Pat Ogden PhD

When Words Are Not Enough:
How to Engage the Body to Disrupt Entrenched Patterns

Two-day workshops in:
Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney: November 2019

Workshop Pricing

MELBOURNE

MCEC, South Wharf

18 & 19 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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BRISBANE

BCEC, South Bank

21 & 22 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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SYDNEY

Wesley Conference Centre

25 & 26 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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Understanding the Wisdom of the Body

The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy, yet the story told by the “somatic narrative” — gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement — is arguably more significant than the story told by the words. The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures.

When Words Are Not Enough

Join Pat Ogden in this two-day workshop as we explore the body as a target of therapeutic action and provide clients with a vital avenue of self-knowledge and change.

You will learn practical, easy to implement interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy designed to catalyze change in “resistant” and otherwise “difficult” clients with chronic entrenched patterns.

Pat Ogden PhD

Pat is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.

She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy.

Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.

Training Information

TRAINING OVERVIEW

This training offers a practical approach learning about the wisdom of the body, understanding your own somatic patterns, and integrating body-oriented interventions into your clinical practice.

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of lecture, power point slides, video illustration, brief experiential exercises and discussion.

Traumatic events and attachment failures can become the central defining experiences that form the identities, shape the relationships and largely determine the lives of many survivors. Established early on for those with complex trauma, patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting designed to navigate an unsafe, threatening world are solidified with repetitive use, and become harder and harder to modify as time goes on.

Often described as “intractable,” “resistant,” “hard-to-treat,” “stuck,” and even “impossible,” these clients feel powerless, often become victims again and again, tend to blame themselves or what happened to them for their misery, and sink further into hopeless despair when therapy fails to help.

These maladaptive patterns are held in place by automatic, non-conscious physical and physiological habits and working directly with the body can loosen their grip. But therapists are often concerned that their clients are too destabilized, dissociative, body phobic, low functioning, or otherwise challenged to benefit from body psychotherapy.  Therapists themselves might feel ill at ease asking clients to be aware of their bodies, change their posture, or explore movement. And so-called “difficult” or “impossible” clients may and may find somatic interventions triggering, anxiety provoking, shameful, unappealing, or a waste of time. However, these clients may be exactly the ones who stand to gain the most from a somatic approach.

A major advantage of a body-oriented approach, in addition to bypassing explanations and rationalizations, lies in the fact that physiological, movement and postural patterns are tangible and can be directly and objectively observed, addressed, and changed in clinical practice.

In this workshop, participants will learn practical, easy to implement interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy designed to catalyze change in “resistant” and otherwise “difficult” clients with chronic entrenched patterns, including those with dissociative disorders, addictions, self-harm, repeated hospitalizations, alexithymia, chronic shame, prolonged grief, feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness, and emotional stuckness.

This workshop is not limited to stabilization, but includes working with traumatic memory and destructive relational patterns rooted in the adversity of the past. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy will be illustrated through video excerpts of consultation sessions and brief experiential exercises.

Participants will walk away with a new perspective on how simple techniques that target the body can throw open the door to change even for the most entrenched clients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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DAY ONE PROGRAM
Time Day One Topics
08:00am – 09:00am Day One sign-in
09:00am – 10:30am Opening
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Break
11:00am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm—4:30pm
4:30pm Day One Close
DAY TWO PROGRAM
Time Day Two Topics
08:00am – 09:00am Day Two sign-in
9:00am – 10:30am
10:30 – 11:00am Morning Break
11:00am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm—4:30pm
4:30pm Day Two Close
Pat Ogden's Biography

Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.

Her Institute, based in Broomfield Colorado, has 19 certified trainers who conduct Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trainings of over 400 hours for mental health professionals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute has certified hundreds of psychotherapists throughout the world in this method.

She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer.

Dr. Ogden is the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton. She is currently working on a third book Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Families with colleagues.

Her current interests include developing training programs in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children adolescents and families with colleagues, Embedded Relational Mindfulness, culture and diversity, couple therapy, working with challenging clients, the relational nature of shame, presence, consciousness and the philosophical/spiritual principles that guide Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance? What about CPD hours/points?

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd provides a Certificate of Attendance to each workshop attendee. Certificates will be completed using the given name at the point of initial online registration and payment. These will be distributed as a hard copy to participants prior to the conclusion of the workshop. It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that they have their Certificate of Attendance at the time of distribution.

This workshop should accrue a maximum of 11 hours of learning. Certificates of attendance at this Professional Development activity will be distributed at the workshop. For CPD points for specific organisations, please see: APS, AASW, RANZCP, ANZCMHN.

Please ensure that you have received your certificate prior to the end of the workshop. Requests for duplicate certificates after this period will incur an administration fee.

What are the training terms & conditions?

Please refer to our terms and conditions here.

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Workshop Pricing

MELBOURNE

MCEC, South Wharf

18 & 19 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

BRISBANE

BCEC, South Bank

21 & 22 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

SYDNEY

Wesley Conference Centre

25 & 26 November 2019

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 until 16 August 2019
  • EARLY: $770 until 30 September 2019
  • STANDARD: $880 from 1 October 2019
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures. To omit the body as a target of therapeutic action is an unfortunate oversight that deprives clients of a vital avenue of self-knowledge and change.

Pat Ogden PhD

Founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Foundation

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment

by Pat Ogden PhD

“Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a landmark book in the history of body psychotherapy and effectively provides the bridge between traditional psychotherapy and body-oriented therapies. In this discipline-changing volume, Pat Ogden brilliantly decodes the crucial role that the body plays in regulating physiological, behavioral, and mental states.”

Stephen Porges

Author of "Polyvagal Theory"

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