Peter Jones Acupuncture

acupuncture   massage therapy   somatic education 

​​​Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experieincing or SE is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to engage life.

How Does SE Work?
SE is a biophysiological approach to healing trauma. Trauma does not rest with the event, but rather in the individual’s nervous system. By paying attention the a clients nervous system, the trained practitioner can support and assist the client in acheiving a more coherent and resilient nervous system.

What Is A Typical Session Like?
The SE trauma resolution method does not require the traumatized person to re-tell or re-live the traumatic event. Instead, it offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve – in a slow and supported way – the body’s instinctual fight, flight, and freeze responses. This resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity and capacity to engage in life. The SE Practitioner offers an environment of impartial and compassionate support to facilitate the release of trauma throughout the clients body.

 What Kinds of Trauma Can SE Treat?
SE Practitioners can successfully work with developmental trauma (such as childhood neglect or abuse and ongoing medical and/or physical issues) and with shock traumas (such as motor vehicle accidents, assaults, operations, falls, etc…). It is also a viable approach to metabolic distress, associated with infectious diseases, toxic stress and poisoning.   

Does It Really Work?
Somatic Experiencing works with all individuals who have experienced shock or developmental trauma.

How Long Does SE Take?
The length of time and number of sessions that a client will visit a practitioner will depend on several factors, including the severity and duration of the trauma(s) and the degree to which the trauma has affected the individuals nervous system. A conversation with the practitioner in the initial session may be helpful in providing this kind of information.


"There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced,
leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension,
to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening.
And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body."

The Buddha