Mindfulness-Based Somatic Counseling

with Sam Vittoria, CHP


Finding Safety and Connection
in a Culture of Trauma

~ An 8 Week Online Learning Experience
rooted in Interpersonal Neurobiology

Begins January 12th, 2021
(limited to 14 participants)

The world we live in today is full of uncertainty, disconnection, and threat. Our nervous system’s ability to cope with the volume and intensity of daily stressors is being overwhelmed. Interpersonal Neurobiology shows us that our capacity to regulate stress is greatly increased when we cultivate and lean into relationships where we feel safe and connected.

In this immersive 8-week course, we will be exploring both the science and art of what it means to be human. As we look at the neurophysiology of safety and threat, we will understand more deeply the effect our culture is having on our minds, bodies, and relationships. With the wisdom of Interpersonal Neurobiology as our guide, we will learn about the kind of relating that creates greater safety and resiliency within ourselves and in our relationships. As our understanding about our interconnected nature grows, it naturally supports our ability to hold each other as we navigate the challenges in our lives.

The hope is that what you learn in this course will become a part of the fabric of the way you see and experience the world. And in doing so, I hope you find, that it brings a deeper sense of meaning, connection, and wellbeing to your life.

In this interactive learning experience you will:

  • Explore cutting-edge science about the human nervous system.
  • Discover ways of relating with yourself and others that are key to individual and collective wellbeing.
  • Learn body-based, integrative practices that strengthen your brain and nervous system.
  • Find out how embodying the wisdom of Interpersonal Neurobiology can add greater meaning and connection to your life.

This course will be facilitated by Sam Vittoria. Sam is a Mindfulness-Based Somatic Counselor, Certified Hakomi Practitioner, and Relational Neuroscience Educator. He is dedicated to cultivating a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space in which we can develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Over the years, he has found that whole brain learning, which combines didactic and experiential processes, helps embody the principles so that they are available in our daily lives. He is continually integrating the discoveries of Interpersonal Neurobiology into his counseling practice and his life. Out of this comes a deep passion and respect for the innate wisdom of our bodily systems, and the enormous role relationships play in our personal and collective wellbeing.

Dates and Time
Weekly: 1pm-3pm
Starts: January 12, 2021
Ends: March 2, 2021
Dates: Tuesday 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Additional Learning

  • Each session will be recorded and made available to watch at your convenience. (lectures and exercises only)
  • Weekly email with suggestions and reflections to support learning and integration between the weekly group meetings.


Cancelation Policy
$30 cancellation fee after January 1, 2021.

To Register for This Class
Click here to register.

For More Information
For further information, please contact Sam here.


Sam Vittoria Mindfulness-Based Somatic Counseling Ashland Oregon