Embodiment as a Practice of Care
What is Somatic work?
Somatic consultations primarily focus on tracking inwardly and being present to the bodies sensate experience. Unlike top-down therapeutic processes, with the body on board, we don’t so much need to ‘know’ or understand. The invitation is to feel, yield to and be with what arises moment to moment, receiving the bodies cues as information.
These practices heed to the bodies innate capacity for renegotiation and release. When we are able to feel states, to track and trust, we participate in the discharge of bound energy we often work so hard to keep at bay and the organization of what remains follows. Often, and over time, we are left with more capacity and physiological resilience.
What will we do together?
We work with what is not necessarily “sensible” to the linear or logical mind. Our curiosity is about the bodies story, the story of the nervous system, the different layers and levels of consciousness and slowing this all way down. This setting of pace can allow for things to surface that may not ordinarily if we use the mechanisms of mind. Through these surfacing’s, connection points can be made that might not otherwise, lending themselves to meaning making and poignant insight.
If it beckons and will provide support, we can integrate the intermodal arts to deepen confrontation, release, and integration cycles. This could be through movement, storytelling, poetics, drawing, or any other art modality that feels compelling to you personally.
You can bring a specific event or come as you are.
I primarily work through the lens of Somatic Experiencing and the Tamalpa LifeArt process – both trainings I am currently enrolled in. Sessions can happen via teleheath. Prices range from $60-120 per session. Sessions are 50-55 minutes.
Together we can
- attend to past traumatic events that feel “stuck” in the body
- confront our body stories, change & release
- attune to sensate experience & deepen embodiment
- regulate the nervous system
- separate what happened then from now
- increase self-regulation & orienting
- release & integrate thwarted fight, freeze & flee responses
- become resourced internally & with the arts
- and more.