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What is somatic therapy and why is it at the heart of Carrara’s clinical programming? Somatic therapy focuses on how emotions and trauma are stored in the body. The goal is to release unresolved trauma and reclaim emotional regulation and heal the nervous system. This is done within a gentle and supportive framework. According to Ariane Resnick, CNC, “the most common and straightforward form of somatic therapy is known as such or as Somatic Experiencing (SE™). Somatic therapists guide patients to focus on their underlying physical sensations.” Mind-body practices are offered at Carrara to complement this modality and improve prognoses. At Carrara treatment, we incorporate all aspects of healing within somatic therapies including but not limited to massage, breathwork, grounding, movement practices, trauma informed yoga, sensorimotor psychotherapy, brain spotting, daily grounding exercises, meditation, and spa services known to calm the nervous system.
Every nervous system is unique and special.  A personalized treatment plan is required with hand-picked somatic practices to promote pendulation and titration of stored emotions. This leads to discharge thus improving mental clarity, body healing, release of heavy emotions, and more. Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is also known to support chronic pain patients as well as other syndromes. Per the SE™ website, “Dr. Levine was inspired to study stress on the animal nervous system. He realized that animals’ lives are constantly under threat of death, yet show no symptoms of trauma. He discovered that trauma is related to the third survival response. When life is threatened, the trauma response is to freeze. When fight and flight are not options, we freeze and immobilize, like “playing dead.” This reaction is time sensitive. The massive energy that was prepared for “fight or flight” gets discharged through shakes and trembling. If the immobility phase does not complete, then that charge stays trapped. The body’s perspective is that it is still under threat. The Somatic Experiencing method works to release this stored energy and turn off this threat alarm that causes severe dysregulation and dissociation. SE helps people understand this body response to trauma and work through a “body first” approach to healing.” ( )

Somatic Therapy at Carrara

Clients will be provided with ample education about somatic therapy and the process of recovery through this approach. It is important that our clients understand that this is a universal experience to reduce shame and normalize the process. Somatic therapy focuses on how emotions and trauma are stored in the body. The goal is to release unresolved trauma and regain emotional regulation, within a gentle and supportive framework. Our dedicated team of somatic practitioners guide our clients to release “trapped” emotions and/or trauma to regain safety within the body. When trauma recovery is delayed, it is very common for clients to report health issues including chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, migraines, and other affectations. At Carrara, our clients learn about sensory coping skills, boundaries, resiliency, self and body awareness, resourcing, pendulation, titration, grounding, mind-body connection, somatic tracking, and nervous system self-regulation. They will learn about early body cues that may be utilized as part of their relapse prevention plans. Somatic therapy is woven through the Carrara program. This includes our trauma informed spa and holistic services. Understanding one’s own experience and how to facilitate positive change is the key to progress and healing. According to Peter Levine, “The Somatic Experiencing approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.” ( ) At Carrara treatment, we utilize our luxurious facility to offer services specially designed to aid in trauma healing and addiction recovery. Every Nervous system is unique and requires our personalized approach to meet each patients’ specific needs. Call Carrara today and learn more about our integrative approach to healing from addiction and co-occurring disorders. Let us create your personalized plan today!

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