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Somatic Therapies

I believe in accessing our whole selves, and utilizing somatic practices. I educate clients on health and how it plays a key role in their mental well being. This can be using: relaxation, mindful self compassion, reiki, sound, or self regulation. Although not "official medical treatment", somatic therapies can allevitae trauma symptoms.

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Still wondering if this is right for you?

Bottom-up therapy and top-down therapy are two different approaches to therapy that focus on different aspects of the human experience. Bottom-up therapy is an approach that starts with addressing the body and physiological responses as a way of influencing emotions, thoughts, and behavior.  This approach often involves activities such as breathing exercises, physical exercise, or sensory stimulation to regulate the nervous system and promote relaxation. On the other hand, top-down therapy is an approach that starts with addressing thoughts and emotions as a way of influencing behavior and physiology. This approach often involves activities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, talk therapy, or mindfulness practices to address thought patterns and emotional responses. The main difference between the two approaches is the starting point of the therapy process, with bottom-up therapy focusing on the body and top-down therapy focusing on the mind.

https://www.energypsych.org/

https://psychcentral.com/lib/somatic-therapy-exercises-for-trauma

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/04/reiki-cant-possibly-work-so-why-does-it/606808/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mood-by-microbe/202307/the-three-channels-of-gut-brain-communication

Please reach out to me for more information: emeliathygesenlmhc@gmail.com

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