Working with a focus on the body's felt experience, can help resolve trauma; re-establishing a sense of safety and connection to yourself and the world around you.
Somatic Experiencing belongs to a specialised field that recognises trauma gets trapped in the body, causing, sometimes serious, dysregulation of the nervous system.
After traumatic experiences the nervous system can become chronically over or under active, resulting in a range of symptoms including; anxiety and depression, dissociation, nightmares and insomnia, numbing, a sense of hopelessness, chronic pain, chronic illness, irritable bowel syndrome and headaches, to name a few.
Somatic Experiencing helps resolve trauma and supports healthier regulation of the nervous system through tracking and processing somatic sensations. It can help you learn to manage and soothe stress and develop more effective ways of dealing with “triggers”, so that parts of your life that may feel unmanageable can become manageable again.
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