Somatic Psychology

Somatic Psychology is a holistic therapeutic approach, incorporating a person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotion healing process. Proponents of this type of therapy believe thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and beliefs can have an impact on the physical being.

Somatic psychology (also known as body psychotherapy or body-oriented psychotherapy) differs from basic psychotherapy. While psychotherapy increases self-awareness and can change behaviors – Somatic psychotherapy seeks to resolve deep-rooted mental health issues and repair emotional well-being in the body.

People experiencing emotional and psychological issues may also be affected by physical concerns such as sexual dysfunction, hormonal issues, digestive issues, or tension in specific parts of the body such as the head, neck, shoulders, or stomach.

To potentially overcome a negative effect on the autonomic nervous system is to become aware of the sensations, use therapeutic techniques and release tension in specific parts of the body. Also, to understand your freeze, attach, and fight response.

Techniques often used in sessions include breathing exercise and sensation awareness, physical movement, voice work, massage, and grounding exercises.

During the session, the person in treatment may be encouraged to reflect on patterns of behavior and identify any impact these patterns may have on any new emotions, experiences, or concerns that come up in therapy.

These sessions do come in bulk pricing and can be done in person, over zoom or via telephone. Complementary discussions are available on the booking page.

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