The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.
SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.
I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and I combine this work with Inner Relationship Focusing, Integral Somatic Psychology, and Karuna® Holy Fire® Reiki healing. This work can be done on, as well as off, the body; in-person and online. Currently I am only seeing clients online via Zoom. The Somatic Experiencing/Trauma Institute