Finding Balance and Healing Through Co-Regulation with Maira Holzmann

Oct 4, 2023

Somatic-based therapy can be beneficial for individuals dealing with a range of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic pain. It offers a unique perspective on healing and personal growth by integrating the wisdom of the body with traditional talk therapy techniques.

In this episode, we delve deep into the progressive world of somatic-based therapy. Our guest, Maira Holzmann, a seasoned therapist and expert in the field, guides us through this nuanced topic and provides insights into co-regulating touch therapy. Maira is the owner and founder of Somatic Therapy Partners, a therapeutic practice focused on helping clients heal from trauma and achieve overall well-being through a holistic approach.

In this episode, we uncover the reasons behind the surging rates of anxiety and depression in our society. We debunk misconceptions, discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), and explore the effects of regret on mental health. We delve into the nervous system, self-medication pitfalls, the evolving landscape of remote therapy, and much more. Join us as we uncover the roots of anxiety and depression, explore the power of co-regulation, and find paths to healing and balance.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Reasons for the increase in anxiety and depression we are seeing today.
  • The definition of anxiety and depression: energy trapped in the body.
  • Highlights of the common misconceptions surrounding anxiety and depression.
  • Maira explains the spectrum of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • Unpacking the different levels of regret and how it impacts mental well-being.
  • Steps parents can take to appropriately attune to their children.
  • Learn about co-regulating touch and examples of its applications.
  • An overview of the long and short-term benefits of co-regulating touch.
  • She shares her approach and process of working with clients.
  • How co-regulation fits into The Polyvagal Theory framework.
  • Why self-medicating exacerbates symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Discover healthy and effective ways to relax and regulate your mind and body.


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