The foundation was established in 2020 by Heinke Sofka with the Caritas Community Foundation in the archdiocese of Berlin (Caritas-Gemeinschaftsstiftung im Erzbistum Berlin) as its sponsor. The main focus of the foundation is promotion of Somatic Experiencing - a form of trauma therapy developed by Dr. Peter Levine.
The foundation supports children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma and would otherwise have no access to therapy. Currently, children with an immigrant background and children living in residential care groups are supported in cooperation with the Caritas Community Foundation.
Other areas of support and interest include the mediation of trauma therapy interventions for first responders such as police officers, firefighters and nurses, as well as for teachers and other professionals in the educational field.
The Foundation is also strongly committed to increasing awareness of the causes and effects of trauma in order to improve public perception of trauma treatment and healing. It also seeks to illustrate the concept of trauma as understood by Peter Levine and his colleagues, as well as from the perspective of polyvagal theory
Traumatic experiences can be integrated and can therefore be healed.
If you would like to learn more about the Foundation and its fields of support, please do not hesitate to contact me, Heinke Sofka, by e-mail or phone
I appreciate your interest and look forward to answering your questions.