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somatic experiencing®

support your nervous system with skills for regulation and building resilience for navigating life.

  • 1 h
  • 125 US dollars
  • 1509 W Berwyn Ave Suite #203 Chicago, IL 60640

Service Description

This work is offered session style akin to coaching/therapy. Given the need to go slow with this work and build a strong foundation, we begin with foundational practices and regulation skill building. We start with slight agitations in life that are current and relevant. The beauty of this work is that what we navigate in one area, ripples through the system and impacts other areas. In addition, building capacity for the unpleasant also increases capacity for the pleasant! please note: this work differs from touch work for trauma; in that does not center physical touch work and can be done virtually as well. Somatic Experiencing® is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress related conditions. Trauma can result from the acute stress of a perceived life-threat or occur over time from the accumulation of chronic stress. 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, addiction or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict. Somatic Experiencing® is supported by research and addresses trauma and traumatic stress at the root, working directly with the body to release and renegotiate unresolved states of stress, liberate the body and mind from the throes of the past, rest into the safety of the present and move with purpose into the future. ● SE employs awareness of body sensation to help people “renegotiate” and heal rather than re-live or re-enact trauma. ● SE's guidance of the bodily “felt sense,” allows the highly aroused survival energies to be safely experienced and gradually metabolized/integrated. ● SE “titrates” experience (breaks down into small, incremental steps), rather than evoking catharsis – which can overwhelm the regulatory mechanisms of the organism (aka your nervous system and body) For more information on Somatic Experiencing® please visit www.traumahealing.org


Cancellation Policy

I know that things can shift quickly and cancelling a session may need to happen. Given the desire for sessions, I simply ask that you let me know of your need to cancel as soon as you know, so that I may offer the time to others. I may request $45 as a fee to cover the lost time/ability to book another (in the event I cannot fill the spot) I appreciate your grace and understanding in advance.


Contact Details

  • 1509 West Berwyn Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

    (773) 887-0068

    hello@heatherlovegood.com


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