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.
After Karen trained with Thomas Hanna, when Hanna died, it was Karen who organized his students and who was entrusted with taking over operation of his program. She is the first, longest-serving, and most centrally involved trainer and director in the Somatic programs, and has now dedicated her time to implementing Hanna’s original program at Somatic Systems Institute.