The Power of Experiential & Somatic
While much of what we do at Reasons Eating Disorder Center includes talking in groups and individual therapy sessions about a variety of issues, talking is often not enough. It is essential to include the body in the recovery journey. Individuals with eating disorders may be overly focused on, yet at the same time disconnected or estranged from, their bodies.
Experiential and somatic therapies help begin the process of healing. Somatic techniques for anxiety, emotion dysregulation, depression, trauma symptoms and other mental health concerns can foster a more holistic process for patients as they work on their eating disorder recovery.
With eating disorders, there’s often a significant focus on the body and body image, such as the image one sees when they look at themselves or physical symptoms that manifest from eating disordered behaviors. It’s important to include program elements that involve the physical body in both active and creative ways. These types of somatic therapy exercises can facilitate healing and build skills you can access in your life when challenges arise.
Through the intentional and expert-guided inclusion of the body in the therapeutic process, somatic practice gives you the opportunity to integrate mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of yourself into the treatment and recovery process. We offer various opportunities, experiential activities, and enrichment opportunities each week for patients to engage with their own unique creative process, develop a new relationship with their bodies, and reconnect body and mind in the service of healing.
We Hold Hope for Your Recovery
Eating disorder recovery is not always easy, but it is possible. Let us support you in discovering not only the reasons for your eating disorder but the reasons for your recovery. To schedule a no-cost clinical consultation or for more information, please call 844-573-2766 or our online contact form. In case of a medical emergency or crisis, please call 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.