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About Somatic Therapy
Somatic therapy, also known as somatic experiencing therapy, aims to treat mental and emotional health issues through the connection of mind and body. This body-centric approach works by helping to release stress, tension, and trauma from the body.
What makes somatic therapy different from other therapeutic modalities such as cognitive-behavioural therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy is that somatic therapy incorporates body-oriented modalities such as dance, breathwork, and meditation to support mental healing, while other types of therapy are concerned only with the mind. In addition, many somatic therapy sessions include talk therapy and mind-body exercises in tandem. Somatic therapy operates off the idea that what happens to you in your life is stored not only in your mind but also in your body. By focusing on both the physical sensations in your body and the discussion of your problems, it is a comprehensive approach to therapy.
Some of the mental health issues that somatic therapy is used for include:
- Trauma (PTSD)
It is often used to help mitigate the mental health impact of living with a chronic or serious medical condition.
Because of its focuses on grounding and mindfulness, this therapy can be an effective option for anyone looking to get more in touch with themselves and their experiences in life.
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