In the somatic depth psychology process, the individual moves through a cycle of six phases of depth work beginning and ending the cycle with an initiatory experience. We identify, name, and explain these six phases Initializing or Opening the Doorway; Identifying; Dislodging; Dispersing or Going Back to the Source; Absorbing; and Integrating Initiation or Experiencing the Self. These phases may help in assessing a depth therapeutic process.
For further discussion on these phases and an in depth example of how these phases are used to evaluate the Somatic Reflection Process as a depth process, you may wish to read the source of this handout: "What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct" available on Amazon.