Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Developed by Dr. Pat Ogden, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy focuses on body awareness and movement to process disturbing events connected to uncomfortable sensation in the body, transforming these memories, or “disconnecting” the memories from the uncomfortable sensations. 

As you may or may not know, the human body has memory and is a vessel for emotions. The body moves according to these emotions or sensations, expressing thoughts and feelings, without one’s awareness. The body never lies, evidenced by the success of uncovering truths with technologies such as lie detectors.

Ongoing studies consistently demonstrate positive clinical outcomes, indicating the efficacy of EMDR therapy in treating various disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences. EMDR is NOT for everyone. It is best used for single trauma event but its efficacy is questionable for multiple events or for childhood trauma.

The impact of EMDR therapy reaches far and wide. Since 2016, more than 7 million individuals have successfully undergone treatment using EMDR therapy, guided by a network of over 110,000 therapists across 130 countries. These statistics highlight the widespread adoption and recognition of EMDR therapy as a trusted and effective approach in the field of trauma treatment.

EMDR therapy’s evidence-based foundation and its ability to bring relief and healing to countless individuals make it a valuable tool in the realm of mental health and trauma recovery.