The body is a store house of information which records every event (good or bad) which transpires in your life. These body memories are largely embedded in the tissues and sinews of your muscles and cartilage and bones.
On its own the body creates coping mechanisms for trauma based events, however there are times where intervention is needed to resolve certain issues especially when these coping mechanisms are inconvenient for the client.
Somatics and body based therapy is a system of interrupting otherwise unproductive and destructive coping mechanisms from the body to allow for the client to release trapped or locked trauma within their body and their nervous system.
What that looks like is a hands on approach to creating the bridge between the Initial Sensitizing Event (ISE) and the present coding which the client is experiencing for the opportunity to release Trauma baggage and promote body based healing.
Practitioners of this therapy path usually work in conjunction with a Counsellor to ensure unwanted abreactions are handled right there and then.
This type of therapy is indicated for people who have been in serious accidents, rape victims, victims of abuse, and individuals who are experiencing Psycho-somatic effects from past events such as adult bed-wetting and nervous ticks.
Practitioners of this approach may employ Lucia Light therapy and Hypnosis as a therapeutic aid to speed up the progress of resolving their clients’ challenges.
Somatic practitioners usually work in conjunction with a counsellor to ensure that any unwanted abreactions are resolved on the spot.