what is sensorimotor psychotherapy?
The body's intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy, yet the story told by the "somatic narrative"-- gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement -- is arguably more significant than the story told by the words. The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures. To omit the body as a target of therapeutic action is an unfortunate oversight that deprives clients of a vital avenue of self-knowledge and change.
I am very excited to announce that I have recently trained in Sensorimotor Art Therapy with Cornelia Elbrecht and her 'Healing Trauma through Guided Drawing' programme.
This practise allows clients to access and heal early childhood trauma, that has not been accessed through "story telling", and teaches the body how to sooth and settle itself without re -activating the trauma.
Please contact me to find out more.