In this DVD, Dr. Pat Ogden discusses trauma and the body, introducing her Sensorimotor approach to treatment. She describes how “Trauma affects the nervous system and the muscular system” and explains that sensory motor processing, through physical actions and exercises that target the nervous system, helps individuals recover from trauma. Dr. Ogden covers many trauma related topics, including flashbacks, PTSD and dissociation. Drawing upon many years of experience working with trauma, she offers tips for trauma survivors. Dr. Ogden provides an in-depth description of how Sensorimotor Therapy can access the body and improve treatment outcomes.
Pat Ogden, Ph.D., is a pioneer in somatic psychology, who has trained in a wide variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches. She has over three decades of experience working with individuals and groups in diverse populations, including prison inmates, psychiatric inpatients and survivors of trauma. Dr. Ogden is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an internationally recognized school that specializes in training psychotherapists in somatic/cognitive approaches for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment issues. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Dr. Ogden is a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, and on faculty at Naropa University.