Traumatic experiences interrupt the natural rhythms of life leading to difficulties in regulation and integration of body sensations, emotions and thoughts. These experiences are often held in the breath, sensory perceptions, posture and movement, as well as in emotions and thoughts. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy fosters curiosity and self-awareness through collaboration with the therapist, allowing the wisdom of the body to guide the natural drive toward movement and integration. Clients learn skills to regulate hyperarousal and numbing, safely experience sensations, and process thoughts, emotions and body-based experiences related to trauma in a mindful, contained manner. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on principles of mindfulness and mind/body/spirit holism, and is informed by research in trauma, neuroscience and attachment theory.
For more information about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, please visit: www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
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