Date, Time and Location: Sunday, August 13, Noon – 2:00 PM, East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz, Berkeley
Presenter: Drew Nelson, MFTi
Cost: $20, Free for interns, alumni and supervisors of Grateful Heart
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I have advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a trauma-informed practice that draws on the contributions of Pat Ogden, one of the leading proponents of somatic psychotherapy. While initially drawn to somatic psychotherapy for my own recovery, I learned first-hand how powerfully attuned and effective this embodied approach to psychotherapy can be, especially in helping ameliorate the after-effects of trauma including childhood abuse.
Drawing on the use of mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy pays exquisite attention to both the body and a client’s experience of attachment. It offers a safe, non-judgmental, holistic, approach to the healing process. Unlike therapies that focus exclusively on thoughts and emotions, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy incorporates a client’s felt experience, helping them become better acquainted with and attuned to the nuances of their physical and emotional experience. As the client develops greater knowledge and awareness, they often begin to experience an increased sense of calm, well-being, aliveness and equilibrium.
To learn more about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and its potential applications and integration into other forms of somatic and non-somatic psychotherapy, please join us on Sunday, August 13.