Feel, Breathe, Connect, Release.
Our bodies and in particular, our nervous system, have been programmed over the years to deal with stress and the effects of trauma. Fight, flight, or freeze reactions in certain situations occur as a result of stress and trauma experienced by the body and mind.
Somatic experiencing and bodywork help the body to rewire or re-regulate how it responds and to release, heal, and overcome issues being held in the nervous system and the cellular tissues.
Trauma can be described as any experience in which the nervous system perceives an overwhelming threat. These traumatic experiences can be recent, from childhood (eg: attachment trauma or developmental trauma), and even generational trauma.
Thoughts, emotions, and sensations in the body are all interconnected, influencing and impacting one another. Soma means "of the body -" the whole body, and to be whole we need to overcome blocks and open the channels of healing. Somatic body therapies coupled with energy work (similar to Reiki) can accomplish this
It is important to understand that experiences of trauma are processed (or not processed) differently by each individual and can manifest in the body and psyche in diverse ways. What might be considered an extreme trauma by some, may not seem as severe to others (and these judgement or dismissive attitudes from others can also contribute to the inability to regulate properly..
Symptoms can be subtle or extreme and can include (but not limited to) disassociation, hypervigilance, avoidant behaviors, mood swings, disconnection from body, nausea, self medicating, or self-harm.
Somatic hands-on sessions with me also involve energy work, sound therapy, breathing techniques and visualizations. You will wear light, comfortable clothing as you will be lying on a massage table. We will first have a brief discussion and go over what to expect, followed by a visualization and teaching on breathing techniques to use during the hands-on session.
I will teach you techniques to use at home and at any point during your day that can help you to self-regulate at the moment. I will also send you with practices to do at home to continue to work with your nervous system to re-wire and overcome the effects of stress and trauma. The session will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. $120
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