APPROACHES - Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a psychobiological trauma resolution therapy founded by Dr. Peter Levine. SE trauma therapy effectively includes and addresses the vital role of addressing physiological experience of trauma. Until recently most trauma therapy has focused on our thought processes, feelings and behaviours. This approach has been helpful for many. However, in my own work with clients I found many of them held great cognitive awareness yet continue to feel stuck in their own fight, flight or freeze responses.
SE has provided the framework to work with safely releasing and transforming trauma energy from the body. The safe release of this energy allows for a resolution of the trauma without having to re-live traumatic memories, and to experience renewed quality of life.