Somatic Therapy helps bring unconscious experiences to consciousness. As your therapist, I will guide you towards a fuller experience of your sensations, feelings, movements and emotions.
How Is Somatic Therapy Helpful?
By gaining increased awareness of your unconscious experiences, you can develop greater understanding about how your emotional and psychological patterns were created and reinforced. With this increased awareness of habitual patterns, you can perceive more choices when addressing life issues. In other words, you might become less reactive and more able to respond fully to events in your day.
When an individual experiences this body-mind-spirit connection, he or she becomes more likely to gain a new perspective and achieve resolution of personal issues such as eating disorders, PTSD and relationship issues.
How Will Somatic Therapy Be Used During A Session?
The good news is that a session will feel like a typical therapy session except that – in the moment – I will help you to:
- Keep track of your sensations
- Explore body symptoms
- Notice postural changes and habitual movements
- Bring awareness to your breath
- Embrace grounding and relaxation techniques.
Can Children Benefit From Somatic Therapy?
I use these same techniques with children. Like adults, children want to feel better and have their pain soothed. Children are still very malleable and naturally respond well to Somatic Therapy. This is because it is easier for them to experience their whole self without too many ingrained, habitual patterns getting in the way. I know children can be difficult at times; in somatic therapy, I find them wonderfully open and flexible.
I am trained in Play Therapy, which recognizes that children encounter their world at an experiential rather than cognitive level. Luckily, Play Therapy and Somatic Therapy go hand in hand!
Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation today to learn more about my practice and Somatic Therapy in Boulder, CO.
April Lyons, MA, LPC is a somatic psychotherapist and currently owns a private practice in Boulder, CO. She specializes in PTSD, eating disorders and child counseling. April is trained in TRAUMA INFORMED CARE and is certified as a Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist.