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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment
Ogden, Pat and Janina Fisher
Norton Professional Books / Hardcover / 2015-04-01 / 0393706133
Trauma / Attachment
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768 pages
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A book for clinicians and clients to use together that explains key concepts of body psychotherapy.
The body’s innate intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy. This book, designed for therapists and clients to explore together, is both psychoeducational and practical. It will help therapists and clients alike use their own somatic intelligence to reclaim the body and engage it in the therapy process.
A companion to the bestselling Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, the book is not intended to teach the practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Rather, it is meant to act as a guide for helping clients draw on the wisdom of their bodies. Following an initial introductory section, the book consists of relatively short chapters designed to educate therapists and clients about a particular topic. Worksheets are provided for each chapter designed to be used either in therapy or between sessions to help clients integrate the material.
The book will be useful for psychotherapists of a variety of persuasions: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Some of the material may also be valuable for psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, rehabilitation workers, crisis workers, victim advocates, disaster workers, and body therapists, as well as for graduate students and interns entering the field of mental health.

The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, founded in 1981, has developed its own unique method of somatic psychology theory and practice informed by interpersonal neurobiology, neuroscience, trauma and attachment research.


Section One: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Essential Principles

Chapter 2: Orientation for Therapists

Chapter 3: Orientation for Clients

Section Two: Basic Concepts and Skills

Chapter 4: Wisdom of the Body, Lost and Found

Chapter 5: The Language of the Body: Procedural Learning

Chapter 6: Pay Attention: The Orienting Response

Chapter 7: Mindfulness of the Present Moment

Chapter 8: Directed Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Chapter 9: The Triune Brain and Information Processing

Chapter 10: Exploring Body Sensation

Chapter 11: Neuroception and the Window of Tolerance

Chapter 12: Three Phases of Therapy

Section Three: Phase 1: Developing Resources

Appreciating Your Strengths: Survival and Creative Resources

Chapter 13: Appreciating Your Strengths: Survival and Creative Resources

Chapter 14: Taking Inventory: Categories of Resources

Chapter 15: Somatic Resources

Chapter 16: Grounding Yourself

Chapter 17: Core Alignment: Working with Posture

Chapter 18: Using Your Breath

Chapter 19: A Somatic Sense of Boundaries

Chapter 20: Developing Missing Resources

Section Four: Phase 2: Memory—Integrating the Past

Chapter 21: Implicit Memory and Your Resource Repertoire

Chapter 22: Reconstructing Memory: Finding Resources in a Painful Past

Chapter 23: Dual Awareness of Past and Present

Chapter 24: Sliver of Memory

Chapter 25: Restoring Empowering Action

Chapter 26: Recalibrating Your Nervous System: Sensorimotor Sequencing

Chapter 27: Emotions and Animal Defenses

Section Five: Phase 3: Attachment and Beyond: Moving Forword

Chapter 28: The Legacy of Attachment

Chapter 29: Beliefs and the Body

Chapter 30: Making Sense of Emotions

Chapter 31: Moving through the World: How We Walk

Chapter 32: Boundary Styles in Relationships

Chapter 33: Connecting with Others: Proximity-Seeking Actions

Chapter 34: Play, Pleasure and Positive Emotions

Chapter 35: Challenging Your Window of Tolerance

About the Authors:

Pat Ogden, PhD, is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Janina Fisher, PhD, is a psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Note: this book was due earlier in 2014, but has grown from 304 to 768 pages, and as of September 2014 is expected to release late November.

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