Somatic Experiencing offers a new and hopeful perspective on trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instictual capacity to heal, as well as the intellectual spirit to harness that innate capacity.
It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though routinely threatened, rarely traumatized?
What Is Somatic Experiencing?
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a pioneering trauma healing approach developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Using the innate ability humans have to overcome trauma, SE encourages and utilises the awareness of sensations in the body to help people re-negotiate and relieve the physical, emotional and physiological effects of post traumatic stress disorder and other stress and trauma-related health problems.
While gently pacing the process so the individual can safely assimilate the changes within their nervous system without overwhelm, SE may help restore a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness in the aftermath of trauma or after periods of chronic stress.
As a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner I offer sessions according to individual needs and assessment.
This unique, personalized exploration, sometimes combining elements of art therapy and the environment, accesses powerful inner resources for insight and transformation on the journey towards healing.
In this environment, where animals and the natural world enhances the experience, children respond positively, expanding their capacity for
self-regulation and learning.
Testimonial from client in her fifties:
$80 - $120