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Dr. Alice Kerby and the Somatic Experience to Heal Trauma

Released Wednesday, 19th May 2021
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Introduction to Episode
Dr. Alice Kerby teaches us that somatic simply means of the body, and she shares with us her journey to using the somatic experience to heal trauma.

Podcast Episode Summary
So many aspects of our lives bring us out of the body and we can turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Dr. Alice Kerby works with sober and sober curious women to help them be in their body. 

Dr. Alice started as a massage therapist, then she became a doctor of physical therapy. Now, she is working on earning her Somatic Experiencing certification through SETI. In this episode, we discuss using the somatic experience to heal trauma. We discuss Bg T and little t trauma and how the body responds to it. We discuss a little about new brain research and how that has affected our knowing about how trauma lives in the body. And, later, Dr. Alice walks us through a guided technique to get back in the body.

“I want to be moving.” [reflecting why the somatic path]
“Looking through external things to make us feel better.” [on one way somatic experiences can support us in our journey]
“I can walk around present in my body.” [a result of living the somatic experience]

Trauma Tips - first have a practitioner to work with! 
Build your awareness
Recognize it’s hard to be the observer 
Learn to know when you do feel good in your body 

Recommended Resources
See Dr. Alice’s work at http://kerbymethodconsulting.com (kerbymethodconsulting.com). 
Here’s the Facebook live we did last year https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1596804017144650
Here’s a link to Janine Wirth’s episode on Trauma: https://michellelasley.com/captivate-podcast/the-t… (https://michellelasley.com/captivate-podcast/the-t…
Find out more about Dr. Peter Levine https://www.nicabm.com/faculty/peter-levine/?del=g… (here).
Rick Hanson, Being Well (podcast) https://www.rickhanson.net/being-well-podcast/
SEI Somatic Experiencing International: https://traumahealing.org (https://traumahealing.org
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps Score, https://www.besselvanderkolk.com

For more information about Michelle, Balance Shared, events, and projects, please visit http://www.michellelasley.com (www.michellelasley.com). 
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