Somatic Therapies Center Open in NorwalkOct 01, 2019 04:35PM ● By Erica Mills
A new Somatic Therapies Center has opened in Norwalk. To mark the opening of the new location, the center will offer two evenings of workshops so those interested can learn more about what Somatic therapy includes and how it leads to deeper embodiment. The workshops will take place Thursday, September 17, and Friday, September 25.
Owner and longtime practitioner Vincent Fraser, CST, CAT, SEP, will offer craniosacral therapy, Alexander technique and Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution as pathways to healing and deeper embodiment. Fraser has been in private practice locally for 25 years, in addition to presenting and teaching at nearby hospitals, universities and clinics. He also will offer some evening somatic meditation groups.
In this context, the word “somatic” refers to “the knowing body, as perceived from within,” and includes sensations, movements, tensions, intuitions and emotions. According to the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, the Somatic Experiencing approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body to address the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
To sign up for the evening workshop or for further information, call 203-570-2059, e-mail [email protected] or visit VincentFraser.com. Location: 94 East Ave, Norwalk. See
Community Resource Guide listing, page 64.