Somatic Experiencing®

Learn to track, support, and complete the  automatic maladaptive responses that no longer serve you. 

Stress Management

Learn how to stay in your window of tolerance and deepen you available energy to move through stress.

Shame and Blame

Learn to grow self worth and create clear boundaries between 

Somatic Experiencing®

What is it?  Somatic experiencing® is a trauma resolution therapy developed by Peter Levine.  It's a way of tracking the nervous system to provide increased regulation and stability.  Daily life creates numerous challenges for people.  Our unconscious is constantly working through the connections that have been made from our experiences.  When we experience trauma, or an event that is too much or happens too fast, the experience can become stuck in our system.   The traumatic event is stored in our somatic memory, increasing sensitivity to things in life that remind us of the event such as sights, sounds, smells, tastes, or touch.  Our unconscious shifts and increases its response to these somatic memories.  Somatic Experiencing® works with the connection of the mind and body to complete unconscious defensive patterns, and allow our nervous system to find balance in the present.

 

Why does it matter?  At first there may be minimal noticeable signs of the trauma, but given time these stuck experiences can begin to negatively impact a person's sense of well being and happiness.  Symptoms may show up in many different ways, such as fear/avoidance, increased aggression, or increased nervousness.  Our autonomic nervous system is responsible for our stress response, muscle tension, digestion, and when it is on constant alert for danger there are an infinite number of ways that a person's body might be impacted in the body.

 

 

 

How Does It work?  Fortunately, through Peter Levine's work we now have a way of working with the trauma, and with our mind/body to resolve what's stuck.  We can bring connection to the body by noticing and tracking the unconscious experiences of an individual and bringing them into the present.  By supporting in the present, what couldn't happen in the past, a person's nervous system can experience a new resolution to the trauma and can re-wire the connection from a safe and secure moment.  When the body is able to release the stuck experience and complete the defensive responses that needed to happen it can then return to a resting baseline, more in tune and in bodied in the present moment.

  

Final note: There are many options available in today's healthcare system and in alternative medicine.  Every individual is unique and only you can decide what is right and what is helpful.  This process of finding answers and receiving the correct treatment can be extremely challenging.  Somatic Experiencing® is unique in that the process is one of listening, connecting to what's been lost, and building resiliency for the your body to work as a whole again.  The benefit of connection with the present moment has a wide range of benefits, no matter what you're dealing with.  No matter where you go from here on your journey of healing, I wish you the strength and courage to continue moving towards the life you long for.

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” 

-African Proverb

Individual sessions

Individual sessions are provided to clients at a rate of $100 for 50min. 

This is not therapy and cannot replace what you will receive from Licensed healthcare professionals.  

For those who are curious of patterns of behaviors, or those who wish to explore deeper meanings of "who they are," this is a great place to start.

What you get: 

Through the work we do in session you will gain a deeper understanding of how your mind and body are connected, and how your unique connections influence how you feel.  You will begin to shift the experiences of the past and notice you have new options of experiencing life in the present.  You will also learn how to be more mindful and experience life from a more connected and grounded state.