Type of Method

• Psychology - Psychotherapy - Counseling
• Nature Connection Practices
• Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Suitable for

• Self-Guided
• Parent / teacher / child care provider
• One to one, personal
• Groups, teams and organisations


Somatics is concerned with the body as perceived from within. Somatic techniques, also referred to as embodiment, can be used in bodywork and movement, psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual practices. 

By observing how the body is held, used, felt and experienced within, a person can heal trauma, find greater well being and/or improve overall physical emotional and/or spiritual functioning. A guide using somatic techniques can help with bringing greater inner bodily awareness, and may offer tools, processes, movements or interventions which heal, or bring insight, fresh perspectives, information, and wisdom.  

Collapse awareness can be stressful to the entire nervous system, bringing about anxiety, grief, fear and un-boundariedness, it can also re-trigger past hurt and injury. Somatic practices may help with these aspects. Enhanced inner bodily awareness can improve overall functioning and capacity at a time where demands upon our being are increasing. 

A guide offering somatic practice, tools or techniques should offer a brief explanation of what that means on their profile or through the methods their profile is linked to. 

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Guides using this Method

Kaif Mahmood


I am a psychotherapist working in private practice in New Delhi, India. Over time, in my work, I hav …

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Shana Melnysyn

Somatic Guide with over 250 hours training, PhD in Anthropology & History

Deep adaptation is such a beautiful community that seems to match the character of the struggles we …

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Kristy Johnsson

I offer somatic facilitation to explore your emotions, beliefs, and unique personal relationship wit …

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Leon Berg

Council Trainer

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation, now called the Topa Institute  (www.topa.inst …

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Neela Paulussen

Bodyoriented (psycho)therapist

Facing collapse asks for being firmly routed in connection. I use somatic and awareness work as well …

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Susana Rinderle, MA, PCC

Transformational Life & Leadership Coach, Trauma-Informed Resilience Practitioner

Hello! My name is Susana (pronounced like “iguana”), and I’m a writer, poet, transformational life …

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Katie Carr

Deep Adaptation Facilitator

This is an exquisite time to be alive, when our abilities to witness and integrate very many painful …

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Vanissar Tarakali

Somatic Trauma Coach

Somatics for Climate Resilience I am a somatic educator and trauma coach who works over Zoom video a …

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Dean Spillane-Walker

Reconnection and Resilience Coach

After 35 years in transformation-based training, coaching and facilitation and writing my 2017 book, …

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Brennan Smith

I’m the founder of the Inspired Action Network, and the author of The Art of Inspired Action. To get …

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Lori Austein

Council Trainer/Facilitator; Hypnotherapist; Transpersonal Life Coach

Circles of Resilience is based on the ancient way of being together and learning from each other bef …

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