Somatic Experience Therapy:


Elizabeth is a certified Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. In essence, people have the innate ability to regulate responses to trauma and to return to a balanced level of reasoning following traumatic experiences. Elizabeth assists people with releasing and managing pent up survival-energy.​

​Rather than teaching people to relive traumatic experiences, SE uses the awareness of body sensation to help people ''renegotiate'' and heal their traumas. Using the body's instinctive ''felt sense,'' people are able to access their own innate immunity to trauma, allowing for the safe dissemination of survival energies. Following the release of these survival energies, a dramatic reduction in or evaporation of traumatic symptoms is frequently experienced. This release of traumatic symptoms often opens the person to a renewed sense of empowerment, even aligning a sense of vigor, stamina, strength, and wholeness. In essence, many people experience a spiritual awakening, allowing a reconnection with the world. 
“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within."​

--Maya Angelou