SOMAWISE

Get out of your head. Get into your body.


How the body holds the answers to holistic wellbeing,
authentic change, and peaceful relationship. 

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Book Overview

The body can be the expert, guide, guru, and barometer for improving the quality of these contexts of life. The body lets us know through internal signals when some aspect of our lifestyle is supporting or hindering the natural process of health. Start your journey back to yourself with the teachings and strategies provided by Somawise.

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What readers are saying

5-Star Reviews from Around the World 

Sian C.D., New Zealand

For all bodies curious about Truth

Somawise strikes a beautiful balance between being relatable on a human-to-human level, and referencing relevant literature (that I wanted to research further). Dr. Luke’s own experiential insight and vulnerability shine through on every page. He’s found compassion for the human condition without succumbing to the challenge of being in a body. The essential message is so simple, yet we need books like this to work with our doubting and fearful minds that obscure the truth in our body.”

Lisa J., USA

Finally… someone teaches how to “get out of your head.”

As someone who has had the pleasure of participating in Dr. Luke Sniewski’s 12-week online program, I have looked forward to the publication of Somawise. His ability to weave personal experiences with the latest research in neuroscience and trauma has been a tremendous help in breaking down my own barriers to a more peaceful (and healthy) existence. He writes “When the body is tense and constricted, the mind’s interpretations are not the most reliable assessment of any given situation” and “where there is tension, there is most probably trauma.” If you are on a steady path of trying to make sense of your life and are ready to begin SENSING, read the book. And when you are ready to make change, it’s like your friend Luke is right there as a seasoned guide.

Ainsley Q., United Kingdom

Excellent Read

Luke’s writing is engaging and accessible. He simplifies complex issues and science to make them applicable to our lives and shares his own story authentically and vulnerably, coming alongside the reader on their journey. He brings new insights to practices such as meditation, by taking the body’s perspective, which greatly impacted my own practice. He is sharp and insightful but also playful- some parts of the book made me laugh out loud. Highly recommended.

Adina M., Romania

A book that is more like a guide for self-discovery

A so much needed human approach to self-discovery, very different from other books of self-development that make you feel like a never-ending speech on virtues.

Like if you need someone to join you on a journey of change, like a guide that shows you multiple possibilities, and still lets you choose the right path for you. I loved the feeling of not being alone as the author shares his own experience and self-disclosure and that gives you a lot of self-trust and empowerment. A book that lets you meet vulnerability and gives you the opportunity to embrace it without any feeling of guilt. Highly recommend it!

Angela S., USA

 Amazing Healing Resource

In a world that is inaccurately fixated on the mind as the center of healing, Somawise provides you guidance on your journey to reconnect with your body so that deeper healing becomes possible. Somawise is a great combination of the science of embodiment, relatable and deep personal anecdotes, and practical healing information for the reader. It’s a gentle companion to help you to explore what’s been living in your nervous system.

As a therapist who is an audiovisual learner who struggles to focus while reading, I’d also like to share that this book reads more like a conversation than a textbook. I flew through this book (which I very rarely can say)! And I also recommend journaling as you go through it.

Belinda K., New Zealand
Fabulous read to reset how you think and feel and do everything with a different perspective

I loved Luke’s approach to challenging my beliefs. I often approached life with a “mind of matter” point of view that was always in conflict to what I felt my body was telling me. I now have a better understanding of me and how I can do life in harmony with my body. I would recommend this to everyone as it is straight talking with a lot of insights to keep referring back to. Congratulations Luke and thank you for sharing such great wisdom.”

Holly R., Australia

Life-Changing

“Finally, a book that is so real and speaks the truth of what actually works to make change in one’s life. Luke’s authenticity and integrity in written word alone changed how I viewed aspects of my own life. This book is one of the solutions for a collective that is life changing. I’ve bought this book for many of my over-thinking or academic mindset friends and family. Luke has nailed the very reason as to why it’s important to be in your body. My new mantra is “Get out of my head and into my body.

Seb N., New Zealand

We often are told to “be authentic” but rarely get shown how… Enter Somawise.

“An immensely practical guide to dealing with problems caused by complex patterns of behavior, difficult emotions & perceived traumas. Dr. Luke stands with one foot firmly in the scientific world and another in the infinitely more complex world of the Self.

Thankfully, he brings simplicity to the infinitudes of the internal world and these teachings have helped me show up more authentically in the real world as a result.

Beautifully simple with enough depth to give your mind something to hook into. Highly recommended.”

Maria E., USA
Would you like to learn how to achieve full self-acceptance & feel fulfilled in your own skin?

“Then, this is the book for you! More than a great book, this is a fantastic roadmap back to ourselves. Somawise is filled with priceless nuggets of wisdom, and loaded with evidence-based, clear, and practical steps we can take to get out of our heads and reconnect with our essence, offering a myriad of different ways in which to pay attention to our felt-sensations and listen to our body’s infinite wisdom.

