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Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing is a body-centered therapy approach aimed at resolving trauma by focusing on bodily sensations. It helps release stored trauma energy to restore the body's natural equilibrium.

About SE

Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-centered therapeutic model used in a variety of professions - psychotherapy, medicine, coaching, teaching and yoga therapy - to treat trauma and stress-related disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices and medical biophysics, with over forty years of clinical application, spearheaded by Dr. Peter A. Levine.

The SE approach releases traumatic shock, essential for transforming post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional and attachment wounds during early development. It assesses where a person is “stuck” in fight, flight or freeze responses, and offers clinical tools for resolving these frozen physiological states.

SE is frequently used to help clients who have experienced trauma related to war, natural disasters, invasive medical interventions, physical and sexual assault, emotional abuse, neglect and complex enduring trauma.

By observing and noting how trauma manifests itself in the bodies of the people we work with, we can more effectively target the root causes of trauma symptoms.


Currently, I'm providing this service as a "pay what you want" ($0 to $130) option while I finalize my training.

Reading List

  • In An Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

  • An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey by Peter Levine

  • Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma by Kathy Kain & Stephen Terrell

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