[Download Now] Trauma & the Body: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Janina Fisher, Ph.D. – Janina Fisher
In surviving trauma, individuals are left with a host of easily re-activated somatic responses and an inadequate memory record. Uncertain about what happened, trauma survivors interpret the somatic activation as data about “me:” “I am still not safe,” “I am worthless and unlovable.” Through the lens of these procedurally-learned, body-based responses, the traumatized individual makes meaning of all subsequent experience.
In this recording with international trauma expert and author Janina Fisher, PhD, you will learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based symptoms and how to apply neuro-biologically-informed treatment techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy addresses trauma-related challenges such as:
- Dysregulated autonomic arousal
- Overwhelming affects and sensations
- Intrusive images and memories
- Impulsivity and acting out
- Numbing and disconnection
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy offers simple body-oriented techniques for addressing somatic responses and can be seamlessly integrated into traditional talking therapies.
- Describe the implications of the neuroscience research for assessment and treatment of traumatized individuals
- Describe the autonomic, cognitive, affective and somatic effects of PTSD
- Implement mindfulness-based techniques to challenge procedurally-learned patterns of response
- Identify cognitive and somatic interventions that regulate the traumatized nervous system
- Delineate sensorimotor techniques for “completing the unfinished past”