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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Launches New Body of Knowledge Card Deck to Broaden Access to Somatic Practices

Last updated Wednesday, April 3, 2024 20:31 ET , Source: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) Launches New Body of Knowledge card deck, covering a broad scope of therapy areas, including mindfulness, movement, body connection, and breath

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Launches New Body of Knowledge Card Deck to Broaden Access to Somatic Practices
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Launches New Body of Knowledge Card Deck to Broaden Access to Somatic Practices

The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, a professional educational organization with an international membership of practitioners and clinicians, has launched an accessible card deck to share Sensorimotor Practices that assist with awareness, regulation, and expansion.

Available to purchase now, this unique deck of cards has been developed by the Institute's founder, Pat Ogden, PhD, and covers a broad scope of areas, including mindfulness, movement, body connection, and breath.

Exploring the Body of Knowledge Card Deck

Each deck features a range of cards that guide the user through thought processes, movements, and somatic exercises in a clear, jargon-free way. The cards are designed for private, therapeutic, and individual use, and as an educational and supplementary tool for practitioners offering Sensorimotor Psychotherapy services or keen to augment their understanding of body-oriented techniques.

Published by Norton Professional Books, this Body of Knowledge deck is an excellent educational and communication resource for clinicians. Therapists and mental health professionals can utilize the deck as a visual guide to both provide clients with information about what Sensorimotor Practices entail and steer them through the process of learning about the intelligence their body can offer to support their healing and growth. 

The cards are also suitable for clients to use independently, alongside psychotherapy, or as a resource for graduates of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s training programs to integrate their new learning.

Additionally, because they contain clear explanations that illustrate how movements or practices may be beneficial that the layperson can easily understand, anybody can purchase and benefit from these cards. The directions combine focus, understanding, and thought about how each somatic practice might affect the individual with the intent of generating interest in how one’s body itself can contribute to well-being.

There are 15 themes in total, which enables a user to select a card at random or determine the theme that feels most relevant to them. As a professional resource and a practical tool, the Body of Knowledge has been designed with colored borders to indicate each theme, allowing clinicians or users to select specific themes they wish to explore. 

Each card within a theme contains guided activities relevant to that topic that will uncover new insights and understanding, and are designed to be revisited to draw on the body’s wisdom over a lifetime.

Learning About Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Practices

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a holistic, unified therapeutic modality that draws on the wisdom of the body to assist with trauma recovery and to change habitual patterns and physiological behaviors. As this modality is easily integrated into other models of therapy, it is often used in addition or conjunction with conventional talk therapies and other approaches.

By incorporating awareness of the body, clinical practitioners can target physical actions, posture, and autonomic dysregulation, which can be obstacles to healing, acceptance, and self-understanding. 

While ideally suited to therapeutic processes to address a wide range of trauma, attachment and relational issues, the Body of Knowledge deck is also applicable to a far broader scope of applications.

Some of the areas covered and explained, with practical movements to follow, include:

  • Learning the vocabulary of sensation, expanding the user’s awareness of their bodies.
  • Cultivating awareness of our bodies' capabilities and how appreciating our physicality can enrich our lives.
  • Establishing a true sense of personal space and protecting that kinesphere while being conscious of actions to take when that space is disregarded.
  • Connecting with cultural traditions, symbols, and ancestry, taking time to reflect on memories and how these contribute to our posture, mood, and sense of well-being.
  • Yielding to new ideas, actions, feelings, and connections and practicing a state of being rather than a state of doing.

The journey for each user may be different, depending on whether they are exploring Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as part of a therapeutic process, independently, or with guidance from a practitioner, but the language, knowledge shared, and suggestions about how to reflect, tune into and listen to the outcomes of each exercise are entirely accessible.

Ordering the Body of Knowledge Card Deck From the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Authored by Dr. Pat Ogden, international lecturer, clinician, author, and consultant, the Body of Knowledge card deck is available to order now for anybody interested in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, including practitioners, and therapists who use these modalities in their practices.

Dr. Ogden says, 'We are delighted to have launched the Body of Knowledge deck, after collating an enormous amount of learning, knowledge, and information into a resource that works through somatic practices gently and progressively.

Our bodies have different things to teach us at different times in our lives, so it is natural for some cards or themes of the deck to be more appealing during one moment, and to return to exercises at another time to learn something new. I hope every user finds the deck a catalyst to beginning a rich discovery process of the wisdom of the body, finding new capacities, insights, and awareness each time.'

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About Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) is a professional educational organization that designs and provides the highest-level training and services to serve a global network of mental health practitioners* and the public at large. Seeking to enhance human relationships, our paradigm is substantiated by interpersonal neurobiology and impelled by mindfulness applied in interactive contexts.

*SPI is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a therapeutic modality for trauma and attachment issues. SP welcomes the body as an integral source of information which can guide resourcing and the accessing and processing of challenging, traumatic, and developmental experiences. SP is a holistic approach that includes somatic, emotional, and cognitive processing and integration.


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