An example of a somatic exercise in session:
We’re working on setting boundaries so you can have self-care. Rather than simply talking about ways to say no, I ask you to lift your dominant hand & hold it out in front of you like a stop sign. Try it now if you want. Hold it steady. Next, imagine that the thing you want to say no to is right in front of you. As you imagine it with your hand up, how do you feel in your body? What arises? What parts of you support the boundary or resist it? From here, we can discuss the barriers to saying no that you just felt & sensed more directly.