The Science of Somatic Experiencing: A Randomized, Controlled Study

By |2020-03-28T10:57:10-06:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The first randomized, controlled study of Somatic Experiencing for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, published in 2017, showed promising results. In just 15 sessions, SE was up to 90% effective for a majority of participants, including after follow-up. This study proves what those in the SE world have known and felt all along about this amazing modality. [...]

Rooted Bliss’ 10 Tips for Thriving During Quarantine

By |2020-03-28T11:34:29-06:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

As of March 2020, COVID-19 has arrived in the US. It has had a huge impact on the way we are working, living, and engaging online. This time that we are all facing is unprecedented. Never before has the world been as connected as we are digitally, and faced a pandemic. In a way, this [...]

Rooted Bliss Coronavirus Update

By |2020-07-10T19:08:27-06:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Rooted Bliss has paused in-person sessions for now. I recommend following the CDC's recommendations, mask mandates, and social distancing. I am available for online sessions, at a special rate! Please don't underestimate how supportive an online session can be. I have received them myself and can testify to the transformative possibilities. Of course, it's not [...]

Trauma Resources and Reading List

By |2020-03-28T11:35:02-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

I created this reading list for those who want to know more about trauma, as well as self-help in general. If you are looking for resources to help you in your own or someone else's healing journey, this is a great starting place. Peter Levine: Waking The Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice Peter Levine was [...]

Emotions versus Perceptions, Interpretations, and Evaluations

By |2020-03-28T11:35:11-06:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Feelings This is a list of basic feelings. They are affect, often combined with a somatic sense, that doesn't include a person's thoughts, intentions, or evaluations. Acceptance Affection Agitated Aggressive Alert Amused Angry Annoyed Anticipation Anxiousness Appreciative Aroused Ashamed Blissful Blue Bored Calm Comfortable Confused Content Curious Despair Determined Disappointed Discouraged Disgust Distress Down [...]

Natural ways to work with anxiety, Part 2

By |2020-03-28T11:35:20-06:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

In my last blog post, I went over two ways to heal anxiety naturally, without drugs or pharmaceuticals. This post is a continuation, with three more strategies to try when working with anxiety. If you already read that post, go ahead and skip down to the healing modes. If you haven't, here is some background [...]

Natural ways to work with anxiety, Part 1

By |2020-03-28T11:35:47-06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Somatic healing is informed by a bio-psycho-social model, which generally holds the following views regarding anxiety (notice that these are, for the most part, in direct conflict with the traditional medical (chemical) model: Chronic anxiety is a form of suffering often caused by avoidance of painful emotions. Our modern culture pathologizes emotions, and many families [...]

Welcome to Rooted Bliss, your place for somatic therapy.

By |2020-03-28T11:36:03-06:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

How is somatic therapy different from traditional talk therapy? Traditional psychotherapy uses dialogue, and focuses on the thoughts the client is having. The client talks about what is wrong so the therapist can help them find solutions. This model is fine, except it deals with the mind and often completely ignores the body! Most clients [...]