Everyone needs different things to lead a more enjoyable life. Some people want to get more motivated, others want more downtime. Some people want to be happier, some people want more excitement, and others want to be left alone.
Somatic Experiencing is a dialogue-based methodology which helps people get in sync with the natural healing capabilities of their nervous system. Someone with chronic anxiety who finds it difficult to relax may have a hyper-activated fight-or-flight system. Someone with a lack of motivation or a lot of inhibition may be too deeply entrenched in their 'freeze' system. In fact, the body naturally wants to flow organically from one state to the next, fluidly offering you the resources of each major branch of your nervous system throughout the day. Unfortunately, our modern society teaches us to think our way out of this flow. Through a process of relaxed conversation and awareness practices, we'll slowly and gently train your nervous system to recognize when and how to get in and out of each emotional state when appropriate. In time, the hope is that you'll find yourself more emotionally resilient, more driven, 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.