Somatic Psychotherapy: An Overview

Somatic psychotherapy, sometimes called body psychotherapy, bodywork, body-oriented psychotherapy, body-focused therapy, or somatic therapy, is a holistic approach in which practitioners use the connection between the mind and body, and, in some cases, the spirit, to promote both emotional and physical healing.3

Somatic psychotherapy posits that people who receive this treatment can heal more effectively than those who receive only traditional talk therapy, which does not engage these entrenched bodily memories.