What is SOMA Embodiment?
SOMA-Embodiment work has been developed through years of accumulated professional experience and practice by Sonia Gomes Silva and Marcelo Muniz. SOMA owes a debt of gratitude to the insights and conceptual frameworks created by four great masters: Peter A. Levine, Dr. Ida Rolf, Stephen Porges, and Hubert Godard.

Embodiment is an essential aspect to be addressed by anyone working with Trauma Healing. We define Embodiment as a conscious perception of our body´s presence. We find it in coherence and fluidity, tracking through the sensations in the continuous process of movement. This allows the person to express his/her authentic capacities and at the same time, enjoy graciousness of gesture and optimum tonus in our encounters with our fellow human beings. A deeper quality of Embodiment can be achieved through Touch and Movement Education. With this procedure, the practitioner may be able to stimulate an Internal Release that will promote a new Functional manifestation. From that, new possibilities of self-expression giving better function towards health can emerge. As we deal with Trauma, we start to notice the inherent complexities intertwining, between Body, Mind & Brain. These often create restrictions, which become reflected in a freezing or narrowing of the Inner and Outer Spaces, consequently diminishing the Life Force Energy. SOMA approach acknowledges that Traumatic experiences can cause blocks in which remain stuck in the body in many levels, thereby reducing the body’s capacity for Embodiment, Orientation, Integration and Perception.