The Somatic Therapy Center.

Touching People Transforming Lives.

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic Therapy is uses the body as its starting point for healing. The word “somatic” is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means “living body.” It is a holistic form of healing that is grounded in the relationship between the mind and the body.

Somatic Therapy offers a variety of benefits. It reduces discomfort, strain, and stress in the body. It transforms negative emotional experiences, creates a greater sense of Self, builds resilience and offers hope.

Three decades worth of research in the fields of neurobiology, psychoneuroimmunology, and other medical fields, have demonstrated the connection between the mind and the body. Brain science and the advent of imaging technology have made it clear just how embodied the mind is. The mind exists throughout the entire body. Your body is where your emotions live, your thoughts occur, your soul dwells, and your wisdom abides. It is a reliable resource, ally, and guide. You just need to learn how to listen to it- learn from it and love it.

Traditional talk therapy engages the mind looking for insights through talking and telling the story. While this is important, it is not the whole picture.
Somatic therapy is not psychotherapy. Our intent is to awaken people to the wisdom inherent in the body and how to access it. Stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship conflicts, are problems that exist both in the body and the mind – so the cure must involve both as well. 

To live fully, we must live fully embodied, which means aligning  body, mind, heart, and soul.

What happens in a somatic therapy session that is different from  psychotherapy?

Somatic Therapy involves present-moment awareness and explores bodily tension, gestures, and bodily sensations through a combination of awareness, dialogue, movement, and/or touch. Through connecting and listening to the messages carried in the body, clients are guided to choices that support their moving with more ease and freedom in their lives. Through somatic healing, they become the fullest versions of themselves.

About The Somatic Therapy Center

Free your Body…Ease your Mind…Soothe your Soul…

At The Somatic Therapy Center, the goal of our somatic therapy training is to help people heal and become their truest selves, enabling them to live with more comfort, ease, and freedom. Our approach is holistic, going beyond traditional talk therapy, to connect heart, mind, body and soul. We look to the body as a wise resource, ally, and guide. Your body has been your companion through all of life’s events and it knows in its muscles, nerve fibers-its very cells-the story of YOU.

Your Body has a story to tell- we will help you to trust it.
Your Body has wisdom to share- we will guide you to it.
Your Body is home to your soul- we help you live it.

For over 30 years, Joe Weldon and Noël Wight, have been seeing clients and leading somatic therapy training to teach practitioners how to touch people and transform their lives. Noël and Joe were Co-Directors of the Rubenfeld Synergy Training Institute for 14 years. Through their training and facilitation, they developed the Transformative Touch method, which brings together ancient wisdom and modern science. Together they founded The Somatic Therapy Center, offering advanced body mind training with deep roots in the somatic traditions while embracing the discoveries of neuroscience and principles of soul psychology.

In Transformative Touch we work with the nervous system, guiding clients to:

  1. Create new & awakened relationships to their body.
  2. Understand their safety system and how to self-regulate.
  3. Give attention, care & compassion to the sensations of their bodies for sensations are how the body communicates its wisdom.
  4. Restore movement in their bodies, for movement is the key to life which unlocks the full expression of Self.
  5. Express emotions long held in the body.
  6. Experience more ease and freedom in their body & their life.
  7. Relieve pressure and stress to open space for more peace & joy.
  8. Connect to their sacred and immutable wholeness that is the Source for all healing.

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