Somatic Experiencing


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 release of past traumas. Simply put, Somatic Experiencing enables deep and effective healing to take place and takes into account the full complexity of who we each are.

Core principles of Somatic Experiencing:

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

– Freud

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