Somatic Therapy Explained

Your questions answered.

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What is Somatic Therapy?

What is Somatic Therapy, and how does it differ from other therapeutic approaches? Somatic Therapy is a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind and body. Unlike traditional talk therapies, it focuses on the physical sensations and experiences stored in the body, offering a pathway to healing beyond verbal expression. It embraces movement, breath, and mindfulness as tools for self-discovery. Somatic Therapy delves into the language of the body, recognizing that emotional wounds are not confined to the mind alone. Imagine it as a gentle exploration, a dialogue with your body's wisdom. We embark on this journey together, acknowledging that your experiences are unique and valid.

Frequently Asked Questions About Somatic Therapy

Anxiety can be an unrelenting companion, casting shadows on everyday moments. Somatic Therapy introduces tools that ground you in the present, fostering a connection between mind and body. Somatic Therapy addresses the impact of emotional experiences on the body. Where you learn to befriend your body, rather than being an unwilling participant in the highs and lows of your anxiety.

Absolutely. Somatic Therapy is adaptable and can be tailored to individual needs. It doesn't require rigorous physical activity. Embarking on the path to healing is a courageous step, and we are here to guide you through the transformative world of Somatic Therapy. Trauma, anxiety, and depression can carry a massive weight. It’s more than just mental. It leaves us feeling immense fatigue, chronic pain, disinterest, hyper-vigilance, fear and avoidance; and can even open us up to repeated illness. The Center for Disease Control studied the affects of trauma on children and found an increase in the onset of many illness and chronic immune diseases in adults. Whether you're an athlete or have physical limitations, sessions are modified to ensure comfort and safety, making it accessible for a diverse range of individuals.

Therapy sessions blend conversation, movement, and mindfulness. We explore bodily sensations, engage in gentle movements, and discuss emerging insights. The goal is to create a safe and collaborative space where you feel heard and supported, fostering a deep connection between your mind and body. We follow your bodies cues and take breaks when needed. Somatic Therapy excels in providing a safe space for your body to tell its story. We go further than recounting events and learn practical skills that you can rely on to unravel the knots that store in your muscles, and the tightness in your chest that makes it hard (or impossible) to breathe. This therapeutic approach understands that healing involves both the seen and the unseen.

Most people share this concern when beginning Somatic Therapy. Somatic Therapy is designed to help you reconnect with your body at your own pace. Even if you feel disconnected initially, the process unfolds gradually, fostering a deeper awareness of bodily sensations and emotions. We never push you past where you are comfortable and can integrate other techniques to help build trust with our body and the format of therapy.

Yes, Somatic Therapy often includes practices you can integrate into your daily life. These may include mindful breathing exercises, gentle movements, or reflective practices. These reinforce the therapeutic process and empower you to cultivate well-being beyond our sessions. You will leave sessions with lots of practical skills you can use over and over.

The pace of progress varies for each person. Somatic Therapy isn't a quick fix but a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Some may experience noticeable changes early on, while others may require more time. The key is consistent engagement and a willingness to explore the depths of your experience.

You may notice a heightened awareness of your body, increased emotional regulation, and a sense of empowerment. We'll regularly revisit your goals and experiences, ensuring that the therapy is aligned with your evolving needs and contributing to your overall well-being.

Take The First Step.

Your body is ready to speak, and Somatic Therapy is the language it understands. Together, let's embark on a journey toward healing, where understanding and hope intertwine, guiding you to a brighter, more connected future.

“EMDR [Therapy] has completely changed how I experience my trauma. I didn’t know what to expect at first but the benefit is so huge. Everyone should experience it.

Client feedback after completion of Phase 8