Trauma and the Body A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy

ISBN-10: 0393704572

ISBN-13: 9780393704570

Edition: 2006

Authors: Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Daniel J. Siegel

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Psychological trauma profoundly affects the body, often disrupting normal physical functioning when left unresolved. This work provides a review of research in neuroscience, trauma dissociation and attachment theory that points to the need for an integrative mind-body approach to trauma.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Pat Ogden, PhD, is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Kekuni Minton, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Naropa University.

Clare Pain, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario.

Daniel J. Siegel, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Series Editor's Foreword
Hierarchical Information Processing: Cognitive, Emotional, and Sensorimotor Dimensions
Window of Tolerance: The Capacity for Modulating Arousal
Attachment: The Role of the Body in Dyadic Regulation
The Orienting Response: Narrowing the Field of Consciousness
Defensive Subsystems: Mobilizing and Immobilizing Responses
Adaptation: The Role of Action Systems and Tendencies
Psychological Trauma and the Brain: Toward a Neurobiological Treatment Model (by Ruth Lanius, Ulrich Lanius, Janina Fisher, and Pat Ogden)
Principles of Treatment: Putting Theory into Practice
The Organization of Experience: Skills for Working with the Body in Present Time
Phase 1 Treatment: Developing Somatic Resources for Stabilization
Phase 2 Treatment: Processing Traumatic Memory and Restoring Acts of Triumph
Phase 3 Treatment: Integration and Success in Normal Life
Subject Index
Author Index
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