Somato Emotional Release NYC

Somato Emotional release (SER) means, a letting go, releasing, getting over, unwinding and neutralizing negative experiences of your particular life, both emotional and physical. Experiences that are stuck in your body’s tissues (soma). Negative, emotionally unpleasant experiences and traumas become stuck energetically in the body’s own tissues, disturbing the mind-body connection and creating physical pain patterns and physiological common symptoms. Often unrealized emotion you have felt from unpleasant life experiences literally become trapped in the body. These unresolved, unprocessed emotions, some of which you may have forgotten about, are compromising, disrupting your body’s ability to function at optimal homeostasis. Your ability, unbeknownst and subconscious to you, are not allowing your physiology to function at 100%.

The mind-body’s inability of letting go, processing fully of unpleasant emotions, bad experiences, events, or physical injuries, often become stuck in the body as a negative charge. This can cause you to have unproductive, unhealthy thoughts, body aches, anxiety, mood swings, uneasy physical or emotional feeling of imbalance and ill-health.  Including recurring pain, muscle spasm, unexplained stress, depression, and many other unpleasant, debilitating ailments.  All of which impact your daily physical and mental health and your ability to have productive, enjoyable days.  A somatic healing session can help you resolve all of this and help you get your joyful life back.

What Causes a Negative Charge in the Body?

For example, a break-up with a significant other, scary car-accident, argument with a colleague or family member, bullying and other hundreds of likely negative interactions we live through in our daily lives. These interactions create in the human body, soma, a disruption of your energy flow and healthy physiology.

How is a Somato Emotional Release Achieved?

Somato Emotional Release (SER) is the process that takes place during a Craniosacral Therapy (CST) session, whereby the hands of the practitioner are placed on specific areas of the body to facilitate the patient’s body tissues (soma) to unwind and release these negatively charged life experiences / energies. Somato Emotional Release was developed by Dr. John Upledger, developer of Craniosacral Therapy.

There are a few ways to achieve a SER of emotions from the body. Dr. Kaminsky combines the art of specific / intuitive hand placement on the patient’s body, as per CST protocols, with a diaphragmatic breathing technique right on the therapy table. Guiding the patient to actively achieve a SER via a meditative / guided session. Producing immediate results by facilitating the patient to achieve a Somato Emotional Release.

Stuck, unprocessed, unresolved traumas and experiences are released from the physical body during the session and the processing is activated. Which can last a few days after the session.

Often during the hands-on session patients feel soothing, smooth, pleasant sensations throughout the body as the releasing occurs. Less frequently there may be unpleasant temporary sensations and emotional processes such as crying, laughing, shaking, body vibration, and other processes.

What Happens After SER Session?

CST is meant to facilitate releases in the body during the session and then there is processing time which is usually one to two days after the session but can last up to a week. This is where the Central Nervous System recognizes that the body released some (one or two, or three, or more) emotional energies, and your system will make a correction in the physical body and the mind-body connection. A noticeable improvement in your mental and / or physical state / condition will take place, and it will be noticeable to you.

The Mind Body Connection

The mind and body are linked. Unprocessed, unresolved experiences, negatively charged memories effect the health and relationship between the physical body, mind and spirit. One has major dependency on the state of health of the other, and vice versa. Mind and body are interdependent on each other for healthy living.

Decreased neck and back pain, improved quality of sleep, diminished levels of stress, much less anxiety, happy life, etc., are all results of the body’s SER response, processing and healing. How the body works is something very important to understand.

How Many Sessions Does One Need?

That all depends on how much is stuck in the soma and what your personal goals are. It may take one session to produce the results you are looking for, and for some people it will take multiple sessions to fully achieve a satisfactory level of a noticeable physical and or emotional improvement.

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SER is Scientifically Documented

Doctors Zvi Karni and John Upledger, through their joint research in the1970’s, discovered that the body does not always dissipate the negative emotional energy from emotional experiences, but rather retains the energetic charge within the tissue and muscles (soma). As the body physically adapts to this unwelcome energy, it emotionally and energetically isolates this negative energy into what the founders termed, “Energy Cysts”, essentially, pockets of unprocessed, unresolved negative energy in the body that starts to accumulate and cause muscle tightness, pain, common symptoms and many conditions we experience in our lives.

The body will begin to adapt to these energy cysts, and with this energy compromise, it will begin to have deteriorating consequences on the physical body, mental clarity and overall health.

Craniosacral Therapy Facilitates the SER

During a CranioSacral Therapy session, a trained practitioner will help facilitate your body to release these trapped / stuck energies and energy cysts. A disintegration of negative energies stuck in the human body tied to a particular emotion gets released and a correlating past experience from some point in life gets processed by the Central Nervous System and mind-body. You are now freed of this negative energetic charge.

During a session the patient should expect to enter a relaxed state brought on through the hands of an experienced craniosacral therapy practitioner, a mind – body connection occurs, and the Somato Emotional Release occurs. More sessions may be necessary depending on individual needs.

