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Trainers working in Somatic Systems Institute's Professional Training Programs.

Steven Aronstein, Executive Director, Clinical Somatic Educator

Steven Aronstein is the founding Director and President of the Somatic Systems Institute. A certified Clinical Somatic Educator trained in the second program ever conducted, he has been in practice in Western Massachusetts and the Northeast for more than a decade. Steven is a member of the Novato Institute's training program team, and the first person granted the opportunity to operate a Somatics training after Thomas Hanna's class. He is President of the Clinical Somatic Education Society, the official professional guild of CSE. He has worked in K-6 education; and works with the High/Scope Foundation's Education Through Movement program. Steven has studied Aikido, Tai Chi, and Qigong, and pursued a professionally tutored study of holistic Japanese medicine. He takes a special interest in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, nutrition, and related matters. Read more about Steven's personal experience with Fibromyalgia and Somatics.

Pam Bladine

Pam Bladine is a certified Somatic Educator trained in the second program ever conducted, and has maintained a practice in Texas for over a decade. Pam is also a Massage Therapist licensed in both Texas and Oregon, with additional training in a wide variety of modalities including Zero Balancing, Polarity, Trager, Orthobionomy, Myofascial Release, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She has a strong interest in the arts, and has even served as events coordinator for the Old Chicken Farm Arts Center in San Angelo, Texas. In addition to her body work expertise, Pam has a Masters in Juvenile Correction, a background in dance, and over a decade's experience in Hollywood motion picture and television production.

Karen Hewitt

Karen Hewitt is a certified Somatic Educator trained in the first program ever conducted by Thomas Hanna. She was the first Training Coordinator of the training program after Thomas Hanna. She has an extensive and distinguished background in classroom education, professional training, corporate training, and mathematics education. Karen is a founder and senior member of the Somatics Board of Accreditation, the international organization responsible for licensing and certifying Somatics programs and practitioners. Karen is a founding and Charter member of the Clinical Somatic Education Society, and has been in private practice in San Jose, California since 1990. Read more about Karen's personal experience as a client of Somatics, 100% elimination of 13 years of crippling knee pain.

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