Suicide is a leading cause of death, as escalating rates of hopelessness, despair and serious psychological distress fuel global increases in suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.
In this session Drs. Pat Ogden & Bonnie Goldstein elucidate the significance of the “somatic narrative” –the ongoing process of body-based, implicit, nonverbal behavior-- in both assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults who show suicide risk factors or warning signs.
Recognizing both the therapeutic challenges & transformational moments of working with these complex issues, we will draw upon the wisdom of the body to promote change, clarifying the dynamic interchange between the non-verbal cues and verbal reports of suicidal clients of all ages. Physical indicators of helplessness, hopelessness, despair and depression will be elucidated, along with treatment strategies to address these emotions.
Instead of relying on “talk therapy” approaches alone, mindfulness based, somatic interventions that target the physical components contributing to suicidal thoughts and behavior are emphasized. Through this supportive and empowering treatment modality, clients learn to draw upon the movement and posture of their bodies to develop insight, understanding and resilience in the face of the intense emotions that drive suicidal ideation.
Examples and case studies with children, adolescents, and adults will weave Sensorimotor Psychotherapy theory into practice by showcasing ways to work with suicidal clients, emphasizing the crucial role that the body plays in regulating thoughts, feelings and emotional well-being.
A: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and our cosponsor, Lifespan Learning Institute are educational institutions and do not handle crisis situations. If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide or are in crisis, you can reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIFELINE & 988 >>
A: SP creator, Dr. Pat Odgen, established Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) in 1981. Until 2019, SPI almost exclusively relied on word of mouth to spread awareness of training in SP. With growing demand for effective trauma therapy, we realized the principles and methods of SP needed to reach further. We began offering a variety of programs online, so more people than ever before can affordably and conveniently begin learning SP.
This program, including CEs, are free of charge in co-sponsorship of Lifespan Learning Institute. Dr. Pat Ogden and Dr. Bonnie Goldstein are passionate in helping bring awareness and address the rise of suicidality in adults, children, and adolescents.
A: This complimentary program offers 2-hours of instructional learning with extended access to the recording until further notice.
A: SP uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention. By addressing the physical as well as the psychological, SP can support a deep, effective and unified approach to healing.
The immediately-useful knowledge you will gain in this course comes from Dr. Ogden’s years of study and clinical experience--she developed SP based on what works.
A: Sign up using the link above to receive direct access to the webinar recording, slide handout, plus the links to the CE test and evaluation form.