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The ‘Embodied Trauma Healing’ Series – Week 6

We are so pleased and honoured to have Tony Buckley on the last session of our 6-weeks ‘Embodied Trauma Healing’ series. Tony was recommended to us by none other than Dr Pat Ogden herself.

Tony is a qualified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and has extensive experience in the field of trauma, spanning over 25 years. Tony is on the teaching faculty of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and is also chair of the UK Association of Sensorimotor Psychotherapists.

In this session, Tony will be integrating elements of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, including somatic techniques which can help you to navigate your triggers and other trauma-related issues whilst also help you building resources.

Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a somatic psychotherapy model developed by Dr Pat Ogden.  It is a therapeutic approach specialising in somatic-cognitive techniques for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. Based on Somatic Psychology, it assumes that trauma can have effects on the body and can manifest as somatic symptoms, and that working with these symptoms can aid the therapeutic outcome.

As described on their official website , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a complete 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 experience. SP is a holistic approach that includes somatic, emotional, and cognitive processing and integration.

SP can enable you to discover and change habitual physical and psychological patterns which prevent you from optimal functioning and well-being. SP is also helpful in navigating triggers better and other effects of trauma, as well as the limiting belief systems. SP helps people cultivate their strengths, while providing enough challenge to stimulate growth, long lasting change, and well-being.

You can find out more about Pat Ogden and her work via this podcast:

We are very honoured that Tony would like to offer this session as he has such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of trauma and somatic healing. Tony teaches internationally and has a particular interest in somatic psychology, bodywork and the application of knowledge from the fields of neuroscience and psychobiology to trauma theory and treatment interventions.

Furthermore, Tony has co-written a chapter titled “Healing the Traumatized Organization” in the 2012 Wiley-Blackwell book called International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support. He is also co-author of “The Role of the Body in Fostering Resilience: a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective” (2019), published in the Journal of Body Movement and Dance Psychotherapy. To find out more about Tony and all his wonderful work, please follow this link:

This special stand-alone session will take place on Wednesday 28th October at 7pm – 9pm GMT. Should you have any questions or wish to register please contact our reception via

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