Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a method that integrates sensorimotor processing with cognitive and emotional processing in the treatment of trauma. ... This method is especially beneficial for clinicians working with dissociation, emotional reactivity or flat affect, frozen states or hyperarousal and other PTSD symptoms.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, developed by Pat Ogden, is a trademarked method of somatic psychotherapy and is a "body-oriented talk therapy".[1] "Sensorimotor Psychotherapy belnds theory and technique from cognitive, affective, and psychodynamic therapy with straight forward somatic interventions, such as helping clients to bcome 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 Pscyhotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment in 2015.