The Body's Response

How does the body respond to upset and negative experiences?

Stressful situations, negative thinking, and reactive behaviors create negative responses in the body, known as "dysregulation".  Dysregulation may be experienced as mental (obsessive thoughts, controlling behaviors), physical (pain, medical issues) and emotional (rage, hopelessness).  These responses tend to lead to a vicious cycle of suffering and disempowerment.

Breathing, tracking sensations, and therapeutic touch are self-regulating techniques used in somatic work that ultimately recondition the brain. This approach offers us the ability to interrupt negative cycles, build awareness and gain inner freedom.  This process helps heal the relationship you have with yourself, creating more authenticity and truth.   It supports your physical body as well as your mental, emotional and spiritual self.  

Investing in you is an expression of self-love, self-care, and self-respect. Recognizing and honoring the body’s innate wisdom and intelligence promotes a sense of new life, new resources, and new hope. 

Self-forgiveness and self-love

“PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) should be relabeled as PTSR (Post Traumatic Stress Response) because your symptoms are a normal response to what happened to you and they are not disorders!”  - Peter Levine, Ph.D.

We are energy and everything around us is energy.  Hence, our system is always responding, shifting or reacting to what we are thinking, what we are doing and who we are with.  This treatment is powerfully effective.  It promotes change; from surviving to living, from deprivation to abundance.  Relational trauma requires relational healing.


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