Sensorimotor therapy is a somatic technique that integrates sensorimotor processing with cognitive and emotional processing most commonly in the treatment of trauma. Therapists who utilize sensorimotor psychotherapy believe people hold on to trauma deep within in their body and thus may be completely unaware that unresolved trauma exists. Sensorimotor therapy is especially helpful for individuals struggling with PTSD, emotional reactivity, dissociation, flat affect and hyperarousal.
Local Experts in Sensorimotor Therapy
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
As a pediatric OT, I have additional training in the area of sensory processing and sensory integration which is what informs sensorimotor therapy. Sensory integration (SI) is the way the brain organizes and integrates information from the environment with the body. SI activates the body's proprioceptive, vestibular, and tactile systems which is the foundation of the body's 5 basic senses.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
Sensorimotor Therapy focuses on how you hold emotions in your body. In some situations, our emotions can get stuck and Sensorimotor therapy helps release those emotions. Sensorimotor is a body focused therapy that brings in mindfulness to better bring awareness to how life experiences are affecting you.