A natural progression of CranioSacral Therapy is a process called SomatoEmotional® Release (SER). At times of high stress or emotional sensitivity the body may retain the imprint of emotion in the tissues of the body. SomatoEmotional Release is a process of assisting the body in integrating these emotions.
What is SomatoEmotional® Release?
Over the years Dr Upledger spent working with people, he noticed (as have many other practitioners of course) that some physical symptoms would not fully release and heal until an emotional component was taken care of too. This may be the case in chronic illness as well as in less obvious, sub-clinical patterns, such as poor immunity, lack of energy, lack of confidence or anxiety, for example. In considering how best to assist this link between physical tissue and emotional and mental aspects, he began to draw on a few different strands of mind and body work that could be linked into the work he was doing physically, listening to and following the body’s tissue releases.
The process gradually developed into what he called SomatoEmotional Release® (SER®)
A New Approach to Mind/Body Health
Historically, healthcare has had a treatment model that separates issues of the mind and body. You go somewhere to work on the issues related to your physical body, you go somewhere else to attend to your mental and emotional wellbeing.
SomatoEmotional Release® provides us with a framework and set of skills for working with the body tissues (‘somata’) at the same time as working with the emotions. This is important as body and mind are interrelated and as we work with both simultaneously we are able to work towards a ‘release’ or ‘integration’ of any retained trauma.
This can occur in a myriad of ways and is frequently gentle and creative, as we listen to and learn from both mind and body. SER® facilitates personal growth, helps us move from illness, unresolved issues and lack of potential, towards wellness, peace and fulfilment. We begin to be able to move forward and thrive in our lives!
What Happens In A Session?
Why SomatoEmotional® Release?
Evolve’s mission is to empower people to take a creative role in their own health and wellbeing.
We offer an integrated approach to mindbody medicine through Holistic Manual Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release.
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