Somatic Mindfulness integrates the established ancient understanding of mindfulness with twenty-first century knowledge of nervous system regulation. – Laurence Heller & Aline Lapierre
Many of us have experienced trauma of one type or another during our lives. It may relate to an identifiable cause such as an accident or a bereavement or to an ‘event’ of some kind that is impacting on our lives, in a variety of ways, and proving difficult to overcome.
Emotional and physical problems may also be rooted in unidentifiable events linked with birth trauma, early developmental or attachment disturbances. Having no obvious explanation as to why we are suffering can lead to further emotional disruption and cycles of anxiety or depression.
In the light of scientific advancements and knowledge about our mind-body relationship, new frameworks for working with trauma and PTSD have been developed that take into account the ways we store, organise, regulate and remember experiences and emotions in our brains and nervous systems.
I offer a range of effective techniques drawn from the most up-to-date models for working with trauma. I provide a neurophysiological approach which treats the unresolved, unique survival patterns of the flight-fight-freeze responses, whilst simultaneously building up a capacity to self-regulate, to utilise positive resources, to increase resilience and to promote emotional growth, self-compassion and understanding.