here is an excerpt from the course description. click here to see the whole thing.
"Are your clients stuck in old patterns and negative self-concepts? Do they find themselves repeatedly with people or in situations that echo the past? Do you want to know more about how the body holds attachment wounds? It is well documented in the field of affective neuroscience that early attachment relationships have a profound impact on the developing brain. SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY brings modern developmental neuroscience into a clinical dialogue with the body and extends this further by suggesting that the body, too, is shaped by our early attachment experiences and that relational difficulties in adulthood are deeply connected with early attachment failures or disruptions. The body reflects and sustains the implicit meanings of these attachment failures, which is often evident in the limiting beliefs our clients hold. The inability to process these early attachment experiences with words alone creates challenges to the effective treatment of relational trauma. While EMDR is often the treatment choice for many psychotherapists working with the sequelae of trauma, it is less widely used in the treatment of early attachment wounds."
i have learned some sensorimotor ("sm") teqchniques and have had strong results integrating them in my work with trauma survivors and other things. i am hopeful this workshop will shift things for me and for my clients.