WHAT IS SOMATO-EMOTIONAL RELEASE and SomaCentric DIALOGUING?
Somato-Emotional Release and SomaCentric Dialoguing are two similar forms of bodywork that provides a safe and supportive environment for a person to explore somatic (body) memories or emotions that the body is holding onto. Often this memory or emotion is preventing them from healing from a past injury or trauma, be it physical or emotional.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A safe and sacred space is created for the client specifically with the intention of allowing the body to let go of any emotions or cellular memories that the body does not need any more. Through the use of gentle touch, the practitioner facilitates the client to dialogue with their body to recognize what their body wants the client to know or be aware of. Once the body has ‘been heard,’ the stored memory or emotion can then be released from the body, allowing for the healing process to move forward.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
• Release unwanted or unneeded memories or emotions
• Allow the body to move forward in healing process
• Healing from unresolved health issues
• Improve the progress of other therapies, such as professional counseling or physical therapy
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
The client is asked to ‘look and see’ if there is any area of that body that wants attention or feels different than the rest of the body. Light touch is applied to the body and the client is facilitated in exploring what memory or emotion the body is holding in that area. The client is then supported in determining what action the client can do, that will allow the body to let go of the stored memory or emotion. This process is gentle and compassionate, respecting that traumatic memories do not need to be relived in order to heal from them. Through this emotional release the body is then able to focus its resources on healing, creating mental and emotional clarity, and a stronger sense of well being.
HOW MUCH IS NEEDED?
A single session can provide much relief and allow the client to feel more peaceful and centered. Depending upon the client’s goals, the client may want to receive a series of sessions to help resolve complex or interrelated issues. SomaCentric Dialoguing and Somato-Emotional Release are very beneficial for those who are involved in professional counseling, however it they not a substitute for professional counseling.
Julie McKay Covert, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP
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