Clinical Somatic Sessions
Clinical appointments are all about you, and these sessions are tailored to your needs and requirements. It allows us to assess your movement pattern and determine what is going on within your soma and body, so that we can effectively reverse any movement patterns that are causing your issue.
We look at the 3 reflexes that we traditionally work with in Somatics, which is; Greenlight- the muscles through the back of the body creating the most tension, Red-light- the muscles through the front of the body causing the tension or Trauma.. the muscles down the sides of the body ( ribs and waist muscles) that are creating the tension.
Within the session we determine which of these reflexes is the most strongest and present for you so that we can then begin to release and lengthen through these muscles and the pattern they work in, using a series of varying pandiculations, allowing you to release pain and I'
improve your movement.
What is a pandiculation???... well its quite a simple, but effective technique that gets our nervous system moving our muscles with more control and efficiency. It goes like this, we contract a muscle ( imagine squeezing your shoulders up to your ears) then we gently and voluntarily begin to release this squeeze or contraction, slowly allowing it to release ( the shoulders ease away from the ears). Then we we find the end of the movement and completely rest and relax, teaching the nervous system how to "let go" and no longer use this muscles ( shoulders are back to neutral and rested)
This series of pandiculations helps you to re-connect with your movement and allows you to control your use of the muscles.. most essentially, relaxing them when you no longer need to use them. This exploration also gives you the space to see just how much mobility you can re-introduce in to your body.
At the end of the session, you are given several videos for a home practise that compliment the reflex you addressed within the session.
As we are 3d beings, it is always recommended that you do a minimum of 3 sessions, that you can address all 3 reflexes within your body and gain the most from your experience.
Bigger packages of 5 sessions are also available as this gioves you the opportunity to ensure you have addressed all the patterns in your body and allows you take the extra time to explore .
£80 for first sessions ( if you have never done somatics with me before)
£65 for all subsequent sessions
Package prices under the price section of this page.
Movement classes are available to anyone and everyone. They are really effective at helping you maintain your new found mobility after clinical sessions.. especially if you're not someone who finds a home practise easy. But also for anyone who wishes to try somatics or feels a clinical is not for them just yet. It is a safe space, non judgemental space to move within your limits without the pressure of thinking you have to be able to move well, or be particularly flexible. The only aim of these classes is to provide you with a toolbox of movements that help you ease your aches and pains and be able to do all the things you love to do again.
Any age or ability is welcome.
Classes are currenty : Monday 2pm on Zoom - book on the first page to get your zoom link
Thursdays 9.15am at Sunflowers, Aigburth Road
Thursdays 1pm at Love to Dance, Moor Lane Crosby
Somatic Experiencing is a holistic mind-body approach to healing and transforming trauma developed by renowned therapist Dr. Peter Levine. It recognizes that traumatic experiences can become trapped in the body, affecting our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Through gentle and guided exploration of bodily sensations and movements, Somatic Experiencing helps release the energy and emotions stored in the nervous system, promoting healing, resilience, and personal growth.
Many of us have experienced events that overwhelm our natural capacity to cope, leading to a range of symptoms such as anxiety, stress, and emotional dysregulation. Somatic Experiencing offers a safe and non-invasive way to address these symptoms by working directly with the body's innate ability to heal and self-regulate.
How does Somatic Experiencing work?
Somatic Experiencing recognizes that the body has its own wisdom and capacity to heal. By gently guiding you to direct attention to their body sensations, emotions, and physical responses, this therapeutic method helps restore balance and release the traumatic energy that may be trapped in the nervous system.
Through this guidance, you learn to become more aware of the subtle sensations and movements within your body. This heightened awareness allows you to gradually process and integrate traumatic memories in a way that promotes safety and resilience.
Benefits of Somatic Experiencing:
Somatic Experiencing is an effective and evidence-based approach that offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking healing and growth:
1. Reduction of trauma-related symptoms: Somatic Experiencing supports the gradual reduction of symptoms associated with trauma, including anxiety, stress, hypervigilance, and flashbacks.
2. Promotion of emotional regulation: By working with the body's natural capacity to self-regulate, Somatic Experiencing helps you develop healthier emotional responses and establish a sense of stability and groundedness.
3. Restoration of a sense of safety and empowerment: Through gentle exploration of traumatic experiences, it helps you reclaim a sense of safety, empowerment, and control over your life.
4. Enhancing resilience and self-awareness: Somatic Experiencing promotes the development of resilience and self-awareness, empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges and promote personal growth.
Is Somatic Experiencing for you?
Somatic Experiencing is suitable for anyone who has experienced trauma, struggles with anxiety or stress, or seeks to deepen their mind-body connection. Whether you have experienced a single traumatic event or have a history of complex trauma, Somatic Experiencing can help you embark on a journey of healing, growth, and renewed vitality.
If you are ready to release the limitations of past experiences and embrace a more fulfilling and empowered life, we invite you to explore the transformative potential of Somatic Experiencing.
Contact us to learn more or schedule a session with April.
£ 20 for 30 minutes ( price currently based on experience and is subject to increases as experience and qualifications expand)
Private Somatic Class
If you want to start a somatic class and prefer to work on a solo basis or with a friend, then you can book a private class that can be tailored to your needs. Classes will be 60 minutes ( unless you require a shorter timeframe) and allow you to experience somatic movement based on what you need. We can explore seated and standing movements to help you utilise somatics in a way that compliments your daily patterns of movement so that you have useful tools to continue with between appoinments.
£40 per class