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Somatic Experiencing (SE)

What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SE)?

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming trauma and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

How does SE work?

SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.

Who can I see for SE?

Laure Schwartz at The Healing House of St. Paul. Laure has many years of experience working with trauma and the body. Click here to Learn more about Laure and make an appointment.

What problems can SE help with?
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, domestic)
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Childhood trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression, isolation, motivation issues
  • Fears, phobias
  • Grief and loss
  • Inappropriate guilt or shame
  • Performance and test anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep issues
  • Trauma
  • Victim to violent crime
  • Witness to violence

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SE)?

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming trauma and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

How does SE work?

SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.

Who can I see for SE?

Laure Schwartz at The Healing House of St. Paul. Laure has many years of experience working with trauma and the body. Click here to Learn more about Laure and make an appointment.

What problems can SE help with?
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, domestic)
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Childhood trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression, isolation, motivation issues
  • Fears, phobias
  • Grief and loss
  • Inappropriate guilt or shame
  • Performance and test anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep issues
  • Trauma
  • Victim to violent crime
  • Witness to violence

“I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening.” —Peter Levine

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