Somatic Therapy

Our experiences through life are stored in our bodies. Trauma in particular marks our bodies from the inside. When we are 'triggered,' it is as though we are flown in a time machine back to the time when we experienced this trauma and we are back there again.

Somatic therapy provides an opportunity to work with trauma in a different way. The experiences of trauma are stored in a different part of our brains from the part which stores our thoughts- therefore we cannot access or work with 'stuck' trauma through talking about it. Talking therapy will give us a cognitive understanding of what has happened to us but it is not possible to heal fully this way. Only when we go into the body and visit the trauma can it be released and integrated so that we can move on with our lives, more fully alive. There will be talking in a Somatic Therapy session but this arises out of the 'felt' experiences in the body. These 'felt' experiences will lead the session, not talking about your experiences.

It may be scary to think about revisiting painful past experiences through your body. It is true that this work may bring up many strong emotions for you. However, you will be guided in this process at your own pace using well researched and established techniques which are grounded in Neuroscience and the physiology of trauma.

It is possible to heal fully from trauma. With commitment and courage you can be free and able to interact with the reality of life as it actually is in each moment rather than through the filter of stuck trauma.

From..."For Someone Awakening to the Trauma of their Past

May you be blessed with a wise and compassionate guide
Who can accompany you through the fear and grief
Until your heart has wept it's way to your true self.

So that for the first time you can walk away from that place,
Reunited with your banished heart, now healed and freed
And feel the clean, free air bless your new face."

John O'Donohue


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