Making the Distinction between Somatic Tools and a Somatic Paradigm: I believe this distinction to be extremely important at this time. As more therapists become aware of the importance of the somatic piece, they want to bring in these tools, however, the risk is that these somatic tools are utilized within a paradigm that remains out of touch. The risk is that these tools are taken over and used to support the paradigm as it is. As a result, the power of the tools are diminished and, or–worse yet–that they are used to help someone to put up with something they really don't want to put up with. And the greatest problem, perhaps, is that an opportunity is missed to change the paradigm. That the wisdom seeking to emerge in this moment in time is pushed down.