Somatic Experiencing: More Resilience and Ease...
Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing™ (SE), a body-oriented approach for healing trauma, to regulate the nervous system and to release shock trauma. Our organismic self is designed to thrive, survive and to orient towards resilience and health.
SE can support capacity and containment so we’re not overwhelmed by activations that may include unresolved shock traumas, and accumulated stressful life events and so forth.
Rather than habitually shutting down which can contribute to physical symptoms, our nervous system can come back to rest/digest/repair after high activations. We can tolerate more expansion/goodness.
SE can help us to unbrace so that our bodies can process stuck survival energies. SE touch work, which can be done remotely, is especially helpful for this. Our life force can then flow with more ease.
If there’s been shock traumas like physical and sexual abuse, car accidents, falls, war, etc, supporting the nervous system to complete naturally wired self-protective responses is vital to allow disempowering internal states to shift.
I've learned from my SE teachers that trauma is in the nervous system, not the event which means that working with one trauma can help resolve other traumas- we don't need to work through every trauma to regain coherence in our nervous system.
I offer clients stabilization tools which they can do on their own to help down-regulate uncomfortable high charge states, to retrain their nervous system for safety bit by bit.
"Trauma is not what happened to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an
empathetic listener. "
“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.”
Peter A Levine, PhD
Developer of Somatic Experiencing®