Somatic therapy, by its very nature, is one of the most integrative modalities that we offer at Sage. Somatic therapy is a holistic form of therapy that explores the connection between mind and body. Traditionally it uses body-oriented approaches and mind-body exercises in conjunction with traditional talk therapy to reduce tension, stress, and strain on the body. We often hold negative emotions and experiences in our bodies and or minds; somatic therapy aims to treat both. This form of therapy can be useful to treat stress, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
Our culture largely teaches us to ignore our bodies, or mistrust what they are communicating to us. Somatic therapy guides us to re-learn the language of the body, by listening to and interpreting various sensations. With the help of the practitioner clients develop skills to translate these sensations to guide us how to best support our emotional and physical bodies.