107 The Body In Trauma Work

Pat Ogden

Pat OgdenMany of our clients enter our offices expecting to do nothing more than talk about the past. But as Pat Ogden demonstrates in this Webcast Session on trauma, therapists can also work with the body to help trauma clients create a “somatic narrative” to work through experiences and disturbing emotions that may be cognitively inaccessible to them. Discover how to:

  • allow clients to talk with their bodies as they resolve trauma without dwelling on content
  • resolve “incomplete responses” with somatic techniques that deal with the effects of trauma
  • understand the skills needed to successfully use touch with traumatized clients


Pat Ogden, PhD, is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Boulder, Colorado, an internationally recognized school specializing in training psychotherapists in the treatment of trauma, and developmental and attachment issues. She’s the coauthor of the groundbreaking 2006 book Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Website: http://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/

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