Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – A Somatic Path to Treat Trauma

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Recommended Reading Program: Therapy In Motion

Author: Pat Odgen

Language availability: English


In the 1970s, Pat Ogden began paying attention to the connection between her clients’ dissociations from their bodies and their psychological concerns. With the development of sensorimotor psychotherapy, a client is able to examine how past traumatic experiences are affecting them somatically. This form of trauma treatment addresses physical symptoms, especially those of a dissociative nature such as bodily anesthesia or motor inhibitions, which can cause difficulties in emotion regulation, cognitions, and daily functioning.

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