Transform your practice by integrating psychotherapy and touch . . .

NeuroAffective Touch
  • Utilize the subtle indicators of the emerging self
  • Engage in collaborative mind-body dialogues to facilitate reconnection
  • Apply protocols to address developmental deficits and support overall well-being

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A Somatic Toolkit for Healing Emotional & Relational Trauma


Move unconscious memories into conscious awareness with the power of mindful and intentional touch.

When our psychological identity is built on the shaky foundation of an early traumatized physiology, an integrated psychobiological approach to healing is necessary. This course highlights the primary role of the body and emphasizes its equal importance to the mind. It builds a vital bridge between our verbal and nonverbal selves in order to address early emotional and relational trauma.

A polyvagal-informed approach . . .

  • . . . designed for body-mind integration.
  • . . . drawing upon developmental theory, relational psychotherapy, somatic psychology, neuroscience, and bodywork.
  • . . . addressing emotional, relational, cognitive, and developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.

This course aims to help you deepen your embodied presence by encouraging your personal psychobiological exploration. It is a great opportunity to discover your body in new ways. You will explore how to connect with your interoceptive awareness, apply attuned self-touch as a tool for self-regulation, and develop collaborative body-mind dialogues to enhance your internal connection with self.

Clinical work that integrates cognitive and somatic approaches—psychotherapy and body-centered work—must address legal, ethical, and scope of practice issues. This includes exploring fears around body-centered approaches, taking a touch history, and evaluating a person’s readiness to go beyond traditional talk therapy or bodywork.

  • Recognize the subtle yet powerful indicators of the emerging self as they are revealed in sensation, imagery, posture, and gesture.
  • Engage in collaborative mind-body dialogues that support reconnection with the disrupted developmental matrix.
  • Apply NeuroAffective Touch® protocols to address developmental deficits: learn to create a Nurture Surround™, support the cranial base, brainstem, and spine.
  • Interrupt the brain’s predictive mechanism to maintain a somatic time-line awareness.
  • Experience the internal sensory systems of interoception and neuroception and the touchpoints for the heart, lungs, enteric nervous system, and throat that are their bodily base.
  • Explore the Social Engagement System through the neuropsychological convergence of the ears, eyes, jaw, cranial base, and throat.
  • Work with early development without creating dependency.
  • Apply attuned self-touch as a tool for self-regulation.

Participants in this course will learn to:

Course Includes

4 On-Demand Lectures

8 Hours of Content

Three Bonus Lectures

Downloadable Slides

Course Resources


Aline LaPierre

Dr. Aline LaPierre is a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology. She is the creator of NeuroAffective Touch® an approach integrating the therapeutic use of touch, nonverbal communication, and somatic psychotherapy. She is the founding director of the NeuroAffective Touch Institute, offering mental health and body-centered practitioners training in the vital use of touch when working with developmental, relational, and emotional trauma. Dr. LaPierre is the co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, now available in twelve languages. She was faculty in the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute for ten years and is currently Deputy Editor of The International Body Psychotherapy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal bringing together a global somatic community of psychologists, psychotherapist, body-centered practitioners, researchers, and students. A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and of The New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, Aline has trained in many body-centered modalities including BodyMind Centering, Continuum, EMDR, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. Her website is She can be reached at

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This course explores the mind/body mechanisms and methods of stress-reduction, self-healing and optimal health based on a growing body of neuropsychological research and clinical application of contemplative techniques like mindfulness, compassion and embodied practices drawn from the traditional healthcare systems of Asia.

Tantra embodies spirituality in action, spirituality as sacred service to the world. Tantra “has a universal appeal and application that transcends culture, religion, and race.” Unveil how the non-dual spirituality of Tantra and its transcendental embrace of Shiva/Shakti wisdom can inform and inspire our lives to help heal this broken yet beautiful world. Tantra instructs us that this planet of ours is conscious and sacred.

Utilizing the Prana Map

with Kavitha Chinnaiyan

The Promise of Tantra
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

The Medieval Chakra System of the Divine Mother

with Chris Tompkins

This course focuses on the explorers of the subtle realms of dream, death, and altered states of consciousness known as “shamans” in indigenous traditions and as “Siddha Adepts” in Buddhist and Hindu Tantra. We will learn how the two traditions have informed one another from time immemorial, examining the ways in which they have engaged and defined spiritual inquiry and how they have translated that inquiry into the social contexts in which they have arisen.

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  • 8 Hours of Video Content
  • Course Slides & Resources
  • BONUS 1: The Medieval Chakra System
  • BONUS 2: The Promise of Tantra
  • BONUS 3: Utilizing the Prana Map

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