Somatic Therapy

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic therapy is a holistic therapy that studies the relationship between the mind and body in regard to psychological past. The theory behind somatic therapy is that trauma symptoms are the effects of instability of the ANS (autonomic nervous system).

Is EMDR somatic therapy?

Somatic Therapy engages body awareness as an intervention in psychotherapy and addresses the connections between the brain, the mind, and behaviour. EMDR Therapists with training in somatic interventions have advanced tools to work with the dysregulation of the nervous system associated with post-traumatic stress.

What can it help with?

This approach can help deepen a sense of connection to oneself and to others and can improve body sensing, relieve stress, balance the nervous system, and by ‘mobilising’ posture, uncover the attitudes that have supported it. It also helps explore patterns of emotional and physical contraction and expansion as well as develop a sense of unfolding and development.

What Somatic Therapy Treat?

Like other psychodynamic treatments, somatic psychotherapy is capable of treating a broad range of issues:From anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and emotional instability , to grief and loss, childhood abuse, sexual assault, despair, spiritual issues, and eating disorders and addictions.

Are you ready to make a change?

You are very welcome to get in touch, for any enquiries or questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment.