Healing Trauma with Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Experience lasting relief from trauma and stress with Somatic Experiencing (SE), a body-oriented therapeutic approach that has been proven effective for over four decades. With SE, you improve nervous system regulation, decrease disassociation and overwhelm, and achieve greater overall well-being. Whether you're struggling with PTSD, early developmental trauma, or everyday stress, SE can help you to heal and find lasting relief.

How Somatic Experiencng works:

Somatic Experiencing is based on a multidisciplinary understanding of stress physiology, psychology, biology, neuroscience, and indigenous healing practices. It works by gently guiding individuals to develop tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions, ultimately helping them to release stored energy and turn off the body's threat response. 

SE can be supportive for wide range of issues including:

  1. PTSD: SE can be particularly effective for helping individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to resolve traumatic shock and the "fight, flight, or freeze" responses that can be triggered by trauma.

  2. Birth and early developmental trauma: SE can help individuals to address and heal from events that occurred during the early stages of life and may have had an impact on their implicit body memories and relational tendencies.
  3. Everyday anxiety and stress: In addition to more severe forms of trauma, SE can also be helpful for reducing everyday anxiety and stress, promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being.

Somatic Experiencing specifically addresses:

  • Accidents
  • falls, and surgeries
  • Emotional and physical abuse and neglect
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Birth and developmental trauma
  • Chronic pain and chronic health issues
  • Medical trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting challenges
  • Panic and phobias
  • Grief and heartbreak 

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Healing Attachment Wounds

Father holding child on beach above his headUnlock the power of healing and connection with DARE - the Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience. Our science-backed approach addresses the root cause of attachment trauma, helping you overcome the negative effects of early childhood experiences and build healthier relationships. Using a unique combination of attachment theory, trauma resolution techniques, and cutting-edge neuroscience, DARE gives you the tools and techniques you need to change negative patterns and develop a secure, fulfilling connection with yourself and others. The emotional bond between an infant and primary caregiver is crucial for a child's emotional regulation and connection. When a child's needs are met, a secure attachment is formed, but when unmet, it can lead to insecure attachment styles such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized attachment. But the good news is, attachment styles can change and relational healing is possible. Our biology is wired for connection and healing, but it can't be done alone. With DARE's support, you'll have the opportunity to experience corrective relational experiences and pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling future. Say goodbye to feeling alone and disconnected and hello to a brighter, more fulfilling future with DARE.

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The Benefits of Supportive Touch 

Unlock the power of healing touch with our SE and DARE sessions. Our approach incorporates gentle, nurturing touch to help you reconnect with your body and regulate your emotions. Whether you've experienced trauma or simply haven't had access to healthy touch, safe touch can help to heal attachment wounds and reprogram your body's natural ability to calm and heal itself through co-regulation. 

*Please know supportive touch is completely optional and only used if desired by the client.

Hear From Our Clients...

Somatic Experiencing with Allison has been a total game changer. Allison holds safe space to touch on fear and anxiety, then guides you back to a feeling of safety, helping you connect pathways that you may not otherwise have access to on your own. A...Read More