About Federico G. Anguiano
Our therapeutic approach is a synthesis of Somatic Experiencing™, the Polyvagal theory and classical Chinese Medicine. Our approach is non-pathologizing, both interpersonal and transpersonal.
We start from the assumption that there is nothing wrong with us, rather there is a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the natural healing processes of the body and psyche. By supporting a firm yet gentle focus on the present moment and the wonderful body-mind resources we all have, challenging content naturally and spontaneously begins to unravel.
Our method uses your experience of the body (rather than intellect or emotion) to process challenges, and directly treats effects on the physiology of the nervous system. This greatly facilitates emotional, energetic and cognitive processing.
Ours is not a cathartic process where the past needs to be re-experienced or re-told. By helping individuals gently access the energy and sensations of incomplete life events, we empower them back to health. Our therapeutic approach is radically positive and relies on the the energy fields of nature. It is a synthesis of the Somatic Experiencing method, the polyvagal theory and classical Chinese Medicine.
We use natural language and/or gentle touch to contact procedural (implicit) memory. This initiates the deactivation cycle of the stress response in the motor cortex to flush out incomplete self-protective, self-affirming or self-soothing responses. These responses can take the form of experiences such as sensations, images, behaviors, feelings, or meaning.
Endorsements from Medical Professionals
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SE sessions are extremely valuable for patients/clients with trauma histories, whether physical, emotional or sexual. Federico’s kind, calm & supportive manner and insightful interventions have been well-accepted and heartfully embraced by patients referred to his care.
- Brian Bouch, M.D - Hill Park Medical Center, Founder -
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Federico would be a tremendous asset to any integrative medicine program. I recommend him without reservation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Daniel Vicario, M.D.- Integrative Oncologist, Medical Director
San Diego Cancer Center | San Diego Cancer Research Institute
- Active Duty Military
- Eating Disorders
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
- Medical Procedure Trauma
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
- Developmental Trauma
SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant
Integrative Somatic Therapist
RLA#5361, Zhineng Qigong Instructor-Therapist (Chinese certification)
Post Advanced Certificates:
Eye of the Needle