Somatic Therapy

@ Soma Clinic

Somatic Therapy as offered at Soma Clinic has been developed by our Director, Natalia Rachel. It combines both talk therapy and touch therapy with a relational approach.

How do the sessions begin?

 During a session, your practitioner will be speaking to you to understand:

  • Your story
  • Your Symptoms
  • Your goals
  • Somatic Sensations that may relate
  • Unprocessed emotions and unhelpful beliefs
  • Your relationships

Ultimately, they are looking to illuminate patterns to understand ‘how’ you are and ‘why’ you are.

What happens on the table?

After talking, you will move onto the treatment table for some touch work. The touch used is gentle, safe, trauma-informed and responsive. The intention of the session is to increase your body’s sense of safety.

Through the experience of safety, you may be able to:

  • Reduce/Switch off neurophysiological danger signals
  • Connect to sensations in the body and allow them to transform
  • Explore suppressed emotions and experiences
  • Make sense of your present and past experience

On the table some things you may experience include:

  • Relaxation
  • Changes in breath
  • Sleep
  • Awareness of sensations in the body
  • Twitching
  • Unwinding of the neck and head
  • Tingling in the feet or hands
  • Emotions
  • Memories
  • Tears
  • Coughing

These are all normal responses to somatic therapy and indicate that you are responding well to the session.

After the session…

After your experience on the table, you will sit and speak with your practitioner to integrate and make sense of the experience.

After a session you may feel:

  • Relaxed
  • Tired
  • Emotionally sensitive (for 1-2 days)
  • Greater awareness about certain aspects of your experience.

We recommend that you make some time after the session to eat and rest to help you integrate with ease.

What can Somatic Therapy be helpful for?

Somatic Therapy can be helpful for:
• Anxiety & Overwhelm
• Apathy & Depression
• Pain
• Unexplained symptoms that have not improved via mainstream medicine
• Emotional Dysregulation/outbursts
• Feelings of being disconnected from self or relationships.
How many sessions will I need?
There is no good answer to this question, however single sessions sessions are not recommended. A large part of the approach is building a relationship with your practitioner that promotes safety and vulnerability. It is through the relationship, that content starts to emerge and change can be affected.
Feeling a connection to your somatic practitioner is important. We suggest to book one session first.
Once you decide you’d like to explore somatic therapy with your practitioner, we suggest booking blocks of 3 sessions, either weekly or fortnightly. Committing to your process is an important aspect of treatment.

Book a Session

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