Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, & Adaptations for Telehealth
About the Webinar
Implicit predictions and expectations of ourselves, others and the world are reflected in the autonomic arousal, movement, and posture of the body. Throughout the webinar, Dr. Pat Ogden (bio) will weave in considerations with regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic, racialized trauma and systemic oppression.
Part 1: Theory and Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
This portion of the workshop will examine how the body’s patterns forecast the future and look at the role of the body in the treatment of trauma and attachment disturbances. The different impact of trauma, attachment and relational strife (societal and individual) will be explored. Body-oriented approaches that mitigate trauma-related dysregulation will be differentiated from those that help resolve the strong emotions, cognitive distortions and intimacy issues associated with relational strife.
Part 2: Application of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to a Telehealth Format
1:45 pm-3:45 pm
Adapting Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to an online format presents particular challenges and opportunities. The second part of this workshop will look at the challenges of body therapy in an online format, addressing office set-up, use of props, tips to maintain an emotional connection and special considerations in working with posture and movement in a telehealth format.
For more information, see registration page.