Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a holistic therapeutic approach that emphasizes the integration of body and mind in the healing process. It recognizes that emotional and psychological experiences are stored and expressed in the body, and aims to promote awareness, regulation, and transformation through embodied experiences.

Somatic Therapy


Somatic Therapy draws from various disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, and body-oriented practices. It has evolved from the groundbreaking work of pioneers such as Wilhelm Reich, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Peter Levine, who explored the impact of traumatic experiences on the body and developed techniques to release and heal stored trauma. Over time, Somatic Therapy has expanded to incorporate different modalities, including Somatic Experiencing, Hakomi, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Focus theme / core-concept

The core concept of Somatic Therapy revolves around the belief that the body holds valuable information and wisdom that can support healing and growth. The focus is on cultivating and integrating awareness of bodily sensations, emotions, and movements to facilitate self-regulation, resilience, and transformation.


- Holistic Healing: Somatic Therapy addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of well-being, promoting holistic healing and integration.

- Trauma Healing: It provides a safe and supportive environment for trauma resolution, allowing individuals to release and heal from past traumatic experiences.

- Emotional Regulation: Somatic Therapy enhances emotional regulation skills, leading to increased resilience, reduced anxiety, and improved overall mental health.

- Mind-Body Awareness: The therapy cultivates a deeper connection with oneself, fostering self-awareness, self-compassion, and improved self-esteem.

- Improved Relationships: Somatic Therapy enhances interpersonal relationships by promoting better communication, empathy, and attunement to others' needs.


1. Trauma Resolution: Somatic Therapy aims to safely process and release traumatic experiences stored in the body, reducing their impact on daily life and fostering healing and resilience.

2. Mind-Body Integration: The therapy helps individuals develop a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, enhancing self-awareness and promoting a sense of balance, harmony, and wholeness.

3. Emotional Regulation: Somatic Therapy equips individuals with tools to recognize, regulate, and express emotions in healthy ways, promoting emotional well-being and reducing stress.

4. Personal Growth and Empowerment: By exploring and integrating embodied experiences, Somatic Therapy supports personal growth, self-empowerment, and the development of inner resources and strengths.

5. Resilience and Empowerment: Cultivate a sense of agency, self-empowerment, and resilience through the embodiment of inner resources and strengths.


Body Sensing: Encouraging individuals to pay attention to bodily sensations, noticing areas of tension, relaxation, or discomfort, and exploring the associated emotions and thoughts.

Grounding and Centering: Utilizing techniques to help individuals connect with the present moment, such as deep breathing, grounding exercises, and body-oriented meditations.

Movement and Expression: Incorporating movement, expressive arts, or body-based practices to facilitate the release and integration of emotions and experiences.

Somatic Tracking: Supporting individuals in tracking bodily sensations and subtle shifts, guiding them towards a deeper understanding of their internal experience.

Somatic Experiencing: Developed by Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing focuses on renegotiating and discharging the body's stored fight, flight, or freeze responses to trauma, restoring the natural balance of the nervous system.