Developed by the author, "SomatoEmotional Release" is a technique for bringing psychotherapeutic elements into CranioSacral therapy. It helps rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma by anatomically freeing the central channel of the body. John E. Upledger presents the history, theory, and practice of this subtle form of healing. A result of meaningful, intentioned touch, SomatoEmotional Release allows for identification and removal of energy cysts along with their associated emotions.
John Upledger, the discoverer of Craniosacral Therapy, developed SomatoEmotional Release as an explicitly psychotherapeutic application of Craniosacral technique. This is the first presentation of SomatoEmotional Release for the general public. Writing in a reader-friendly, conversational style, Dr. Upledger presents the basic theory and method of this body-oriented psychotherapy, and at the same time explains how it came into being.
Dr. John E. Upledger is President of The Upledger Institute, Inc. Dedicated to the natural enhancement of health, the Institute is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking continuing-education programs, clinical research and therapeutic services. He is the author of "CranioSacral Therapy; CranioSacral Therapy II - Beyond The Dura; SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond; Your Inner Physician and You; A Brain is Born;" and "CranioSacral Therapy, Touchstone for Natural Healing,"