What is Somatic Movement Therapy?

The word Somatic comes from Greek, soma or living body, and defines the first person lived experience of being embodied, or how it feels to be you from your inner sensory experience.

Perception, emotion and thought all have a physical basis. Even the word feeling tells us of the essence of body sensation in emotional experience.  In somatic therapy all talking and experiences are referenced back to the body in the present moment.  Maintaining safety, (as recognized through the autonomic nervous system), allows you to utilize these experiences generating a natural healing response to pain or trauma.

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You may come in to see me because of a physical condition, like chronic low back pain or an emotional one, depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges. No matter where you begin Somatic Therapy facilitates the normal integration of the body and the mind, which are often split in our cultural and medical approaches.

I am registered as a Somatic Movement Therapist through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).  I utilize many different modalities in my work; Bodynamic Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement, Sensory Integration, Sensorimotor Pyschotherapy, Psychodrama, Developmental Movement, Laban Analysis, Interpersonal Neurobiology,  (see training and background page).  I do not do massage and all touch in your session with me is minimal and only with your full consent.

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