What Is Somatic Psychotherapy?
Somatic Psychotherapy is a holistic psychotherapy that includes traditional cognitive, emotional, and relational focuses, while also including the body and the nervous system. Our bodies hold within them a memory of everything we have ever lived through. Especially when there has been developmental wounds, attachment challenges, or traumatic experiences, it is vital that we include the body in treatment in order to resolve, transform and increase capacities and options.
When we are able to mindfully include awareness of sensation, autonomic nervous system arousal, postural shapes, movement patterns, and, when appropriate, touch, the possibility for direct transformation and lasting integration is increase dramatically.