somatoemotional release

SomatoEmotional Release™

A therapeutic system developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Drs JE Upledger and Z Karni, based on the posit that the physical forces absorbed during an injury will either dissipate, allowing the body to heal itself, or be retained, which forces the body to adapt. The adaptive response consists of surrounding the physical force with a pocket of energy, which Upledger and Kami call an “energy cyst”, a hypothetical lesion that impedes healing; the energy cyst in turn becomes a cause of disease and dysfunction.

somatoemotional release (sō·maˈ·t·ē·mōˑ·sh·nl r·lēsˑ),

n technique developed in the 1970s as an offshoot of craniosacral therapy that releases residual negative energies from past traumatic experiences. See also therapy, craniosacral.
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Apart from a manual therapeutic approach such as BPSB, other therapies, even those considered exclusively psychological or energetic methodologies, such as hypnosis or acupuncture, may be equally effective in inducing a full somatoemotional release.
During the past 30 years Dr Upledger also wrote eight books detailing the application of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release and offering case studies on its effectiveness.
The Dura; SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond; Your Inner Physician and You; A Brain is Born; CranioSacral Therapy, Touchstone for Natural Healing; Working Wonders, Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy; CranioSacral Therapy, What it is, How it Works.
One of the tutors offered Angie some extra practice time and she ended up on the receiving end of a form of craniosacral therapy called SomatoEmotional Release with four other trainers joining in.
With the woman's consent and after consultation with her psychologist, monthly somatoemotional release sessions (a body-centered therapy for uncovering and resolving trauma stored in the body) were added to her treatment.