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Somatic & Energetic Resourcing Overview

Facilitating Clients Living Authentically
Body Centered, Experiential, Energetic Tools for Change

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ is a body centered and energetic way of working with clients, to assess and build or repair basic developmental capacities we are supposed to develop in early childhood.  Without these basic resources any form of psychotherapy can be cumbersome, and other than effective.

Our core sense of self is developed in our formative years, along with a sense of safety, security, and having a right to exist.  Essentially our formative years equate to building the foundation of a house.  When the foundation is unstable or not there, eventually the house will fall.  Physical, emotional, cognitive, and psychological symptoms will arise.  If we are missing a basic sense of safety and security our ability to be successful in psychotherapy is compromised, both client and clinician.

These activities may not "make sense" to you or your client.  They do not follow a linear perspective.  1 + 1 may not = 2. 1 + 1 may = 4,000.  Spontaneous changes may occur in ways you will never expect.  With Ease.  Trying to "make sense" of them may only limit your client's progress.


What is the Energetic Resourcing part?

Many people are energetically aware and have cut off their awareness to fit in.  So many symptoms show up.  This is our body's way of communicating with us that we are choosing against ourselves.  This course will introduce some beginning tools both you and your client can use to begin trusting your awareness, strengthening your ability to trust your Self.  Allowing you to choose based on what is True for you.  This sets the stage for more powerful experiential tools in Somatic & Energetic Resourcing 2™.


Assessing & Treatment Planning

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ is used as an initial phase of treatment.  These tools can be revisited or incorporated in later phases of treatment to strengthen internal resources.  Why use them for assessment and treatment planning?  Starting treatment with Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ gives you a way to clearly assess:

  • Can your client identify their own experience and report to you accurately?

  • Does your client experience safety and trust with you?

  • Is your client aware of what is true for them?

  • Can your client stay present and connected with their physical & emotional reactions?

  • Can your client contain strong emotions?

  • Does your client speak up & let you know what is not working for them or that they are overwhelmed?


You can Use Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ activities to:

  • Assess your clients’ current level of resource.

  • Build an accurate treatment plan.

  • Learn each other’s communication style.

  • Build trust and develop your relationship.


Different from Other Programs

Please note:  These activities are different from other forms you may have encountered.  Many programs teach imagination techniques which often produce inaccurate information.  Each of these somatic and activities are related to specific muscular activation at different ages.  We learn Self-awareness and developmental skills differently at different ages.  If there has been interference or trauma at any stage these basic resources may be missing.


A Different Perspective

From my perspective (from over 40 years of experience) most mental disorders are our innate wisdom’s way of getting our attention and telling us we are off the mark.  Off course from who we really are.  These symptoms start small and continue to magnify when we ignore them.  Just missing a basic resource will contribute to an increase of symptoms.  Our society’s structure of ignoring or medicating symptoms add to problems and cause further symptoms.  We medicate headaches, stomach aches and fatigue instead of listening to ourselves and making life sustaining and enhancing changes.


Successful use of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing

To be a successful practitioner of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ you must also have these resources.  This is true for being a successful practitioner of psychotherapy. If you cannot stay connected to your Self, or be aware of your perceptive capacities, your client will have difficulty as well. (See more information under Entrainment in the My Perspective Section.)

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Somatic & Energetic Resourcing 1 and upcoming training dates.


Jessica Gada, LCPC, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC

"Debra's multi-day experiential training (Somatic and Energetic Resourcing I) was beyond helpful. It equipped me with a wide array of tools, experiential interventions, and psychoeducational material for clients, and I was able to begin applying in session what I learned within the first week of instruction. The extensive amount of material is delivered in easily digestible chunks and leaves plenty of room for hands-on discussion and demonstration/practice in the training sessions. It has greatly enhanced the trauma work I do and has given my clients a firmer sense of trust, safety, rapport, self-awareness, and preparedness for EMDR. I have been practicing therapy for 10 years, and using EMDR in the last 5 years, and this training has given me a new appreciation for resourcing. It has empowered me to work more effectively at (and with!) my clients' unique pacing. I can't thank Debra enough for the chance to work with her and learn about this wise and compassionate approach."
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