Who Can Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Benefit?
Due to its gentle but powerful approach, sensorimotor psychotherapy is often an effective form of treatment for adults who have survived childhood trauma. The therapist will repeatedly ask permission before conducting each experiment or therapeutic technique.
The effectiveness of the approach is supported by neuroscience research. The approach may be beneficial to those who have experienced:
- Anger and other emotional issues
- Relationship Issues
- Development issues
- Substance Dependency
- Various forms of abuse
Somatic Healing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
During sensorimotor psychotherapy sessions, people in treatment are encouraged to become aware of, listen to, and follow their somatic experience, rather than just talk about or feel about what has happened to them. By using somatic interventions and strategies, sensorimotor psychotherapy creates a dynamic and effective body therapy that allows people in therapy to draw strength from their own inner resources.
Many people who have experienced difficulty recovering from traumatic situations have found that sensorimotor psychotherapy techniques provide relief. Many come to this type of therapy after finding that traditional talk therapy just doesn't fully help them resolve or relieve what it is that they are struggling with. The somatic experience allows a person in therapy to treat the source of the trauma, which can result in improved cognitive and emotional function.