Teaching Calendar


BASE™ Training:  Bodywork and Somatic Education for Trauma Therapists

Taking the BASE training with Dave Berger is one of the best personal and professional decisions I have made.  BASE is an efficient, compassionate, and effective way to resolve trauma on all levels. Bringing in touch in such an attuned, purely intentioned, and informed way gets to the heart of the matter very quickly. Even when it is unwise to use touch with a client, BASE has improved my skill significantly, for example, through tracking of internal anatomy, using intention with awareness of this anatomy, and suggesting client’s use of self touch. I cannot imagine now not working with the trauma response of specific organs. Recognizing the pattern of constriction and flow in different organs with their specific characteristics allows for precision in the renegotiation of the freeze response.

I saw significant and immediate progress in my practice as soon as I incorporated the BASE work; reworking trauma got faster. I have also found that BASE interweaves well with other modalities.  I love that it addresses attachment trauma in a beautiful, elegant and natural way. Touch and/or the physical attunement that BASE brings in mobilizes attachment patterns for the reworking on a somatic level. Just the process of obtaining consent for touch work can be transformative for the client.

The progress I have made in my own healing work through BASE has been both profound and valuable.  This is the wave of the future.

And last but not least, the person and clinician that Dave Berger is, is beyond outstanding. He is a true master at what he does. I look forward to building on my learning from him for years to come.

Tricia Appleton, MD (Psychiatrist)

BASE™  Basic  Training

The next Basic BASE training will be scheduled for 2016.  It is in the process of being re-designed and updated.  We are accepting registration for the workshops* listed below.

Chapel Hill, NC

BASE 3: September 16-19, 2016, Bone, Cranium, Concussions

BASE 4: November 18-21, 2016, The Body and Somatic Relational Work

Location: Aloft Chapel Hill, 1001, South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517

For more information, call or email Mary Lorenz, 919.656.5023.

To register and pay online, please click here.

To register and pay by check click here.

Chaska, MN

BASE 1   April 14-17, 2017           Polyvagal Structures

BASE 2   July 7-10, 2017              Social Engagement and Orienting Structures

BASE 3   October 20-23, 2017     Bone, Cranium, Concussions

BASE 4   February 16-19, 2018    The Body and Somatic Relational Work

Location:  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN

To register and pay online, please click here.

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For more information, call or email Joyce Arendt, 612.716.2828

Austin, TX in 2017

BASE 1   March 24-27, 2017       Polyvagal Structures

BASE 2  June 23-26, 2017           Social Engagement and Orienting Structures

BASE 3   Sept. 22-25, 2017         Bone, Cranium, Concussions

BASE 4   December 1-4, 2017    The Body and Somatic Relational Work

Location: The One Center Austin, 1518 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, TX

For more information, call or email Sue Snyder, 512.484.7902.

To register and pay online, please click here.

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Specialty BASEWorkshops:

Relational Development, Rupture and Repair; A Somatic Developmental Understanding of Relationships, Bonding and Attachment

Developed and Taught by: Dave Berger and Abi Blakeslee

This workshop explores the development of human connection by experiencing the role of the structure of the body in relationship. We will examine the primary structures of attachment and how shifting the structure can shift the relational field. Included will be exploration of 5 Early Primary Structures of Attachment, Developmental Movement Patterning, Polyvagal Theory in Early Relationship, Co-regulation and Self-Regulation, an Overview of Rupture and Repair Cycles and practice with Dyadic Somatic Tracking.

Kansas City, MO

June 2-5, 2017: Relational Development, Rupture and Repair Workshop

Save the date information

For more information, call or email Laura Shaughnessy, 816.616.7909.

To register and pay online, please click here.

Location: Shaughnessy Studio, 2010 Baltimore Ave., Suite 405

Chapel Hill, NC

November 30-December 3, 2018: Relational Development, Rupture and Repair Workshop

Location: Rigmor House, 5501 NC 54 West, Chapel Hill

For more information, call or email Mary Lorenz, 919.656.5023.

