Level 2

USA & UK

Clinical Somatic Education Training (CSET)

Clinical Somatic Education Training

The Clinical Somatic Education Training is a 600-hr certification program for ES Movement Teachers where you’ll learn clinical hands-on protocols, methods, concepts, and principles developed by Thomas Hanna, as well as protocols and methods developed by Essential Somatics®.

The program was updated in 2022 and is more comprehensive than ever, and ready to help you transform the lives of others through this profound practice.

IN PERSON MODULES

Denver

CO, USA

Arvada, Colorado
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March 18-24, 2023

Module 1

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SEPTEMBER 19-24, 2023

Module 2

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April 20-26, 2024

Module 3

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February 8-14, 2025

Module 4

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September 13-19, 2025

Module 5

IN PERSON MODULES

YORK, UK

St Lawrence Community Hall
Lawrence Street
York, YO10 3WP, UK
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APRIL 22-28, 2023

Module 1

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OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3, 2023

Module 2

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MAY 4-10, 2024

Module 3

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February 22-28, 2025

Module 4

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September 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2025

Module 5

Course Outline

Module 1

  • The five clinical methods used in Clinical Somatic Education
  • How to assess clients using posture and hands-on techniques
  • The hands-on protocol for the Green light (Landau) reflex
  • Extremity work for the neck, shoulder, and hips to enhance the Green Light reflex protocol
  • Discussions on somatic philosophy, Sensory Motor Amnesia, and teaching methods
  • Live clinical demonstration session by a trainer

Module 2

  • Recalibrate the green light protocol
  • The hands-on clinical protocol for the Red Light (Startle) reflex
  • Extremity work for the neck, shoulder, and hips to enhance the Red Light (Startle) reflex
  • Sequences for improving breathing
  • Live clinical demonstration session by a trainer

Module 3

  • Recalibrate all clinical protocols
  • The hands-on clinical protocol for the Trauma (Galant) reflex
  • Unique strategies for working with the shoulder girdle, walking gait, and full body integration
  • Discussions on neurophysiology, Thomas Hanna Audios and client case studies
  • Practice with real clients during a public clinic
  • Live clinical demonstration session by a trainer

Module 4

  • Recalibrate all clinical work so far
  • Unique sequences to calm the nervous system
  • Discussion and practice on scoliosis
  • Observed practical assessment covering hands-on skills, teaching, and communication skills during a public clinic
  • Live clinical demonstration session by a trainer

Module 5

  • Recalibrate all clinical work so far
  • Learn variations, additional options, nuances to enhance effectiveness of a session
  • Sequences for working with jaw pain
  • Sequences for working with frozen shoulder
  • Practice with real clients during a public clinic
  • Live clinical demonstration session by a trainer

Program Schedule

 

Online & Home Study

In between in person modules there are scheduled discussions and mentoring sessions that take place online. Click to view the full schedule to see all dates.

All online discussions are mandatory, however sessions are recorded for students who cannot attend and instead you must complete and submit a short assignment.

In-Person Modules

There are 5 in person modules spread over 2.5 years. Modules are 6-months apart, except for Modules 3 and 4, which are 9-months apart.

Each day runs from 9:00 am – 6pm with a 90-minute lunch break, with the exception of the middle day, which finished at lunchime (afternoon free).

The Teaching Team

Each CSE is taught with multiple trainers. This ensures a high quality and level of personal attention.

In between each module students are divided into groups and allocated a mentor.

Martha Peterson

Program Director

Laura Gates

Trainer and Mentor – UK

Colm McDonnell

Trainer and Mentor – UK

Gena Rho

Trainer and Mentor – USA

Gabriel Posner

Trainer and Mentor – USA

Pre-Application Checklist

Prerequisite Training

  • Successful completion of the Essential Somatics® Fundamentals
  • Successful completion of ESMTT at least 2 months prior to the start of the CSET
  • Successful completion of an interview with one of the ES teaching team

Before you apply

  • Have you experienced at least 3 clinical sessions with an ES certified CSE?
  • Do you have a regular Somatic Movement practice?
  • Be attending classes regularly online or in person
  • Regularly teach Somatic Movement either online or in person

Is this course for me?

  • Are you interested in working one to one and hands-on with people?
  • Are you ready to deepen your somatic journey?
  • Are you eager to bring more powerful education to those you work with?
  • Have you completed the prerequisite courses?

Tuition Information

Investment

Full tuition costs $11,000 USD and the program takes 2.5 years to complete.

Payment Due Dates

You can pay tuition at any time before the due dates. If you need a payment plan in order to attend, please let us know in your application and we will contact you directly.

  • Within two weeks of being accepted: $500 deposit
  • March 1, 2023: First payment of $2100
  • August 1, 2023: Second payment of $2100
  • March 1, 2024: Third payment of $2100
  • January 1, 2025: Fourth payment of $2100
  • August 1, 2025: Fifth payment of $2100

Late Payments

A fee may be charged for any late payments. Your tuition payments must be up to date in order to take part in this training.

Cancellation Policy

Conditions regarding cancellations and refunds can be found here.

More Questions? Check out the FAQs.