Holistic, Somatic, Experiential and BodyMind Therapies
Creative Arts and Creative Process
Body Perspectives is Steve Sommers LMFT, LMT and Suzan Sommers LMT. We have been in business together for more than 30 years!!
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We will find what is right for you, or find you someone who better fits your needs. As a result, the vast majority of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
2525C Lebanon Pike, Suite 203
Nashville TN 37214
phone (615) 947 - 7841
Steve and Suzan are available
by appointment only.
Classes with Steve and Suzan Sommers: Steve and Suzan have a fantastic reputation as instructors. They have taught in more than 8 states East of the Mississippi and for classes as small as 3 and as large as 300. Currently, you are most likely to have the opportunity to take classes with them at their Donelson TN office or at Cumberland Institute in Brentwood, TN. Steve and Suzan have been teaching at Cumberland since 1995.
Steve Sommers LMFT, LMT :
Steve specializes in Bodymind and Somatic therapies for recovering from Trauma (event and relational,) family of origin dysfunction and addiction or co-addiction. He has a great interest in working to help folks integrate and heal in body, mind and soul. With over 30 years in the Healing Arts field, Steve's unique skill set includes Somatic Experiential Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Fascial Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiential Therapy, and lots of training and skills in a specialized form of local - distal acupressure called Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®***. He is equally at home working to help clients release, heal, and find greater freedom through touch based modalities or non-touch modalities. Steve is an Authorized Senior Teacher of Jin Shin Do® and a Certified SomEx Practitioner (Somatic and Experiential Therapy for trauma and addiction.)
Suzan Sommers LMT
Suzan specializes in Fascial Freedom Technique, a connective tissue modality she created through her own experience. She often works with women who are in the process of healing their relationships with themselves, their history, and their bodies. Her work is a great adjunct to Therapy, Trauma Resiliency and Recovery. Suzan has often been the featured bodywork professional for the Experiential Healing Center's two day Somatic Therapy Intensive in Memphis, TN (offered 4 times per year.)
*** “Jin Shin Do” means
“The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.”
Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure
classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma related problems.
A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy. Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, JSD Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.
Jin Shin Do Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.