How do I know if Somatic Therapy is for me?
In some circumstances, traditional talk therapy hasn’t been an effective process. In other words, some people have a hard time naming their emotions, telling cohesive narratives or expressing themselves. Instead imagery, tensions, bodily sensations and more can be explored providing a gateway to feelings and impulses. Gentle guidance often lends to finding language for experiences. As a result, greater awareness and growth develop into enhanced communication, assertion and empowerment.
In addition, many clients seeking somatic therapy often report prior experiences working with a therapist. Some say that they reached a natural ending to a therapeutic relationship. Others feel as if they’ve “plateaued” where talking about their issues and identifying patterns hasn’t led to the changes they want. Still seeking relief, somatic approaches often bring about new behaviors, possibilities, beliefs, meaning-making etc.