Somatic therapy is a form of body-centered therapy that examines the mind-body connection and uses psychotherapy and physiotherapy for total healing. In addition to talk treatment, somatic therapists use mind and body activities and other physical methods to relieve tension that is negatively affecting your physical and emotional health.
Somatic therapy can help people who undergo anxiety, stress, depression, sadness, addictions, relationship problems, and problems related to trauma and abuse. Those whose traditional medicine is not helping with chronic physical pain, indigestion, and other medical problems may also help from somatic therapy.
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What to expect
Somatic therapy combines talk therapy with therapy that is sometimes seen as an alternative form of physiotherapy. The therapist will help you relive memories of the traumatic experience and will pay attention to any physical reactions you may experience after the memories have recovered.
Physical techniques such as relaxation activities, deep breathing, and meditation can help relieve indications. Some of the physical assistance techniques that can be used in somatic therapy include dancing, gymnastics, yoga, or other types of exercise, voice exercises, and massage.
How It Works
The theory behind somatic therapy is that the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all related and connected. As a result, the stress of past emotional and traumatic events affects the central nervous system and can cause changes in the body and even in body language.