Reclaiming Safety through Somatic Experiencing

Released Monday, 11th February 2019
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Our show is all about helping people connect to their natural ability to bring joy alive in their lives. We all have the capacity for joy and as we’ve discussed before it doesn’t have to come on the heels of an event or an experience. It’s something we can bring alive with our intention, action and through consistent practice.
Sometimes though, life throws us curve balls and we end up stuck in ways that make it feel impossible to find relief from emotional or physical pain, let alone access joy. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone and I’m glad you’re tuning in today. One message I’d like to send is that no one has to suffer alone. Everyone deserves to have a support system. Just for a moment imagine that you’re seated at the head of a long table. The table represents your life and each chair represents someone who has earned the right to have a seat at your table. Who do you currently have and who do you need? No one can create the team for you but there is support in helping you fill your table with the people and resources that will strengthen your ability to enjoy your life.
Today we’re talking to somatic experiencing practitioner and yoga therapist, Alicia Barmon. She’s someone I’m proud to have at my table both as a friend and colleague. Did I mention my belief that everybody needs a therapist at their table? Well, get comfortable and enjoy my interview with Alicia. Her wisdom is sure to resonate with many and hopefully, you feel as hopeful and inspired by her words as I did. Enjoy the show.
Resources Mentioned on Today's Show
What Somatic Experiencing (SE) is and what to expect for this style of therapy. 
Founder of SE Peter Levine
Work of Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother Pema Chodron 
Audio recording Martin Prechtel. Grief and praise. Understanding that stuck energy creates problems. 
Ph.D, psychologist, author, and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, Tara Brach 
 Sol Yoga
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