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Introductory Webinar: SEGAN – The Sensory Mosaic of Healing: A Portal into Transformation Part One – 06/07/2022

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

DATE: 06/07/2022
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM MTN Time

This Online Webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend live via Zoom.

This workshop is hosted by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute of Boulder, Colorado

As soon as we have registration information, it will be provided.


This introductory (Part One) workshop is designed to educate practitioners working in the trauma spectrum on how to integrate the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) created by Dr. Stephen Porges as a preparatory and/or intervention tool for treating complex trauma, wounds of attachment, addictions, and other emotional and physical conditions related to Autonomic Dysregulation.

The SEGAN MODEL further allows the client and therapist to develop a narrative that supports the essence of a felt sense-based intention that guides the individual into the co-creation of their own Mosaic of Healing (Healing Pathway).

When adopting the SEGAN MODEL (Sensation, Emotion, Gesture in colors, Action, and Narrative), the listening sessions are supported by artistic, creative activities, movement, and gestures that encourage expression, embodiment, coherence, and empowerment.

This model enlivens our awareness and understanding of life patterns.  It correlates each hour of the SSP to a deeper relationship and organization of our conscious mind, or “I.”  It supports the somatic “bottom-up” approach of creating the opportunity for subtle shifts in arousal, inviting imagination, inspiration and intuition, to strengthen our capacity to become present with ourselves and each other.

You will be presented with two case studies, one featuring the essence of birth trauma and the other eating disorder / developmental trauma.  In both cases, the Polyvagal Theory (SSP) and Somatic Experiencing informed approaches were a part of the healing process.

This presentation will include a 20-minute Q&A session.


  • Name and describe the SEGAN Model as it applies to the five listening hours of the Safe and Sound Protocol.
  • Describe the difference between SEGAN and SIBAM and how they relate to this healing model.
  • Learn the movements that sustain the embodiment of each of the listening hours of the SSP – Eurythmy.


Ana do Valle.  Ana is a licensed and registered mental health occupational therapist who has been working and practicing in the field of trauma and self-coregulation for the past 38 years.  She has been teaching the SEGAN model since 2017 in the US, Norway, and Israel.

She has been a featured guest speaker at the Pre-Conference at the International Trauma Conference sponsored by Bessel Van der kolk in Boston in 2019. She also has also presented the SEGAN model at the International Safe and Sound Protocol gathering in Atlantic Beach, Florida in 2019. 

In addition, Ana is an approved Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Consultant for all levels of students undergoing the three-year graduate SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) training.  She is a Member of the Clinical Advisory Team (CAT) for Unyte, providing quarterly webinars to all practitioners utilizing the Focus System and the SSP, also supporting general program development.  

Ana is a graduate of the 3-Year Program offered through the Anthroposophic Psychology training in 2016.  And, is certified in Sensory Integration.  

For the past three decades Ana has been working with the First Nation in the US, Alaska, and Brazil on the subject of early childhood education, trauma prevention, and healing. This collaboration is on addressing emotional and behavioral dysregulation, addictions, wounds of attachment, and trauma fragmentation.  

She holds a private practice, Soma Healing Center in Boulder CO, running an anthroposophical inspired trauma recovery clinic applying Somatic Experiencing, Brain Spotting and Sensory Integration techniques. 

Ana works with children, adults, couples and families implementing the SEGAN model with the Safe and Sound Protocol.

Case Study Presenters

Amy Bjorkman, PhD.  Dr. Amy Bjorkman is a Licensed Psychologist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner located in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Bjorkman supports clients who struggle with eating disorders, overwhelming anxiety, and depression. She specializes in helping individuals who feel the impact of trauma or traumatic events. Her style is direct and compassionate. Her goal is to help clients find a state of relaxed safety in order to enhance their coping skills.


Laura Piche, MA, LPC, SEP, NCC.  Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. She has been a member of the Soma Healing Center therapeutic team since 2016 after a two-year fellowship with Ana do Valle, OT, SEP. She holds a Private Practice in Denver, CO.  Laura is trained in Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Integration, Stephen Porges’s Safe and Sound Protocol and ILS Focus Program. Laura began her work in the healing arts at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma (SETI) Institute in 2007 and remained at the Institute for nine years. Laura received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University, with an emphasis in Play Therapy and Child and Adolescent Counseling. 



June 7
11:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT




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