Dr. Celedra Gildea
Components of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
A Happier, Healthier You
Recognizes the rapidly growing connections between psychology and neuroscience, illuminating interactions of the mind, the brain, and relationships. As new emotional experiences occur in therapy, new neural pathways are formed, allowing substantial changes in feelings, mood, and behavior.
Here For You
Mindfulness is an integral part of SP in that it opens the window to “the effects of trauma, neglect and abusive or emotionally painful relationships with childhood caregivers that are held in our nervous systems, posture, and movement habits, as well as in unresolved painful emotions and limiting beliefs...New information that often remains unnoticed in conventional therapies is revealed by paying attention to both aspects—body and mind. This can accelerate healing and lead to more lasting change..” In our work together, you will begin to appreciate your capacity to trust this inquiry as you let go of anger and fear and discover instead clarity, energy and the wisdom of your own somatic intelligence.
“Whether relationship promotes secure attachment or is frightening, these right brain to right brain , body-to-body experiences are later remembered not as visual or verbal narratives but in the form of body memories, procedurally learnt emotional, autonomic, motoric, visceral, and meaning-making states.” (Ogden, Minton, & Pain, 2006; Tronick, 2007).
Traumatic and inadequate attachment experiences leave behind a legacy that can affect patterns of body structure,
and compromise the ability to connect deeply to one’s own or another’s emotions.
Sensorimotor psychotherapy integrates somatic interventions and practices for treating attachment issues that can help you make meaning of your relationship struggles, connect and heal early memories, process unresolved grief and loss from the bottom up; and access innate and yet unknown resources;