Somatic Based Integrative Therapy

As a Somatic Experiencing Counselor I will guide you in tracking body sensations and defensive movements related to thoughts and feelings that are causing you distress. With my foundation as a Psychotherapist, more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field and 10 years training in Somatic Experiencing, my expanded counseling practice gives a broad range of tools to help adults, teens, couples and small groups in achieving their goals.

Dysregulation of the nervous system, due to and exacerbated by stress and trauma, manifests as the symptoms of disease we experience including the following:

        •  anxiety
        •  depression
        •  panic attacks
        •  sleep disorders
        •  emotional numbness
        •  explosive anger
        •  addictions
        •  disturbance in interpersonal relationships

Over time, the cumulative effect of stress on the nervous system causes imbalances in the hormonal and endocrine systems and a weakened or overactive immune system. This can contribute to the onset of conditions and syndromes such as those that follow:

    •  hypertension
    •  chronic illness
    •  migraine headaches
    •  irritable bowel
    •  fibromyalgia

Working with all channels of the mind/body, we will unravel old patterns of disease and stress, helping restore a sense of well-being, aliveness and satisfying relationships with others.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE®) is a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, the result of over 40 years of study, practice and experimentation by Dr. Peter Levine. SE® is based on the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, to restore self-regulation and return to a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness.

Recommended reading:

      Waking the Tiger

      In An Unspoken Voice by Dr. Peter Levine.
Article: "Somatic Experiencing: A Body-Mind Approach to healing Trauma and Increasing Resiliency"
Link: Somatic Experiencing Institute

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