I have always been one to believe in the value of sharing our personal and vulnerable stories. We can learn so much from each other’s experiences, and we never know whose life we’ll touch by mustering the courage to tell our story like it is. The author did that SO brilliantly by generously and candidly sharing his vulnerability, gifting the reader with such a testimony of triumph, and without sugarcoating the struggles and hard work that led him to where he is today: living a life he loves to live.

Highly recommended!

Stephan F., Germany

Somawise is bold and authentic! A rare gem in the self help literature!

“If you are searching for the next book that supports you in feeling good about yourself while you actually are avoiding the work of self-relation “spiritual bypassing” skip this book.

Are you still here? Do you really want to get to know yourself? Then this book is for you!

Dr. Luke Sniewki did a remarkable job in challenging the current popular belief in Psychology that the “mind is in control”. He makes a compelling case for why the soma / the body is primary and the mind/thoughts follow to whatever is present in the Body.

Based on the assumption he delivers a clear way to get in touch with the body, to experience this wisdom within your own body, so that it becomes embodied knowing.

From there he offers different ways to play and work with this new way of knowing yourself. To actually experience what is good for you without relying on so-called experts and presents ways to challenge yourself in a healthy way so that your body and mind can become stronger and more resilient.

I am very thankful for this book and would highly recommend it to anyone that seeks authentic change and is willing to work for it. 

Thank you for reading my review and considering this remarkable journey of self-realization.
I leave you with a Quote that resonates deeply with me:
 
And I said to my body, softly,
“I want to be your friend.”
It took a long breath and replied,
“I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”
-Nayyirah Waheed-   
Beata Z., Poland

Feeling is Healing – inspirational, insightful and well-written book

“This book is a must read! Luke’s ability to see things and then put them into words so others can begin seeing them too is exceptional. His authenticity and vulnerability felt throughout the book give courage in one’s own healing journey.

The book is beautifully simple. Pages filled with author’s own experiences, science of embodiment and full of wisdom. ‘Somawise’ alongside teachings provides the reader with different techniques and strategies that can be used in the journey back to the True Self.

When you read this book all you want is to be still. Still and present. A new way of being!

Katie T., Australia

A must read!

“Brilliant! An enlightening and practical book that allows you to connect back into the wisdom of the body. To live in the present moment and integrate any sensations, emotions or feelings that arise. Luke’s stories and lived experience shows how simply tuning in to what is going on inside the body, leads us to understanding past ways of being, core beliefs and allows us to sit with the discomfort and allow it to flow through. Feeling is healing. Looking forward to living a Somawise way of life!”

Autumn S., USA

Continuously Inspirational

“The more I read Somawise, the more it continually inspires me. Especially acknowledging how pain can be a great teacher. Ive began “experimenting” and transitioning to the felt sense, which has been magical. I recently went to a mountain to meditate, read and reflect, and to simply be with what is… Thank you for this incredible work and way with words, I think of you as one of my mentors. And I am becoming more embodied in part because of your work with Somawise.”

Kevin Y., United Kingdom

Accessible, Informative, and – well – true

“Luke has an easy-going way of delivering his message. I found this book very easy to digest and integrate. Luke weaves in real-life stories with somatic-psycho-education. This book is a real treasure for those of us who, for various reasons, found it easier to live in and from the intellect rather than the body. Luke guides the returning to a felt-sense experience of what it is to be human.. what it is to be me.

Possibly for fans of Dr Gabor Mate, Bessel Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, et al”

Tom J., United Kingdom

Somawise – dictionary and road map to reconnecting and understanding the body, health and wellness.

“Somawise by Dr Luke Sniewski is very helpful, easy to understand and distilled to essential wisdom dictionary to understand the body’s language, its needs. It was like a road map for me to learn how to navigate our lifestyle choices to support our well being & health, on a physical, emotional and mental level. Dr Sniewski presented the content in a easily digestible, relatable and appliable way. I enjoyed reading about his personal experiences, challenges and lessons he derived from his own personal and professional work. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested to simplify and find own way how to take charge of your wellbeing by the guide that we all have – our body, always there but often we don’t even realise we can tune in to it for guidance, source of stability and clarity in many aspects of daily lives.

Monika W., Czech Republic

Feeling is Healing

“Once we provide the body with what it needs to heal and thrive, the mind becomes our powerful ally, friend and helper.” Thank you for this clear yet so powerful statement!
This is not about reading a book. This is about discovering your essence and experiencing new possibilities. Healing is a journey. One step at a time, keeping in touch with your body and this book is a powerful help to get you there.

Meg P., United Kingdom

Authentic & Helpful

“Rarely has a truly vulnerable book been written by a man who has struggled with sex & porn addiction . Written in an engaging and easily digestible way, Luke’s story and helpful practices will be of value to so many.

Jennifer W., Canada

Journey to healing

“This book provides an excellent framework to guide you to the parts of yourself that need healing. As a Registered Psychologist I will be recommending this as a resource for my clients (and am using it for myself!) as a framework to guide themselves towards healing and freedom. Very easy read, beautiful story, and so intuitive!”