The body holds the score
What is Somatic Therapy?
When you have any issues going on that affect your thoughts , feelings , emotions and behaviours then it also makes sense that your body would also be affected.
Traditional talking therapy may be helpful to release your experiences from your mind by finding ways of helping you to move forward from traumatic events . Whilst this may be an important aspect of healing , it is only looking at part of the picture.
When any traumatic event affects your mind then the tissues , cells and energy of your body are also affected. Any physical manifestation within our bodies exist because of trapped traumas which have not been released.
Where we heal the mind, we must also involve the body.
Physical pain , immune conditions, hormonal disruption , Insomnia , Migraines, addictions, depression and cancers are all classic symptoms of trapped trauma within the body.
Anxiety is a very clear example of where the body circuits are on loop cycle of trapped trauma. That energy is a build up that is literally crossing through you.
Our primordial body used to know how to shake off trauma, we have lost that innate wisdom which is why these symptoms manifest as modern dis-eases.
Somatic Therapy incorporates Traumatic Release Exercises to help the body to shake off built up energy held the body as its starting point for healing.
The word “somatic” is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means “living body”.
Somatic Therapy is grounded in the relationship between the mind and the body and treating the two together. Somatic Therapy works with a framework of talking but mainly using the body as a portal to show us HOW to release in a specific ‘body verbal’ way.
What will happen during a session ?
Each session will be different depending on your needs.
We begin by connecting and listening to the messages of your body alongside the known thoughts and feelings held within your own life story. Guided and supported your body and mind will lead us to the information to allow the corrective intervention for healing.
The session may include awareness of bodily sensations as you release, visualisations, movement and healing touch through the core bands of your body as trapped traumas begin to release.
Often there is both contraction and expansion as the body releases, some clients have very physical releases and toxic energy may even taste or smell as it moves from them.
Somatic therapy uses the core skills i have adapted from Clinical Hypnotherapy , EFT and NLP to reframe and transform current or past negative experiences whilst using Kinesiology and Touch for Health techniques to release trapped energy and restore the natural circadian rhythm and bring your body back to homeostasis.
I will support you through the session as we discharge the stress from the nervous system. The sessions can shift, release , reset and free up in just one session what a years worth of talking therapy alone may do.
I am in continual awe of how my clients find their own unique and wonderful tools to release and heal.
To witness that beautiful point where the client embodies into their power as they unlock the mind and free the body together is a truly blessed role within my work.
If you would like any more information about how Somatic Therapy can help you , then please do contact me.
tel : 07531 191 688