Trauma has many shapes and forms – stress, depression, unnerving flashbacks, horrid dreams, chronic pain, and so much more. It can be a source of pain, suffering, and loss. But there is a way out, and it is therapy. If your mind feels disconnected from the body and you struggle to move past your trauma, Sensorimotor Art Therapy could open doors to healing for you.
Defining Sensorimotor Art Therapy
Sensorimotor Art Therapy combines art, emotion and body awareness to help people who have experienced trauma to heal. It is based on the idea that trauma is stored in the body as well as in the mind, and that art can be used to access and release these deep-seated emotions. It is a safe and non-intrusive way to heal trauma. This therapy helps to create a space where individuals can explore their emotions and express themselves in a secure environment. This therapy can also be used to help people understand and regulate their emotions, which is often difficult to do on one’s own.
The goal of Sensorimotor Therapy is to help the client to gain insight into their trauma and to develop a healthier relationship with their emotions. It can also help the client to become more mindful and to find ways to cope with stress and anxiety. With time and patience, this type of therapy can have a significant impact on a person’s emotional and mental health.
What a General Therapy Session Looks Like
During a session of Sensorimotor Art Therapy, the therapist will guide the patient through a variety of activities, which may include painting, drawing, clay sculpting, and other creative activities. The therapist will use various techniques to help the client explore their feelings and understand their traumatic experiences. For example, they may ask the client to draw a picture that represents their feelings or to use clay to create a sculpture representing their traumatic experience.
The therapist will also use mindfulness techniques to help the client stay grounded and centered in the present moment. This helps to reduce the client’s anxiety and allows them to focus on the task at hand. It also encourages the patient to be more aware of their body and to gain greater control over their emotions.
If you are experiencing the effects of trauma, Sensorimotor Therapy may be a beneficial form of therapy to help you heal. It is a safe, non-invasive, and creative way to explore and heal your emotional wounds.
Innate Therapies offers you therapy sessions with incredible medical professionals who can help you overcome your trauma, manage mental health disorders, and accept yourself. We can help you improve your body-kinesthetic knowledge so that you can feel the harmony between your mind and body. With our Sensorimotor Art Therapies, you can recover from your emotional scars and leave the trauma as a thing in the past.
Talk to our therapist about whether this type of therapy may be right for you and find your path to healing.