“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)
- 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 not a psychotherapist. Depending on your circumstances, I may recommend that you work with a 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 someone else.
The body goes into defense mode anytime it perceives that its safety is threatened. 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 ever 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®, a body based method for releasing trauma and accumulated stress which was developed 45+ years ago by Peter A. Levine, PhD.
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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.
Kelly & Connor