Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) is a professional educational organization that designs and delivers world-class education and services to serve a global network of mental health professionals and the general public. Seeking to improve human relationships, the paradigm is based on interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness applied in interactive contexts.
Dr. Pat Ogden, Founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
In the early 1970s, recognizing the link between the body and psychological issues, she began to form the foundation of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® by merging somatic therapy and psychotherapy into an integral method for healing this disconnect between body and mind. In 1981, after co-founding the Hakomi Institute, inaugurated by Ron Kurtz, Dr. Ogden founded her own school, a branch of the Hakomi Institute, whose current name is the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI)