Touch Work for Trauma

I just completed my 3 year Somatic Experiencing (SE) Professional training! I am feeling grateful to be skilled to help so many people to heal from developmental, acute and complex trauma by transforming trauma physiology.

In this last 6 day module, we incorporated touch work to enable us to access some of the deepest shock states held in the body, originating from either “big T or little T trauma”, occurring anytime from birth up until recently. We do this by supporting affected joints, diaphragms and the viscera (gut), to allow them to unravel bound survival energy that becomes stuck inside when the nervous system is overwhelmed by traumatic events (we only use this touch technique with consent ~ there are other ways of practicing SE.)

I myself experienced various healings during this recent training via our practice sessions. (Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the tension that is locked inside the body until we experience it’s release!)

Overall, SE supports regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which underlies every aspect of our physical, emotional, and psychological functioning. It also supports mood regulation, the reworking of addictive patterns, and the prevention or resolution of PTSD.

Since trauma can contribute to the formation of many complex syndromes and diseases, SE can also help to unwind challenging health conditions (sometimes with the assistance of other healthcare professionals). SE techniques are further effective in reducing or eliminating chronic pain and trauma-related symptoms presenting in the musculo-skeletal system.

If you would like to learn more about this modality, please feel free to visit my website below and/or the main SE website by clicking here.

May all beings be well and thrive!