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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden, Ph.D.: Body Oriented Therapy Techniques for Trauma and Attachment

Program Information


1. Determine the significance of the language of the body.

2. Apply relational mindfulness interventions.

3. Explore somatic techniques for stabilization and regulation of arousal.

4. Investigate the significance of the “implicit” self.

5. Communicate why posture is significant in clients’ well being.

6. Critique why the “body-to-body” conversation is often the

root of problems in relationships.


The Wisdom of the Body

The body tells the story of the

non-conscious “implicit self”

Use dual awareness: mindfulness to reveal

the implicit self

Tap into the resources of the body in

clinical practice

The Legacy of Trauma

Symptoms of a traumatized body

Recalibrate a dysregulated nervous

system: the window of tolerance

Restore empowering actions to heal

traumatic memory

The Legacy of Attachment

Working with physical signs of attachment


Learn the significance of posture and how

to work with it

Support relational movement sequences

Body to Body Conversation

Translate the language of the body in


Resolve couple’s (marriage and parent

child) impasses

Expand the client’s window of tolerance

with play

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Worker,Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses , Psychiatric Nurses

Copyright : 11/14/2018

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Pat Ogden, Ph.D., Pioneer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Program Information


  1. Explore healing trauma through body movement therapies
  2. Communicate important foundational aspects of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


  • Background into Trauma
    • Lack of Improvement in Patients
    • Change Approach to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes
  • Body Focus versus Emotions Focus
  • Movement to Release Trauma
    • Experiences to Reveal
  • Sensations Awareness & Presence and Trauma
  • Attunement to Client
  • “The Missing Experience”
  • Movement Reluctance
  • The Body Tells the Story
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Addressing Movement and Psychological Beliefs
    • Clients Realizing Effects of their Actions
  • Foundations

Target Audience

Social Workers, Counselors, Addictions Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 06/30/2017