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Discovering Somatic IFS: Enhancing Collaboration and Healing Through Somatic Work

Somatic Internal Family Systems (Somatic IFS) is an innovative therapeutic modality that combines the principles of somatic therapy with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework. Somatic therapy focuses on the connection between the mind and body, using techniques such as movement, touch, and breathwork to promote healing and well-being. The...
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From Trauma to Recovery: How Somatic Therapy Can Help

Psychological trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s mental and physical health. It can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and disconnected from their bodies. Traditional talk therapy can help process trauma, but it doesn’t always address the physical aspect of trauma stored in the body. That’s...
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Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: An Intro to Somatic Techniques

Somatic techniques are a form of therapy that focuses on the connection between the mind and body. Unlike traditional talk therapy, somatic techniques aim to address the physical sensations and experiences associated with emotions and trauma. Somatic techniques are often used in conjunction with traditional talk therapy to help individuals...
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A Holistic Approach to Mental Health: Exploring the Benefits of Somatic Psychotherapy

Somatic psychotherapy is a holistic therapeutic approach that recognizes the mind-body connection in addressing mental health issues. Unlike traditional talk therapy, which primarily focuses on verbal communication, somatic psychotherapy integrates bodily experiences and sensations into the therapeutic process. By exploring the physical and emotional sensations that arise in the body,...
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Polyvagal Theory in Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide

Polyvagal Theory is a relatively new area of research in the field of psychotherapy that has gained increasing popularity in recent years. Developed by Stephen Porges, this theory seeks to explain the complex relationship between our nervous system and our emotional experiences. The theory is based on the understanding that...
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Examining the Arguments Against Polyvagal Theory: A Balanced Assessment

The polyvagal theory has become an increasingly popular framework in the field of psychology and neuroscience. The theory has been used to explain the complex interplay between the autonomic nervous system and social behaviour and has been applied in a variety of settings, from clinical practice to education to corporate...
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Exploring the Benefits of Somatic Psychotherapy Through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory

The polyvagal theory is a relatively new framework for understanding the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in regulating our physiological and emotional responses to stress and other environmental stimuli. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the polyvagal theory suggests that the ANS is not a single, uniform system, but...
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The Power of Mind-Body Integration: Exploring the Six Guiding Principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is an approach to therapy that integrates the body and mind to treat unprocessed traumas and their resulting symptoms. There are six guiding principles to this approach, each of which contributes to its effectiveness and transformative power. Organicity: The first principle of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is organicity. This principle...
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