Alan Ptashek, MA, SEP®, C.C.H.T., has practiced as a Certified and highly experienced Somatic and Trauma Professional for over 35 years. He specializes in the research and integration of Neurobiological and Attachment understanding of trauma and healing. His affiliations include The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, The U.S. Assoc. For Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, The Body-Mind Centering Assoc., The Trauma Research Foundation and The International Institute For Trauma And Addictions Professionals. He is a senior trainer, supervisor and consultant for individual, couples and group therapy. He has been on the faculties of Naropa University and Pacifica Graduate Institute.