Somatic Therapy is a powerful healing modality for trauma resolution.
Our approach to Somatic Healing
At Compass Healing, our hope for somatic therapy is to foster the mind-body connection using a combination of approaches tailored to each client. Each persons trauma response is unique, as are their their mental and physical needs. If you are living with persistent stress, unresolved trauma, or PTSD, somatic psychotherapy and related treatments can be a great option.
SOMATIC REGULATION AND RESILIENCE TOUCH
Specialty focus and training within somatic training modalities include Developmental RUPTURE & REPAIR, Touch Training: Somatic Resilience and Regulation Touch Skills Training for Early Developmental Trauma. This means, we will work together to create more regulation from the body up through the use of touch on the kidney/adrenals, brainstem, layers of the body, gut, joints, feet, and diaphragms.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH | Nutritional Therapy
As somatic trauma resolution therapists, we incorporate and inform our work with how the systems of the body are doing after trauma and chronic stress through assessing nutrition, gut-issues, circadian rhythm issues and what can be done to lesson the load on your system so you can heal. While we are not doctors and do not prescribe or treat medical conditions, we will recommend and connect you to well trained practitioners for medicine and work collaboratively to help you get healing with organic or stress-developed conditions.
The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock or "activation", which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. This approach underlies all the other treatment approaches we use. In sessions we are assessing how the body may be stuck in a survival state, through a relational atmosphere of safety and attunement that allows for tracking and allowing sensations, feelings, impulses, and memories in the body and facilitating the re-emergence of our natural, inherent resiliency and healing systems to come back on line.
Specialty focus and training within somatic training modalities include Developmental RUPTURE & REPAIR, Touch Training: Somatic Resilience and Regulation Touch Skills Training for Early Developmental Trauma, and Attachment-Focused EMDR.
"What I didn't THINK was trauma was actually deeply traumatic to my body"