SomatoEmotional Release® is a dynamic therapeutic process that expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. Research shows that the body retains the imprint of physical forces from accidents, injuries and emotional shock. Those dysfunctional areas are frequently isolated in what Dr. Upledger calls “Energy Cysts”. SomatoEmotional Release® gives the patients manual and verbal processing possibilities to help release those destructive patterns from the mind and body. The SomatoEmotional Release® is a holistic method effecting body-soul-mind, that aims at the solution of problems and elimination of obstacles standing in the way of the patient’s healing.
The aim of SER is to discover and release the adverse effects of past physical traumas, emotional traumas, pathogenic microbes, excessive radiation, toxic substances, etc. from body, mind and spirit, as well as to facilitate the realization of their effects on our physical, emotional and mental health.
Most modalities separate body and mind, offering either physical therapy or psychotherapy. It is known, however, that a radical change in physical health, for the better or worse, is always accompanied by mental change. It is also known from studies of behavior that the reverse is equally true - a significant change in mental perspective is always accompanied by a change in body activity, posture and movement. Body and mind are inseparable and actually just different facets of a single, unified being. SomatoEmotional Release® provides a gentle and creative framework and toolkit for working with the tissues of the body and the emotions simultaneously, allowing a release of adverse energy or memory of retained traumas. SomatoEmotional Release® facilitates personal growth. It also supports us moving from illness and unresolved issues towards health, wellbeing and fulfillment. CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release® combine all aspects of human nature (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) into one, that facilitates profound change and growth in our lives.