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Tampere, Finland

Trauma and the Body: The Theory and Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

MARCH 20, 2018

Does it ever feel like healing from past trauma through traditional therapy is incomplete?

Clinicians can learn to tap into the wisdom of the body to help their clients heal from trauma. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on current research on neurobiology and trauma and the technique is used to address both traumatic and non-traumatic attachment related issues incorporating the wisdom of the body.

During the various stages of the work, through embedded relational mindfulness, we integrate the emotional, cognitive, and bodily processes to achieve adaptive strategies for self-regulation with respect to traumatic experience, and for relationship in daily life. The work seeks to increase the emotional repertoire of the individual for healthier attachment relationships, and more functional daily living.

Discover how the body holds past trauma, and how it also provides inroads into what clients need in order to recover and move on, even if the trauma occurred decades ago. Find out what to do and where to start with simple relational mindfulness interventions that will help your clients draw upon the intelligence of their bodies.

  1. Define Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and cite its relevance to work with trauma clients

  2. Describe procedural learning and its relevance to trauma and attachment-related developmentaltrauma

  3. Identify the role of the body in trauma treatment and attachment-related developmental trauma

  4. Explain how physical action can be used to help patients feel empowered and decrease PTSD symptoms

  5. Describe the importance of mindfulness in trauma therapy

  6. Summarize the phase-oriented treatment approaches utilized in Sensorimotor Psychotherapypractice with trauma clients

  7. Apply information and skills acquired to clinical work with trauma clients

Credit hours: 6

Registration Fee: 200 EUR + VAT 24%

Registration Deadline: 9th March, 2018

Contact: Marko Punkanen (

Times: 8:30am - 4:30am
Location: Galleria Bertel, Vaino Linnan aukio 8, 33210, Tampere, Finland.
Instructor: Marko Punkanen, Anthony Buckley
Tuition: 200 EUR.
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Marko Punkanen,