Using the Body to Help You Heal
Your Trauma is Holding You Back
You have trauma from your childhood that you haven’t entirely dealt with. It’s causing stress in your day-to-day life, your relationships, and even areas of your life that you may not have recognized yet. You know you need to process this trauma, but traditional therapy just doesn’t seem to work. It doesn’t help you notice how your body stores trauma. You may even have physical ailments that you can’t quite explain, including chronic pain or other diseases. Your body is storing trauma, and traditional talk therapy isn’t enough.
You can work on healing your trauma through talk therapy and listening to your body.
You can continue your healing journey through treatment that:
- Focuses on how the body stores trauma
- Uses your physical body’s innate intelligence to give you clues and signals as to how your trauma is impacting your whole self
- Identifies physical sensations to reveal the connections between body and mind
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Can Help You Recover
The Integrative Life Center treatment community embraces the understanding that trauma impacts a person’s healing process. Each person’s journey to processing trauma is different, which is why ILC offers a wide range of treatment modalities, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uses the innate knowledge of the body to help make people aware of how their physical sensations arise as they work through life’s experiences, emotional struggles, and mental health disorders in a counseling setting. A qualified therapist will use talk therapy to guide a person to notice how their body responds as various topics arise, allowing them to integrate an understanding of body and mind.
Ultimately, the goal of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is to use the body as another tool to work toward healing. It can be combined with other modalities of individual and group therapy.
Treatment at Integrative Life Center
Integrative Life Center focuses on individualized, trauma-informed treatment. We understand how trauma affects your brain and the importance of helping you learn how to process that trauma. We know that processing trauma often takes different kinds of work — mental, emotional, and physical. We want to help you re-establish your feelings of safety, intimacy, and authenticity. Through individual and group counseling and education, you’ll learn how tuning in to your body can reveal a deeper understanding of yourself and your healing process.
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