The Sensational Body - Sensorimotor principles and somatic treatment interventions towards recovery from traumatic injury

This workshop follows on from Dr Andrew Harkin’s 12 April workshop on the central role of the body in trauma treatment. The primary focus is to help clinicians develop a range of somatic awareness skills when working with clients who have a history of trauma. A sensorimotor approach compliments traditional psychotherapy with its emphasis on affect and cognition. This workshop will therefore appeal to clinicians from differing psychotherapeutic backgrounds.


Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the distinction between developmental and traumatic injury
  • Track for and stabilising traumatic activation in the body
  • Identify and work with symptoms of hyper/hypo-arousal in the body
  • Work with active and passive defence body systems
  • Develop body-based intervention skills to support safety, stability and reduction of trauma symptoms
  • Help clients develop their own somatic resources

Tony Buckley, Head of Counselling and Trauma Services, London Underground

Tony Buckley is a psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor with over 20 years’ experience. He has completed the training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is currently a teacher in training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. He is also Chair of the UK Association of Sensorimotor Psychotherapists.

Booking Information

To book, contact Sheila Simons, Wessex Branch Administratior (see below). A booking form and further details will then be sent to you.

The fee for this event, which includes refreshments and buffet lunch, is £75 + VAT (£90) members, £95 + VAT (£114) non-members.

These two workshops will be limited to 25 delegates each.


University of Sussex,



BN1 9QH.

Sat, 02/07/2011 -
09:30 to 16:30
Wessex Branch