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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?

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Developed by Pat Ogden

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection. This type of therapy can be helpful for people who have experienced trauma or have difficulty regulating their emotions.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on the idea that our emotions are stored in our bodies and that by working with the body, we can access and release these emotions. during therapy, clients may be asked to pay attention to their bodily sensations or to move their bodies in certain ways. This type of therapy can be challenging but it can also be very rewarding, providing a way to heal old wounds and to develop new coping mechanisms.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be an incredibly effective treatment for trauma, as it allows people to work through their experiences in a safe and supported environment. The therapist will help the client to access and process their emotions, while also teaching them techniques to regulate their nervous system. This can be an incredibly powerful experience for clients, as they learn to trust their bodies again and to feel safe in the world.

To request a 15-minute complimentary consultation with one of our therapists, please email info@lotustherapy.ca. You can book your first session here:

References: Ogden, P., Minton, K. & Pain, C. Trauma and the body: a sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

“In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now”

― Pat Ogden