Faculty: Pat Ogden
Duration: 59 Minutes
Format: Audio and Video
Copyright: Sep 24, 2020
The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy. Few educational programs in psychology or counseling emphasize how to draw on the wisdom of the body to support therapeutic change, leaving therapists mostly dependent on a client’s verbal narrative. Yet the story told by the “somatic narrative”—gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement—is arguably more significant than the story told by the words. This talk will elucidate the wisdom of the body and how to tap the body itself to support therapeutic goals.
The Wisdom of the Body
- Why the movement and posture is important target of intervention
- How to use mindfulness to tap the wisdom of the body (embedded relational mindfulness)
- Discovering resources of the body to stabilize arousal
Legacies of Trauma and Attachment
- Use of movement to process traumatic memory
- Use of movement to support adaptive relationships
Founder and Educational Director
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®
Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both founder and education director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden, with colleagues, is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, couples and families.
Financial: Pat Ogden is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Pat Ogden is a member of the American Psychological Association.