What is Psychosexual Somatics Therapy?
Either you’re fascinated when hearing this term, or your brain goes: wait whut?! When I chose to train as a coach, it was Psychosexual Somatics Therapy (PST) that stood out for me. I’m a certified PST Coach now. Want to know what this way of coaching is all about? I’ll take you through it.
PST, the short version
For those of you who want to just get the headline: Psychosexual Somatics Therapy (PST) is a body-oriented therapeutic modality dealing with personal and relational issues. It is a unique combination between psychotherapy, coaching and bodywork disciplines. You could say it’s an integrated mind-body approach. Emotional issues always show up in the body as patterns of tension, pain or other physical symptoms. It is only by addressing both that we can get to the root of the problem.
More flourishing relationships
We use safe, gentle and effective techniques that allow you as the client to see how old, limiting patterns from the past affect your present situation. It helps you release what they’re holding in your body and nervous system and will empower you to make positive changes for your future. We help you to move into a more empowered relationship with yourself, so that you can have more flourishing relationships with others around you.
Brain, body and more
We’re working with the nervous system, neuroscience, trauma therapy and somatic mindfulness. We look at cognition (thinking patterns and beliefs), somatic wisdom (the body’s knowledge), physical blockages and integration of energy flow.
Creating long lasting behavioural change
All our issues around relationships and intimacy have an underlying emotional root cause. This manifests itself in a combination of cognitive symptoms (thoughts and emotions) and physical symptoms. The most effective way to address such issues is by looking at the mind, the emotions and the body, and by re-regulating the nervous system. This is because many of our challenges are related to an unregulated nervous system, which came into being during a traumatic event or developmental trauma. By consciously working on these different levels simultaneously, we can tackle the core of the issue. And bring about lasting behavioural change. In the end, isn’t that exactly what we’re hoping to achieve..?