The Biology of Calm Well Being

The Biology of Calm Well Being

Why do I frequently encourage my clients to stop talking for a moment, and notice what’s happening in their physical experience?

Well, because I’m a somatic therapist, of course….and that’s what somatic therapists do!

Okay, that’s kind of a non-answer.  So then, why do somatic therapists do this? Why do they always interrupt when we just want to unload what’s on our mind?

Ultimately, as my new article explains, the goal is to cultivate a state of calm well being!

Now, on our way there, we might have to go through some waves of really not feeling so great, or calm, or well.  In fact, most people do. But developing this ability to “put on the brakes” is hugely important in the long run.

You can read about it and my other articles at GoodTherapy.org.  (My articles are linked at the bottom of my therapist profile.)

1 Comment

  • Deanna Davis

    I read this blog first on good therapy.org and found it so very helpful. I am a new trauma clinician, working in a women’s trauma center. One of the things I focus on is helping clients put language around the difficult to describe parts of their experience. Thank you for helping me to put better language around the somatic experience of my patients, and helping them to learn to increase their self-regulation and integration as part of their recovery.

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