Study Groups and Consultation


Dr. Sommer Anderson offers study groups and individual and group consultation to mental health practitioners, healthcare professionals and bodyworkers, focusing on the treatment of pain and trauma. She has developed an experiential teaching process described below to educate people about the complexity of the experience of somatic pain.

Experiencing the Pain Matrix®

Having used psychotherapy since 1979 to treat people in physical pain, Dr. Sommer Anderson has created a series of silent, guided experiential processes to teach mental health practitioners, healthcare professionals, and bodyworkers about the complex, subjective experience of physical pain. In discussions that follow the experiential processes, she elucidates the role of sensory, affective, and cognitive processes in our perception of sensations that we label painful.




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Photo: Arrowhead8.02 by Frances Sommer Anderson