Dear graduate students,

The first of ÖGEM Spring 2023 graduate seminars will be given by Dr. Sevde Barış Şahbudak with the title of "Somatic Experiencing and Regulation Practices" on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 14:00 via You can find detailed information about Dr. Sevde Barış Şahbudak and the seminar content below.


Sevde Barış Şahbudak is a psychological counselor who completed her Ph.D. degree in Guidance and Psychological Counselling at the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She also graduated with high honors with her Master's degree in “Guidance and Psychological Counselling” from Bogaziçi University. Besides her own face-to-face and online private practice she also provides mental health services as a sessional counselor at The MAYA Centre working with women who have experienced mental health issues, trauma, and gender-based violence. Sevde is a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and  Psychotherapy and the Turkish Psychological Counselling and Guidance Association (TPDR DER). Sevde completed a three-year complementary education in Somatic Experiencing which is a psycho-biological approach to trauma resolution. She is authorized to use the title "Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)" and to perform Somatic Experiencing trauma work and she is also assisting in the teams of Somatic Experiencing in the United Kingdom and Scotland.


Our aim in this seminar is to get to know our autonomic nervous system better and to learn how to support our nervous system in daily life when we have psychological difficulties. In addition, various points such as what somatic experiencing is, what somatization is, and the importance of stimulating the vagus nervous system will be mentioned.

Seminar language is Turkish. To attend the seminar, please click here to fill out the registration form.

Last Updated:
24/04/2023 - 20:55