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  • Writer's pictureRachel Brandwene, LCSW

Exploring the Connection Between Trauma, Boundaries, and Empowerment in Somatic Therapy

Trauma is a complex and often overwhelming experience that can leave a lasting impact on the mind and body. Trauma survivors may experience a range of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to physical pain and tension. For many survivors, somatic therapy can be an effective approach to healing and promoting empowerment. In this blog post, we'll explore the connection between trauma, boundaries, and empowerment in somatic therapy.


Somatic therapy is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the connection between the mind and body. It recognizes that trauma is stored in the body and works to release physical tension and emotional pain through a variety of techniques, such as touch, movement, and breathwork. Somatic therapy helps individuals develop a greater awareness of their body and its signals, which can be empowering and healing.


Setting boundaries is an important part of the somatic therapy process. Boundaries can be physical, emotional, or energetic, and the practitioner and client work together to establish what feels safe and respectful. By setting healthy boundaries, individuals can feel more in control of their healing process and create a container for healing that is grounded in safety and trust. In somatic therapy, boundaries are often used to create a sense of safety and empowerment, allowing individuals to explore their trauma in a supportive and controlled environment.


Empowerment is a key component of somatic therapy. By developing a greater sense of body awareness and working with physical sensations, individuals can begin to release emotional tension and build resilience. Somatic therapy helps individuals reconnect with their body and cultivate a sense of safety and control, which can be empowering and healing. Through somatic therapy, individuals can learn to set boundaries, listen to their body's signals, and develop a deeper connection with themselves, all of which can promote a greater sense of empowerment.

If you're looking for a holistic approach to healing trauma and promoting empowerment, somatic therapy could be just what you need!


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