Integrative Somatic Therapy techniques are used to treat a variety of mental, emotional, and physical health issues stemming from challenging events in life. Unlike standard talk therapy that focuses on the mind, somatic therapy incorporates body-oriented modalities to support people through their personal healing journeys.
This powerful work also aims to release how the physical body holds on to stress, tension, grief and trauma through mind-body techniques rather than resolving problems through talk therapy alone. The intellectual mind can only go so far in understanding the processing needed to move through pain, grief, trauma and stress – we must learn to connect to the body to truly heal the mind and heart.
Somatic therapy can also be an effective option for anyone looking to get more in touch with themselves. This is a safe and effective modality to improve mind-body awareness, nervous system regulation, our mental reaction vs. response system, and an overall greater connection to life.
Somatic therapy is a body-centric approach which often includes breathwork, meditation, movement, gentle yoga and other mindfulness techniques to bring awareness to the sensations of the body (soma), to better regulate the nervous system, and rewire specific areas of the brain associated with trauma and our internal stress response.
Through our work together, you will learn a variety of tools, why this approach works, and we will create personalized plans together to help you rediscover yourself. With ongoing practice, you will create healthier practices, patterns, and responses to help you navigate through future stressors as well. We will dive deeper into how your personal body holds tension and stress from your past, break through stagnant or blocked energy, repattern negative thought patterns, regulate emotions, and uncover ways you can create a healthier mind, body and heart in a safe and sustainable way.
I am here to support you in creating lasting changes to get you out of your mind, into your body, and strengthen your belief system to move towards post traumatic GROWTH.