Somatic & Energetic Resourcing
Facilitating Clients Living Authentically
Is the mental health profession on the right track? Are we asking clients to fit into a box? Are we medicating symptoms that are really signals from our innate Truth pointing to what requires change? Is the US health care system excluding effective methods that can return clients to Authentic Living? This book confronts the trend in the mental health profession of using cognitive approaches to adapt to societal conditioning, and symptom management. And, how using higher brain approaches to address lower brain issues, are ineffective and even traumatizing for our clients. What if we helped clients discover who they really are? This book is for practitioners who are truly interested in facilitating their clients to Live Authentically. It will challenge you to do the same. Your embodiment of the spirit of the work will open up a whole new way for facilitating change. Somatic & Energetic Resourcing provides a wealth of tools for practitioners to use for themselves, and with clients, to discover Truth and build core stability. These tools begin a journey of discovery―the difference between ego/personality/false selves, and your Authentic Selves. They offer a way to assess and prepare your clients for trauma resolution work. They strengthen your relationship, create a more stable core sense of self, and provide your client tools for handling strong emotions that often emerge when using EMDR and other trauma resolution therapies. I invite you to step out of the box and be the model of Living Authentically™.
What are people saying?
This work by Debra Littrell is so much needed in our world today. Have we ever been as disconnected from Self as we are now? More suffering believed to be related to mental health is occurring today, even by those who appear to be leading rather “successful” lives, from the point of view of the outside observer. Therein lies the issue – it is not what we appear to be from the outside that fulfills us. To be content we must learn to listen to our inner wisdom. Prior to learning Somatic & Energetic Resourcing, I had used several therapeutic tools to help clients calm the mind, body and emotions. Some such techniques included progressive muscle relaxation, and breathing, and visualization-relaxation exercises. Some clients were unable to become ready to do the work they truly needed with these tools. Once I began incorporating Somatic & Energetic Resourcing into my practice, energetic doors began to open up for my clients in new ways, and the activities helped them get in touch with what was true for them more fully. I have since used these tools with nearly every client I work with, whether they have trauma histories or not. For assessment and treatment planning, particularly pacing, the Somatic & Energetic Resourcing tools are invaluable. Through the use of these tools clients can tell me where they’re at, and how much they are ready for, without having to open up wounds.
Tracy Reinhardt, PsyD
This amazing little book offers essential tools to transform our approach to therapy. I have always believed that symptoms are evidence of deeper distress and are therefore not sufficient targets for therapy; however too many modern approaches to therapy are technique-based and only scratch the surface. It is truly painful to see clients lose previous gains when symptoms reappear in yet another form. The wisdom shared here by Debra Littrell offers us remedy to this impasse and challenges us to understand our clients in a deeper and more holistic way. I have found her materials to be invaluable in my clinical practice and am thrilled that she has chosen to share her insights with a broader audience. Brilliant!
Jackie Szarka, MA, PhD
These skills are simple and powerful tools to help individuals feel grounded and empowered by being more authentic. In helping my clients with these skills, I have found it useful to incorporate these skills as part of my own self-care.
Beth Murphy, PsyD.