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Digital Seminar

Co-Regulating with Somatic Experiencing to Deepen Contemplative Practices

Glyndie Nickerson, MA, PhD, SEP
1 Hour
Oct 23, 2021
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For many engaging in contemplative practices in modern non-collective societies, they are missing an important element to deepen one’s spiritual practise that is often unrecognized and unnamed: co-regulation. Collective societies’ co-regulation practices throughout the lifespan teach the nervous system to settle without losing oneself in contemplative practice and with less anxiety. In this session, we will explore the experience of synchrony and co-regulating within the context of one’s spiritual practice. We will explore through dyads and discussion the experience of creating a holding environment for a client’s spiritual practice within a SE session.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Glyndie Nickerson, MA, PhD, SEP, is a faculty member at Somatic Experiencing International and teaches the Beginning and Intermediate years of the SE training, as well as supporting SE students and graduates through group and individual consultations. Glyndie also teaches workshops on SE and spiritual practice, co-regulation, and grief. Trusting and learning from nature and the moment by moment unfolding of the body's wisdom has been a lifelong fascination and practice and led to an early engagement with somatic and healing approaches starting in 1993. Glyndie's SE teaching is informed by current neuropsychological research, the biopsychosocial model, object relations, attachment theory, family systems, Jungian, and relational psychoanalysis perspectives, as well as the creative and spiritual blossoming that curiously often accompanies post-traumatic growth. Her meditation practice anchors her work.

Glyndie is a graduate of Kathy Kain's touch training, former faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and formerly a massage therapist & yoga teacher. From her work in community mental health in Western Massachusetts, as well as overseas with tsunami victims, domestic abuse survivors, and ex-political prisoners in India, Glyndie recognizes and supports awareness of collective and personal trauma due to cultural, racial, political, class, sexual orientation, and gender difference as part of the healing process. Facilitating the honoring of one's own bodily experience against the often louder backdrop of societal conditioning is a passion.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr, Glynda Nickerson is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute faculty member and maintains a private practice as a somatic experiencing practitioner. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr, Glynda Nickerson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Integrate SE skills with co-regulation skills to apply to one’s spiritual or contemplative practice.
  2. Practice SE-informed co-regulation skills to apply to one’s spiritual practice and for your clients.
  3. Analyze the link between need for co-regulation and difficulties in one’s spiritual practice.


  • The role of co-regulation in therapeutic work 
  • SE-based skills that support co-regulation 
  • Creating a holding environment for clients 
  • Felt experiences of co-regulation in contemplative practice

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Psychologists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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