Somatic transformation: examining the role of body-oriented therapy in restoring health and well-being


  • Regina Veckalne


body-oriented psychology, somatic healing, psychosomatic, holistic healing


Somatic-based therapies have gained increased attention in recent years as a promising approach for promoting health and well-being. The objective of this research paper is to examine the role of body-oriented therapy in restoring health and well-being, specifically in the context of somatic transformation. Somatic transformation refers to the process by which individuals are able to transform their physical and emotional experiences into more integrated and adaptive responses. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of body-oriented therapy, including its theoretical foundations, techniques, and applications. We review the current literature on the effectiveness of body-oriented therapy for treating a range of physical and psychological conditions, including trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We then explore the concept of somatic transformation, drawing on the work of leading scholars and practitioners in the field. We examine the different stages of somatic transformation, including self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-actualization, and discuss the role of body-oriented therapy in facilitating each stage. Overall, this research paper highlights the potential of body-oriented therapy in promoting somatic transformation and restoring health and well-being. This paper aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the role of the body in healing and to inform the development of more effective interventions for promoting health and well-being.


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How to Cite

Veckalne, R. (2023). Somatic transformation: examining the role of body-oriented therapy in restoring health and well-being. Science and Education, 4(4), 137–143. Retrieved from



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