Dr Pat Ogden

Body Healing Trauma

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Dr Pat Ogden describes her groundbreaking work as the founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is based on the principle that the body holds traumatic memory and past attachment experiences. She gives examples of how people with childhood trauma react within their body.

David Roy Green of WHEN interviews healing pioneer Dr Pat Ogden in Los Angeles, California.

‘The body always leads us home . . . if we can simply learn to trust sensation and stay with it long enough for it to reveal appropriate action, movement, insight, or feeling.’  ~Pat Ogden

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Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an internationally recognised school specialising in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.

Pat is a co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. 

Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy website


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