Sensory Integration and Somatic Experiencing

Teaching Experience 


  • Healing Early Childhood Trauma: Working with Sensory Processing Differences - Heritage Camp for Children adopted from Korea, Winter Park, CO, June 20th 2015

  • Abuse, Dissociation, and Restoring the Wisdom of the Autonomic Nervous System - Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley Symposium Longmont, CO, April 23rd 2015

  • Trauma and Dissociation - Employee Assistance Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2 hour lecture on April 10th 2015

  • Attachment and Trauma - Muckleshoot Early Childhood Program, Tacoma, WA March 3rd - 5th 2015

  • Autonomic Nervous System Regulation in a Preschool Setting - Alaya Preschool, Boulder, CO, February 16th 2015

  • Somatic Components in the treatment of addictions:  Effectiveness of a Body Centered Approach in Establishing Regulation in the Nervous System and Somatic Experiencing - The Meadows Residential Treatment Center for Addictions and Trauma,  Arizona, July 26th-27th 2013

  • Direction and Supervision: Week long camp for children with Sensory Processing and Social and Emotional Difficulties. "I am the boss of my body" - Denver, CO July 15th-July 19th 2013.
  • Sensory Processing Disorder lecture - Colorado University, Boulder, CO, May 30th 2013
  • Attachment and Sensory Processing:  How it Effects Interpersonal Relationships and Learning - Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, Birth to Three Program,  Seattle, WA, March 2013
  • Sensory Processing Disorder and Its Implications in Trauma Resolution Theory / Practicum -  2 day training (13 contact hours) CA, NC, Brazil, Norway, Canada, MN, AZ, NC, TX, IN, KY, WA, Boulder, 2010-2013

  • Attachment and the Sensory Matrix - Developing Resilience and Strengthening Relationships Throughout the Use of Sensory Motor Based Activities - PDP Annual Symposium, MN, March 7th-8th 2013

  • Sensory Processing and Early Childhood Trauma - Skype Consultation, MA, 2013
  • Somatic Experiencing Introduction, Sensory Processing and Attachment Theory - Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2009-2012

  •  Implications of Trauma in Sensory Processing, Attachment and Health - American Indian Symposium and Reservations in WA and MN, 2012 and Department of Human Services, Denver, CO 2012
  • Sensory Modulation Disorder: Helping Therapists, Teachers and Families Understand and Utilize Tools for Self Regulation - Boulder Public Library and Public Schools Boulder, CO, 2008-2012

  • Sensory Processing Disorder and It’s Implications on Trauma Resolution – Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO, 2009-2012

  • Self Regulation Strategies for Treating Maladaptive Behaviors (co-presenter) - CEDAR University Hospital Addictions Center, Harmony Center for Addictions, The Meadows Residential Facility, 2010-2012
  • Influence of Traumatic Events in the Child’s Learning Style: Meeting the Challenge in a Fun and Playful Way - Eastern Sun Academy, Bixby Elementary, Waldorf Schools,  2008- 2012
  • Preventing Surgical Trauma in Early Childhood: Strategies for Self Regulation - 1st Annual International Somatic Experiencing, 2007,  Conference in Berkley, CA, Boulder, CO 2012, Concord, CA 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2012.
  • Normalizing Sensory Processing Skills in the Process of Healing Trauma - Los Angeles, CA. May, 2007

  • Post Traumatic Stress and Attachment Disorder: Gender responsive Supervision - Boulder County Jail, Boulder, CO, January, 2007

  • Self Regulation: The Depth of Human Experience - Philadelphia Somatic Experiencing Community, Philadelphia, PA, January 2007

  • Growing Together: The Art of Being Present – Totality of Sensation - Region VIII Head Start Conference, Colorado Head Start Association, Colorado Springs, CO, October 2006

  • Self Regulation and Social and Emotional Problems: Sensory Modulation - Tennyson Center for Children, Residential Unit, Denver, CO, April 2007

  • Physical Activity and Self Regulation: The School Setting as the Theater for Learning How to Regulate Behavioral and Emotional Responses -  Alaska School District, Anchorage, AK, August 2005

  • Celebrating Culture: A Workshop for professionals working in Early Childhood - Adams County Head Start, Denver, CO, June 2005

  • Neuroscience of Safety: Creating a Safe Heaven for Young Children by Utilizing Daily Preschool Routines to Promote Healing - Affective Needs Conference, Denver, CO, October 2003

  • Developing the Rhythm for Learning: Classroom Everyday Strategies - Cherry Creek School District, Denver, CO, February 2001

  • Aquatic Therapy Seminar: Promoting Self Regulation by Utilizing Sensory Integration Techniques - Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO, 1995