Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was developed by Pat Ogden, PhD, informed by the works of Ron Kurtz and the Rolf method, and enriched by the contributions from the research on attachment, trauma, neuroscience and dissociation. This introductory workshop is a glimpse of the theory and techniques gained in the Training for the Treatment of Trauma – including the Window of Tolerance, Tracking the Body, and Vocabulary for Sensorimotor Experiencing, Bottom-Up Processing, and Mindfulness.
Workshop Aims and Learning Objectives:
This workshop will enhance the participant’s understanding of trauma treatment and body centered psychotherapy
A key aim is to develop participants’ self-awareness beyond the more conventional psychological parameters of top down therapy to include bottom up therapy and the interplay between psyche and soma.
Clinical application of the basic skills learned on the workshop.
Develops the participant’s cognitive and somatic awareness through in-session experiential practice supported by power point presentations on neuroscience, the regulation of the autonomic nervous system and the body’s response to trauma.
Develops the participant’s understanding of Embedded Relational Mindfulness and the relevance of mindfulness in trauma treatment
Learning Activities: the workshop will consist of the following activities:
Interactive lectures and presentation using slides and video
Group experiential exercises
Diad/triad group inquiry and in-session discussion
Formal and informal mindfulness practice and movement
Learning Outcomes: on completion of this workshop, participants will be able to :
Understand what Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is and how it is relevant in the treatment of trauma
Explain the basic understanding of body psychotherapy
Understand the relevance of studying Present Moment Experience: how to work with procedural tendencies and expectations of the future in the treatment of trauma
Understand the role of the body with the legacy of trauma
Explain how new physical actions and movement can help clients re-instate autonomy and agency
Understand the Window of Tolerance, Triune brain, and Modulation Model- relevance in trauma treatment
Use basic skills to regulate arousal within the Window of Tolerance
Enhanced awareness of Vocabulary for sensorimotor experience
Explain the SP Phased Oriented Treatment Model and understand the aim of SP trauma treatment
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute® is a professional educational organization that designs and provides the highest level trainings and services to serve a global network of mental health practitioners.
Pat Ogden, PhD, a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder and Educational Director of the Sensorimotor PsychotherapySM Institute, an internationally recognized school specialising in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment, Dr. Ogden’s second book, is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® interventions into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.