Somatic Therapy


Integrative Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy can be beneficial for individuals dealing with a range of issues, including trauma, anxiety,
depression, stress, and somatic symptom disorders.

Client sitting across from male therapist Abi Beri during a somatic therapy consultation in Ireland

Somatic Therapy

Somatic care involves addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of well-being, recognizing the interconnectedness of the body and mind for holistic healing and self-awareness.

Somatic Therapy revolves around the deep connection between the mind and body. Rooted in the belief that our bodies hold onto past traumas, memories, and emotions, this therapy aims to address and heal these internalised experiences. By tuning into the body’s innate wisdom, Somatic Therapy provides an avenue to uncover and process emotions that might not be immediately accessible through traditional talk therapies.

Key Aspects Of Somatic Therapy:

Somatic therapy can be beneficial for individuals dealing with various issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and somatic symptom disorders.

1. Embodiment: Somatic psychotherapy places a strong emphasis on the experience of the body. Practitioners believe that the body stores emotional memories and that becoming more aware of bodily sensations can help individuals access and process these memories.

2. Mind-Body Connection: It recognizes the interplay between psychological and physiological processes. For example, stress or trauma can manifest as physical tension, and conversely, physical relaxation techniques can help alleviate emotional stress.

3. Holistic Approach: Somatic therapists often take a holistic approach to healing, considering the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. This approach may include techniques such as movement, touch, breathwork, and mindfulness.

4. Trauma-Informed: Somatic psychotherapy is often used to address trauma, as it acknowledges that traumatic experiences can become lodged in the body. Therapists work with clients to release and integrate these traumas through body-oriented techniques.

5. Body-Centered Techniques: Various body-centred techniques are used in somatic psychotherapy, including but not limited to:

  • Bioenergetics: Focusing on the release of muscular tension to address emotional issues.
  • Hakomi: A mindfulness-based approach that explores the body’s wisdom and its connection to the mind.
  • Authentic Movement: Encouraging spontaneous movement to express and explore emotions.
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Combining talk therapy with bodily awareness and movement to process trauma.


Benefits Of Somatic Therapy:

  • Emotional Release: Helps in releasing trapped emotions, leading to emotional freedom.
  • Physical Well-being: Addresses tension, pain, or disturbances in the body related to emotional stress.
  • Mental Clarity: Provides insights into behavioral patterns and the ways they manifest physically.
  • Increased Resilience: Helps individuals better navigate stress, challenges, and emotional upheavals.
  • Enhanced Self-awareness: Offers a deeper understanding of oneself, promoting personal growth.

Important Disclaimer: The Somatic Therapy service offered on this site is accredited by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM), ensuring its commitment to holistic well-being. The Somatic Therapy service offered on this site is not accredited by the IACP or any other official accrediting body. It is designed purely for holistic well-being and should not be considered or used as a replacement for certified professional counseling or therapy.

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