Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of emotional trauma. Memories of past traumas (pain, emotional insults, accidents, illnesses, injuries, sexual, verbal or physical abuse, war, traumatic birth process etc.) may reside in the body tissue, not purely in the brain. This is called body memory, somatic memory, and cellular or tissue memory. Even if we are not consciously aware of these memories, they still affect every aspect of our being.
SER is designed to identify, locate and diffuse blocked emotional energy patterns within the body. As part of this process suppressed emotional issues that may be inhibiting complete structural release are often identified. Upon freeing these energies client’s usually feel as if a weight has been lifted. They feel more optimistic and relaxed about life and have more energy for life. This therapy is often used in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy.