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  • 180 Minutes
  • Andrea Preston, Juniper Owens
This webinar introduces somatic practices in a clinical setting. Gain an understanding of biological trauma responses, learn approaches to somatic theory/practice, and explore ideas and tips about therapist regulation and attunement in session.

Explore specific techniques, grounding practices, and tools to use in session to better assist your clients. You'll leave this webinar with resources, videos, links, and supplemental learning to refer back to whenever you need.

This program provides 3 hours of continuing education units.
-Approval NASW-KY #050522. NASW-KY is an approved provider for social work credits through the KYBSW.
-Approved Provider #50-33522 Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Course #20-1082422.
-Accepted by the OH CSWMFT Board.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, while many accept the above approvals, please confirm with your board.
Contact Rozlyn@academyimh.com for more information.


  1. Define 'soma' and understand how that definition influenced the development of somatic therapy.
  2. Describe the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  3. Summarize what a regulated nervous system looks like and how a traumatic event can disrupt that cycle.
  4. Understand the unique situations and limitations of each client and the importance of keeping a safe pace.
  5. Define 'self-regulation' 'dis-regulation' 'orientation' and 'attunement' in relation to somatic practice.
  6. Apply regulation and attunement techniques to your own actions and reactions in session.
  7. Practice somatic grounding techniques and demonstrate understanding of advanced somatic techniques.
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Juniper Owens

Co-Founder, Director, and Social Worker

Juniper earned bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from the University of Louisville and is a licensed clinical social worker in Kentucky. Juniper holds certifications in various therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, grief therapy, and Crisis and Suicide First Response.

Juniper co-founded Bridge Counseling and Wellness, a leading integrative mental health center in Louisville. She has also taught at the Kent School of Social Work, teaching Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and currently focuses on educational facilitation at the Academy. Her clinical expertise includes a range of therapeutic approaches, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and crisis work.

Andrea Preston

Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Andrea graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an MA in Forensic Psychology and a specialty in Child Protection and has been working over 5 years in mental health with children, teens, and families in various settings. She has completed 216 training hours in Somatic Experiencing through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and is currently finishing a 3 year Somatic Experiencing practitioner certification.

Andrea is a connected soul that provides a clear presence with each session. Individuals, especially children, find this connection and presence reassuring as they learn, grow, and explore during their journey. She creates a space where people can understand the impact of trauma, stress, and emotional dysregulation on their whole being. She enjoys the process of nurturing resilience and supporting regulation in all environments.
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