THE ART OF EMBODIMENT
Somatic Experiencing in Somerset and online
“Gavin is a gifted somatic practitioner who holds the therapeutic space in a calm and supportive way. As a result of our sessions I finally feel at home within myself and safe in my own body....I'm coming back to myself, my life force has returned, and aspects of me continue to return in a magical way that is beyond the intellect.
If you’re wondering whether Somatic Experiencing is for you, my answer would be a resounding ‘Yes.' I’ve released so much at a deep cellular level as well as reconnecting to myself in a way I never imagined possible. Working with Gavin has been life-changing.”
CAN SOMATIC EXPERIENCING HELP ME?
Many of us are aware that we are carrying the impact of stress, anxiety, depression, unresolved anger, and more, in our bodies. A combination of the stress of dealing with our daily lives, coupled with the effects of unresolved traumatic events from our past, can leave us feeling overwhelmed or helpless at times.
Somatic Experiencing's gentle, body-orientated approach is an extremely effective method of working with these symptoms. Somatic Experiencing works by bringing more resource, clarity and general ease into our system to support us in meeting and releasing what is stuck or unresolved within us. Even after a few sessions, we can find we are more able to stay grounded through the challenges of daily life, and more able to cope during times of greater stress or crisis. We begin to develop a clearer sense of who we are and where our boundaries lie. This new-found resilience supports us in meeting situations that would once have pushed us into a state of anxiety, reactivity or overwhelm with greater calm and presence.
“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe...that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening - a portal opening to genuine emotional and spiritual transformation."
- Peter Levine, author of Waking The Tiger
I offer short-term work - which can enable people to focus on a specific issue, or provide support during times of crisis and upheaval - as well as longer-term work, which can involve deeper transformation over many months or years.
I also offer a free initial consultation of approx. 30-45 mins
I charge on a sliding scale to allow for differing levels of income. Session fees range between £55 - £80 per 1 hour session, depending what we agree together.
Sessions can be either face-to-face or online.