Pat Ogden on Resolving Childhood Trauma

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.

About Pat Ogden

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 post-traumatic 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.

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

Founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Foundation

Pat Ogden in Australia.

Wisdom of the Body, Lost and Found:

A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach.

Pat Ogden will be presenting two-day workshops in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne in November 2017.

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

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