Dr. Heller began her work in 1989 with Peter Levine, founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment (FHE) and the ground breaking “Somatic Experiencing” (SE) method of trauma resolution. As a Senior Faculty member for FHE she teaches SE in the US and worldwide, including Denmark, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and Australia.

What is Somatic Experiencing® (SE)?

Somatic Experiencing® is a body-awareness approach to trauma resolution developed by Dr. Peter Levine based on forty years of research  and hands-on development. Somatic Experiencing® is founded on the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, Somatic Experiencing has touched the lives of  thousands of people around the world .

Somatic Experiencing® restores self-regulation, and returns a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals.  Peter Levine has applied this work on trauma to rape survivors, combat veterans, auto accident and post surgical trauma, Holocaust survivors,  chronic pain sufferers, and even to infants after suffering traumatic births. For further information on Somatic Experiencing training and the work of Peter Levine, please visit their website.

What Clients are Saying..

“It has helped me understand my clients and know what to do when there are breeches in attunement. Invaluable for working with Trauma, Addiction, and Axis II clients.” – Sarah Keider, Chicago, IL

“Diane’s demos are amazing. The most powerful and rewarding learning experience for being present with clients and also amazingly healing personally. It is true as Diane says that if attachment and trauma are present, attachment issues need to be addressed first- safety and recovery from that are so helpful for the rest of the work.” – Nina Allred, Sandy Hook, CT

“A privilege to be in Diane’s presence and exposed to the experience she organized for us. I experienced surprising insights, learning and inspiration during this training; I have lots of experience with leaders and teachers. Diane manifests love of people, good humor, professionalism; skill, generosity and humility are refreshing and make me feel deeply appreciative. Thanks to Diane and her circle.” – Bob Barrett, Edmonton, Canada