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SOA13 107 with Pat Ogden

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3 Responses to SOA13 107 with Pat Ogden

  1. Brochie says:

    Thank you for this workshop which I found quite fascinating! I learned quite a few new things and became even more aware of how subtle and nuanced this form of therapy for trauma is. I came away with the feeling that because it depends on such a delicate balance of attempting resolution of traumatic experiences, while simultaneously observing the client carefully to ensure that they don’t get re traumatized or emotionally aroused in excess of their window of tolerance, that one would need to be educated and skilled before initiating this type of treatment. Because the treatment can be extremely potent and the results profound, I would agree with the presenter, that one would need to be very cautious about its correct implementation, to avoid the crossing into the aforementioned territory of extreme dysregulation.

    On another note, I was wondering if others have explored the benefits of trauma survivors participating in self defense trainings? I would be curious to know whether the participant would be able to integrate the shifts happening in their body without the accompaniment of self reflection or moderation.

  2. ellette says:

    I found this presentation quite interesting, especially as Pat Ogden brought case material into her discussion to illustrate her point. I think it might have been helpful for my learning if she had followed a case from beginning to end, as well as through a session, to get a better sense of that attunement and titration dance. The description of the focus for each of the therapy hour “thirds” was helpful and it left me wanting to know more about what this would actually look like. I am really intrigued by the use of the body in processing trauma, rather than activating emotion and cognition. Though I am aware of somatic memory, this seems like a really potent approach to the healing process. I am definitely interested in learning more about this! When is the new book expected to be out, and does it have a title?

  3. Teri Johnson says:

    I was fascinated by the content of this workshop. I work in an urban environment with many students who have been impacted by PTSD and chronic trauma .Of recent students have manifested symptoms i.e. headaches,heat , etc. One student recently said it has something to do with my family but state an unwillingness to disclose any more details . This issue became further amazing when he stated it was triggered by concentrating too deeply on math work in the class .I desire to do some somatic work with him to relieve the tension and pressure and sustain a degree of regulation again ?

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