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"Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.” 

Peter Levine - Founder of Somatic Experiencing and Author of “Waking the Tiger” and “In an Unspoken Voice”.

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Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy

 

is a present-centered, and experiential healing process which works with the  body’s innate capacity to heal. Together we integrate psychotherapy with  various somatically based healing modalities  in order to  access and heal trauma which is deeply held  in the body. 

 

When trauma is held in the body it often causes us to develop coping strategies which negetively impact our lives. These patterns Include mood disorders, fear of intimacy, difficulty in relationships and in work, and addictions.   Our nervous system becomes dis-regulated from these experiences which keep us from feeling safe in our body.  Most importantly, unprocessed trauma can leave us feeling alone, and isolated .  Our relationship to ourself can feel broken.

 

Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy is informed by the latest neuroscience research related to trauma and attachment theory. Using modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and the Comprehensive Resource Model, we discover together the most effective approach for your healing process. This integration is what makes Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy different from traditional or "talk" therapy. Many of us are aware of how our personal history affects our life but we cannot always translate this awareness to  more lasting change.

Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy can help with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Sexuality issues

  • Substance abuse

  • Work and financial issues

  • Social Anxiety

  • Phobias and OCD

  • Sexual or Physical abuse

  • Relationship/couple's issues

Results include:

  • Deepening connection with oneself and others

  • A sense of empowerment

  • Symptoms of anxiety and depression relieved

  • More courage to take risks and actions - less fearful

  • Improved relationships and increased intimacy

  • Greater self-esteem

  • Renewed creativity

  • Discovering a sense of "flow" and balance in one's life

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