​​​​Somatic Therapy


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​​"SOMA"

 Ancient Greek meaning:

"BODY"

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Somatic therapy focuses on the mind-body connection. 


Rather than focus on the "story" of something that has impacted you, attention is given to what is happening in your body right now.  

Stress and trauma can create lasting changes to your nervous system. 

You might experience tension, aches and pains, lack of energy, digestion issues, inflammation or other physical symptoms that can be linked to mental and emotional challenges. 


There are different types of Somatic Therapy: 


  • Somatic Experiencing
    • ​​https://traumahealing.org/
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy  
    • https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/home/index.html
  • Hakomi 
    • https://hakomiinstitute.com/
  • ​Accelerated Resolution Therapy
    • ​​​https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/



​What all of these therapies have in common is they allow your body to guide how you need to heal.  That might sound strange at first, but we usually turn to counselling when we do not 'feel' good, and those are the clues you want to follow. 


I am trained in Somatic Experiencingbut encourage you to explore whichever process calls to you.  Here is another link for more general information: