What is Somatics?

Throughout our lives, our sensory-motor systems continually respond to the daily stresses and traumas with specific muscular reflexes. These reflexes, triggered repeatedly, create habitual muscular contraction patterns which can’t just be relaxed voluntarily. These contractions become unconscious and involuntary until we no longer remember how to move freely in our bodies. This is what Thomas Hanna referred to as Sensory-Motor Amnesia. Using the exercises and techniques creat