The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.
The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.
Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.
The SE approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
Elsa Luhn is half-way through the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training, having completed 3 of 6 modules of the training at this point.
She is a massage therapist and Trager practitioner with more than 25 years experience. She has been involved in personal growth and meditation more than 30 years.
As Elsa is still practicing and refining her new skills of Somatic Experiencing, she is offering SE practice sessions for small donations at this point in time.
The body-oriented psychotherapy approach, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, teaches clients how to track sensation in the body through sensate focus to elicit the intrinsic healing capacity for self-regulation and healing that all humans share. Connecting the client to the experience of their innate healing wisdom supports mastery and restores self-confidence and the inner experience of core intactness regardless of previous experiences.
Dianne Poole-Heller MA, LPC, NCC, Ph.D, SE Practitioner.