Movement for Trauma Certification Resources:

It is recommend that you read as much from the readings list as you can. The Polyvagal Theory article is short and one that is foundational for understanding this work. Reading Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk’s book The Body Keeps the Score is required before the start of training.


1 - “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma”- Sep 25 2014 by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

2 - “Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body” - Oct 1 2008 By Peter Levine

Articles and Papers

1 - “Polyvagal Theory: Trauma as Reptilian Freeze” with Stephen Porges

2 - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: One Method for Processing Traumatic Memory, Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Kekuni Minton, PhD.

3 - “Reading Body Signals or What I’m Learning from Pat Ogden”

4 - Beighton Hypermobility Score

Pelvic Floor References

1 - The relationship between involuntary pelvic floor muscle activity, muscle awareness and experienced threat in women with and without vaginismus by van der Velde and Everaerd - Click here to download


1 - The Polyvagal Theory: The New Science of Safety and Trauma