Somatic Experiencing- Moving Towards Safety
SE helps the body complete responses that keep the body on alert and unable to relax. After surviving a trauma, the body continually activates a huge amount of energy to try to be safe. The brain can’t tell that the event is over, so it continues to try to keep up the alerts. You may feel unable to relax and unable to tell that things are probably going to be ok.
SE Therapy works by gently helping the brain come to the present moment and allow the survival response to discharge a little at a time. The counselor and client work together to help the client build tolerance and space for difficult sensations and suppressed emotions.
The client slowly moves through the process of being locked in anxiety towards a sense of safety and peace.
For more information, please visit the Somatic Experiencing website: http://www.traumahealing.com/somatic-experiencing/index.html