Resolving Trauma: Somatic Experiencing
If you have experienced an emotional or physical trauma, you may be finding it hard to recover and bounce back. An unresolved trauma can cause disruptions in the nervous system, resulting in symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, headaches, insomnia and depression.
Talk therapy can be helpful, but for many people, talking about what happened does not relieve their symptoms. In fact, recent research shows that telling the story of a traumatic experience over and over can be re-traumatizing. In order to restore a sense of safety and well-being, trauma must be resolved at the body level–in the nervous system and muscles.
The good news is that there is a safe and effective technique that can help you recover from traumatic stress and injury -- Somatic Experiencing. Developed by Dr. Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing [SE] can help you find the resilience you may have lost after surviving . . .
- a car accident
- domestic violence
- an injury or illness
- an invasive medical procedure
- child abuse
- a natural disaster
- extreme stress at work or with family
Somatic Experiencing sessions
In SE sessions, you learn how to safely release the shock from unresolved traumas that is stuck in jangled nerves, tight muscles and other symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress. Debby Jay, certified SE Practitioner, will show you how to move intentionally toward grounding and settling with gentle and effective exercises for heightening body awareness, discharging shock energy and strengthening your boundaries. She will also help you to develop resources to calm and center yourself on a daily basis so triggering circumstances don’t derail you during Life’s inevitable ups and downs.
After a series of SE sessions, Debby’s clients report that they:
- feel less anxious and are more relaxed
- can think more clearly and are able to stay focused
- reduced or stopped taking anti-anxiety medication
- have better boundaries
- are able to interact with other people more comfortably
- feel more confident
- recover more quickly after being emotionally upset
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