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More about EMDR

I recently found this article to be interesting and informative for people who are contemplating EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. I like that it explains the benefits even-handedly, and it’s a good little synopsis of what EMDR could do for someone with complex trauma (multiple traumas that affect the way people relate to themselves and the world). 169 more words

What Exactly Do You Do In Somatic Experiencing?

So I chose the therapist I am working with because she is the only one I have access to who has even a little training in somatic experiencing, which I feel is the best fit for me. 78 more words

Somatic Perhaps?

I have been bothered by what I will call pains. They get me at random times, many times a day. No rhyme or reason. They are in the creases of my legs by my genitals (specifically in the crease). 71 more words

Two Therapists At Once

I met with the Somatic Experiencing therapist with my T and have decided to go forward with this type of therapy. I have been seeing my current T 2 times/week for the past 1 1/2 years but will now be seeing her once a week and doing SE therapy once a week. 21 more words

'this is deep mud this is / pure mouth' (Alice Oswald)

Soon to be heading off on another extended and no doubt mud-ridden walking trip, starting in Fiordland at the bottom of New Zealand where the advice is to get used to putting your boots on wet in the morning…so thought I’d start the year with a muddy poem by Alice Oswald, whose work is sticky with the stuff. 192 more words

The soft animal of the body

By Will Meecham

Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. — Mary Oliver

Bessel van der Kolk’s 2014 book, The Body Keeps the Score… 1,591 more words

Mental Health

What Somatic Symptoms Do You Experience?

I am interested in what types of somatic symptoms us ptsd sufferers experience. Please explain any others in the comments. Thanks!