MY Somatic Bodywork

My Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) practice incorporates SE and my extensive experience and education in structural bodywork to work through the symptoms of pain, stress and/or trauma you may be facing.

WHAT CAN SOMATIC EXPERIENCING DO FOR YOU?

AMANDA SUTHERLAND SOMATIC EXPERIENCING THERAPY LOS ANGELES SANTA MONICA

Somatic Experiencing (SE) helps you enjoy more of your life by increasing your capacity to enjoy a wide spectrum of human experience. The practice of SE helps you restore your body’s natural resiliency and inherent self-correcting, self-regulating mechanisms.

SE is appropriate for anyone experiencing overwhelm, chronic symptoms of pain, immobilizing  sadness, anxiety, fear, and/or panic attacks, numbness (physical and/or emotional), and any number of symptoms, anywhere on the spectrum from mild to life inhibiting.

MY CLIENTELE

Whether you have work or relational stress, anxiety, repeated use injuries, chronic pain, lasting problems related to surgery, or other injuries, SE Bodywork can help.

My clientele is widely varied and includes professionals (attorneys, CPAs, MDs, psychotherapists, teachers, etc.), celebrities, athletes, yoga instructors, creative artists, children, teenagers and young adults.  

All ages benefit greatly from Somatic Bodywork, even if the event that triggered the problem occurred more than 20 years ago. As Dr. Peter Levine, the founder of Somatic Experiencing, states, “Trauma is in our nervous systems, not in the event.”

I have also worked with an Oncology population and am well trained in the benefits and contraindications of bodywork and SE for people with compromised lymph nodes and immune systems, and who have become fighters and survivors of this frightening experience.

SE could be a good match for you if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Chronic Anxiety/Depression

  • Excessive Anger or Frustration

  • Easily Flooded Emotionally or an Absence of Emotions

  • Panic Attacks

  • Syndromes

  • Post Traumatic Stress Response

WHAT DOES A SESSION LOOK LIKE?

A session generally involves gentle contact, and often slow mild movement, focusing on sensation.
While a session may involve contact/touch, it is not always appropriate and unlike a massage you are fully dressed with the focus on restoring your resiliency.
It is a careful step-by-step process, peaceful and non-triggering, which may or may not include much talking.
In some cases, specific massage techniques are necessary for completion of the treatment.

INTERESTED?

CALL ME AT 818-445-9908 OR USE MY EMAIL FORM TO SEE IF SE IS A GOOD MATCH FOR YOU

 

Education and Experience

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • BA in Psychology, concentration in Neurophysiology, Human and Child Development

  • Prenatal massage and preparation, psychological and physical

  • Pre and post surgery bodymind preparation and recovery

  • Tai Chi

  • Acupressure

  • Oncology bodywork

  • Myofascial reorganization

  • Anatomy/Physiology

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Deep Tissue and Structural Integration along with multiple bodywork disciplines

Contact me to schedule an appointment.