Somatic Therapies and How No Fear Counselling Can Help
Are you feeling stuck in your mental health journey? Have you tried traditional talk therapy, but still feel like something is missing? Consider somatic therapy, a type of therapy that incorporates the mind-body connection to promote healing and emotional regulation.
What is Somatic Therapy?
Somatic therapy is a type of therapy that involves the integration of the body and mind to treat emotional and psychological trauma. Somatic therapists believe that the body holds on to past traumatic experiences and can manifest in physical symptoms such as tension, chronic pain, and illness. By incorporating physical movement, breath work, and mindfulness, somatic therapy can help individuals process and release these stored emotions.
Types of Somatic TherapyThere are several types of somatic therapy, including:
- Somatic Experiencing - a type of therapy that aims to release and regulate pent-up emotions from traumatic experiences.
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - a form of somatic therapy that involves identifying and working with bodily sensations and movements.
- Dance/Movement Therapy - a form of somatic therapy that involves using movement to express and explore emotions.
- EMDR - a form of therapy that uses eye movements to process and reprocess traumatic memories.
Benefits of Somatic Therapy
Studies have shown that somatic therapy can be effective in treating trauma-related disorders, anxiety, and depression. According to one study, somatic therapy helped individuals who had experienced trauma decrease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increase feelings of relaxation and control.
How No Fear Counselling Can Help
At No Fear Counselling, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health treatment. Our therapists are trained in various somatic therapies, including somatic experiencing and EMDR. We incorporate somatic techniques into our therapy sessions to help clients regulate their emotions and promote healing. Our goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore and process their emotions.
Some facts on Somatic Therapy:
- In a study of individuals with PTSD, somatic therapy was found to be more effective than medication in reducing symptoms (Source: The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation)
- Another study found that somatic therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in individuals who had experienced sexual abuse (Source: European Journal of Psychotraumatology)
- Somatic therapy has been found to be effective in treating chronic pain, with one study showing a 55% reduction in pain intensity (Source: Journal of Pain)
If you're struggling with trauma or anxiety, consider incorporating somatic therapy into your mental health treatment plan. At No Fear Counselling, our therapists are trained in various somatic therapies and can help guide you through the healing process. Contact us today to schedule a session.
Contact No Fear Counselling today at (778) 288-8361 and learn more about how somatic therapy can help you on your mental health journey.
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