Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The Somatic Experiencing approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming posttraumatic stress disorder and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. The Somatic Experiencing approach offers a framework to assess where a person is stuck in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.
Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2012