Shock and trauma can help us to grow
Somatic Experiencing®, founded by Peter Levine, is a body awareness method to heal trauma. In the present moment or the here and now, the focus of the client is on the perception of his sensory impressions or body sensations. This allows the emotional and physiological effects of trauma, shock, stress and related anxiety and depression to subside and dissolve.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) helps you to become aware of how your body responds to stress or threat. If, for example, you react with helplessness and collapse, you can now find new, appropriate answers. In the SE session you will learn that an overwhelming event takes place physiologically in the body and that your body has the ability to overcome such an event.
Psychological Trauma Symptoms
Physiological Trauma Symptoms
If the symptoms subside within six weeks of the shock event, it is a normal adjustment reaction without trauma. If the symptoms last longer than six weeks, it is probably a trauma. Basically, the more intense the shock, the higher the probability of trauma. But even an insignificant car accident with car body damage can cause a trauma. – The symptoms occur immediately after the shock situation or with a delay of up to 18 months. – The symptoms appear insidiously and can persist for years. – The symptoms are sometimes bizarre, very individual and difficult for you to classify. – As a rule, your fellow human beings do not notice what is going on in you.