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Somatic Psychotherapy

I have a particular interest  and qualifications in somatic psychotherapy in recognition that so many of us who experience trauma, grief or emotional distress will ultimately carry the responses to those experiences emotionally but also within our bodies.


Thus, counselling as a verbal therapy may be only one part of a therapeutic process. In order to tap into the emotional material we hold within each of us, it may be useful to bring our attention to our bodies and gain familiarity with how our body speaks to us when we are activated and troubled by past or current events.

Somatic awareness not only provides us with useful information about our emotions and physical patterns of response but also provides a pathway to recognise when we are emotionally activated and a tool to self-regulate when our responses are becoming overwhelming and intrusive in our lives.

Kathy Stephenson
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