Welcome to empowering yourself with Somatic Experiencing™ reducing stress and resolving trauma.

About Us

What is Somatic Experiencing™?

Somatic Experiencing™ is a psychobiological model of trauma resolution and stress reduction by working with the innate capacities of the body.  Dr. Peter Levine has developed this model by studying the responses of mammals.  His exciting research spans over 45 years.  Somatic Experiencing™ is an effective way to resolve the 'symptoms' or 'reactions' that may arise from any event which may have been overwhelming to the nervous system at the time.  

Who would benefit?

Anyone who has experienced obvious traumas (sexual, physical, emotional abuse) and not so obvious ones, such as medical interventions, falls, the stresses of long term illness or difficult work place or home environments.  SE™ sessions teach the client about how their own reactions are part of the protective response of their nervous system.  They will learn how to be with comfortable and uncomfortable responses of the body and explore their  body's own innate capacity to restore regulation.

Iva Anderson, BSG, MS (Psychology)

I am retired as a registered nurse, have a Bachelor of General Studies, and a Masters in Science in Psychology from California Coast University. I completed the Somatic Experiencing ™Practitioner training and Kathy L Kain's Touch Training for Therapists. I am a senior assistant at SE™trainings including trainings held in the US, Hong Kong, and Canada.  This work is powerful, empowering and effective.  I have experience in neurosurgical nursing, addictions and rehabilitation counselling.

By Appointment only......

Contact: and fees

ivaanderson@gmail.com or 306-321-2062

Fees:  One hour:$100 plus GST 1.5 hours $143 plus GST.  

Office location

I am delighted to have my office with the great staff of 

Saskatoon Naturopathic Medicine

#14-118 Cope Cres. Saskatoon, Sask. 


Adults for personal change work and all SE students for case consultation and personal sessions.  

This is not a replacement for on-going psychotherapy but an adjunct to it.  


Peter Levine gives a short introduction to Somatic Experiencing™.