Category Archives: Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing

(Written in May 2005) The work with Brad was pendulating between the cold grey frozen place, and the colorful place filled with life.  I described the “World of Diversity” and Brad said I had brought it out of all the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

(Written in October 2005) This morning I woke up with an ache in my heart and realized I was angry with myself for not being beautiful.  Then my heart went out to me, and that helped a lot. DAMMIT! Somewhere, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of the Body

This quote came through on facebook and blew me away.  So totally validating of what I’ve learned from Somatic Experiencing.  I grew up with the idea that my body was no more than a vehicle to carry my brain around.  … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

The session with Caryn was pretty amazing.  This is where Somatic Experiencing becomes shamanic work.  I wedged my self into my corner and started crying.  I told her about being depressed again again, waking up OK only to lose it … Continue reading

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Help for Being Stuck

(At Kripalu with Jack Kornfield, December 2008) I realize that just through doing the meditation I’ve begun to tease apart the tangled feelings in my heart and am also beginning to feel more strong and clear about what to do … Continue reading

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Mother

(Written in May 2004) I’ve been reading The Secret Life of Bees, recommended to me by Alyssa.  The ache in the heart of motherlessness, and the full juicyness of big loving women who can hold you with tenderness, and all … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

(Written in January 2011) It really helped to see Caryn.  I told her about how tired I’ve been feeling.  She said “How does that feel in your body?” Relaxed & heavy.  I told her I’d been doing stretches & the … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

(Written in January 2012) Went down to see Caryn yesterday.  Started sitting on a cushion against the south wall between the glass doors to the deck.  Told her I’d lost myself.  “How does that feel in your body?”  It’s all … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

(Written in September 2009) Walked in to Caryn’s feeling pretty good.  I told her about being able to use the idea of finding the relatively more comfortable place, and how I’ve been talking to the baby, feeling the uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

(Written in September 2009) Session with Caryn.  Went to my corner and cried.  Wanted to bang my head, but then pounded with my fists which became a punch — an angry punch outward.  I told her about being OK with … Continue reading

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