Most healthcare approaches separate mind and body, with treatment involving physical therapy or psychotherapy and counselling. SomatoEmotional Release is a process unique to Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. It can be translated literally to Body Emotional Release (‘somato’ is Greek for body). It is a very gentle yet often profound process, which provides a framework and toolkit for working with our body tissues at the same time as our emotions, to work towards a ‘release’ of any retained trauma or stress in our body.
Sometimes during a session, I might pick up subtle signs that suggest there may be an emotional component linked to what the client is experiencing. They may get a sudden memory or image or may experience past emotions, aches and pains. If this is the case, I may ask about how they are feeling, what they are sensing, or what is happening in their body at that moment. By following this I will be given feedback by their body as to how to help to explore and release the emotional connections held within their tissue. SomatoEmotional Release and CST combine all aspects of human nature – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – into one approach that can help us move forward from illness, unresolved issues and lack of potential. It can facilitate tremendous change and growth in a person’s life.