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What is Somatic Experiencing?

Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

SE Approach to Healing

SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses, and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.


"PTSD and Trauma are a fact of life, and do not have to be a life sentence." - Dr. Peter Levine, Founder Somatic Experiencing

There is gentle, caring, and effective help now for PTSD, stress disorders, and trauma. Somatic Experiencing is body centered and not just "talk therapy" which can often lead to re-traumatization of the individual and physiology.
Call Stephanie Pappas 908-310-9666 in the Hopewell, NJ area for an introductory phone consultation. Sessions are offered on a sliding scale. Your situation and payment options will be discussed during intitial session. Stephanie is also a licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher/trainer, and other of many books on yoga. Stephanie integrates Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy with bodywork and yoga modalities depending on your needs.

Stephanie has completed her Intermediate year (over 120 hours of training) in Somatic Experiencing. Visit the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Web site for more information

"I have patients who are off all of their medications….who no longer suffer from panic attacks….who are no longer haunted by traumatic visions. I am trained in other techniques…. SE is the only method I have found that consistently helps people reorganize their nervous systems and greatly reduce, if not completely erase, trauma symptoms. Although I understand that the SE techniques are grounded in biology, the results are nothing short of miraculous." - SHIRLEY IMPELLIZZERI, PHD, PSYCHOLOGIST, AUTHOR, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner


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