Stephanie Pappas

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.


With Stephanie Pappas, Somatic Experiencing sessions can last from 1 to 2 hours. 2017 rates: $150.00 with sliding cost scale available starting at $50

SE Sessions are conducted at my cozy home office in Hopewell, NJ. We can even take advantage of the beautiful outdoors, and take a stroll on the lovely walking paths during our time together!

I can offer you interaction with cats and dogs as part of the therapy if this is helpful to you.

Sometimes healthy safe touch or yoga practices can be part of the session if you feel it will be helpful. I have 25 years of experience as a massage therapist and yoga teacher/trainer.



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