Somatic Experiencing is a body oriented treatment created to help people heal from shock trauma.
This video tells how somatic experiencing helped the healing process for Ray, a U.S. Marine who had been injured by two explosions:
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Wikipedia describes it as follows:
"Somatic experiencing is a form of alternative therapy aimed at relieving the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client's perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences). It was created by trauma therapist Peter A. Levine. Sessions are normally done in person, and involve a client tracking his or her own experience.
Practitioners are often mental health practitioners such as social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists (MFT's) or psychotherapists, but may also be nurses, physicians, bodyworkers, physical therapists, chaplains, clergy, or members of other professions. Certified practitioners complete a three-year training course (216 hours of instructions) and must complete 18 hours of case consultations and 12 hours of personal sessions."
"Two randomized controlled studies of Somatic Experiencing as a treatment for PTSD were published in 2017. They showed positive results indicating Somatic Experiencing may be an effective therapy method for PTSD and concluded that further research is needed to understand who shall benefit most from this treatment modality."