Somatic Experiencing Therapy in Georgia and Minnesota
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of therapy that focuses on the body's natural ability to heal from trauma. It was developed by Peter Levine, a psychiatrist, and researcher who studied the ways in which animals naturally discharge and recover from intense or threatening experiences.
SE therapy is based on the idea that trauma is stored in the body as energy that has not been fully processed or released. This stored energy can manifest as physical symptoms, such as tension, pain, or discomfort, as well as emotional and behavioral problems. SE therapy aims to help individuals release this stored energy and resolve the underlying trauma.
During SE therapy, I help you focus on your physical sensations and gradually release the stored energy through a series of techniques, such as slow, mindful movement, breathing exercises, and guided imagery. I may also use verbal processing to help you understand and integrate your experiences.
SE therapy is often used to treat trauma-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. It can also be helpful for addressing physical symptoms that may be related to unresolved trauma, such as chronic pain or tension.
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Somatic Experiencing Therapy and Mother-Daughter Trauma
I am a therapist who helps individuals understand and heal from the emotional wounds of their mother-daughter relationships.
Using Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapy, I support families and individuals in addressing trauma within mother-daughter relationships because it focuses on the body's natural healing processes and can help individuals release stored physical and emotional energy related to the trauma. This can be particularly beneficial for addressing the trauma that has been stored in the body, as it can help individuals to resolve the underlying trauma and release any physical symptoms that may be related to it.
In the context of mother-daughter relationships, SE therapy can help to address patterns of behavior or communication that may be related to past traumas. By focusing on the physical sensations and experiences of the present moment, SE therapy can help mothers and daughters to become more aware of their own needs and emotions and to develop healthier ways of relating to one another.
SE therapy may also be helpful for building stronger, more resilient mother-daughter relationships by helping each party to develop greater self-awareness and to improve their ability to manage their emotions and reactions to challenging situations. This can lead to more effective communication and a greater sense of connection within the mother-daughter relationship.