SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® TRAUMA THERAPY SESSIONS IN CENTRAL LONDON
Dr Peter Levine’s pioneering approach to overcoming stress, shock and trauma
Somatic Experiencing (SE for short) is an empowerment model. It is a natural body-awareness approach to healing life's big blows. Difficult experiences can either keep us shut down and stuck, or be used – like transforming base metal into gold – to make us stronger, wiser, happier. It focuses on inviting flow where there is fixation/freeze.
More a training than therapy, SE teaches us how to turn our traumas into hopeful new beginnings. Hopeful because we ourselves do the freeing work of overcoming our hurts, anger and pain. Of forgiving the past and discovering its hidden gifts.
Where traditional talking therapy may be said to have scratched the surface of untangling me from the harrowing symptoms of complex trauma, SE met me at my core with an elegant simplicity. "You've completely changed" said my mother.
How does it work?
Focused on the felt-sense (body) above thoughts and emotions (mind), SE encourages us to listen closely to all of ourselves, without judgement. With skilful listening, innate new possibilities for recovery and wholeness are revealed.
Awareness strengthens our upper brain, through which we may feel calm and in harmony with ourselves and our environment. The lower or reptilian brain governs the fight/flight/freeze response and is wired to keep us fearful - and thus protected: 'This happened to you once. So better be prepared for it to happen again.'
SE helps gradually shift lanes from living a life governed by the past, to leading a rich new life rooted in the now, open to the limitless possibilities ahead.
What to expect
You're welcome to book a free consultation by phone to ask me questions.
If you book a paid session, I'll email you a data protection law-compliant consent form and brief questionnaire to help understand what's been happening to you. When we meet, we'll have a further opportunity to understand what you wish to resolve, how that might happen, and how long it may take.
Weekly or fortnightly sessions are recommended, as best suits you.
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