Somatic Experiencing

WHAT IS IT?

Somatic Experiencing, created by Dr Peter Levine is a cutting edge technique for working with developmental trauma and event trauma, and in general honoring the nervous system and working therapeutically on the mind-body level. During sessions, a client sits opposite the practitioner and is guided to begin noticing the sensations in their body. Working on a body level enables one to begin working with the nervous system and safely help the “mind-body system” work through any layers that have affected it. During this process one can process challenging events or struggles that they are going through and help their nervous system come back to balance. This process allows for 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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