Everyone needs different things to lead a more enjoyable life. Some people want to get more motivated, others want some stress relief. Some people want to be happier, some people want more excitement, and others want to be left alone. Somatic Experiencing is a great tool to help you get to where you want to be.
Somatic Experiencing is an approach that uses dialogue and awareness to help people learn to change the way their bodies handle stress.
Someone with chronic anxiety may wish to develop the aspect of their nervous system that releases stress and builds feelings of safety.
Someone with lot of inhibition may wish to develop the aspect of their nervous system that generates drive and motivation, while learning to gently dial down a bit of the inhibitory responses.
Through a process of relaxed conversation and awareness practices, we'll use our Somatic Experiencing session to slowly and gently train your nervous system to recognize when and how to get in and out of each emotional state when appropriate.
Please note! This is not psychotherapy. I use my 14 years of bodywork experience to guide you in a deeper understanding of your own body, and to facilitate your own growing abilities to regulate your body's handling of stress. Somatic Experiencing is a multifaceted resource used by many massage therapists such as myself, as well as by many psychotherapists, coaches, and other professionals deeply invested in helping their fellow human.
In time, my hope is that you'll find yourself more emotionally resilient, more connected to your drive, and more able to enjoy each moment of your life.
"Before I started talking to Aaron, I thought I had to push myself to extremes and make significant personal sacrifices to achieve what I wanted, and anything less was "making excuses." Now I understand it is not necessary (and not any fun) to suffer today in order to enjoy success tomorrow. In addition to shifting my perspective in a big way, our work together taught me useful techniques for situations that had previously been stressful and overwhelming for me, including understanding and resolving internal conflict and communicating about emotions with others. My favorite part of Aaron's approach to personal growth and fulfillment is that it is so kind. Instead of seeking change through force and a "just do it" philosophy that has been so prevalent in American culture, working with Aaron shows how approaching problems with gentleness, creativity, and curiosity can solve almost anything." -K.D.
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