Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a body-awareness approach to trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine, a biophysicist and psychologist, after more than 40 years of observation, research, and practice. Taught and practiced around the world, SE is based on the belief that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE therapy restores regulation, enabling people to recover a sense of being whole, alive, and connected to self and others.
What does an SE session look like? The answer is as varied as individual clients and therapists. SE is not a rigid protocol but rather a framework for understanding how people respond to threat and how that threat response is stored in the body.
SE can help you integrate traumatic experiences without reliving them or becoming overwhelmed. Through this process, you can increase your capacity to cope with stress and challenge while staying present.
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