Somatic Therapy for Healing Trauma: Effective Tools to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection (Paperback)

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Somatic Therapy for Healing Trauma: Effective Tools to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection (Paperback)


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Heal from trauma and find inner calm using somatic therapy

Trauma lives on in both the mind and the body, and focusing on the body-mind connection is a powerful tool for healing. This insightful workbook introduces you to somatic therapy, an approach that helps release emotional and physical stress that is trapped in the body, so you can process your trauma and begin to heal.
  • Evidence-based techniques—Learn what somatic therapy is, how it works, and the key methods.
  • Somatic therapy in practice—Use writing prompts, bodywork, and breathing exercises to regulate the nervous system and bring the mind and body into balance.
  • Feel grounded—Discover how somatic therapy can help you feel calmer, happier, and more anchored.

Release the effects of trauma from your body and mind with somatic therapy.
JORDAN DANN, LP, has advanced training as a Gestalt therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Imago Relationship Therapist. She is a nationally certified and New York State–licensed psychoanalyst in private practice and serves as an associate faculty member for the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy.
Product Details ISBN: 9781685393779
ISBN-10: 1685393772
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
"Dann's workbook distills complex interventions into no-nonsense, step-by-step processes that will help get you grounded in your body when the past hijacks your nervous system and you feel overwhelmed, paralyzed, reactive, or disconnected. With clarity and warmth, she demystifies somatic healing work, making it broadly accessible in this creative, powerful collection of psychoeducational and experiential resources. A must-read—and must re-read!" —Alicia Muñoz, LPC, couples therapist and author of Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nourish Love, Trust, and Connection With Your Partner

"Dann's compassionate wisdom and warmth is a cherished companion along the often confusing and lonely path of trauma-healing. This workbook is an accessible, practical, experiential guide for anyone who is interested in learning more about somatic therapy and trauma-healing. Therapists will also benefit from this workbook, which offers experiential somatic tools to expand their work with clients, or complementary support for clients to develop embodiment and nervous system regulation outside of therapy." —Blake Blankenbecler, LPC

"Jordan Dann's book is an invitation to hope and recovery for any person wanting to heal traumatic stress through the techniques of somatic therapy. This workbook reminds us that by building the capacity to regulate our body and awareness of our inner processes, we can vitalize and create healing in our life. Jordan Dann's clear and concise guide to using somatic techniques is essential reading and practice for anyone interested in healing trauma and improving body awareness and overall well-being." —Yoon Im Kane, LCSW, CGP, founder and CEO of Mindful NYC, psychotherapist, and author of The Mindfulness workbook for Depression and Women, Intersectionality and Power in Group Psychotherapy

"This book is a perfect starting point for anyone who is 'somatic curious.' Jordan Dann does a wonderful job transforming potentially esoteric, abstract concepts into concrete, step-by-step, beautifully worded prompts. I would recommend this book to anyone who is beginning their somatic journey." —Michelle Cleary, LCSW, SEP, founder of Find The Shift, LLC

"Jordan Dan has crafted a highly informed and useful guide to mind-body trauma work. An important tool for clinicians and patients." —Elliot Zeisel, PhD, DFAGPA, executive producer GROUP - The Series