Want to know more about? These Somatic Experiencing videos are great!
The scientific theory behind Somatic Experiencing is centered around the thing call PolyVagal Theory developed by a fellow named Steven Porges. It can be a little bit complex to read about. Particularly if you’re not a neuroscientist. 🙂 Hence the need for these Somatic Experiencing videos.
The 1st video I’ve included below is entitled “Nature’s Lessons in Healing.” It’s about 30 minutes long, but it offers an in-depth explanation of how and why Somatic Experiencing works. The video takes some fairly complex scientific theory and breaks it down in a way that’s easily understandable.
The 2nd video real-life examples of Somatic Experiencing being utilized on a war veteran. Ray was injured by an IED in Iraq. Upon returning home he was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and struggled mightily with post traumatic stress disorder symptoms. The video shows his progress, including the resolution of both his Tourette’s and PTSD via Somatic Experiencing interventions.
“In this video, you will learn about the physiological basis of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, helps distressed individuals recover a sense of well being, stability and vitality.”
“This video tells the compassionate story of the healing process of Ray, a marine who had been injured by two explosive devices (IEDs) and diagnosed with both severe PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He was brought to see a clinician after developing chronic pain, Tourette-like convulsions, cognitive problems and insomnia due to night terrors.”