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An ancient art rediscovered

The Points Holding Process is thought to be an ancient art rediscovered that facilitates healing and consciousness. P.H.P. practitioners hold pressure points on the body for extended periods of time in a way that allows these buried emotions to become awakened. Many report, “finding the inner joy of re-connecting with their inner self” and “seeing [...]

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Successful treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress

Healing trauma through Somatic Experiencing Somatic Experiencing has been developed by Peter Levine, Ph.D., the founder and director of the Ergos Institute for Somatic Education. Somatic Experiencing is a cutting- edge psychobiological approach the successful treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress (PTS). In Somatic Experiencing, PTSD symptoms are not seen as a pathology to be [...]

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Somatic experiencing employs the awareness of body sensation

Somatic experiencing employs the awareness of body sensation to help people renegotiate and heal their traumas rather than relive them. With appropriate guidance into the body’s instinctive “felt sense,” individuals are able to access their own built-in immunity to trauma, allowing the highly aroused survival energies to be safely and gradually discharged. When these energies [...]

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Welcome to the Somatic Institute

Somatic Institute is a resource for Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, here you can sign up for continued training and certification. The Somatic Institute additionally offers a worldwide database of Somatic Practitioners to help you find a Practitioner near you.         If you would like to take part in our next Practitioners Training please [...]

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Techniques that release trapped emotions

Catalina Ureta was born in Chile in the shadow of the magical Andes mountains. After years of spiritual study in Chile, she courageously moved to the United States in 1975 to continue her spiritual and healing work. A certified Kinesiologist and Cranial Sacral worker, Catalina has trained in multiple healing modalities including, the “Energetic Clearing [...]

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Holding Points Process

What is Points Holding Process? Events happen in life that may seem trivial to others but are traumatic to us. They take us out of our natural way of being and leave behind a host of unexpressed emotions and sensations that are too overwhelming to feel. These unprocessed emotions then become locked in the energetic [...]