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SOMATIC THERAPY

Healing through mind-body connection

Somatic Therapy is a body-oriented modality that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders. Developed by Peter Levine, Ph.D., it is the result of the multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, with more than 45 years of successful application.

Touching the Surface

Somatic therapy or somatic experiencing SE is used to regulate a person's nervous system.  There are a myriad of ways a nervous system becomes dysregulated from serious trauma such as abuse or a car accident to the dysregulation of prolonged stress.  Somatic experiencing is trauma informed therapy.  It aids in bringing the body online to create a completion of a threat response that was unable to be made in a critical moment (usually a traumatic event) The mind understands the threat has passed however the body is not convinced. SE is the application of quantum physics; where we allow the body to do now what it did not get a chance to do then. (complete a threat response)

When our nervous system is dysregulated one can experience prolonged symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, depression, inability to make decisions, irrational fears etc.

 

Somatic therapy helps to restore the nervous system to its natural state where one can thrive and be regulated and in full agency on their confidence and power.  

 

What does a session with                           look like?

We will explore your symptoms and I will have you share with me pieces of the story that feel safe to share.

As you share we will explore where this fear or fill in the blank emotion is stored in your body.  Through the exploration of what SE calls SIBAM we will find where the threat response was not completed and aim to do so by building the insula in the brain offering new neural pathways to visit which can offer more healthy ways to relate to the trauma.

50 minute virtual or in person : $100.00

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