My journey with Somatic Experience – SE for short – began by experiencing sessions of SE spaced over several months. The positive response I felt was immediate, so I attended an “Introduction to Somatic Experience” weekend. That was in April, 2015, I then signed up for the three year training program, and received my SEP diploma in July, 2018
Although Somatic Experience is a talking therapy, the emphasis is not on talking about or reliving the trauma. You will not be asked to tell your ‘story’ or examine the past. Instead, you will be guided to gently release physical tensions, emotions and energy related to the trauma as they arise in the session, at a pace, and in a way most healthy for your individual system.
As a Somatic Experience Practitioner, It is my role to create as safe an environment as possible, where the physical and psychological symptoms of stress, shock and trauma can be safely regulated in a way that best supports you to return to a natural state of wellbeing and readiness for life. Trapped stress energy can be safely discharged, helping to restore equilibrium to the nervous system. Sometimes touch or bodywork may be offered to help in this process. By working slowly, step by step, the distressing cycle of symptom escalation can potentially be reversed, and you can gain a steady confidence in your ability to work with the trauma in a safe, conscious and life-affirming way.
Somatic Experience therefore, has the capacity to reveal why your mind and body are behaving the way they are, and how you can support them in working together to create new, healthy patterns. In this way, receiving Somatic Experience can be a significant support not just in your own life but in those around you.
For further information about Somatic Experience
Please click here : https://www.seauk.org.uk