27th to 30th March 2025
@Château de Bossey
Bogis-Bossey (VD), Switzerland
Proudly sponsored by The Mind Bliss Coaching. We bring you Strozzi Institute for Somatics: Somatics, Trauma and Resilience program.

Move through somatic practices to address and release old traumas so you'll have more choice in your responses under pressure -- as you heal from within, and cultivate your own sense of safety and resilience.
Successful completion of the in-person course, Embodied Transformation, is a prerequisite.
Learn more about the next Embodied Transformation program in Switzerland and other countries.
How is trauma holding you back?
Is it firing off protective survival reactions under pressure - even when there's no threat present at all?
Is it pinning you to old belief systems that are sabotaging your progress toward your desires for the future?
Would you like to set your trauma-founded reactivations aside, and gently coax new responses forward, to empower yourself toward new, desired experiences?
What You’ll Receive in this Powerful 4-Day Intensive:
Whether you’re an individual looking for a way to confront and overcome your own trauma, or a coach or leader seeking to hone skills and develop tools to support others in their journey — you’ll work through the body to address and overcome historical patterns of behavior caused by trauma. This includes your deepest internalised reactions, including shame, distrust, dissociation, and a need to protect. Staci’s 4-day intensive course is for coaches, leaders, and individuals who want to increase their own resilience, support their clients’ healing, and successfully address deeper aspects of transformation. 
Transformation is the ability to take new actions aligned with your values and vision — even under the same old pressures. Somatics understands the workings of both individual and social trauma. Throughout this course, you’ll increase resilience, transform survival reactions into new choices, and learn to “blend” with things that have long been withheld — so they can complete and mend. 
During this 4-day in person program, you will:

✓Deeply explore the short and long-term impacts of trauma on the mind, body, emotions, and relationships
✓Learn to regenerate a sense of safety from the inside out
✓Address the understandable sense of shame after trauma
✓Develop a step-by-step process to transform shame to forgiveness (especially of self), centered accountability (rather than over or under accountable), and holding complexity
✓Assess your own competence with healing trauma — to confidently know when to engage further support or refer a client or team member to a trauma specialist
✓Develop practices for yourself or clients to sustain healing and choice, and generate safety and trusting connection with others
✓Cultivate resilience, assess development needs, and address reactions that can stem from older wounds — including shame, a need to prove yourself, or an inability to take feedback 
✓Learn to “blend” with your long-held beliefs and reactions to support mending and completion
✓Recognize conditioned tendencies that stem from trauma, and learn to take new actions aligned with your values and vision — even under the same familiar pressures
✓Explore daily practices to resource resilience from within — and empower yourself and your clients to call upon self-healing power to face and heal past trauma.

Your instructors

Staci K. Haines has been experimenting at the intersections of personal and social transformation for the last 30 years through the work of somatics, trauma healing, embodied leadership, and transformative justice. Staci is the author of “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice” (North Atlantic Books 2019) and “Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma” (Cleis 1999, 2007), which has been translated into German, Japanese and Spanish.

Staci is a leader in the field of Somatics focusing on how it can bring transformative capacity to social and climate justice movements, and help to heal the impacts of trauma and oppression. She runs programs and teacher training, and partners with social change organizations.

She is the co-founder, and prior executive director, of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice capacity building organization. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute, a core contributor to that methodology, and co-leads their teacher development. In 1999 Staci founded generationFIVE, a non-profit whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations, using transformative justice approaches.

Erika Lyla is a Somatic Coach and Bodyworker with a practice in Oakland, CA (unceded Ohlone territory), and also teaches with generative somatics and Strozzi Institute. Erika works with people to reveal their power, potential, and purpose. She guides with love and laughter towards life grounded in authenticity and shaped by dream. She has been training groups and individuals in social and emotional development as well as creating and launching social emotional programs for over 15 years. Erika holds a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and specializes in working with people facing psychiatric crises, survivors of sexual violence, and individuals healing from complex trauma. She has also worked with school age children as an afterschool teacher and program director. She continues to offer healing for individuals and communities as we collectively move towards liberation. In her free time, Erika loves family time, camping, snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, and delicious food.

27 to 30 March 2025
from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30/6 p.m. - Thursday to Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday*
@ Château de Bossey
Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland
Few bedrooms available at Château de Bossey, in very simple and basic rooms.
You can book your room here.

*Schedule is tentative and might change. Final schedule will be confirmed few weeks before the training.


The fee includes:
course material;
participation in all activities;
tea breaks and snacks;

Cancellation policy
If you cancel before the 31st of December 2024: 95% of the fee will be refunded.
If you cancel between the 1st of January and the 31st of January 2025: 70% of the fee will be refunded.
f you cancel between the 1st of February and the 28th of February 2025: 50% of the fee will be refunded.
No refund is possible if you cancel after the 1st of March 2025.

In Switzerland, all Covid prevention measures were lifted on April 1, 2022. Masks are no longer required on public transport, and there is no more isolation requirement for positive cases
Should you feel safer and more comfortable wearing a mask, we encourage you to honour your preference. Any choice is welcome.
In the event of any COVID cases within the cohort during the training days, these will be treated according to Swiss regulation: people will be welcome to continue participating in the training, wearing a mask. Other participants will take safety measures at their own discretion.
In the event of health problems during the training days, the general cancellation policy will apply: no refunds will be given after the 1st of January 2025.


Transforming individual and social trauma

✓Welcome, container-setting and introductions
✓Opening practices
✓Defining resilience
✓Practices to access your resilience
✓Somatic resilience through storytelling
✓A somatic definition of trauma
✓Closing practice for resilience


Leveraging your courage towards healing

✓Opening practices to support consent
✓Regenerating Safety Theory — ✓Skills for protection and defense
✓The Safety Blend Theory and demonstration
✓Safety Blend practice with a partner
✓Closing practice and resilience homework


What the collective body needs

✓Opening practices for making requests
✓The theory of Shame Lite and storytelling
✓The show points of Somatic Bodywork
✓Practice with a partner
✓Closing practice and resilience homework


Somatic alliance & Centered accountability

✓Centered Yes opening practice
✓Centered Accountability practice: Over/Under vs. Centered
✓Review the Somatic Arc and Healing process
✓Somatic Alliance demonstration
✓Somatic Alliance practice in groups of three
✓Next steps and completion of Somatics, Trauma & Resilience
Do you need more information before signing up?
Schedule a call with us and we will answer your questions!
Or send us an email and ask us anything!