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Brian Mahan, SEP
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Specializing in guiding survivors of past traumatic events through a proven, simple process to fully resolve stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and PTSD and to feel safe, joyful and in control of their lives again
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SE FAQ #8 – Does Somatic Experiencing Help With Breaking Patterns And Habits?
Years ago, I wrote an article entitled “When is Prayer, Meditation and Yoga No Different than Sex Drugs, and Rock and Roll” and what I was hypothesizing or exploring in that article is the concept of self-regulation.
Now, you’ve heard me talk about the autonomic nervous system being able to self-regulate itself. Now, when there’s discoordinance or short-circuits in the autonomic nervous system, it can create a disease, or discomfort, or anxiety, or tension, or stress, or holding patterns.
We have a really difficult time feeling all of that and so many of us reach for external behaviors in order to change the way we feel. So, if I feel something and I don’t wanna feel it, I go drink; if I feel something I don’t wanna feel, I go take the yoga class; if I feel something I don’t wanna feel, I meditate; if I feel something I don’t wanna feel, I eat.
And so, we spend a lot of our lives going from self-regulating behavior to self-regulating behavior and that works and we, you know, for a while, and what happens in the resolution of our past traumatic events is we’re able to get our nervous system to let go of those holding patterns so they were not feeling all those uncomfortable feelings anymore then there seems to be a reduction in the need to self-soothe through all these different means.
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