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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.


Somatic Experiencing® is a psycho-biological approach to trauma resolution which allows our nervous system to renegotiate traumatic/overwhelming events, and restore wholeness and complete fight/flight/freeze responses.

Our psyche learns from our body.

Is this what you need? What I offer...

In person, online, outdoors.

I am especially passionate about supporting people who are highly sensitive and empathic; those who may feel and perceive things that others don't understand.

I can help you complete and resolve PTSD and trauma, anxiety, overwhelm, and chronic stress. Restore your boundaries, cultivate healthy self-protective responses, and move forward.
SE is a collaborative process. With gentleness, compassion, and mindfulness we will access your innate capacity to heal and transform.
SE may include safe touch with clothing on, however, this is an option and not a requirement. 

Call Stephanie Pappas, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, LMT,
908-310-9666 in Frenchtown, NJ and Washington Crossing, PA
for an introductory phone consultation. Sessions are $165 for 90 minutes minimum. I recommend my great special offer- a package of 3 sessions for $375.

Visit the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute Web site here for more information www.traumahealing.org


"I wanted to let you know that I'm doing great and feeling amazing. I'm incredibly motivated and feel like my old self. My focus is back and things are starting to move forward again. Thank-you so much. You've helped me regain my life back. I will never forget this experience.
I called Stephanie to make a Somatic experiencing trauma therapy appointment, and within the first few minutes of our conversation, I felt someone finally understood what I was experiencing. She took her time with me on the phone and really listened.  I had my first session. Her kind and inviting personality, along with the nature-like setting, made me feel instantly relaxed and at ease.
The one thing I noticed with Stephanie that was different than the other talk therapists was that she never tried to make me ‘think’ differently about my experience. I felt completely safe to explain exactly how I felt.
My first session with her was very profound... read more here
"After my first meeting with Stephanie Pappas, there was a notable change in my body.  It's difficult to describe. I felt very relaxed... " - Love, C.M. read more here...

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