experiencing is a short-term body-oriented psychotherapy designed to
relieve traumatic stress (PTSD). Traumatic stress can occur as a
result of a single event like a car accident or assault, or as the
cumulative outcome of multiple traumatic experiences such as
repeated neglect, abuse, or abandonment.
experience traumatic stress feel disconnected from themselves and
from the world around them. They are often insensitive to their own
needs and have difficulty engaging with others or feeling pleasure.
Symptoms can include physical pain, problems thinking or
concentrating, or mood disturbance such as anxiety and depression.
There is also dysregulation of the neurobiological systems of the
body, leading to poor sleep, cardiac, and gastrointestinal problems.
experiencing works with the “here and now?symptoms a person is
experiencing, including physical sensations, body memories, images,
and feelings. In somatic experiencing therapy, these sensations are
felt, tracked, observed, and anchored in the body. As a person’s
tolerance of bodily sensations is expanded, states of high arousal
and intense emotion are reduced. The person learns to effectively
self-regulate emotional states. Their capacity for relating and
engaging returns, and they are better able to move forward with