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Body-Oriented Therapy for PTSD & Complex Trauma: A Somatic Approach to Complex Traumatic Stress: Video Course


Speaker: Dr Janina Fisher

Product: Video Course
Price: £70

CPD Hours: 3

Video course packs, including all notes are available immediately on booking. The access links are part of your ticket. Online video access remains available for 1 year from the date you receive the video course.

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In surviving trauma, individuals are left with a host of easily re-activated physical responses and an inadequate memory record. Traumatic reminders keep the trauma ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the stress response system and survival responses. As a result, our clients continue to feel that they are still in danger, still inadequate or at fault.

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Full Course Information

In this intellectually stimulating and therapeutically oriented seminar, psychotherapists and counsellors will learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based somatic symptoms and how to apply neurobiologically informed therapy techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – a body-oriented talking therapy.

Using a mindfulness-based approach, participants will be introduced to understanding ‘trauma’ not as an event but as a ‘living legacy’ of overwhelming emotions and sensations, intrusive images and memories, impulsive acting out, numbing and disconnection.  

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the autonomic, cognitive, affective and somatic effects of PTSD
  • Implement mindfulness-based techniques to challenge procedurally-learned patterns of response
  • Identify somatic techniques that regulate a traumatized nervous system

Workshop outline:

  • The neurobiology of trauma: why we need to work with the body
  • The ‘living legacy’ of traumatic experience: what perpetuates post-traumatic stress
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: principles and interventions for befriending and resolving trauma symptoms

About the speaker

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice; Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Credit Provider; former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation; and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international writer and lecturer on the treatment of trauma, she is the co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma. Dr Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities. For more information, go to



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