The Somato Emotional Release

Some patients may experience subtle sensations in their bodies on the treatment table during the session. It is natural and allows the negative energies to be released from the body, the muscular tension changes away from the stress the body was carrying, and the muscles will become soft and relaxed again. Other functions improve and dis-ease in the heart, soul, mind-body start to become minimized.

The experiences of a SER session vary greatly from one person to the next. Some people may experience spontaneous memories, certain emotions, and afterwards, possible nighttime vivid dreams, all are positive processing of the body and is the body’s way of processing what has been released. It is your body’s way of letting go, and often results in a sense of calm, muscle relaxation, relief of pain and other distinct beneficial healthy results.

Anyone suffering from chronic symptoms should consider a visit to an SER trained CranioSacral Therapy practitioner. You can find research articles here.

CranioSacral Therapy works by effecting every aspect of human nature, physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional in order to bring about healing and balance to the body.

Dr. Kaminsky is an advanced practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy as well as other healing modalities. He also incorporates energy healing (Pranic Healing) in his sessions, and other methods to bring forth SER.

He has helped hundreds of people achieve a SER process with Craniosacral Therapy.

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About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Dr. Kaminsky is a 1999 graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. He is licensed to practice in NY and has completed close to three thousand hours of professional continuing education since becoming licensed in March of 2000.

The primary approach used in his office is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) which is a method focusing on the cranium (head) and sacrum (a large bone at the base of the spine) scientifically proven to control life sustaining fluid flow throughout the body.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on manual therapy approach that brings about healing via the fluidity of the body. The existence of the Craniosacral System was first discovered by Osteopath Dr. William Sutherland in the early 1900’s, calling it Cranial Osteopathy.  And later rediscovered, validated, and developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late 70’s early 80’s, who renamed it Craniosacral Therapy after doing five years of research at the Michigan State University, School of Medicine. In 1983 Dr. John, as he was fondly called, established a teaching institute in Palm Beach, Florida, to teach this cranial sacral method to all healthcare providers. The Upledger Institute is still very active today.

The craniosacral mechanism pumps fluid which is produced in the brain, called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), through the fascial network of the body, the purpose of which is to lubricate joints, muscles, organs, all cells and all tissues. It is the driving life force for your body’s systems to function properly, CSF also carries healing properties to bodily traumas, injuries and past surgeries.

The proper function of your cranial sacral mechanism, via CSF flow, maintains the normal tone of your muscles, provide nutrients to your organs, and keeps you out of pain. It sustains human life and allows your nervous system to stay responsive to challenges of daily living and your mind-body life experiences. The better your craniosacral mechanism functions, the better the flow of this life sustaining fluid, the better your body can handle physical and emotional stress. The uninhibited flow of this fluid throughout your body allows you to thrive, opposite of survival mode.

CSF is part of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) brain and spinal cord), which is physically encapsulated within the dural membranes of the spine and head.

One of the functions inside of your brain is to automatically generate energetic rhythmic impulses that function to pump CSF throughout your body, regulating your peripheral nerves, nervous system and organ systems, which in turn, sustain your function (physiology) and life. It is an important force that maintains everything functioning in your body. This is what we call the Craniosacral System, or Craniosacral Mechanism. It is the hydraulic, energetic and rejuvenating system of your body.

This measurable life force of moving fluid is palpable to a trained craniosacral therapist, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rate, that can all be felt, so too can the Cranial Sacral Rhythm (CSR) be palpated and measured. It is the foundational diagnostic tool in real-time used to evaluate your current state of well-being (or lack thereof), and potential for health improvement and healing.

Compromises of your rhythmic impulse, correlates to CSF flow restrictions in the system which the body is unable to self-correct or overcome on its own. This is the reason why over time we develop pain, dis-ease, symptoms, conditions, mind-body disconnect and basically all human physical and psychological ailments.

When the fluid isn’t flowing optimally, your bodily rejuvenation is affected, and this is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body, most commonly on your head and sacrum, for diagnostic purposes, the practitioner can detect, feel, evaluate, and rate the SSQAR (strength, symmetry, quality, amplitude, rate) of the rhythm; then bring forth correction of any limitations with subsequent experienced hand placements on different parts the body during a session.

A craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm reset, restore and renew allowing for healing to take place of the mind-body connection, musculoskeletal tightness and spasms, neurological deficits, autoimmune issues, organ function, many common conditions, and of course pain. Through a practitioners properly focused and attuned touch, your body is facilitated to release channels of fluid stagnation and flow restriction, which ultimately breakthrough, overcome and improve CSR and the function of vital fluid flow.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky is an advanced practitioner of Craniosacral therapy, having studied up to advanced levels including SER and pediatric courses. He has built a solid foundation with many years of experience, treating babies, children and adults.

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