Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training Dates

What to know before you apply for this training: 


The Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training consists of:

Three training levels ~ Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. The Beginning and Intermediate levels each have three 4-day modules, and the Advanced level consists of two modules of 6 days each.

The training consists of 36 total attendance days.

Training Dates

2022 Advanced Cohort

Advanced 1:

    • September 16-21, 2022

Faculty Trainer: Dea Parsanishi

Advanced 2:

    • February 3-8, 2023

Faculty Trainers: Dea Parsanishi





2023 Advanced Cohort

Advanced 1: 

    • April 14-19, 2023 (Full – Waitlisted)

Faculty Trainers: Berns Galloway & Linda Stelte

Advanced 2:

    • November 24-29, 2023

Faculty Trainers: Berns Galloway & Linda Stelte

2023 Cohort

Dates maybe subject to change based on venue and Faculty availability.

Beginner 1:

    • June 16-19, 2023 (Confirmed)

Faculty Trainer: Linda Stelte

Beginner 2:

    • October 13-16, 2023 (Confirmed)

Faculty Trainer: Linda Stelte

Beginner 3:

    • February 9-12, 2024 (Confirmed)

Faculty Trainer: Linda Stelte

Intermediate 1:

    • September 20-23, 2024

Faculty Trainer: Dea Parsanishi

Intermediate 2: 

    • January 10-13, 2025

Faculty Trainer: Dea Parsanishi

Intermediate 3: 

    • April 4-7, 2025

Faculty Trainer: Dea Parsanishi

Cost Per Module

(Prices may be subject to change)

Beginner & Intermediate Training – 4 Days

The registration fee is:

    • Regular $1015+5% GST = $1066. Due 30 days before start.
    • Early Bird $965 + 5% GST = $1014. Due 60 days before start.

Advanced Training – 6 Days

The registration fee is:

    • Regular $1525 + 5% GST = $1601.25. Due 30 days before start,
    • Early Bird $1450 + 5% GST = $1522.50. Due 60 days before start.

(Note: Deposit will be deducted from above amounts)

Enrolment and Payment:

Advanced Training:

A deposit of $450 is needed for advanced training, as there is high demand for this training. Please see our cancellation policy.

The remaining payment will be due on dates above minus the $450 deposit. Full payment needs to be received 30 days prior to the start of each module in order to retain your place in the training. Following that date, any unfilled spots will become open to the waitlist.

If you did not complete Intermediate 3 training in Kelowna and wish to attend Advanced 1, please email the following information to


  • Full name
  • Phone #
  • Email
  • City you live in
  • Profession
  • Where you took Intermediate 3
  • Faculty you took your training under
  • Date you completed Intermediate 3

Beginner 1:

Please review the admission standards before applying for Beginner 1. This training is a continuing education certificate program.

Admission Standards

Once your application for Beginner 1 is accepted, a deposit of $250 or full payment needs to be received within 14 days to guarantee your spot in the training. Thank you for your understanding.

Beginner 2 to Intermediate 3:

If you have attended our previous level training, your spot is guaranteed in the next level. If you do not wish to continue, please send us an email to let us know. Early bird payment is due in full 60 days before 1st day of training. Regular payment is due in full 30 days before 1st day of training.

Please send an email transfer to:

Note: Please include your training level, year of training, and your name. E.g.: Beg 1 2024 Susie Smith.

Or a cheque payable to Connect Counselling & Therapy Society can be mailed to:

Connect Counselling

#204-347 Leon Ave

Kelowna BC, V1Y 8C7

In the memo line please put your training level, year of training, and name. E.g.: Beg 1 2024 Susie Smith

We understand times are tough right now. If you need funding and live in BC, please check out the link below. There is a job training grant that your employer may be able to access for you.

If you have any additional questions, contact or by calling 250 860 3181.

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Dea Parsanish Somatic Experiencing® Trainer

Dea Parsanishi

As a body psychotherapist who has worked with traumatized humans for 30 years and as a human impacted by trauma, I am passionate about teaching and learning how humans heal from trauma.

I live on the west coast of Vancouver Island where I work as a trauma therapist. Prior to that, I worked on the front lines with traumatized children, youth and adults.

A large portion of my clinical practice is with complex trauma, early developmental trauma, attachment and intergenerational trauma.

Currently, I teach SE™ in Canada, the US and Japan.

As the child of Japanese-Canadian and white-Canadian parents, I have lived and worked across culture all my life. As well, I have been blessed to work in a number of First Nations communities and was taught how communities survive multi-generational trauma, the importance of spirituality in healing, and the overlap between SE™ and some traditional ways of healing. These personal experiences inform my understanding of culture, race, racism and marginalization and impact how I support healing within these experiences.

I work from a body-oriented perspective, incorporating SE™, movement, touch and touch awareness in my practice. I am available for faculty consults and the occasional in-person personal session.

Also, vital parts of my life include my family, playing in the ocean and the rainforest and dancing with others.

Linda Stelte Somatic Experiencing® Trainer

Linda Stelte

Linda has been teaching SE™ internationally for the past 5 years, and within Canada for the past 8 years.

Her teaching of SE™ is informed in part by her 20 years in the human service profession where she has had the opportunity to apply Somatic Experiencing® in a variety of diverse settings and with people of various ages.

Linda has co-developed and implemented a trauma informed treatment unit for children and youth at a residential treatment center. In addition, Linda has had and continues to have the rich experience of working in a small First Nation community on Canada’s west coast. She also has a small private practice in her hometown of St.Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Linda has an interest in the impact of generational trauma, early trauma, attachment and how SE supports the healing of these experiences