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What is Somatic Therapy?
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Our therapists are certified and experienced, specializing in a range of techniques, from mindfulness to movement therapy. Each has a unique blend of expertise in psychotherapy and body-focused healing techniques.
The Benefits of Somatic Therapy
Somatic therapy offers a transformative approach to healing that bridges the gap between mind and body. It empowers individuals to explore and release physical manifestations of emotional distress, improving emotional regulation and deeper self-awareness.
This therapeutic method is particularly effective in addressing anxiety, stress, and trauma-related symptoms, fostering resilience and a stronger connection to one’s physical being. Whether online or in-person, integrating mind-body techniques, somatic therapy not only aids in alleviating mental health challenges but also enhances overall well-being, promoting a harmonious balance essential for holistic health and personal growth.
frequently asked questions about somatic therapy
Unlike traditional talk therapy that primarily focuses on discussion and cognitive insights, somatic therapy involves the physical body in the healing process. It integrates talk therapy with body-centered techniques to address both mental and physical aspects of well-being.
Somatic therapy is effective in treating a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and chronic pain. It’s particularly beneficial for those who have experienced trauma, as it addresses the physical manifestations of trauma in the body.
In a somatic therapy session, you can expect a combination of talk therapy and physical exercises. This may include mindfulness, movement exercises, breathing techniques, and guided attention to bodily sensations to help release tension and improve emotional well-being.
A typical somatic therapy session lasts between 50 to 60 minutes, similar to traditional therapy sessions. However, the duration can vary based on the therapist’s approach and the client’s needs.
Somatic therapy helps manage stress and anxiety by teaching individuals to recognize and regulate bodily responses associated with these emotions. Techniques like breathwork and body-awareness exercises are used to release tension and cultivate a calmer, more balanced state of mind, providing practical tools for everyday stress management.
The number of sessions needed varies greatly depending on individual circumstances, goals, and the nature of the issues being addressed. Some people see improvements within a few sessions, while others may engage in long-term therapy.
Somatic therapy can be beneficial for most people, but it’s particularly effective for those who have found traditional talk therapy to be insufficient. It’s always recommended to consult with a qualified therapist to determine if somatic therapy is the right approach for your needs.
A referral from a doctor is not typically required to start somatic therapy unless your insurance provider requires one for coverage purposes. You can contact a somatic therapist directly to begin your journey.
Yes, somatic therapy can be conducted virtually, especially for the talk therapy components. Some physical exercises and techniques can also be adapted for virtual sessions, although in-person sessions might offer a more holistic experience.
Somatic therapy is generally considered safe. However, like any therapeutic practice, it may bring up intense emotions or physical sensations. A qualified therapist will guide you through these experiences safely and supportively.