Many of my clients ask me what the difference is between Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. To clarify, SomatoEmotional release is an extension of Craniosacral Therapy. It utilizes the same principles and techniques, in terms of working directly with the cranial bones, the spinal column, the brain, the sacrum, and the cerebral spinal fluid. However, with SomatoEmotional Release, you are delving deeper into the body by addressing the emotional blockages stored in the tissues, as well as the physical and emotional traumas stuck in the body. These traumas can be stored anywhere, from your hips all the way into your brain. These blockages can also manifest physically in the form of anxiety, stress, fatigue, limited range of motion, and the worse case scenario – disease.
SomatoEmotional Release utilizes imagery and dialogue to bring past memories stored in the body into the client’s present moment awareness for resolution. The practitioner utilizes their palpation skills to identify where the trauma resides, while simulatenously engaging in dialog to bring it to the surface. This modality is a co-creative process between practitioner and the client, as we are bridging the gap between that which is unresolved (trauma / emotional blockages) to that which is conscious (present moment awareness and the client’s innate wisdom).
After a SomatoEmotional Release session, many clients report feeling a sense of calm that they haven’t felt in years. They also feel old, negative thought patterns dissolving, a reduction in symptoms, and ultimately – feel more connected and empowered in their bodies.
SomatoEmotional Release is a complementary method of hands-on manual therapy that works with the natural rhythms of the body to support the healing process and to release trauma stuck in the tissues of the body.
SER is not a form of psychotherapy, nor does it replace talk therapy. Balanced Manual Therapy specializes in holistic health, which is not a substitute for medical or psychological care.
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