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Somatic Therapy  offered by Start Again Counselling Services

Somatic Therapy

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

~Rumi

Learn The Art of Slowing Down

Gizella Nagy, a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, skillfully guides clients to delve into the unspoken language of the body-mind connection. Through tailored techniques rooted in neuroscience, including mindfulness, breathwork, and gentle movement, she helps individuals uncover and process emotions and memories stored within their bodies. Recent studies highlight the effectiveness of somatic therapy, particularly in addressing trauma and its physical manifestations. By attending to bodily sensations, clients gain insight, release tension and trauma, fostering resilience and well-being.

In therapy sessions, Gizella facilitates a journey of self-discovery by tracking bodily sensations in real-time, enabling clients to deepen emotional processing and cultivate greater bodily awareness. Through somatic experiencing of emotions and the establishment of safety and regulation through the body, clients develop essential resources for self-soothing and emotional regulation.

 

In therapy sessions, Gizella keenly observes nonverbal cues and incorporates body-focused interventions, such as guided imagery and movement exercises, to facilitate emotional processing and integration. With Gizella's compassionate guidance, clients embark on a transformative path towards holistic healing and personal growth.

Unlocking Healing Virtually: The Effectiveness of Online Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy can work seamlessly when conducted online.  While traditional in-person therapy sessions may involve physical touch or proximity, somatic therapy can still be impactful in an online format.

During online somatic therapy sessions, therapists can guide clients through various techniques, such as mindfulness, breathwork, gentle movement, and body-centered awareness, using video conferencing platforms. Clients can still explore bodily sensations, track emotional experiences, and process trauma from the comfort of their own environment.

Research has shown that online therapy, including somatic therapy, can be just as effective as in-person therapy for many individuals. It offers convenience, accessibility, and flexibility, allowing clients to receive support from a qualified therapist without the need for travel or scheduling conflicts.

However, the effectiveness of online somatic therapy may vary depending on individual preferences, comfort levels with technology, and the specific therapeutic approach used. It's essential to work with a skilled therapist who is experienced in providing online therapy and can adapt somatic techniques to the virtual environment effectively.

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