Somatic Experiencing Deutschland e.V. is a registered association. It was founded in 2003 by the initiative of approximately 50 SE Practitioners (SEPs) and SE Trainees.The intention of the Association is: assurance of qualification and ongoing training of certified SEPs in Germany; support of patient-centered care of traumatised people by means of health education; facilitation of scientific research for the treatment of trauma; and support of the worldwide professional exchange of people involved in the renegotiation of trauma. The Association sees itself as a contact resource for people looking for help, as well as representing the political interests of the German SEPs.
A.E.S.E. (The Spanish Association for SE®) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 by the members of the first training cohort for Somatic Experiencing (SE®) professionals in Spain. The aims of the Spanish Association are to: facilitate and support the growth of the SE® professional community in Spain, represent said professionals in Spanish Society, offer Continuous Training Programs and maintain a relationship of cooperation with the Training Organisers so that the current Trainees can join this community of professionals once they have finished their S.E.P. (SE® Practitioner) training. A.E.S.E. offers a register of S.E.P. professionals, organizes continuous training workshops and publishes news and articles of interest related to Somatic Experiencing (SE®). At the same time the Association serves as a link between the members and E.A.S.E. (The European Association for Somatic Experiencing) and F.H.E. (The Foundation for Human Enrichment).
The SE® Association in Sweden was established in January 2013. Members are required to be certified SEPs or SE® Trainees enrolled in an SE® Training who have completed a minimum training level of Intermediate 2. The purpose of the Association is:
to promote knowledge and awareness of SE® in Sweden;
to promote quality control of SEPs in Sweden through cooperation with the SE Training Organizers;
to create a membership listing
to offer a members forum for meeting, collaborating, informing and offer workshops
SE® Association Switzerland (SE® Schweiz) was conceived at the end of the first SE® Training in Switzerland in 2001/02.Through the mutual inspiration of Thomas Holstein and Urs Honauer (SE® Organizer Switzerland), and a small group of dedicated new SE® Practitioners, SE® Schweiz has grown from a small interest group into an Association of around 150 members. Among other projects, SE® Schweiz produces an SE® Flyer in German, French, Italian and English, as well asOfficial Swiss SE® design A and B Postage Stamps, the proceeds of which go to an SE® Scholarship Fund for those who have received Asylum in Switzerland.
Formed in 2009 the Somatic Experiencing Association in the UK (SEA UK) is the professional, impartial focal point for SE® in the UK. We are a voluntary organisation that aims to: Raise awareness of Somatic Experiencing (SE®) among therapy professionals and the public in the UK Maintain a Directory of UK based SE® Practitioners (SEPs) Be the main information source for those interested in SE® Trauma therapy in Britain Continue to grow and maintain the membership and Directory listings.