for this training.

Dates: This class will meet from 9 – 5, Friday and Saturday, on the following six weekends, March 2017 – March 2018.

Module I: March 3-4, 2017

Module II: May 5-6, 2017

Module III: September 8-9, 2017

Module IV: November 3-4, 2017

Module V: January 26-27, 2018

Module VI: March 16-17, 2018

In addition, participants will attend one day of reflection and practice between each weekend session.

Experienced therapists who are certified in Somatic Transformation facilitate the six practice days. The facilitator will arrange these dates. Reflection and practice days for people coming from a distance will be held on the Sunday following the training on Bainbridge Island.


This year’s training will occur at 213 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island Washington, in downtown Winslow.

Application Process

A Master’s degree and current license in a Mental Health or other licensed healing modality is required.

This course has reached capacity. All further applications will be added to our wait list. Thank you!

Please complete the online application.

The application includes a brief personal essay of your intention for this course.

The year’s course will be limited to 12 participants.



Tuition is $750 per module.

Each module includes Friday & Saturday every other month of the year for instruction, plus 6-hour reflection and practice session lead by certified facilitators between each weekend of instruction.

Several payment options will be offered.

$400 of the first module’s tuition is required at the time of acceptance into the program as a deposit. The difference ($350) will be due on March 3rd, 2017.

The entire course provides 108 Continuing Education units.

Please complete the registration process and correspond with Sharon on acceptance before making any payments.

Pay Online with PayPal

Please make checks payable to
Sharon Stanley Ph.D., Somatic Transformation LLC
and mail to:
Sharon Stanley
221 Wyatt Way NW, Suite A301
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


For further information, please email the Course Coordinator, Cheryl Petra at

or Sharon at

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