SE is a body-oriented method healing trauma and restoring the full vitality of life force in the organism.
It supports the completion of the biological processes in slow small steps.
Somatic-Experiencing defines trauma as the incomplete biological answer of the body regarding a situation experienced as life threatening which is bound in the nervous system.
The effects last to the presence with numerous symptoms. The organism continues to experience the threat in the here and now and reacts thereon with physical symptoms, behaviour, sensations and thoughts.
Literature of Peter Levine:
Levine, Peter A.: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
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