Somatic therapy is a body based approach for working with the nervous system to restore balance. It is a therapeutic modality which is particularly supportive in addressing acute and ongoing traumas.
I specialize in working with folks to support the resolution of trauma symptoms and relieve chronic stress from events such as accidents and assaults, as well as trauma which can come from working in helping professions or as activists. Somatics can also be used to work with the ongoing traumas of oppressive and unsustainable patterns in current ways of life.
Somatic therapy sessions can look many different ways. I work with you to determine which approach resonates with you best. Somatic sessions can feel like a traditional talk therapy session - we might spend most of our time talking about things that are coming up for you in your life. We may also have times of tracking sensations, images, or emotions in the body and orienting to the external environment. This may feel like a guided present moment meditation, without a lot of specific memories, or connections to past events may be very clear. However we choose to work with somatics, we are supporting the return of flow in your nervous system and increasing your whole system's resilience.