How somatic experiencing can help treat post-traumatic stress disorder

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You can’t think your way out of trauma. It affects you at an embodied level, which means body-based techniques like somatic experiencing (SE) can be especially helpful for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), said Michele DeMarco, MTS, MSC, integrated therapist, clinical ethicist, and trauma researcher specializing in somatic experiencing in San Francisco, Calif.  This is all the more important because trauma doesn’t just haunt the mind — it haunts the body in very real ways,…