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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Chronic Pain/Illness, Trauma, Attachment, Relationships

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be thought of as a “bottom-up” type of psychotherapy. When you think about "therapy", you probably think of talk therapy: talking about thoughts to promote behavior change. SP works with wounds that talk therapy is unable to fully engage, such as attachment wounds from early relationships and deep traumatic wounds.


Your body can hold implicit memories of early harmful experiences, particularly those that occur in relationship with those charged with ensuring your well-being. Your body can manifest these emotional and psychological wounds through pain or in your body language/posture. SP utilizes the inherent wisdom of your bodies to help you work through this pain while gaining new insight and understanding.

"In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now".

- Pat Ogden, Founder of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

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