Somatic Experience

What Is Somatic Experience Therapy?

Somatic Experience (SE) is among the newest evidence-based approaches for treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. SE focuses on the restoring of the central nervous system back to equilibrium to give the individual a greater sense of safety. The idea is that someone suffering from PTSD and trauma will experience sustained healing when the nervous system regains equilibrium. . When one is stuck in a fight, freeze, or flight physiological state due to a traumatic experience, SE provides the function of resilience and ease to the cumulative stress product.

How Somatic Experience Works

SE essentially releases the traumatic shock that develops from either PTSD or trauma. If someone is essentially stuck in a self-protective motor response from a traumatic experience (say fight or flight), SE completes the response and releases the survival mode energy that was bound to the body. This allows the root causes of the trauma to be determined.

Somatic Experience is known for helping (but not limited to) the following:

Depression Disorders
Addiction Disorders
Trauma Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Medical Issues

Benefits Of Somatic Experience Therapy

Each individual will have different short and long term goals dependent on their particular obstacles.

Transforms past or current abusive, damaging, or overwhelming experiences
Resilience to future stressful situations
Reconnection to self and others
Reduced strain and stress
Increased self-esteem and motivation
Heightened concentration
Increase in quality in life
New sense of hope and calmness

How Can We Help

Substance Use Disorders

Peaks Recovery’s full continuum of care can treat many addictions, such as alcohol, opioids, heroin, cocaine, meth, Xanax, marijuana, prescription, and other substances that are abused and addictive.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-Occurring disorders are any combination of two or more substance use and mental health disorders. Treating CODs require a sophisticated approach to treat the whole person.

Mental Health Disorders

We treat individuals suffering from a primary mental health diagnosis (with no addictions) such as depression, trauma, anxiety, bipolar, and others.