What is Somatic Therapy?
In general, somatic therapy refers to the body-mind connection and commonly uses holistic healing methods of touch, energy, movement, b0dy awareness, and visualization, color, light, and sound as components. In my current practice of psycho-spiritual-somatic therapy, I use the sensory stimulus of bodywork, the focused intention of energy work, along with guided imagery, prayer, reflection, and inspirational music of soul work to stimulate personal growth, holistic wellness, and spiritual well-being in a sacred ecological context. Psyche is a Greek word for the human soul; thus, it is a soul-based body therapy or perhaps a body-based soul therapy. The Celts believed that the body is in the soul rather than the soul in the body, (O'Donahue). This is an important distinction for psycho-somatic therapy as I practice it today.