Stress, threats, and gentle shock are something we all are exposed to many times in our lives and fortunately, our body is equipped to handle this. Sometimes we even become wiser from such events or learn how to avoid stress, threats, and gentle shocks.
If we then are exposed to violent or multiple shocks, the body’s natural ability to move forward may be disabled. In this case, there is a risk that the shock to the system becomes trapped, limiting our self-expression and preventing us from living life to the full.
The therapy consists of working with the body’s innate healing resources, restoring balance to the nervous system, and dissolving the reactions caused by trauma, allowing the individual to live life free of troublesome symptoms and restrictions.
Here are a few examples of trauma
- PTSD / CPTSD
- Sexual abuse
- Falls (i.e. ski, bike, or similar)
- Car Accident
- Violence, physical and mental verbally (bullying)
- Severe rejection, death, loss of job, unexpected divorce, breaks in the family
- Failure of physical defense (not being able to defend against the threat)
The symptoms can appear as:
- Constant crying
- Over Still / hyper – running away from the felt sense
- Lack of contact and attention to your own body
If you or someone you know can recognize any of the above and would like to work with it, you are welcome to get in contact. It’s never too late to work with trauma. Not even many years later.
Somatic Experiencing® method was developed by Peter A. Levine Ph. D, psychologist and biophysics ‘cist. He studied the animals’ response to stress and threats to their lives and wondered why they were not traumatized.
From a lifelong study of animal and human activity reactions and our nervous system function, which we largely have in common with animals, he has developed Somatic Experiencing® as a method.