Healing the Whole Person
What the Body Remembers
‘Somatic’ comes from the Greek word soma, meaning ‘living body.’ Relational Somatic Therapy helps the autonomic nervous system return to a state of balance, as past traumas are gently metabolized in the safety of the therapeutic relationship. . As this occurs, patients may experience relief from mental and physical symptoms.
Therapy sessions usually involve tracking the body’s sensations in present time, while recalling past events. This may include awareness of body sensations, breathwork, voice work, movement, or supportive touch.
“According to Somatic psychology, and the latest advances in neuroscience and physiology, there is no separation of mind and body. This is at the heart of our approach to health at Numinus. The mind affects the body when it comes to health and wellness, and vice versa.”
Dr. Devon Christie, MD, RTC