Emotional Somatic Release Therapy


"In Early 2018, I experienced profound healing of my deep-seated emotional wounds after just a couple of sessions with (author of the best-selling A Guide to the Present Moment) although I had no known history of severe trauma or PTSD-I was not even aware that I had any 'emotional wounds!'

Subsequently, I began to notice that the vast majority of my patients, friends and family also had a few if not dozens of emotional wounds or knots like I did...

"As children we are extremely emotionally sensitive. Seemingly minor hurt feelings from parents, early relationship failures or any situations experienced as 'traumatic' to us may cause emotions to get stuck or knot-up in our bodies or emotional mind. These Major or Minor wounds are (often) at the root of our future symptoms of anxiety and depression throughout our lives and, unfortunately, tend to lead us to repeat a traumatic dynamic in our own intimate relationships-including with our own children... "

"Fortunately, it is possible to heal these emotional wounds quite quickly and effectively compared to traditional therapeutic and medicinal modalities..."

"While I absolutely remain strictly adherent to the Psychiatric Bio-Psycho- Social model of evaluation and treatment guidelines practiced in my training at the University of Hawaii as well as those of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, I am very excited and happy to also offer this new approach-what I am referring to as,Emotional Somatic Release Therapy (ESRT)."

Emotional Somatic Release Therapy (ESRT) is safe and similar to "Evidenced Based Therapies" such as EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), etc., however, ESRT achieves results much more quickly as it is focused directly on freeing the "feelings" in the body carefully with a highly experienced and trained therapist. ESRT may seem like hypnosis, but patients are fully awake and not hypnotized during the session(s) although their eyes are often closed.

ESRT is not limited to the treatment of "proper" Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since nearly all of us have at least some emotional "knots" or wounds typically dating back to childhood, everyone with even mild anxiety, moodiness, irritability or other emotional problems benefit mightily.

In as little as one session (depending on each individual and the severity of their issues), Emotional Somatic Release Therapy (ESRT) almost invariably secures lasting results-examples from patients include:

  • Healing of emotional wounds at their roots (without medications)suicidal or homicidal thoughts, plans or intentions
  • Freedom from anxiety
  • Relief from depression​
  • Resolution of some physical illnesses such as unexplained pain syndromes or
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Diminished or an end to
  • Complete relaxation of emotional knots
  • Strengthened confidence
  • Restoration of joy like a child *including laughter* :)
  • Being empowered
  • Improved sense of purpose and meaning

  • Hope
  • Inner-peace
  • Unlocked inner-strength
  • Revealed inner-beauty
  • Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and intimacy with others
  • Increased libido and sexual intimacy
  • Progress towards self-actualization
  • Increased emotional intelligence
  • Fearlessness
  • No longer feeling lonesome
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Alleviation of anger
  • Liberation from addictions

As a scientifically trained physician, Dr. Wills was-actually-quite skeptical that these seemingly sensational claims were true until he was unexpectedly healed himself and subsequently saw dozens and dozens of others benefit greatly as well. He now realizes that since ESRT deals with the Right Brain, Limbic System and Somatic Neurology instead of the "Rational Left Brain," it cannot be understood or articulated with language. Traditional "cognitive" therapies-as many of us have experienced the hard way-often fail to get such timely, robust and permanent results for ourselves and our patients.

This approach is a novel yet quite effective way to directly, safely and therapeutically access the Limbic System of our brains where our deepest neurological level of base instincts, motivations and emotions reside.


One might ask, "Although ESRT is very similar to other Evidence Based Therapies, why not wait until ESRT undergoes years of research to be established as a traditional Evidence Based Therapy?'"

The answer may be to ask oneself if patients were analogously being cured of HIV/AIDS by safely talking with a therapist, would it not be considered quite unethical to withhold this treatment from the masses?

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 123 people die of suicide EVERY DAY on average just in the USA.

It is an extremely serious and deadly question as to how quickly we mobilize effective treatments for mental health illnesses out there.

Dr. Wills is working happily and tirelessly-continuing his research with ESRT and collaborating with and advocating for ESRT to gain acceptance amongst mental health care providers as a possible novel basic standard of care for anyone dealing with emotional problems including anxiety.

If you are a PROVIDER and want training in and/or to experience ESRT with Dr. Wills, Please contact us right now: Scheduling@permamentalhealth.net

If you are skeptical and/or in need of emotional relief or freedom from anxiety and worries, please come, taste and see that ESRT is good for yourself! :) (Remember, it cannot be understood with the rational mind-it must be experienced directly by the Limbic System).

If finances or lack of insurance are barriers for you getting needed treatment, please contact our office and we will work hard for you to pay what you can to have at least one session with Dr. Wills or one of our other providers.

"The following are some conditions our Providers diagnose and treat:"

  • ADD/ADHD - Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Pain Disorder
  • Psychosomatic Disorders (e.g. Conversion Disorder)
  • RAD- Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective/ Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (and other personality) Disorder
  • Eating Disorders-bulimia/anorexia/other/Obesity
  • Weight loss
  • Diet/Fitness
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Autism
  • Paruresis
  • Substance Abuse Disorders - Alcohol/ Drugs