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Desert and Common Reeds

...Virtual Somatic Therapy Sampler...

To read a little more about a few of these interventions, check out our 'Therapy Definitions and Styles' and 'Integrative Medicine Techniques' pages under the 'Recovery' tab at the top of the page.

Check out this short video link describing the impacts of trauma on the body by renowned somatic therapist Bessel van der Kolk linked below:
How the Body Keeps the Score on Trauma

Be sure to try out a few of these healing and therapeutic practices with our free introductory digital somatic intervention information and class links below.

Chi Gong

Tai Chi Training

Dance and Free Movement

  • A few types of therapeutic dance that may be available at a class rate vs by donation near you include:

    • Nia Dance: Nia involves a "powerful fusion of dance, martial arts, and mindfulness practices," incorporating 52 simple moves to create whole human, holistic wellness. I THRIVE's creator was introduced to the practice in Portland 2014 and it is a cherished practice.

      • Check out the NiaNow website and find your local center or access virtual classes HERE.

      • Consider trying a free digital Nia class linked HERE, HERE, or HERE..​

    • Ecstatic Dance: Ecstatic Dance is a meditative dance involving free movement and the absence of speech typically alongside instrumental music. Ask your local yoga community to explore community offerings.

Outdoor Dancing

Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Serene Horizon

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Practice on the Waterfront


  • There are many styles of bodywork, including energy work such as Reiki which typically does not involve touch to various styles of massage from swedish, to deep tissue, to thai massage and so on. If you are lucky enough afford massage, check out a LMT near you. For a few ideas for at home, individual self massage and body work guided practices check out:

Hand Massage

Somatic Psychotherapies

Reiki Therapy

**If you find any of the our compiled resources useful in your healing, please be sure to thank, link, and subscribe to the channels and content creators whose original content is linked through our platform. We are so thankful for the work these creators have committed to create these free public offerings for the benefit of others. 

**Remember to always consult your provider prior to trialing any new therapy or treatment. Some techniques discussed above may not be appropriate for all persons.

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