What are Somatic Therapies?

Somatic therapies take a holistic view of the mind body and understand that these two are not separate. All of our experience is held in our bodies and sometimes simply talking is not enough.  Through slowing down and paying attention to sensation,  felt emotions and the lived experience we can learn to connect more deeply to ourselves.  

Some modern thinkers in the field are Peter Levine, Pat Ogden and Elaine Miller-Karas. Click here for more resources. 


Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Trauma Resiliency Model is a mind-body approach that helps to bring back a sense of balance after traumatic experiences.  There are big "T" traumas such as childhood abuse, sexual abuse, acts of violence, wars and natural disasters. There are also little "t" traumas such as dental procedures, minor car accidents or life changes. We will often develop various symptoms as a result of these experiences - anxiety, panic difficulty sleeping, nightmares, intrusive imagery, depression, or numbness. Working with the nervous system via the felt sense we are able to stabilize, process the trauma and find resiliency within. 


Community Resiliency Model (CRM) 

CRM is a set of wellness skills that are helpful for anyone who wants to feel more balanced and whole.  They are skills that you can learn and use in your day to day life to connect back in with your sensations and your felt experience. 

To learn more, head to the Trauma Resource Institutes's website.