Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a process that allows the body to re-regulate its nervous system following a shocking event that disrupts the nervous system.  The SE facilitator gently guides the recipient in processing sensations experienced in the body (i.e. a somatic experience) to completely resolve the trauma that has been stuck in the nervous system.

SE is highly effective for recovery from stressful symptoms experienced as the result of a traumatic event - even if years have passed since the event.

It is effective for treating and resolving the symptoms of various types of trauma, including:

Somatic Experiencing calms the nervous system, restoring inner peace, balance and harmony

Somatic Experiencing calms the nervous system, restoring inner peace, balance and harmony

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • Surgeries
  • Receiving a diagnosis or life-altering news
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Assaults and inescapable attacks
  • Witnessing a disturbing or horrific event
  • Natural and man-made disasters
  • Physical injuries
  • Suffocation, choking, drowning
  • Birth trauma

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress may include:

  • Chronic pain, inability to sleep or relax, easily startled, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, tingling, muscular tension, flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive memories
  • Tendency toward anxiety or panic attacks, mania, rageful outbursts, hyper-vigilance, racing thoughts, worry, being over-reactive
  • Low energy, exhaustion, numbness, low muscle tone, poor digestion, low heart rate or blood pressure, poor immune system function
  • Depression, dissociation, apathy, disconnection in relationship, being under-responsive, avoidance of specific situations

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