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SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

A revolutionary approach to healing trauma

  "Trauma is a fact of life.  It does not, however, have to be a life sentence."

- Dr. Peter Levine

 

After many years of training and experience, I developed a unique treatment approach using a combination of psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Experiencing touch and grief work, together with spiritual and intuitive resources. This blended approach is gentle, healing and restorative. Sessions are dynamic.  Sessions often bring immediate relief.    

In session, we spend just enough time on "the story" and focus more on how the body responds. Somatic work is very different than traditional talk therapy.  There is no need to revisit painful experiences; the focus of treatment is to regulate the nervous system.  This process is effective in resolving symptoms and restoring inner peace.  Our primary focus is to invite relief by calming (regulating) the system and by creating energetic space so that the body can do what it is designed to do, heal.  When the nervous system is less stressed (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) and more resourced, it has a greater capacity to function, heal and thrive.   Although I work with many people who are healing from a wide range of issues, a significant part of my practice is working with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, sexual abuse and unresolved grief.  In addition, I work with many clinicians who are on their own healing journey. 

The conscious mind determines one's actions, the unconscious mind determines one's reactions. This approach focuses more on the body's memory.  This body-based approach is geared towards releasing the body's emotional conditioning and reactions that interfere with life today.

I have offices in Stamford and Southbury CT.  Please call 203-966-5509 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Blessings,

Valerie Candela 

 

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