Somatic Experiencing (SE)
“SE trauma resolution does not require the traumatized person to re-tell or re-live the traumatic event. Instead, it offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve—in a slow and supported way—the body’s instinctual fight, flight and freeze responses.” Dr. Peter A. Levine, Founder of SE
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a mind-body process for healing trauma. Trauma can be the reaction to a perceived acute threat to life, or simply the accumulation of stress over time. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as emotional abuse, neglect, physical assault—including sexual assault, accidents, as well as invasive medical procedures, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or ongoing fear and conflict. A person who has been traumatized can get stuck in a “fight, flight, or freeze” response, and SE offers a way of resolving these states.
I will guide you to allow the self-protective motor responses that were not available to you at the time of your trauma to be experienced in the here and now, in the safety of a contained space. In addition, we will work toward releasing the blocked survival energy that became bound-up in your body, thus addressing the root cause of your trauma symptoms. Trauma resolution through SE decreases fear and helplessness by resetting the nervous system. SE restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, increases vitality, and improves capacity to engage actively in life.
I will support you as you engage your own body’s wisdom to heal itself.
Contact me for a free 20-minute in-person consultation. You can also sign up to receive my free Communications Handbook: A People Pleaser’s Guide to Speaking Up.