Sensorimotor psychotherapy

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Sensorimotor psychotherapy, developed by Pat Ogden, is a trademarked method of somatic psychotherapy and is a "body-oriented talk therapy".[1] "Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends theory and technique from cognitive, affective, and psychodynamic therapy with straight forward somatic interventions, such as helping clients to become aware of their bodies, to track their bodily sensations, and to implement physcial actions that promote empowerment and competency."[1] The first course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was offered in the early 1980s.[2] The first book on the approach, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, was published in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2006, followed by the second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment in 2015.

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  • Ogden, P., Minton, K., and Pain, C. (2006). Trauma and the body: A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Ogden, P., and Fisher, J. (2015). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions in Trauma and Attachment. New York: W. W. Norton.
  1. ^ a b Ogden, Pat (2015). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventiosn for Trauma and Attachment. Norton. p. 14.
  2. ^ "History of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy".

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