Somatic-based approaches are focused less on the narrative and more on the experience in and of the body. This may involve a combination of methods to create a grounded presence; to notice and intentionally experience sensations, feelings and emotions; and to engage the body with energy/vibration/sound and movement. The goal is to help the body and psyche release energetic blockages caused by past and current experiences.
Somatic Experiencing® is a type of somatic therapy approach that helps to facilitate the completion of your natural trauma response cycle that involves the release of trapped survival energy bound in the body. This is done by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions. The release and integration of this blocked energy in the body helps to bring the nervous system back online, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms and restoring a sense of calm and safety.