Soma means ‘of the body’. Somatic Experiencing therapy is based on the seminal work of Dr. Peter Levine, a leader in trauma research. Somatic therapy has evolved into more than trauma-based therapy. Somatic Based therapy is now thought of as the relationship between emotions and experiences within the body and breathe.
Emotions are essentially energy, in motion, in the body. Most of us have learned how to manage, suppress, think, or rationalize emotions rather than accept and feel them. Somatic approaches are often coupled with other forms of therapy to re-integrate a whole-person experience of wellness.