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    Sensorimotor Counseling

    What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a complete therapeutic modality for trauma and attachment issues. SP welcomes the body as an integral source of information which can guide resourcing and the accessing and processing of challenging, traumatic, and developmental experience. SP is a holistic approach that includes somatic, emotional, and cognitive processing and integration.

    SP enables clients to discover and change habitual physical and psychological patterns that impede optimal functioning and well-being. SP is helpful in working with dysregulated activation and other effects of trauma, as well as the limiting belief systems of developmental issues.

    SP helps clients cultivate their strengths, while providing enough challenge to stimulate growth, long lasting change, and well-being.

    The interview below of Dr. Ogden on The Trauma Therapist Podcast features discussion of a composite case, which helps highlight the use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in practice.

    SP can bridge the gap when traditional “talk” therapy has not helped.

    SP can help with trauma and attachment related issues such as:

    • Anxiety
    • Having difficulty concentrating due to fear, upsetting thoughts, or unwelcomed physical (body) sensations
    • Intense and disturbing emotional reactions that seem out of place with the present situation
    • Post-traumatic stress: abuse, attack, accidents, flashbacks, nightmares. Feeling frozen or stuck in familiar circumstances without understanding why
    • Difficulty enjoying life, feeling hopeful, and experiencing pleasure
    • Relationship related wounds: neglect, harsh parenting during childhood, divorce, child-parent separations
    • Relationship related wounds: neglect, harsh parenting during childhood, divorce, child-parent separations
    • Persistent and regular negative thoughts about one’s ability to achieve, be successful and deserving
    • Difficulty maintaining a job, a family, friendships and other relationships
    • Feeling detached from one’s self and the world