High Fevers

Workshop celebrating the X Anniversary of SE Spain

Did you know that High Fevers can constitute a trauma? And not only that, but that your client (or you) can end up with a big piece of their vitality and selfhood held in a dissociated state from a past unresolved High Fever?

High Fevers are a category of Global High Activation trauma that consist of incomplete physiological cycles (the cycles involved in a high fever, which often do not get completed) and dissociated states. Often, an incomplete high fever trauma is related to developmental pieces that may have been happening in the child’s life when the fever occurred.

The work with High Fever states helps the dissociated client to come home to a body and a self that they may have left many years before. It frees vitality from states of suspended animation where it may be held, thus impeding the client from moving forward in their process. Finally, it restores resilience to physiological cycles having to do with temperature regulation and immunity.

In this one-day workshop celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Somatic Experiencing® Spain, we will work with High Fevers. We will have a theoretical class, a demonstration and time for an exchange and debriefing.

More concretely, the structure of the workshop is the following:

  • 9:30-13:00:
    • Morning introductions
    • Theoretical presentation
    • Demonstration
  • 13:00-15:00:
    • Break
  • 15:00-18:00:
    • Triads

After the workshop, we will have an anniversary party.


Date: October 7, 2023
Schedule: 9:30-18:00
Fee*: 200€ (AESE® members: 180€)
Languages: English-Spanish

Registration deadline: September 25, 2023
Who is this Workshop for? SEPs and students who have completed Intermediate 1 module.
Venue: Casa Cristo de El Pardo, Madrid (Spain)
Organizer: Somatic Experiencing® Spain

* For active Assistants in a training, there is 50% discount (€100) up to a limit of 25 seats. Places will be allocated by order of reception.

Book your stay at Casa Cristo del Pardo by downloading the form below.

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Lael Katharine Keen

Lael is an Advanced Level Teacher for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a direct student of Dr. Peter Levine and is a founding member of the Brazilian Trauma Association (ABT). Since 1998, she has been teaching Somatic Experiencing® in Brazil, the USA and all around the world.

In addition to teaching for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, Lael has been a teacher of Rolfing® Structural Integration since 1995. She teaches Rolfing® at the basic and Advanced levels and is also an instructor of the Rolf Movement Program. She has studied since 2001 with Hubert Godard, French Movement Educator and Researcher, Founder of the Department of Dance Movement Analysis at the University of Paris, and Professor Emeritus of Rolfing® and Rolf Movement. Lael is also a founding member of the Brazilian Rolfing® Association (ABR).

Lael Keen holds a 5th degree black belt in Ki-Aikido and has studied many different disciplines that focus on the body-mind connection. She is a Trainer of Matrixworks Living Systems, an approach to working with groups. She uses both her Ki-Aikido training and the study of Matrixworks in all the groups that she leads. Furthermore, she holds a certification as an Anthroposophic Art Therapist and an Educator in the Bates Method of Vision.

Lael continues to study and learn about what it is to be a human being and how we can heal at all levels: body, mind, soul and spirit.