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What Is Somatic Experiencing®?

Somatic Experiencing® assists one in recovering from traumatic events that limit our ability to function.  The traumatic event may have been an accident, an operation, a natural disaster, a loss, accumulated stress or other experiences.  Many people identify it simply as overwhelm at first, however our body often gets caught in the acute stress pattern and chronic stress results. SE uses the mind-body connection to relieve the trauma, restore your ability to adjust to stress and enable you to live a full and active life. For more great information Google Stephen Porgess and Polyvagal Theory.

Psychology Today calls SE “a holistic approach to establishing this natural flow between mind and body”.  Follow this link to their excellent article that illustrates how SE works and its potential to make a dramatic impact on individuals’ lives.

Following training through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute I have been a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner since 2013.