COVID-19 Compliant Virtual TELE-WORKSHOP: Intro to Somatic Experiencing - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

The Juniper Center has been hosting the monthly North Suburban(ish) Networking Meetings for several years now. Just because we are hunkering down at home, doesn’t mean we don’t want to connect, network, and learn new insights as mental health professionals.

For April, We’re Moving Online!

The Juniper Center’s North Suburban(ish) Networking Meeting


Rhonda Kelloway, LCSW, SEP, MBA

of Life Care Wellness


A Brief Introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE):

A Body-Mind Approach to Healing
Trauma and Increasing Resiliency
Please join us by Zoom Friday, April 17, 2020
9:30-11:00 AM
The Zoom link will be provided once you have registered.
This event is free and all are welcome.
The fee for one (1) State of Illinois CEU is $10.

A Brief Introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE): A Body-Mind Approach to Healing Trauma and Increasing Resiliency

This presentation is a brief overview of Somatic Experiencing (SE). SE is a psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms, relieving chronic stress, and increasing the capacity to negotiate stress and trauma.
SE was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD after he became curious why animals in the wild appear not to get PTSD, despite repeated exposure to life-threatening events. Yet the human animal frequently succumbs to the disorder.
This presentation will cover how the SE approach understands traumatic stress and human stress behavior and how the framework of SE can assess where a person is “stuck” in fight/flight/freeze responses. It will look at how SE’s clinical tools help to resolve fixated states, transform old patterns, and strengthen resiliency.
The presentation will compare cognitive approaches to trauma with more somatic (body-focused) approaches. It will also include simple exercises that illustrate SE principles that can be used clinically or with the self to support and enhance self-regulation.
The presentation can help participants know if the upcoming SE training, beginning in early April, may be a fit for them.

About the Presenter: Rhonda Kelloway

Rhonda Kelloway, LCSW, SEP, MBA is owner and principal therapist of Life Care Wellness, a psychotherapy group practice of 19 therapists with specialties in trauma, behavioral issues and wellness. Life Care Wellness has offices in Glen Ellyn, Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, and Sycamore, Illinois.
Rhonda is a trauma specialist who focuses on developmental trauma and complex PTSD. She has advanced training in trauma therapies, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing, and trauma touch skills.
Rhonda currently serves as a lead assistant at Somatic Experiencing trainings in the suburban Chicago area. She also assists SE faculty at trainings across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to being a somatic psychotherapist, Rhonda is a divorce and family mediator and popular speaker about mental health topics.
Rhonda earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University and her MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She worked with all ages at a Christian non-profit community counseling agency prior to beginning private practice. Learn more about Rhonda and Life Care Wellness at

How to Get Your CEU’s

The Juniper Center is licensed to provide CEUs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
This is our first ever TELE-CEU event. Please RSVP by emailing us directly at info (at)
This event is free to attend. However, if you would like a CEU, payment ($10) will to be made through The Juniper Center’s secure Paypal payment page “Register”. Please enter your name under “name on account” and  enter the workshop date in the “group name” field, and the amount paid. Know that we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Your credit card statement will serve as your receipt.
“We know how important it is to stay connected and centered in the face of so much uncertainty with the Coronavirus. This is a new world as we try to move into the digital realm and to provide support to those who need it,” says Dr. Margo Jacquot, founder and Chief Care Officer at The Juniper Center. “One step is to maintain regular schedules, which includes our monthly networking program.”

“We hope to see you, albeit virtually, there!”

Register now by emailing info (at)



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