Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a sensorimotor approach developed by Peter Levine.
SE aims to help people move past a place where they might be “stuck” in processing a traumatic event through awareness and close intunement to your body.
When you allow your body an opportunity to fully process traumatic events, then you can experience relief from some of the symptoms of trauma.
A session will involve learning and practicing skills such as orienting, tracking and pendulation between expansion and contraction of bodily sensations.
It is a very safe and gentle method of processing trauma.
Trauma does not have to be a life sentence. We don’t get over it or make it go away, but it can be transformed. Often, problems arise when there is no-one to tell, or something happened too quickly to process.
When something remains undigested over years it can cause problems in our lives. When we make space and time to process events we can regain our freedom and vitality.
The video below provides a brief overview of pendulation…