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Phoenix Rising Solutions, LLC

To Educate, Empower, & Enlighten

Somatic Experiencing

Jennifer Falbo-Negron, LCPC, RYT-500, PSEP, CHT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Illinois

Registered Yoga Teacher

Provisional (due to COVID) Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Certified Hypnotherapist

Office Location is at 2205 Point Blvd, Suite 125, Elgin, IL 60123

(Near the Intersection of I-90 and Randall Rd)

What is Somatic Experiencing?

Somatic Experiencing is a body-based method for trauma resolution and the resolution of other stressors. If you are looking for a more body-oriented approach to counseling, then this is the method for you. It is the life's work of Dr. Peter Levine combining the body's physiological response to stress, psychology, neuroscience, the study of animal behavior (ethology), biology, indigenous healing methods, and medical biophysics.

Jennifer can help assess and unravel stuck energy and emotions trapped in the body in a slow and titrated way. This method works well on complex traumas/PTSD, shock, abuse, assault, motor vehicles accidents, falls, medical trauma, birth trauma, and more. Whether a person is in flight, fight, or freeze mode, there are different ways to alleviate such states and come back to a more balanced and relaxed self. Feeling like yourself again is the aim of this approach in it's ultimate connection between mind and body.

How Somatic Experiencing works?

Somatic Experiencing works by completing a self-protective, motor/bodily response that was thwarted during the traumatic event and allowing for a safe discharge of pent up energy in the body. This is done slowly so that the traumatic experience can be tolerated by working with small and contained aspects of the trauma (emotions, bodily sensations, movements, images, etc.). There is also the use of positive resources for the client to come back to when needed.

Jennifer can additionally offer basic Somatic Experiencing touch work to help decrease the stress response and to ground people into their bodies. A simple kidney-adrenal supportive hold along with other regulating holds are something that she can teach you to calm your nervous system.  There are other touch points along with an integration of acupressure, chakra work, and energy toning movements that can be tailored to each client's needs.  

If you are interested in learning more, contact us for a free 15-minute consultation and to set up your appointment today!