Somatic Experiencing in Exton, PA
What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)?
Somatic Therapy is a body-based therapy
Somatic Experiencing brings attention to physical sensations in the body to address symptoms of trauma and PTSD, effects of highly stressful events, and other mental and physical health concerns. Talk therapy will often focus on thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Somatic Experiencing combines talk therapy with a focus on how the body feels. Through this connection of mind and body, healing is possible.
SOMATIC HEALING CAN HELP TRAUMA, STRESS, and PTSD
The process of Somatic Experiencing helps to increase awareness of the body itself, the mind body connection, and the links between the body and any trauma or stress experienced. This process relieves the symptoms of trauma, PTSD, or stress by working with the nervous system and may include breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, guided imagery, body movement, and more.
What does somatic experiencing treat?
Somatic experiencing can help with PTSD, traumatic memories, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, pain, insecurity, self-doubt, mood challenges, ruminating thoughts (unwanted, negative repetitive thoughts); as well as physiological symptoms such as digestive issues, asthma, headaches, dizziness, flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and more.
Is Somatic Experiencing Right for Me?
While Somatic Experiencing has been shown to reduce physical and mental symptoms of trauma and stress, not everyone sees benefits. A therapist trained in somatic experiencing can help you determine if this method is the right fit for you based on your current concerns and symptoms.