Somatic Experiencing® is a body-based approach to healing trauma, and the life’s work of Dr. Peter Levine.
As an SEP and RSME/T
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and
Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist
Individual Somatic Experiencing sessions for people from all backgrounds, online and in-person
Somatic Dramaturgy trauma-informed support for artists creating work that touches on personally difficult subject matter
Trauma-informed teaching and facilitation in arts practice and with artist-led social justice initiatives
As a dancer, I am rooted in improvisation with an orientation towards touch, image and sensation. My introductions to somatic approaches such as Body Mind Centering (BMC), Skinner releasing, Authentic Movement and Experiential Anatomy came via years studying and practicing Contact Improvisation (CI).
CI is complimentary to SE because they both rely on 'tracking' awareness of bodily experience. In SE, subtle ‘micro-movements’ can indicate latent movement organisations whose expressions can help to release bodily held trauma.
From my arts background, I bring to SE a rigorous understanding of movement, presence, imagery, and creative tools to access to what can be difficult to express through language alone.
My focus shifted towards understanding trauma and nervous system functioning whilst developing arts projects in relation to intergenerational trauma and systemic racism.
I am committed to developing practices that move towards collective healing and liberation. Towards that aim, I have completed Kesha Fikes' Somatic Extimacy process.
To book a free 30-minute consultation with video call, please get in touch!
Photo: Karen Schaffman Image: Mary Pearson