To register and pay online, please click here.

If you are interested in hosting a Relational Development workshop contact Dave.

Concussions and PTSD

  • What is a concussion
  • PTSD and high impact injuries
  • Trauma healing and bodywork for concussions
  • Working with the cranium
  • Shock and somatic structures
  • Understanding the similarities between concussive symptoms and PTSD
  • Uncoupling shock trauma and post-concussive symptoms

If you are interested in hosting a Concussions and PTSD workshop contact Dave.

Berkeley, CA

April 7-8, 2017: Concussions and PTSD

Location: The Center for Fluid Integration, 1510 4th St. Suite #2

For more information, call or email Dawn A. Averitt, LMT, SEP, RPS, 510.508.7610.

To register and pay online, please click here.

St. Charles, IL

April 21-22, 2017: Concussions and PTSD

Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles, 4070 East Main Street

For more information, call or email Suz Peroutka, 630.207.5719

To register and pay online, please click here.

*For All BASE trainings and workshops:  General Registration Information:  Registration fees, dates and locations are listed on registration and information materials.  Cancellation policy:  If cancellation is one month prior to start date of each module or workshop there is a full refund less $50; 2 weeks prior to start date, 50% refund.  Less than 2 weeks prior to start date there is no refund.  Payment can be by check, cash or online as specified on registration and information materials.


Somatic Experiencing® Trainings

New York City

Intermediate III:  November 4-7, 2016

Intermediate I:  March 17-20, 2017

Intermediate II: June 16-19, 2017

Intermediate III:  November 10-13, 2107

Location: Studio Arte, 265 W 37th St, New York, NY (at 8th Avenue)

For more information, call or email Amy Brown, 845.688.5714; or email Mo Mendoza, 917.664.9079.

For more information and registration, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035.

Berkeley, CA

Beginning II:  July 8-11, 2016

Beginning III:  December 2-5, 2016

Intermediate I:  March 24-27, 2017 (Ariel Giarreto)

Intermediate II:  June 23-26, 2017 (Ariel Giarreto)

Intermediate III:  October 6-9, 2017

Location: Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

For more information,call or email Tiziana Alip Tamborra, 510.434.9047.

For more information or to register, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035.

Petaluma, CA

Intermediate I September 9-12, 2016 Dave

Intermediate II December 9-12, 2016 Dave

Intermediate III February 17-20, 2017 (Ariel Giarretto)

Location: IONS (except Beginning I-see above)  101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma, CA

For more information, call or email Tiziana Alip Tamborra, 510.434.9047.

For more information or to register, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035

St. Louis, MO

October 7-10, 2016: Intermediate III

March 3-6, 2017: Beginning I

June 9-12, 2017: Beginning II

October 27-30, 2017: Beginning III

February 23-26, 2018: Intermediate I

June 1-4, 2018: Intermediate II

October 26-29, 2018: Intermediate III

Location: Maria Center, 336 East Ripa Avenue, St. Louis, MO

For more information, call or email Rebecca Ehrke, 847.754.7794.

For more information or to register, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035.

Houston, TX

May 19-22, 2017: Beginning I  

October 13-16, 2107: Beginning II

January 26-29, 2018: Beginning III

May 18-21, 2018: Intermediate I 

September 7-10, 2018: Intermediate II

Intermediate III:  December 7-10, 2018

Chapel Hill, NC

September 23-16, 2016: Intermediate II

December 16-19, 2016: Intermediate III

Location: Rigmor House, 5501 NC Highway 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC

For more information, call or email Linda Franke, 540.521.6051.

For more information or to register, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035.

Hong Kong

February 18-23, 2017: Intermediate 1-2

For more information:  freesj@gmail.com

Seoul, Korea

February 9-14, 2017: Beginning 2-3

July 13-18, 2017: Intermediate 1-2

February 1-6, 2018: Intermediate 2-3

Korea Somatic Experiencing Flyer-English Version click here

Korea Somatic Experiencing Flyer-Korean Version click here

For more information or to register, contact the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at 303.652.4035