We are delighted to be hosting our next Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes training, launching on August 28, with world-renowned trauma specialist and SPI Lead Trainer, Kekuni Minton, PhD.

Reserve your spot now!

Clinicians attending this Level 1 training will be involved in live, full-day interactive modules, two 2.5-hour orientation and closing sessions, using a blended online learning format designed to support participants, with live learning models delivered in MTZ timings.

The early registration date of July 29 is fast approaching, and all prospective attendees, whether interested in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as an addition to their current practice or mental health professionals keen to understand the role of the body in trauma treatment, are encouraged to register promptly to avoid disappointment.

What to Expect From the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Level 1 Training

Our introductory learning curriculum is a key part of the educational work of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, providing participants from across the profession with access to high-level trauma training, discussion, learning, and networking opportunities.

Throughout the programme, each attendee will work through six modules, grasping the basics of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to understand how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can assist when supporting clients who have experienced trauma or face ongoing trauma that is affecting their well-being, behavioral patterns, or ability to move forward.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy enables practitioners to work with clients beyond the limitations of narrative or talking therapies, by using the body and somatic interventions to free clients’ from trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment wounds, and more.

This leading trauma programme has been formulated to ensure all participants can work at their own pace around their obligations, practices, and professional commitments. It covers essential skills used when consulting with trauma clients and an introduction to how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy practitioners can adapt those skills to help manage more complex cases.

The Learning Schedule for MTZ Participants in the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Course

In total, the Level 1 course covers 96 hours of study, discussion, observation, and practical learning, with outcomes including:

    • Knowledge about the impacts of trauma on the body and the connection between outward symptoms of trauma and somatic movements.
    • A grasp of body-oriented interventions to identify, name, explore, and intervene in behaviors or movements caused by trauma in a safe, restorative manner.
    • Learning why the sense of self can become fragmented due to traumatic experiences and how emotional, cognitive processing, and disrupted somatic patterns are interconnected.
    • Understanding phased techniques, beginning with stabilization, and working towards long-term reduction of trauma symptoms.

These materials are split into three online learning modules, each covering 20 hours of education and managed at the participant’s convenience over a seven to nine-week period. The live online modules include two six-hour days hosted in real-time by the course facilitators and two live digital sessions during orientation and closing.

In addition, participants are expected to complete three hours of group-based or individual consultation with a Consultant or Trainer approved by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, two of which should be individual sessions, to ensure the skills and theory taught are fully integrated and understood.

On completion of the course, professionals and practitioners may be eligible to claim Continuing Education credit. Ninety-three hours of CE credits are available for attendees with APA, ASWB, LMFT, and LPCC accreditations awarded by CME Outfitters and Lifespan, respectively. Other participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The Benefit of Hybrid Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training

We recognize that many busy professionals, psychotherapists, and mental health specialists are keen to learn more about the body and trauma treatment. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute has created our flagship Level 1 course to broaden access to  high-quality trauma education.

The combination of the latest trauma content as well as live interaction, self-paced learning, and online modules are designed to ensure attendees can schedule the real-time sessions well in advance and use these opportunities to connect with course facilitators, experience small group practice, and contribute to in-depth discussion.

Each pre-scheduled live online module includes:

    • Reviews of the learning completed through self-paced digital modules and time to ask questions, discover applications, and share thoughts and feedback.
    • Experiences of visualization and movement exercises, seeing and feeling how somatic elements of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy work and impact clients affected by trauma.
    • Live demonstrations to support best clinical and psychotherapeutic practice and explore skillful applications.
    • Access to case studies and recorded clinical therapy sessions, used to evaluate skills, see the real-world usage of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and support skills development during group exercises.

The self-paced modules are equally diverse and varied, with videos, lectures, demonstrations, readings, skills practice, and knowledge checks. This ensures participants can engage in forums and collaborate while benefiting from feedback from the course facilitators throughout.

Should you wish to register your interest or enroll in the next Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes course, our enrollment pages provide full details of timings, dates, and eligibility requirements.