S O M A T I C E X P E R I E N C I N G
somatic experiencing (SE) is a modality that focuses on healing trauma + chronic stress.
feel free to bring a topic you would like to explore. there will also be a space to see what wants to emerge once we include your body in the conversation.
if you want to know more about SE, i have put together more information below.
please note: i am still in training and will graduate around september 2023.
+ zoom, online
> supporter 250/h
> general 80/h
> qtbipoc 30/h
your body + the tools we use
in the first sessions you will get to know how we work together.
you will experience how we build and expand your awareness about
- how you know you here + present
- how you know when you are activated
- your relationship to general body sensations, emotions + body movements/postures
some elements that are generally present in each session:
1 - you can choose what you want to explore
2 - i am here to join you in this journey
3 - we work with what is emerging in each moment.
4 - re-telling of an incident can be one option to guide a session,
5 - but we give your body a comfortable space to tell the story, too:
- we observe how you hold your body,
- what movements want to emerge,
- what sensations and emotions you notice, and what happens when they get to take up space: this is the autonomous nervous system speaking! :)
6 - i will track and guide your activations and down-regulations:
while some sessions might reach higher intensities if you choose to go there and i feel it is appropriate, a lot of very valuable work is also done in the 'low' intensity frequencies.
7 - it is not necessary to explore specific topics literally:
exploring just the emotions and sensations that emerge is possible too.
what is trauma? an example:
imagine an animal going into a freeze state
while being chased by a predator.
by pretending to be dead,
the predator might lose interest and walk away.
once the animal comes out of the freeze state,
you can observe how it is shaking its body:
with this shaking, the nervous system completes its cycle
from (a) walking around without threat
to (b) fight/flight to (c) freeze,
back to (a) walking around without threat.
the animal can move on.
trauma is created when this 'shaking' cannot happen:
the cycle cannot complete,
the experience gets stuck in the nervous system,
impacting the nervous system's capacity
to react appropriately in the future.
with that, SE could be seen as creating experiences for your nervous system that aid you in completing past trauma cycles.