When Talk Therapy is Not Enough

In this course, Anisa Varasteh explains how sensorimotor psychotherapy can help traumatised clients learn to do the body tracking and to access the somatic resources that can help them re-regulate themselves into their window of tolerance.

About this course

In this course, Anisa Varasteh, clinical sexologist, Director, Relate Sexology, offers a rationale for sensorimotor psychotherapy, particularly in cases of trauma from early childhood. Noting how the body’s response to a traumatic threat is generally adaptive during the traumatic event, Varasteh explains that the body continues to have the same response when the environment has changed. This somatic narrative is a communication from the body and to others in our lives, but in cases of PTSD, may take us out of our window of tolerance, causing maladaptive hyper- or hypo-arousal. Detailing how some of the intense emotions (or lack of emotions) show up in the body, Varasteh shows how mindful awareness of the organisation of experience can open a doorway into unconscious patterns from early childhood and begin the healing. She offers examples of somatic resources.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Anisa Varasteh

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