Somatic therapy includes a group of techniques that focus on how emotions, behaviors, and mental health impact physical body sensations.
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About Somatic Therapy
“Somatic” means having to do with the body.
Somatic therapy, then, has to do with the body. What’s more, it goes by many different names:
- Body work
- Body therapy
- Body-centered therapy
- Body psychotherapy
- Somatic psychotherapy
- Body-oriented therapy or
- Body-oriented psychotherapy
Whether you or your therapist calls it somatic therapy, body-centered therapy, or something else, this treatment focuses on how your emotions, mental health, and past trauma can physically affect your body.
In other words, somatic therapy pays attention to the physical sensations in your body to help you access, process, and release painful emotions and thoughts that have hijacked your ability to be happy.
The Goal of Body-Centered Therapy
Somatic Therapy Techniques
Somatic therapy intertwines talk therapy with techniques that increase your awareness of body sensations, behaviors, emotions, and thoughts
Many forms of somatic therapy exist. Furthermore, different therapists may incorporate different types of body awareness work, such as:
Body-Centered Therapy at Empowered and Authentic Living
In addition to breath work, yoga, and mindfulness practices, we offer other types of somatic therapy at Empowered and Authentic Living.
We tap into the physical feelings in your body, which are an important resource for self-discovery and healing. Most importantly, this type of therapy can override your conscious thoughts, allowing you to get to your truth, often hidden deep in your subconscious mind.
Rae is trained to provide Somatic Experiencing® therapy, a somatic therapy focused on resolving trauma and stress through listening to the body and nervous system. Rae also provides trauma-focused yoga groups.
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