Full Course Description

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice

Program Information


  1. Theorize how the “somatic narrative” informs trauma treatment strategies.
  2. Employ four (4) somatic resources to promote regulating dysregulated arousal.
  3. Analyze why reaching out can be helpful to improve treatment outcomes when clients have relationship problems.
  4. Practice three (3) skills the therapist uses to help clients become mindful and improve level of functioning.


  • Welcome to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to the Body’s Intelligence
  • Trauma and Somatic Resources
  • Regulating Arousal/ Case Illustration
  • Paradigm Shift: From conversation to mindfulness
  • Resourcing to Processing
  • Instinctive Defensive Responses
  • Immobilizing Defenses (and case illustration)
  • Dissociative Parts and the Body
  • Attachment, Relationship and Sociocultural Considerations
  • Attachment and Proximity Seeking Actions
  • Hope and Movement Vocabulary
  • Principles that Guide Practice

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 11/01/2021