What Is Somatic Experiencing?
The Somatic Experiencing ® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.
It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application.
The Somatic Experiencing ® approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.
Offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.
The Science Behind Somatic Experiencing ®
Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress.
Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.
How Somatic Experiencing ® Works
The Somatic Experiencing ® approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms.
This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
(Taken from the site of Somatic Experiencing, www.traumahealing.org)
Katarina Subotich facilitates individual, group sessions and workshops in Europe and United States.
She is graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a collage for evolution of Human Energy and Consciousness System, PsychoEnergetic therapist (body oriented approach to process) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Institute of Trauma Resolution.
Her practice includes in person and long distance sessions. To find out time difference for a long distance session, please use www.thetimezoneconverter.com