Somatic Experiencing & EMDR


Somatic Experiencing, developed by Dr. Peter Levine, is a highly effective technique for working with developmental trauma and trauma in general. SE is an approach that honors the nervous system and works therapeutically on the mind-body level. During a session clients are guided to begin balancing their nervous system and noticing the sensations and emotions that arise from their body. By addressing the body level, clients go deeper than just an intellectual understanding of their issues and experience on a felt sense level new safety and can release of past traumas. Somatic Experiencing allows one to heal unresolved fight, flight and freeze responses and takes into account the full complexity of who we each are.

Attachment Focused – EMDR, developed by Laurel Parnell, is another highly effective modality for healing trauma on a core level that can achieve tangible and lasting change. AF – EMDR addresses the root causes of one’s issues and helps one process their traumas so that they are no longer triggering them or negatively affecting their quality of life.

Core principles of Somatic Trauma Therapies

“The mind may have forgotten but thankfully the body has not.”

– Freud

Additional resources - Authors and books

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