Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a naturalistic form of healing that will help you learn how to settle and release physiological activation from your body. Very often this process helps people to reduce stress and return to a sense of regulation and mastery in their lives. SE will support you in learning how to attend to uncomfortable sensations in your body and gently unwind them through your conscious attention. SE is particularly useful in managing stress because so many of the symptoms are physiological.
SE employs awareness of body sensation to help people "renegotiate" and heal rather than relive or re-enact trauma. SE's guidance of the bodily "felt sense," allows the highly aroused survival energies to be safely experienced and gradually discharged. SE may employ touch in support of the renegotiation process.
To learn more about SE, please explore the following resources:
Levine, P. (2010). In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness.
Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. Kline, M. and Levine, P. (2007). Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
For further information online about SE™ go to: www.traumahealing.org
30-minute Somatic Experiencing Session
60-minute Somatic Experiencing Session