Physical Therapy, Yoga, and Somatic Experiencing

by: FHE Admin

In the latest installment of SEPTalk, we hear from physical therapist and yoga instructor Patti Lentz. Right off the bat, the conversation turns to the topic of passion— which Patti finds both in her professional work as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and in the larger context of her life.

Patti says: “The more I learn about how this organism I live in works, the more deeply I experience it: the more deeply I feel and the less afraid I am of my emotions— joy, anger, or fear.”

The discussion moves into the details of Patti's perspective from her background and training in physical therapy and as a yoga instructor. The conversation runs just over 40 minutes and for those new to SEPTalk, this is a series of dialogues between SEPs, hosted by Serge Prengel, LMHC (an SEP in New York City). The tone is conversational and experiential, to convey a sense of what it's like to see things through this person's eyes. Click the link below to listen in:

We hope both practitioners and clients will enjoy this latest exploration of ways we use SE in our professional practices.

Rock on Trauma Healers,


Yoga Instructor, SEP, Physical TherapistPatti Lentz is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, and SEP in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also instructs physical therapists and yoga teachers internationally to recognize and adapt treatment for trauma symptoms in their clients. Patti was part of the first SE® team to respond to the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, and also worked in New Orleans and Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina. Those efforts allowed Patti to see first-hand the benefits of helping clients to understand their own nervous systems, so they are better prepared when stressful or traumatic events occur.

Photo by Andrew Kalat

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