Welcome to Somatic Experiencing Australia.
Somatic Experiencing Australia is dedicated to supporting the Somatic Experiencing (SE) community within Australia and to spreading the awareness of the benefits of SE to both the individual, the practitioner and the many existing organisations that help people affected by trauma.
What Is Somatic Experiencing?
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a pioneering trauma healing approach developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Using the innate ability humans have to overcome trauma, SE encourages and utilises the awareness of sensations in the body to help people re-negotiate and relieve the physical, emotional and physiological effects of post traumatic stress disorder and other stress and trauma-related health problems.
While gently pacing the process so the individual can safely assimilate the changes within their nervous system without overwhelm, SE may help restore a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness in the aftermath of trauma or after periods of chronic stress.
Dr. Peter Levine discussing Somatic Experiencing
Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the “triggering” event itself. They stem from the frozen residue of energy that has not been resolved and discharged: this residue remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and spirits.