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Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a gentle body oriented approach to bringing inner strength and resilience to your every day life

This works through releasing trauma from the nervous system. SE does not require the traumatised person to re-tell or re-live the traumatic event. Instead, it offers the opportunity to engage, complete and resolve in a slow and supported way the body’s instinctual fight, flight, freeze, and collapse responses.

Individuals experiencing the feeling of being stuck in polarised emotions can then relax into a growing sense of peace and safety.

Individuals experiencing the feeling of being stuck in polarised emotions can then relax into a growing sense of peace and safety.

Symptoms associated with being “Stuck on ON” can include:

  • anxiety
  • panic
  • hyperactivity
  • exaggerated startle
  • inability to relax
  • restlessness and sleeplessness
  • hyper-vigilance
  • digestive problems
  • emotional flooding
  • chronic pain
  • hostility / rage

Symptoms associated with being “Stuck on OFF” can include:

  • depression
  • feeling flat
  • lethargy
  • chronic fatigue
  • disorientation
  • disconnection
  • dissociation
  • complex syndromes
  • pain
  • low blood pressure
  • poor digestion

Through SE the types of results that clients can achieve include:

  • Those stuck in depression gradually find their feelings of hopelessness and numbness transformed into empowerment, triumph, and mastery.
  • Those stuck in anger begin to feel safe to express their feelings in a manageable way and experience empowerment, resolution and validation. Experiencing a true safety within them selves.
  • SE  expands on and positively reinforces bodily experiences that outshine those of fear and helplessness.

This resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life.


"I was born with some physical birth defects during the 2nd world war in Europe, I had taken on the shock of people particularly my mother at my birth when she saw me. Elushia's presence and awareness of the subtle changes allowed me to feel held and I could let go of the shame held in my body."


"I trusted Elushia not to re-traumatize me. I have moved out of turning against my self and obsessive, critical thoughts to a feeling of gentleness and calmness.
Now I feel am more on a level playing field with others.
This outcome might not sound a lot but it is quite life altering for me.
Deepest thanks"


"Life threatening trauma as a child put me on a journey of handicapping pain & 30 years of sessions from many practitioners. Elushia's sensitive Somatic Experiencing healing was second to none. My body felt heard like never before... I heard it!"


"My 8 year old daughter and I saw Elushia 3x's. She employed subtle strategies paced at my daughter's level. The old behaviours of lashing out when overwhelmed have ceased & her capacity to move with change has increased dramatically. Elushia was warm and laid the foundation for a solid therapeutic relationship."


"Ground breaking stuff for me! I am dissolving the very thing that has skewed my behaviour and decision making all my life - one session with Elushia - a giant step forward for me"