Somatic practice is a form of body-centered therapeutic practice that looks at the connection of both the mind and the body when healing from a life-altering experience.
The transplant process requires a lot of physical, emotional, and mental processing. Although we have survived and are grateful, certain aspects of that journey remain with us. Many of us are left with lingering alterations in our nervous system, which affect our moods, our ability to handle stress, sleep issues, and more – it is a little different for everyone.
Through somatic practices, you can learn to safely explore the landscape of your body, understand your sensations, and rebuild your sense of trust and friendship with your body. The somatic approach is gentle, non-invasive, and self-regulating. It involves building awareness through sensation, movement, breath, self-touch, and sound.
Through therapeutic somatic play, you may find that you regain a deeper sense of being ‘back in your body’, have a greater feeling of self-empowerment, mental wellness, and feel more at ease in your everyday life.