Somatic Therapy combines traditional talk therapy methods with alternative therapies for a holistic approach to healing. Mind-body exercises are used to help clients release the built-up tension that is negatively impacting their physical and mental wellbeing. Along with addiction, Somatic Therapy is used to treat depression, anxiety, grief, and other issues related to trauma.
The idea behind Somatic Therapy is that the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all connected to one another. Because of this, past negative or traumatic events affect the central nervous system resulting in changes in the facial expressions and posture along with physical pain. The goal of this therapeutic modality is for clients to release the tension, anger, and frustration to prevent stress and pain from interrupting their lives.