Modalities & Practitioner Directories

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:
Dedicated to resolving trauma through professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing, as developed by Dr. Peter Levine; includes an international directory of practitioners.

The Hakomi Institute:
Extensive information about Hakomi, including an international directory of practitioners, a calendar of workshops and trainings, an online professional journal, and many other resources.

Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (META):
A local educational organization, counseling clinic, and association of practitioners.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute:
Offering training, supervision, workshops, and resources for advancing the practice and growth of AEDP; drawing from attachment theory, affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.

The Breathe Network:
Connecting survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners.


Dr. Peter Levine:
Additional info about Dr. Levine, Somatic Experiencing, and trauma.

Dr. Stephen Porges
Author of the Polyvagal Theory, linking social behaviors to the autonomic nervous system.

Online Study

Stress Less Guide
Audio series by Somatic Experiencing practitioner Anthony Twig Wheeler with practical suggestions for managing the stress response. These recordings were produced for local radio in north-central Washington during the Carlton Complex Wildfire.  Also check out my interview with Twig here.

Wise Heart:
Local and online workshops for individuals and couples seeking practical communication, dialogue, and relationship skills, taught by LaShelle Lowe-Chardé.  Also check out my interview with LaShelle here.

The Seven Challenges Workbook
An impressive exploration of cooperative communication skills, completed by Dennis Rivers.


Basic NVC Model | Feelings and Needs Lists
Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Pursue : Distance | Dominate : Submit
Common couples interaction cycles, based on the work of Leslie S. Greenberg and Rhonda N. Goldman.

Other Resources

Tri-County Resource List
Resources and services – throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County – for a wide range of needs.