“I didn’t know how to label my feelings, let alone what anxiety was. I didn’t recognize the tightness in my stomach, or the sickness that seemed to show out of nowhere. This was the case for years, actually for decades.
It was only after I started talking to a counsellor that I started to feel better. For the first time in my life I was able to process deep emotions and traumas – some that I had repressed since I was 5 years old.
Somatic therapy allowed me to go even deeper, and beginning processing and releasing the pain that had built up in my body. Because I had repressed these feelings for so long, they had begun to manifest in my stomach and chest. When new experiences brought up old hurt, I would experience nausea, and tightness in my chest.
Therapy and counselling, combined, finally gave me the freedom and release I’d been missing for over 30 years of my life!”