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Have you ever felt the sense that you were living out of sync with yourself? 
Longing for some other kind of life that is more peaceful and fulfilling? 
                                                                                                Consider Somatic Experiencing®

                                    

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Have you ever  . . .

  • Sensed that a different kind of life was possible?
  • Wondered if patterns from the past keep you from being more confident, alive and health?
  • Longed to feel more at ease in your life, relationships and work?


Somatic therapies, such as Somatic Experiencing®, have helped many people to be more healthy and experience greater ease and resilience.

This gentle approach utilizes the natural wisdom of our bodies  to be resilient with life's ups and downs.  Somatic therapy can help you to discover within yourself innate tools for unlocking the power of your Organic Intelligence™. This process awakens your capacity to have fuller, richer, and happier days, and returns you to your birthright:  freedom.

Most people feel better at the end of every session.  You will feel renewed with this gentle sustainable process of awakening.

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic therapy, sometimes called body-centered psychotherapy or somatic psychology, is a cutting edge approach to helping people heal themselves and transform their lives naturally.


In a somatic approach, the information the body conveys is welcomed.  Together we pay close attention to the messages your body is sending.


Actually, you may already be working with your body's wisdom.

  • Have you ever had a "gut feeling," a wordless sense of something that could be called intuition?
  • Perhaps you've experienced "butterflies" in your stomach when you feel anxiety or stress.
  • You may have experienced heartbreak, the physical pain that goes along with emotional suffering and grief. 


Or perhaps you've used mindfulness to savor  the feeling of ease and comfort in your body.  You notice a delicious sigh that happens when you shift into a more relaxed state.

Let Something New Happen

All of these physiological experiences are important to support something new to happen.  When you learn to notice and savor the healing potential of physical sensations, you can help your body and mind to heal faster, more completely, and potentially, more enjoyably.

If you are interested in learning more, give us a call 503-342-2510 or email Suzie

Read Suzie's articles on Somatic Therapy

Anger, Thunder and Healing:  Making Friends with Anger
by Suzie Wolfer LCSW - Learn about the physiology of the fight / flight state, how it can effect your health. And best of all, how to make friends with anger and anxiety and feel more confident.

Dancing with Your Inner Critic by Suzie Wolfer LCSW -  You know that grating critical voice inside that points out all your mistakes?  Read about where this comes from and how to make peace with it.

Don't Believe Everything You Think. by Suzie Wolfer -  Learn how tracking body sensations unleashes your body's Organic Intelligence and how to overcome test anxiety.

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Tense? Take a few rocks out of your backpack.
by Suzie Wolfer LCSW
- Here are some steps you can use to get back in the flow, and let overwhelm and tension find their way out of your body. You can do this in just a few minutes, even at a stop light! Just keep your eyes open!


Is it REALLY Procrastination?  by Suzie Wolfer - When you are wrestling with depression and the physiological effects of "freeze" programs in the body, it's easy to be your own worst critic.  Read more to see yourself in a different, more kind and gentle light.

Is It Stress or Trauma? by Suzie Wolfer -
Learn how you can tell if it's just the stress of challenging life events or trauma.  And how to fix trauma with Somatic Experiencing. 

Healing Trauma - Wild Animals Know the Secret by Suzie Wolfer- Ever wonder why wild animals like deer, rabbits, gazelles or other prey animals don't walk around anxious and scared? They use a built-in mechanism to regulate and discharge the high levels of energy.  You have this same ability.   It could change your life for the better.  Learn how with Somatic Experiencing