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The benefits of somatic therapy vs talking therapy

When it comes to therapy, many people think of traditional talk therapy where a person sits across from a therapist and discusses their issues. However, there is another form of therapy gaining popularity in recent years - somatic therapy. Somatic therapy is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the connection between the mind and body. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of somatic therapy versus traditional talk therapy.

  1. Addresses the root cause of issues: Traditional talk therapy focuses on analyzing and processing thoughts and emotions. However, somatic therapy goes deeper by addressing the root cause of physical and emotional issues, such as trauma stored in the body. By working with the body, somatic therapy can help release and process these issues, leading to long-lasting healing.

  2. Focuses on the present moment: Somatic therapy helps people stay present and grounded in the moment. This is because it involves working with the body, which is always in the present moment. Talk therapy, on the other hand, can sometimes lead to rumination and dwelling on the past or future.

  3. Encourages physical and emotional awareness: Somatic therapy helps people develop a greater awareness of their physical sensations and emotions. This can be especially helpful for those who struggle with identifying and processing emotions. By learning to connect with the body, people can develop a greater sense of self-awareness and self-regulation.

  4. Engages the whole person: Somatic therapy recognizes that people are complex beings made up of more than just their thoughts and emotions. It engages the whole person by working with the body, mind, and spirit. This can lead to a more holistic approach to healing.

  5. Provides a safe space for exploration: Somatic therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. It can be especially helpful for those who have experienced trauma or struggle with anxiety, as it offers a safe and supportive environment to work through these issues.

In conclusion, while traditional talk therapy can be helpful, somatic therapy offers a more holistic and comprehensive approach to healing. By working with the body, somatic therapy can address the root cause of issues, help people stay present in the moment, develop physical and emotional awareness, engage the whole person, and provide a safe space for exploration.


If you're seeking a deeper level of healing beyond traditional talk therapy, my 1-1 healing program may be just what you need. Through somatic therapy, we work together to access and release trauma from the body, creating lasting change and empowering you to live a more fulfilling life.

Somatic therapy goes beyond simply talking about your experiences - it allows us to tap into the wisdom of the body and work with the physical sensations and emotions associated with trauma. This can lead to a more holistic and comprehensive healing process, addressing not just the mind but also the body and spirit.

If you're ready to take the next step in your healing journey, book a call with me today to discuss how my 1-1 healing program can help you achieve your goals and live a more vibrant and fulfilling life. Let's work together to create the change you deserve.


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