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SomatoEmotional Release is a therapeutic process that helps rid the
mind and body of residual effects of past trauma associated with
Joint research efforts by Dr. John Upledger and
biophysicist Dr. Zvi Karni led to the discovery that the body often
retains (rather than dissipates) physical forces, and often the
accompanying emotional energy, triggered by physiological,
psychological, emotional or spiritual trauma.
As the body heals, it
can isolate or wall off, this energy into what is called an “energy
Although a body can initially adapt to the presence of this
“energy cyst”, eventually the body weakens or tires of this
accommodation and can develop symptoms of pain, dysfunction or emotional
stress in response.
The goal of an somatoemotional release session is a comfortable holistic
mind-body approach to dissipate the residual effects of past trauma and
negative emotional experiences from the mind, body, and spirit and to
gain insight as to how that held trauma is influencing their physical
and emotional health.
The SomatoEmotional Release process requires
sensitivity and expertise on the part of the therapist and a positive
attitude and trust from the client.
Our CST and SER practitioners has had advanced training in
CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release and is prepared to
help guide you through the process of more deeply understanding and
releasing emotional trauma which might include:
- violent assaults
- sexual, emotional or physical abuse
- post-traumatic stress
- childhood traumas
- traumatic relationship issues
- and other more common experiences that have overwhelmed your
ability to heal and move on.
What to Expect During a Session
Subtle body work is combined with dialogue to assist the process of
release and to increase an awareness of your “inner self.” This work
truly accesses and assists the body in healing that very powerful and
basic “mind-body connection”, facilitating healing at the source level
of the pain or problem.
Sometimes, an awareness or association of past
trauma may arise during the course of a craniosacral session and the
release progresses within the framework of the physical bodywork being
done during that session.
Or, as larger issues become apparent,
several focused sessions might be helpful to fully and safely allow the
body to release the effects of the held physical/emotional trauma.
Our body, mind, spirit, on all levels, works toward balance.
Healing one's emotions is
interwoven with healing in the physical body and as well as the
spiritual realm. Emotions are carried throughout the body and manifest
in a wide variety of physical symptoms, belief structures, and
Stress in one's daily life is carried in the
physiology of the body.
Through working with the body, one can gain
awareness, insight, and healing by recognizing that one's "symptoms"
are part of a bigger picture. Every being, on some level, has a story
that yearns to be told and compassionately heard, not only in the
presence of another but most importantly through itself.
to be present to one's own physical body, emotions, thoughts, and
spiritual connections in life-supportive ways can have profound effects
on one's general health and wellness. The healing process is a journey that takes us ever deeper
into ourselves, sometimes involving discovering old patterns or injuries
that we thought were no longer affecting us.
While we cannot change
the past, we can change the emotional charge and energetic hold the
past continues to have on us; how it affects our actions and
interpretations of how the world works, enabling us to renegotiate the
meaning and release the held energy of the trauma.
This inner work
approach assists and empowers us to use the trauma as a catalyst, and
as a transformative experience.
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