What to expect in a Somatic therapy session

Catherine brings a warm, empathetic presence in bodywork and counsel. A somatic session supports your awareness of internal experiences and the surrounding world. The somatic approach may be woven into therapies, which vary by your preference and concerns. 

Somatic sessions may be on the massage table or on the floor for movement. Somatics include activities, touch, sounding, body-based imagery or finding release in physical or emotional challenges. Incorporating Hakomi somatics provides a way of processing emotions and stuck behaviors during hands-on or movement therapy.

Catherine employs resonant touch and developmental movement of somatic therapy that’s especially relevant for babies and mothers. She draws on developmental movement as the wellspring of body and mind integration for all ages. 

Find what to expect at specific modalities for each stage of your journey and of your children’s life. You can request a somatic approach during any of the following sessions. Adults may also add-on time to your session to expand on somatic processing. Somatics may be combined with learning mindfulness practices, a natural way to broadly develop your own inner resources. You may arrange a full session devoted to somatic therapy, recommended for those who have some experience with body-based somatic practices. 

  • Somatic support for women can be incorporated with myofascial therapy, Body Ready Method®, Spinning Babies®, developmental movement therapy and mindfulness practices.
  • Somatic support for infants and toddlers is provided with craniosacral therapy and developmental movement therapy. Children and adults can also receive craniosacral therapy.

When a woman or child needs health care along with developmental and somatic therapy, Catherine may make referrals and team with integrative practitioners, birth workers, breastfeeding colleagues or mental health practitioners and may recommend returning to a medical care provider.