SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

”Fortunately, the same immense energies that create the symptoms of trauma, … can transform the trauma and propel us into new heights of healing, mastery, and even wisdom.” - Dr. Peter Levine

Resolve Anxiety, Stress and Trauma with

Somatic Experiencing®

The nervous system stores past experiences, and at times this creates anxiety, tension in the body, and unhelpful automatic responses to situations. Somatic Experiencing allows you to release deeply stored emotions, anxiety and fear that cause these reactions, which are often not influenced by our rational thinking.

 

Somatic Experiencing works in two ways. The first is to help you recognize your body’s response to stress, and the second way is through the cultivation of self-regulatory skills. Adequate coping skills build resilience to stress, and help us reduce or eliminate long-term effects of stressful states on the body.

 

By gently allowing the body to release charges (i.e. stress) from past experiences or emotions, it helps to relieve the physical, emotional and physiological effects of stress and trauma. As you learn to re-balance your nervous system, you create the foundation for physical, mental and emotional health.

 

Somatic Experiencing helps you to regain a sense of empowerment by learning to experience the body’s natural ability to calm itself after strong emotions or activation. This allows you to be more present and open to new possibilities.

 

In our work together, you’ll develop new capacities to be with emotions, and release stress, resulting in a new and natural resilience you may never have felt before.

Somatic Experiencing is suitable for those that are looking for:

 

  • Anxiety, stress and tension management and tools

  • Trauma therapy, to resolve physiological effects of past trauma

  • Accumulated stress resolution

  • Preparation and support during a highly stressful situation

 

Acute stress from a threatening situation, or cumulative stress, can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease.

Symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty to think clearly

  • Struggling to access memory

  • Anxiety or a sense of feeling overwhelmed by life

  • Feeling numb, shock or involuntary “freeze” 

  • Low tone of voice, inability to speak up

  • Struggling to relax

  • Struggling to take action

  • Strong irritability

  • Stress related health issues

  • Difficulty setting healthy boundaries

  • Difficulty to connect with others

  • Sexual challenges

  • Turning to addictions to feel better

Benefits:

  • Connect to your body awareness

  • Learn to settle the Nervous System

  • Relieve the physical, emotional and physiological effects of stress and trauma

  • Release deeply stored emotions, anxiety and fear that are often not influenced by our rational thinking

  • Build resilience & regain a sense of empowerment

  • Learn to set personal boundaries

  • Perform at a higher capacity under stressful situations with improved cognitive function

  • Reduce long-term effects of stress on the body

  • Creates new neural pathways for lasting change

Somatic Experiencing® is a neuroscience researched approach to stress management and trauma resolution that helps you to become more resilient. You can find out more in this 6 minute video about Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine PhD who developed the method.

Are you curious about Somatic Experiencing?

You are very welcome to get in touch for questions, to arrange a free introductory phone call (15min) or to book a Counselling session in person or via Skype:

 

Call Emanuela on 0452 531 963

MELBOURNE TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELLING

Suite 3, Level 1, 147-149 Cecil Street

South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205 Australia       

info@emanuela.com.au

0452 531 963

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