Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic procedure that uses the principles and concepts of CranioSacral Therapy to free the body and mind of the discomforting side effects of both physical and emotional trauma. SER focuses on establishing a strong mind/body connection in order to release and integrate the emotional trauma and the resolution of the physical symptoms related to the events.
Often the emotional symptoms we experience during a traumatic event ( auto accident, a fall, birth trauma, abuse, surgery or any number of possible scenarios) that remain unresolved or trapped in the tissue and membrane systems of our body long after the physical body heals.
These energetic blocks referred to as energy cysts , if not detected and released can spread strain patterns and interference to other parts of the body. Usually our body will adjust and accommodate to these energy cysts and we may begin to feel normal again but later in life these accumulated energy cyst/strain patterns may cause chronic pain and dysfunction for which the origin of the pain is unknown. The symptoms can also be experienced as emotional difficulty, trouble making decisions, low tolerance for stress, depression, anxiety and a general feeling of being out of balance.
In SER, the therapist uses specific techniques to engage the trapped trauma in the tissue or membrane allowing for an unwinding to occur in order to evoke the release and integration of the energy and emotion of the original trauma. There may or may not be a “conscious “ memory of the original traumatic event. Often times the client experiences heat and an “inner sense” of profound relief during a tissue or membrane release. Although most trauma is initially violent in nature, Somato Emotional Release usually occurs with greater ease.
Nerves are great communicators that convey vital information between the brain and all other structures. Pain is a signal from the brain that there is interference. It can indicate nerve compression that impedes intraneural circulation and electromagnetic conductivity.
NM is a precise manual therapy used to identify and release local nerve restrictions enabling the nerves to move more freely in relation to adjacent muscles, fascia, connective tissue, organs and bones. NM also examines the effects of these local restrictions on the rest of the body in order to resolve more comprehensive dysfunctional patterns.
A “whole body “ effect is often achieved when treating a specific problem area. A Neural Manipuation treatment of a restricted joint capsule or fixation of an entrapped nerve can trigger a self correction response throughout the whole body. NM is truly a holistic therapy and while treating specific symptoms the intention is to facilitate an increased ability for the body to self correct and continue to heal.
Comprehensive CranioSacral Therapy (C-CST) incorporates CST, SER and NM, all modalities taught by the Upledger Institute. I have found these techniques to be very complementary and offer greater benefit than any one alone. The synergistic impact of CST, SER and NM can bring about desired longer lasting results and awaken the body/mind ability to self correct and heal often before symptoms ever arise. The assessment phase of each treatment will determine the optimal balance of modalities for that specific treatment.
C-CST seeks to improve function of the central nervous system by shifting the reactionary sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to a healthier parasympathetic nervous system ( rest, digest and assimilate).Most people who are are in a dis-ease or dis-comfort state are stuck in a fight or flight response, which is designed to be short term when we need to run or fight. Modern day triggers of “fight or flight” have little to do with actual enemies or immediate threat and more to do with accumulated trauma or conscious or subconscious fears about what might happen. The price your body, mind and emotions pay in the sympathetic phase is the hindrance of vital functions that allow for restorative healing and mental and emotional clarity and the over production of stress hormones and restrictions in multiple vital systems in your body.
With great care and attention Comprehensive CranioSacral Therapy guides the body/mind back into a healthy parasympathetic state breaking the stress laden sympathetic cycle, where your body can reorganize and find homeostasis once again and allow your body to “self correct” and heal. I have found that the more we live in the parasympathetic state the easier it is to stay balanced and present in the midst of daily stressors.
One Hour- $125
The Vitality Assessment Package allows you the opportunity to address your needs and concerns and discuss your intentions regarding your health and wellness. This initial session will offer you a chance to deepen your understanding about Comprehensive CranioSacral Therapy, ask questions and experience the deeply therapeutic effect of a one hour CCST treatment. After the session you can share your thoughts and insights and I will offer my holistic evaluation and we can discuss the possibility of CCST as a path toward a healthy, balanced, vital, pain free life!
Included in the 90 minute Vitality Assessment Package:
* new client history and wellness interview
* CCST whole body evaluation
* re-evaluation after session with self care recommendations
* parasympathetic breath work