A somatic approach to counselling integrates the physical experience into the healing process and includes paying attention to the client’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions. It draws on current neurobiology around the brain and the central nervous system and has proven to be useful for a variety of client concerns, most notably with the release of symptoms associated with trauma.
During a session, clients are encouraged to explore body sensations and the mind-body connection as they reflect upon the concerns that brought them to counselling. Through entering the embodied present moment, and using the natural rhythms of the body clients can access the wisdom that is beyond the reach of their conscious mind, and gain a deeper understanding into how to move towards healing and well-being. This is a collaborative process respecting the unique needs and desires of each client.