On-demand: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
Statement of need: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy integrates cognitive and somatic interventions in the treatment of trauma and relational strife, emphasizing body awareness, practicing new actions and building somatic resources.
In this digital seminar, the intelligence of the body is explored and key components of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy’s approach to both the legacy of trauma and of attachment and relationships are addressed.
Presented by: Pat Ogden, PhD, SP Creator and Founder of SPI through SPI and PESIå
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event web site: https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/project/sptp/
Session dates and times: on-demand
Instructional level of this activity:
Course credit hours: 3.5 CEs; for additional information about CEs, see https://catalog.pesi.com/Items/GetCertCreditDetail?ProductID=94882&DisplayType=1
Course description: In this digital seminar, the intelligence of the body is explored and key components of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy’s approach to both the legacy of trauma and of attachment and relationships are addressed.
A special feature of this digital seminar is the illustration of the SP method through the use of videotapes of actors portraying clients who suffer from the effects of trauma and attachment wounds, in which the presenter is the therapist. The videotapes show how to help clients discover and describe the effects of past traumatic and relational experiences on their current bodily experience, actions, emotions and beliefs. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions are demonstrated.
The somatic legacy of attachment, relationships, and sociocultural elements, including oppression, are addressed.
Proximity seeking actions, such as reaching out, are explained and illustrated, and the role of expanding movement vocabulary to create hope for the future is also clarified.
The six philosophical/ spiritual principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that guide practice and create a therapeutic context within which the possibility for healing and growth is optimized are described as well.
A special feature of this digital seminar is the illustration of the SP method through the use of videotapes of actors portraying clients who suffer from the effects of trauma and attachment wounds, in which the presenter is the therapist. The videotapes show how to help clients discover and describe the effects of past traumatic and relational experiences on their current bodily experience, actions, emotions and beliefs.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions are demonstrated that help to change the meaning of traumatic event(s), regulate arousal, process memory, and work to resolve current relational issues and past attachment failures.
12 modules for study and contemplation at your pace.
- Introduction to the Body’s Intelligence
- Trauma and Somatic Resources
- Regulating Arousal/ Case Illustration
- Paradigm Shift: From conversation to mindfulness
- Resourcing to Processing
- Instinctive Defensive Responses
- Immobilizing Defenses (and case illustration)
- Dissociative Parts and the Body
- Attachment, Relationship and Sociocultural Considerations
- Attachment and Proximity Seeking Actions
- Hope and Movement Vocabulary
- Principles that Guide Practice
Topics related to trauma include:
- the nature of trauma
- somatic resources to regulate arousal
- the role of mindfulness
- processing traumatic memories
- the five instinctive defensive responses
- dissociative parts of the self
- the role of the body in integration
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Explain the “somatic narrative”
Describe four (4) somatic resources to promote regulating dysregulated arousal
Discuss why reaching out can be helpful to explore when clients have relationship problems
Describe three (3) skills the therapist uses to help clients become mindful
Format: You get:
- 3.5 hours of teaching from Dr. Pat Ogden
- 12 pre-recorded lectures for unlimited replay
- 16 bonus materials curated by Dr. Ogden to use with clients :
- Article, “Wisdom of the Body: Lost and Found,” by Dr. Pat Ogden from the book: Talking Bodies: How do we Integrate Working with the Body in Psychotherapy from an Attachment and Relational Perspective? (The Bowlby Centre Monograph Series), 2014.
- 2 Corresponding Worksheets: Attitudes and Actions & The Body’s Signals
Book chapters and worksheets for use with clients from Norton Mental Health bestseller, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment, by Pat Ogden, PhD and Janina Fisher, PhD.
- The Language of the Body – Book Chapter
- Corresponding Worksheet: Good Times, Bad Times, & Your Body
- Mindfulness of Present Moment – Book Chapter
- 2 Corresponding Worksheets: Building Blocks of a Good Experience & Naming Thoughts and Emotions
- Taking Inventory: Categories of Resources – Book Chapter
- 2 Corresponding Worksheets: Internal and External Creative Resources, Part 2 & Part 3
- Somatic Resources – Book Chapter
- 2 Corresponding Worksheets: Centering: Hand on Heart, Hand on Belly & Adjusting Sensory Stimulation
- Recognizing Instinctive Defenses – Worksheet
- Vocabulary for Sensations – Reference Sheet)