Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)
SE is a gentle experiential method of resolving trauma, healing form Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other mental, emotional, and physical health challenges that are held in the body.
SE does not require talking about the traumatic experience(s). In fact, it's not even necessary to remember the trauma, since SE works with what is held in the body, as felt in the here and now.
There is a "mindfulness" component to SE that fits very well with the Buddhist and Advitic mindfulness training I had before training in SE, in that we practice noticing what's present in the body, letting go of attachment to the thoughts, and being present in the moment. However, it is very important that I make clear that part of this work is understanding that the body, even the present moment can be a frightening place those of us with trauma (even if we don't remember it), and I meet each person where they are at, right now. At first, being present may be a simple as noticing the room. There is no right or wrong in this work, and each person begins where they are at on each day they arrive. We will progress as we go, at your pace.
I have completed one year of Somatic Experiencing (SE) training.
Learn more about SE here.
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference" (source). I am a fully trained EMDR Therapist. This amazing method, which is endorsed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the World Health Organization, US Department of Health and Human Services, and others, in a highly effective tool for resolving trauma.
I am a fully trained EMDR Therapist.
Learn more about EMDR here.
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We are a part of nature and the land, of the deep and ancient stories that live in it, whether we know it consciously or not. When we become separated from our sense of place, nature, and the land, we become separated from ourselves, as well.
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