Jun 22, 2018
Ale Duarte is a
somatic educator who travels around the world offering training to
professionals who work in the fields of psychology, education and
he came to work with children combining his experience teaching
physical education, Rolfing, and Somatic Experiencing Trauma
- Examples of Ale’s work with children and their
importance of using simple solutions, play, and seeing the world
through the child’s eyes.
challenges facing parents in a digital age. How boundaries and
protection have changed in a virtual world.
definitions of trauma and self regulation as they relate to
children’s nervous systems.
background teaching physical education and psychomotor skills in
he moved from teaching to Rolfing and then Somatic Experiencing.
he came to combine his many skills to help children in Thailand
after the 2008 Tsunami (8:55)
he used games, play and interaction to help children release their
definition of trauma and the spectrum of trauma.
even small events, such as a forgotten gift or a broken agreement,
can’t create significant disruption in the nervous system of a
- Children are simple, it is often adults who
overcomplicate the situation. (22:50)
the parents style of play affects the child’s own ability to play,
an important way for children to regulate their systems.
definition of self regulation. (30:35)
important difference between exhausting a child’s energy and
helping them digest their energy. (32:05)
perspective on the increase in diagnoses of ADD, autism, etc., in
children today. (32:50)
children’s naturally curious nature can be viewed as a problem in
schools or in medicine. (35:00)
importance of creating an open dialogue with teachers and doctors,
who are not always right. (37:30)
- Boundaries, protection, and the new challenges
facing parents on the digital age. (38:30)
importance of checking on the parents, not just the child.
sessions include working with the parents and the children
adults in general are missing when dealing with children.
children make mistakes. (49:00)
- Insight, without interference, opens up new
channels of creativity and energy for a child. (51:30)
role of touch in Ale’s sessions. (54:20)
- Countries where there is great work happening
with children. (1:03:13)
think everything is urgent! (1:05:30)
mistake of viewing “doing nothing” as being lazy.
kids need close proximity and one-on-one attention to connect the
importance of having patience when children say, “I don’t know” or
“I can’t”. (1:14:45)
about Ale’s workshop, Tune into Children. (1:19:20)
- Children are always trying to release their
Ale Duarte is a somatic educator who travels
around the world offering training to professionals who work in the
fields of psychology, education and body-oriented therapy. His
specialty is experience in child trauma, and the inherent ability
of a child’s body to recover from trauma impact, through highly
tuned somatic consciousness within the therapeutic relation.
As part of his professional career, Ale provided logistic
support to professionals in areas of natural disasters and
conflicts in many countries, such as the tsunami in Asia in 2005,
Hurricane Katrina in 2006, the earthquake in China in 2008, the
tsunami in Japan in 2011, and the civil conflicts in Sri Lanka and