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There is something in nature that forms patterns.
We, as part of nature, also form patterns.
The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand...
If you want to know how the wind is blowing,
look at the sand.

image of wavy patterns showing effects of wind in sand

What is Somatic Psychology?

Somatic Psychology is a psychotherapeutic approach and a theoretical orientation that recognizes the relationship between the body (soma) and the mind (psyche), and between humans and their environments. This perspective considers that, just as the patterns of the wind are reflected in the sand, the effects of thoughts, emotions and life experiences are reflected in physical patterns in our bodies. Experiences that are overwhelming, such as trauma, can influence the shape of these patterns.

By facilitating dialogue between the mind and body, Somatic Psychology addresses the effects of factors such as
trauma, and invites our innately healthy patterns and rhythms to reassert themselves.

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