somatic experiencing

about somatic experiencing

what is the definition of somatic experiencing therapy?
Somatic experiencing is a body-oriented therapy approach based on the idea that trauma and stresses throughout our life gets stuck in our physical body.

is somatic experiencing therapy right for me?

If you are someone who would describe yourself as often “overthinking” or getting “stuck in your head” then somatic experiencing will be right for you. Also, if you have experiences past trauma or serious past stressors, learning to let go of that stress that is held in the body through somatic experiencing would also be beneficial.

benefits of somatic experiencing:

•helps to reset the nervous system
•increase feelings of safety in the body
•increase ability to emotionally regulate
•increase awareness of the natural signals that our body’s are always sending us
•increase self-compassion
•increase body intuition

research proving somatic experiencing:

  • Studies show that somatic experiencing is an effective way to treat PTSD and other mood disorders.
  • Somatic experiencing has had randomized control trials that indicated results of a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms and somatization symptoms, and a dramatic increase in health quality of life and social quality of life dramatically increased.

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

― Peter Levine, Developer of Somatic Experiencing

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