Embodied Somatic Therapy with Kris Coffman
Somatic work is an invitation into wholeness, balance, belonging, and connection.
Bodies store things: pain, trauma, repressed memories — but they are also vehicles of liberation and places where you can be deeply at home, and with Love.
What is Somatic Therapy?
This integration of body and talk therapy is an experiential modality that welcomes all of you. This modality can include techniques such as:
• Sensation tracking
• Nervous system attunement
• Holistic (Mind Body Spirit) Integration and Wellness
• Energetic tracking and support
• Body movement, Sound, Sensation tracking
• Nurturing touch
• Vagal informed therapy.
• Feeling yourself in your body
Our Work Together
I guide you to release your grief, shake off long held tensions that prevent you from being at home in the world, and to create space in your body and in your life for new possibilities.
Talk therapy is top down, using the mind to ‘figure things out.’ Somatic therapy is bottom up: drawing upon the roots of your intuition and your transcendent, feeling self. Through breathwork and mindfulness practices, I guide you to track sensation in the body to learn to assess the wellspring of healing resources you possess, and to tap into your inherent ability to to moderate your ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response.
Gently leading you through somatic practices and deep listening, together we weave a beautiful space of trust. By regulating the nervous system, I show you how to foster more peace and ease in the body. From that grounded place, you can take on the messy and at times uncomfortable work of healing, and move towards your integrated Self.
Ritual & Ceremony
I utilize Ritual and Ceremony for exploration when clinically appropriate.
Some of the rituals and ceremonial psychology I have collaboratively designed with clients/students have been:
- Healing and creative arts Rituals
- Crone Ritual and Ceremony
- Pregnancy, Motherhood, Birth Rituals
- Death and Release Rituals
- Rebirth and Renewal Rituals
- Integration Rituals
- Sexpoloration Rituals
- Healing from Trauma Rituals
- Labyrinth Rituals
- and more…
Please connect with me by email if you feel called to create a meaningful Ritual of your own.