“Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life.” (From SE Trauma Institute)
SE could be described as a specialized form of mindfulness that specializes in building resilience in the autonomic nervous system. Sessions are guided by tracking the body’s experience through sensation, images, touch, emotion, and spontaneous movements. With certain traumatic/difficult memories stored in the body, it can be tempting to experience them in an overwhelming way. With SE, we slow the process down and attune to the body in a way that notices supportive processes that easily go unnoticed.
Here is an introductory video to SE…
Sessions are tailored for the individual’s needs, and structured so that the healing work may be best integrated into one’s life. Instead of pushing to have a strong or dramatic healing experience, we seek to find the right dose that doesn’t overwhelm the nervous system. Sessions don’t necessarily focus on moving through difficult material, but on what builds capacity in the nervous system, so it can ebb and flow with less likelihood of getting stuck in states of chronic stress. This is creates resilience, which is like a wider container that allows various forms of stress and challenge to move through more easily.
Note: Sessions don’t necessarily involve touch, which means they are well suited to adapt to online work. However, in person sessions can include touch if requested, or combined with craniosacral work
Sessions are sliding scale $80-100 for an hour. (Note: I try to leave an extra 20 minutes open for integration time if needed)
To book a session or ask any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 742-2613
CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, so that if a session is cancelled with more than 24 hours notice, than no payment is due. If a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, than full payment is due unless due to an emergency. (However, for the first time, this may be waved given understandable circumstances)