somatic experiencing (body-based healing)

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is an approach to healing overwhelming or traumatic experiences and their impact on the body. In this approach, the therapist creates a safe space for the client’s nervous system to explore what it may need to gain an expanded ability to tolerate distress while releasing trauma and suppressed emotions that have been stored in the body. More information can be found about Somatic Experiencing at:

This podcast with Well Connected Twin Cities gives a bit more insight into my work.


Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.

Peter Levine