Completed Somatic Experiencing Training

Hello Dear Readers,

Close to three years ago now, I was deciding whether the SE training was a good direction in which to go. SE is expensive. Unless you get a scholarship (or multiple for that matter), completing the entire training plus supervision / practice / personal session hours costs around $12,000. And that is just the tuition and fees (it wouldn’t count lodging or food or travel)… Obviously, if you want to explore this insightful, beneficial track – apply for scholarships! I actually got reduced rates on two modules due to the financial strain of the pandemic.

So you might see why I was questioning this decision! However, when I sent in my application in Nov of 2018, that same night, I had one of the most amazing dreams of my life. Then, about a month later, when I got accepted and paid for my first module of training, I had another incredible dream.

I have them written down. But suffice it to say, in one of the dreams, I was in another dream (dream within a dream) where I was doing a birth process work session plus SE on a client. And it was amazing! And I woke up feeling like I was definitely on the right path.

And now, three years later, I agree with that assessment! SE is not a miracle treatment. It is not a cure-all. Honestly, SE is best at working with shock trauma (accidents, injuries, falls, etc). With that said though, SE does give many tools which you can also apply to developmental issues.

SE opened so many doors for me, it introduced me to many new tools – and it showed me how to creatively come up with new ways to pendulate the nervous system (pendulation is not technically a verb – it describes the process going back and forth from trauma vortex to healing vortex, or from charge to discharge). And most importantly, SE taught me fundamental skills in identifying and working with various Autonomic Nervous System dysfunctions. Knowing if or where the nervous system is stuck (most trauma symptoms emerge due to stuck energy / stuck emotions or stuck threat responses, etc) is very important first of all. Then knowing which tools and interventions to use is also important. However, identification must come first.

So here I am. Wow! This is quite an accomplishment! I still have about seven hours of supervision time left to accrue. Which I am happy to attend. The case consult sessions are very beneficial for working with a certain issue.

I have had several people ask me, “So you did that, what’s next?” Great question. I have some long term dreams. I have a vision I would love to implement. But one step at a time.

For the moment, I am benefiting people in the Central Virginia region. Along with a few long-distance clients. I see about 15 clients a week – both in person and online. (If most of these are trauma clients, then 15 / week is a lot.) And I am starting to get busy – I am booking about four weeks out. Soon I will need a waitlist! I am most grateful!

I would like to start teaching soon. But we will need to see what happens with the pandemic. I would love to teach in-person! Nothing like online bodywork classes… Or I could wait until the Springtime and have about two months where the weather is perfect for outdoor classes. One right step at a time.

Thank you for your support! And thank you for visiting my blog.

Kirby Moore


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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