Somatic Therapies Intro PDF
5 Senses and Feelings Intro
5 Regions Awareness Practice
Sam Session 1 Part 1
Sam Session 1 Part 2
Locating Emotions Exercise
5 Phases of Practice

In this video we discuss how to start a treatment using simple movements of the head to create orientation.

 

Daisy also discusses the 3 locks of the occiput, hips and knees, and how people will often become rigid in these locations. For people who are very rigid and have a lot of 'body armoring' she will often start a session with shaking.   

Also discussed is movement, and why it is important to move people out of their typical patterns of movement.  

In this section we talk about Presence and Felt Sense. Being present is required by the therapist, and teaching clients to be present with feelings and sensations is a one method we can use. 

We also discuss sensory related questions and how to inquire into the quality of sensations and feelings.  

Some basics of Voice Dialogue are also discussed and how this relates to anxiety.

Movement in Somatic Therapy

This video reviews the orientation technique of moving the head and jaw, and gives more detail about different ways to remove tension from these areas. These methods may be returned to during a treatment session and when people get triggered. Simple movements like this can serve as ways to anchor people in their body's.

 

When releasing tension from the jaw through movement, it is also good to combine it with sighing or yawning. Non-verbal vocal expressions can be a supplemental and powerful way to help release tension, stress, and anxiety. The video also introduces how to use movement with visualization.  

In this video we talk about the role of curiosity and playfulness in therapy, and how to integrate different methods. 

Combining movement and breath is an important exercise. In this video we talk about deep breathing, and how to introduce this slowly and with body awareness exercises. When doing breathing exercises it is important to check in with your body to see how things change or move. Breath work can cause emotions to move in the body.

It is also recommended to change a clients typical breathing patterns by prescribing an opposite form of breathing.  

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