“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi
During a Somatic Experiencing® session, I work with you using various tools* (see below) to help your nervous system settle down so you can rest, recover, and generally begin to feel more safe. As your body, specifically your nervous system, begins to rest, you learn or re-learn to recognize a sense of well-being. As this happens, we are able to do the deeper work of gently releasing stress energy that’s ‘stuck’ in your nervous system.
What’s possible is an increase in your capacity for managing everyday issues. You begin to feel better for longer periods and your life shifts to a fuller sense of goodness and ease.
*Tools: Below is a list some of the tools we may use to get started. You will always have a choice about which tools we employ during your sessions.
- Various Mindfulness, Grounding, and Presence Techniques
- Safe and Sound Protocol – a listening protocol. Click here for more info
- Somatic Touch (table Work) – non-manipulative contact to regulate your nervous system
After SE sessions, clients report feeling…
An increased sense of goodness in their life
More energy to manage life’s tasks
Less stress in relationships
An ability to handle things that were previously difficult
A deeper more profound sense of themselves
Renewed clarity and ability to accomplish goals
Somatic Experiencing can help you to…
Feel less stuck or overwhelmed
Overcome stress, worry, or anxiety
Be less reactive in stressful situations
*I am a certified Life Coach and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. I’m not a psychotherapist. Depending on your circumstances, I may recommend that you work with a licensed counselor or therapist in addition to having sessions with me. Or, I may refer you to another practitioner if I feel your needs are better served by another professional.
“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside of ourselves.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk
The body goes into defense mode anytime it perceives that its safety is threatened. The body uses neuroception to detect whether it is safe or not – this happens unconsciously. When we experience stress, our body responds by flipping on its stress physiology and sending our nervous system into ‘fight, flight, or freeze’. Prolonged or repeated experiences of stress can keep the body’s stress physiology turned on. Long periods of stress or the lack of fully recovering from a trauma can – over time – make us sick or at the very least diminish our life force and reduce our sense of ease in life. The nervous system can become dysregulated, making it hard to calm down OR get ourselves moving toward the things we want to accomplish in life. The method I use to support my clients is Somatic Experiencing® and Somatic Touch: body based methods for releasing trauma and accumulated stress.Somatic Experiencing® was developed 45+ years ago by Peter A. Levine, PhD.
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Start with a free Discovery Session
New clients: Book a complimentary Discovery Session. We’ll meet via Zoom video or chat on the phone for 20-30 minutes about what you need and how I can help.
Somatic Experiencing Session
$125 | 60 Minute Session
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“Working with Katie has been a transformative experience. She is a wonderful teacher and a kind and thoughtful guide. SE Coaching is experiential so creating a safe environment is important. Katie’s sessions are grounded and gentle and I feel like my time with her has created lasting change in my life. I am more open to new experiences.
I don’t retreat like I used to and I feel more confident in my ability to handle whatever life throws my way.
Katie took me by the hand and guided me on a path I had passed over time and again.
“I have long-term experience in meditation and bodywork and yet I felt I held some shock trauma in my system. I felt that Somatic Experiencing would help me release the trauma. Katie provided me with tools to deal with the energy charge of shock trauma which helped me to feel safe. Katie has a lot of qualities that facilitate healing in a professional way. She has long-term experience and knowledge in the field and she also is well organized, caring, attentive and heart centered. By the way, Katie is awesome! I feel safe enough now and have some really great tools to take with me. I am so thankful for Katie’s help!”
Connor and I have a better basis of communication now. He has also started to recognize his strengths and take pride in them. He commented that working with Katie was a lot more fun than he thought and said, “I like Ms. Katie!” I understand myself and my son so much better now. I definitely recommend Katie and her services, both for children and their moms who are having difficulty coping with this overwhelming world of ours. I so appreciate Katie, her clarity, intuition, the ability to speak to my son in a way that he felt safe and able to share, and the way she has of connecting all the dots.