Alexis Ornellas, MA, LPC, LAC. Somatic psychotherapist and resiliency trainer in Boulder, Colorado.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

“Only one therapy I know of reaches as deeply into the body as it does into the mind, and by reaching for both, touches the soul .”

— Ron Kurtz, Founder of the Hakomi Method

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, created by Dr. Pat Ogden,  is a therapeutic practice that harnesses the wisdom of the body to help individuals who feel disconnected from themselves and others stop reliving the past and start fully embodying their bodies and lives in the present moment.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy draws from other somatic therapies, the Hakomi Method, attachment theory, neuroscience, and cognitive behavioral practices.  It is one of the most integrative practices that support the healing of the mind, body and soul.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is particularly useful for those individuals who have suffered from trauma, either complex or single incident, who may have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other anxious, depressive, dissociative, and borderline personality spectrum diagnoses.  It is also a therapeutic practice that is helpful for those who have not responded to traditional talk therapy and/or who have an interest in exploring a therapy that is more integrative and holistic in nature.

What to Expect:

  • Training in mindfulness to develop the ability to witness your thoughts, emotions, and body sensations without judgment of them
  • The development of internal and external resources for self soothing in order to cope with triggers , thus strengthening and widening your window of tolerance for discomfort
  • The processing of traumatic memory through cutting edge and unique interventions that will involve somatic awareness and movement, connection to the spiritual, relational practices and cognitive processes and integration
  • The development of a stronger sense of self through integrative practices

If Sensorimotor Psychotherapy speaks to you, please schedule a consultation today.