So how do you find a good somatic practitioner? 

This is a question I’m getting a lot these days as more and more people are (finally) waking up to the absolute necessity of working at the body, felt-sense, nervous system, and movement (motor) levels because this is the only way to  fully recover, regulate, and restore resilience back to their mind-body connections, not to mention their lives. 

When it comes to finding a good somatic practitioner, it’s tricky to offer up suggestions because there is technically “no such thing” as a somatic practitioner (crazy, but it is true! I’ll explain in the video). 

But I think I do a good job in this video covering the basics that I believe you must know when looking for a good ‘somatic’ practitioner. 

I also get into what ‘The New Traumatology’ is (something super important to understand if you are embarking on this journey of healing trauma at the somatic and nervous system level), the importance of someone having not just one credential, but multiple, as well as your right to ask certain questions that will tell you if someone is the real deal, or a fraud and, dare I say, a charlatan. 

So dig in.

One of the reasons I was so darn gung ho to create the online offerings I have, from my free video resources via my YouTube channel, to small snippets on Instagram, all the way up to my comprehensive online training program SmartBody SmartMind™ (we start again March 1 2020!), is because I wanted people to have the non-dumbed down education along with solid self-study practices. I hope you take advantage of all that I have curated and created for you. 

The work can’t happen without you, so thank you for continuing to show up and for being here! 

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Resources I Mention In The Vlog

Book: The Body Keeps The Score. Bessel van der Kolk

Book: When the Body Says No. Gabor Maté

Book: The Body Bears The Burden. Robert Scaer

Book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Peter Levine

Book: Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach. Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell