top of page





17 Juillet - 23 Juillet 2019


About the Course

We’ve all been traumatized, some more than others. It’s only natural that you will discover traumatic wounding while providing Rolfing for your clients.
The Structural Integration model we’re trained in is excellent for relieving chronic structural problems but not enough to bring resolution to trauma symptoms.
These symptoms are frozen and deeply entangled in the primitive nervous system and when released can cause shaking, trembling, twisting and turning.

On an emotional level there can be shame, despair, fear, helplessness, and/or hopelessness. Learning to be present for and managing these responses are essential in our clinical practice.

Trough this triad of approaches you'll learn how to :

Identify the signs of trauma and PTSD.
Work with explicit and implicit memory.
Reconnect the client with their inner resources.
Provide support, safety, and containment for your client.
Increase your spectrum of touch skills.
Resolve traumatic wounding through the Body and Mind.
Cultivate presence, timing, and rhythm in facilitating emotional healing.

Your Instructor

William Smythe

William Smythe, M.A., is a pioneer in the fields of Somatic Psychology and Rolfing® Structural Integration.
He has over 33 years of clinical and teaching experience and has taught Rolfing and somatically based workshops and trainings internationally.

An early collaborator with Dr. Peter Levine, the originator of Somatic Experiencing®, Bill has a diverse resume of the healing arts. He holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology with extensive training and influences from Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Native American Shamanism.
His unique contribution to the field is informed by his practice of Aikido. For over 30 years he has been involved with this martial art and is the Chief Instructor (Sensei) of the Aikido Arts Center. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

William Smythe
bottom of page