The psycho-emotional approach, is based on different psycho-somatic therapies. It emphasizes the importance of emotional regulation and interpersonal bonds. It aims to discover and support who you are deeply.
Emotions are first and foremost sensations. If we listen to them, without commentary, we observe that they manifest themselves in different forms, that they generate more or less intense sensory spaces and that they dissolve quickly.
Emotions are often recovered by the mind, which feeds them with narrative constructions, with scenarios. Some are also strongly repressed because they refer to traumatic experiences and/or are associated with very negative representations. This psycho-emotional approach makes it possible to learn to distinguish between sensory experiences lived in and by the body in the moment and mental constructions.
From our conception, the organism records every experience we have had. It keeps deep down in its tissues the traces of emotional events. These unexpressed bodily memories can be released by this psycho-somatic approach. It is a question of first learning to identify one’s emotions. Then, to be able to give them room to express themselves while respecting the body’s defences. We never go beyond resistance. We always remain attentive to the possibilities of the moment and in connection with each person’s resources. This in particular in order not to overactivate the nervous system and to allow the body to discharge the emotions according to its own possibilities and limits. After the discharge, the psycho-emotional accompaniment consists in giving time and space for the corporal integration. In this process, subtle listening is combined with the individual resources and resilience of each person.
This psycho-emotional approach, inspired in particular by the techniques of Somatic Experiencing®, takes place in a safe and secure setting, exploring emotions while respecting any resistance that may arise. This personal therapy aims to develop one’s ability to be present to one’s sensations, express one’s emotions and communicate one’s needs and limits with clarity and authenticity.