Somatic therapy is a unique form of therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection to produce total change. Somatic therapy, which practices psychotherapy and physiotherapy, can help a person relieve stress that negatively impacts their physical and emotional well-being.
The theory behind this type of therapy is that past mental and emotional trauma interferes with our automatic nervous system (ANS). Licensed psychotherapy in Silicon Valley assumes that our bodies are attached to past trauma and often present later as physical symptoms such as depression, anxiety, physical pain, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, and immune system disorders.
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Who Can Benefit from Somatic Therapy?
Somatic therapy can help people who suffer from a variety of mental health problems including addiction, sadness, depression, stress, and anxiety. It can also help people recover from previous trauma and abuse, as well as people who are currently dealing with dysfunction and relationship problems.
Anyone who has not received effective traditional treatments for chronic physical pain, indigestion, and other chronic disorders can benefit from somatic therapy.
What to look for in a somatic therapist
You need to find someone who is licensed and experienced as a psychiatrist with advanced (and supervised) training in somatic therapy techniques. It's also important to find someone to discuss your problems.