Somatic Experiencing - Carolina Center for Functional Medicine

Reclaim Your Health Through Somatic Experiencng

Somatic Experiencing

The experts at the Carolina Center for Functional Medicine understand that traumatic life experiences can have a profound effect on not only our mental, but also our physical health. The experience of trauma is highly individualized. An event that may seem insignificant to one person, could be extremely damaging and life changing to another. Trauma can be experienced in a single major occurrence, or it can be due to chronic stressful life circumstances that occur over a period of time. People will not feel well mentally and/or physically for years, receiving countless treatments from various specialists, not once realizing that their physical and mental health concerns are actually rooted in trauma.

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disaster, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.

How do I get started?

Getting started is easy. Just follow these steps.

Start Here

On our website's main menu, click on "Become A Patient'. Read and follow the instructions on that page.

My Appointments

After registering, go to 'My Appointments' in your Patient Portal and schedule for a Somatic Experiencing visit.


Once your appointment time has been accepted, you will receive a few short forms about your health to complete. These must be completed prior to your appointment.


If you aren't sure where to begin, schedule a free discovery call. On this call, you will be able to talk to a clinician and figure out what best serves your needs.

Take The First Step Today On Your

Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Carolina Center for Functional Medicine is right for you.

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  • 864-900-4573
  • 1115 Dunlap Road, Anderson, SC 29621
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