What is Sensorimotor Therapy?

Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a body-centered approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between the mind and body, particularly in relation to past traumatic experiences. It emphasizes the importance of addressing physical sensations, movements, and bodily responses to trauma in the therapeutic process.

Who Benefits 

Sensorimotor Therapy is beneficial for:

  • Individuals with PTSD or trauma: Helps process traumatic memories stored in the body.
  • People with anxiety and depression: Addresses how these conditions are experienced somatically.
  • Chronic stress sufferers: Teaches body regulation techniques.
  • Those with attachment issues: Works on relational patterns manifested in the body.

What to Expect

In Sensorimotor Therapy sessions:

  1. Body Awareness: Clients learn to become aware of their bodily sensations and movements.
  2. Exploring Traumatic Memories: Through guided body-focused techniques, clients explore and process traumatic memories.
  3. Somatic Techniques: Therapists use techniques such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, and specific physical postures.
  4. Integration: Combining cognitive and somatic experiences to achieve holistic healing.

How it Works

Sensorimotor Therapy works by:

  1. Engaging the Body: Recognizing the body’s role in storing and processing trauma.
  2. Body Awareness: Helping clients become more attuned to their bodily sensations to identify areas of tension and distress.
  3. Releasing Trauma: Using body-centered techniques to release stored trauma.
  4. Cognitive-Somatic Integration: Integrating bodily experiences with cognitive insights to promote overall well-being and emotional regulation.

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