How frequent are somatic coaching sessions?

It depends. Some clients prefer a regular weekly or fortnightly session while others prefer ad hoc sessions on an as-needed basis. It’s really up to you how often you’d like to schedule your somatic coaching sessions, just remember that a certain degree of regularity, at least in the beginning, can help expedite the healing process.

What is emotional bodywork?

An approach to healing that uses the body as a kind of map to understand and release trauma or other stored-up emotions, and stories from the past. Emotional bodywork helps people identify areas of tension, release them, and then turn any uncomfortable sensations into something positive—like a release of tears or laughter, or even just… Continue reading What is emotional bodywork?

What is the difference between cognitive coaching and somatic coaching?

​​Cognitive coaching is the practice of helping people to identify and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Cognitive coaches work with clients to help them gain insight into their own minds, thoughts, and feelings in order to achieve lasting change. Somatic coaching is a holistic approach to mental health that focuses on the body as… Continue reading What is the difference between cognitive coaching and somatic coaching?

Can we heal the nervous system?

Yes, the nervous system can be healed through neuroplasticity, which is the ability of neural pathways to reorganize and restructure themselves according to need. Common wisdom once held that our brains were hardwired at birth, however, we now know that our brains and nervous systems change over the course of our lives.

What is a somatic method?

A way of approaching counseling and healing that helps people connect to and understand their bodies in a new way. The word ‘somatic’ comes from the Greek word for ‘body’ and is often used to describe treatments that focus on physical or emotional healing through the use of touch, movement, breathing, dance, and other forms… Continue reading What is a somatic method?

Is trauma stored in the body?

Yes. It’s not just that trauma is stored in the mind, or even that it affects the mind—it’s that trauma manifests physically in our cells. When we experience trauma, our bodies react to protect us by releasing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones help us fight or flee from danger, or even freeze or… Continue reading Is trauma stored in the body?

What is a somatic coach?

A coach who uses the body and its movements to help patients deal with emotional pain. They are trained in many different modalities of somatics, including dance, movement therapy, art therapy, and more.