Layers of Trauma:
A Recorded Session Analysis 
Friday, May 10, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time 

Two-Hour Presentation with Session Analysis
Live Q&A with Ava Rose & Pat Ogden
Demonstrations of "Sensorimotor Sequencing"
2 Continuing Education Credits
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Unlock the potential for healing and empowerment with
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to address the lingering impact of trauma.
The debilitating aftermath of trauma lies in the patterns of response that endure over time and impair the survivor’s well-being in the here and now.  The past cannot be undone, but addressing and changing these habits of organizing internal experience through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can resolve the cumulative effects of repeated trauma.

In this presentation of a recorded zoom therapy session, Pat is the therapist, and Ava Rose, certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) and method actor, portrays one of her own clients, “Ellen,” who has a history of recent and past sexual abuse, as well as intergenerational trauma.

Learning Objectives Include: 
  • Analyze the significance of body awareness to improve clinical outcome
  • Apply 3 mindfulness interventions in session
  • Evaluate transgenerational trauma and its clinical implications
  • Identify somatic symptoms of trauma 

This session demonstrates working to resolve traumatic arousal with the SP intervention of “sensorimotor sequencing” and using body oriented techniques to elicit active defenses.  Since the client froze during previous abuse and tends to freeze currently when faced with challenge, experiencing her capacity to defend is especially empowering.

During the session, layers of trauma emerge, including past, recent and trans-generational.  We demonstrate how to work with the effects of these traumas as they emerge by staying focused on how internal experience is organized into habits of response, and facilitating change through mindful, body oriented interventions.
If you’re a therapist or counsellor who is seeking to expand your clinical approach with innovative body based techniques and case conceptualization, this webinar is tailor-made for you! We also welcome psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, body workers, counsellors, allied mental health professionals, and health & wellbeing professionals.
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Why Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?   
Trauma first and foremost leaves its imprint on the body, yet for many reasons, the body has historically been omitted from therapeutic inquiry. SP can help clients learn to draw upon the wisdom of the body to release the debilitation effects of trauma and develop somatic resources that help them engage more fully in their lives and relationships. 
About Ava Rose
Ava Rose, LCSW (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and SPI-Approved Consultant with over 25 years of clinical experience. Ava provides relational, trauma-focused psychotherapy for children, teens and adults. Her areas of specialization include attachment/ relational issues, developmental trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, dissociative disorders and parts work. Ava’s work is informed by intersectional feminism, and an anti-racist/ anti-oppression lens. Ava currently offers individual, couple, group and family therapy in private practice in Santa Monica and online, as well as supervision and consultation, primarily for SP practitioners. Ava is passionate about supporting other clinicians, and has provided clinical supervision, consultation, and training for over 20 years. Ava is honored to support SP clinicians in their learning and professional development as an SPI Approved Consultant by offering individual consultation, coaching for SP partner practice, and SP group consultation (Level I, Level II, Certification Level).
About Pat Ogden
Clinician, consultant, author, international lecturer and pioneer of somatic psychology, Pat Ogden PhD is the creator of the SP method, and Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. A leading light in working with the body to resolve trauma, Pat is fluent in a variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches, with over 45 years’ experience working with individuals and groups. SP training and courses are now available all over the world. 
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