Bekijk alles

Aanbod gespecialiseerde behandeling in kaart gebracht

In dit artikel presenteren Ankie Lempens en collega’s de resultaten van een inventarisatie van het aanbod…

Ankie Lempens, Hans Kroon, Lex Hulsbosch, Nicole van Erp


Het neuro-sequentiële model van therapie als handvat voor uitblijvende behandelrespons

Ongeveer de helft van alle patiënten in de ggz knapt niet op van de standaardbehandeling. Bij…

Annette Bonebakker, Niels Mulder, Tony Bloemendaal

DP 2021 10.jpg(2)

De dubieuze werkwijze van Past Reality Integration

Past Reality Integration (PRI) tracht mensen bewust te maken van pijn uit hun vroegste jeugd en…

Vittorio Busato


De Molukse ziel

Dit jaar is het zeventig jaar geleden dat een groep van 12.500 Molukkers naar Nederland kwam.…

Geertje Kindermans


Veerkracht en fascinaties

Dit jaar hebben we niet een, maar twee columnisten: Anne-Laura van Harmelen (38) en Rogier Kievit…

Geertje Kindermans

Zorgen maken 709377625 bed ziekte handen

Zorgen maken

Het zal je maar gebeuren: als vader te horen krijgen dat je zoon leukemie heeft. Het…

Vittorio Busato


Uit mijn eigen gevangenis


PTSS in coronatijd


Medisch-psychologische nazorg van COVID-19


Ernstige vermoeidheid na behandeling van borstkanker


Tijd heelt niet alle wonden


Our Mission

To deliver an unparalleled state-of-the-art somatic psychotherapy worldwide through education, practice, and research.

Our Vision

To harness the innate wisdom of the body to liberate human potential.

Our Core Values


Observe the best practices of education and administration to provide a preeminent learning experience; maintain the highest standards of personal and organizational professionalism, ethics, and responsibility that are deserving of the confidence and trust of our constituency.


Treat each individual with dignity and respect; honor and embrace unique backgrounds, talents and perspectives; foster an inclusive culture reflective of our commitment to diversity among our staff and learning community; provide equitable education and participation; work toward eliminating discrimination.


Support an atmosphere that stimulates creativity; enhance the professional growth of staff members and those we serve by integrating and contributing to cutting edge theory, research, and technology; encourage a high level of curiosity, inquiry, and appropriate risk-taking.

Sustainable Growth

Seek to balance innovation, action, and capacity; wisely allocate individual and organizational resources to ensure the health, vitality, and longevity of each member of our community and the organization as a whole.


Recognize that we are a group of individuals unified through a shared purpose; appreciate that together we can broaden our impact; seek a wide range of partnerships; invite each individual’s unique contributions to the whole; integrate the efforts and input of many individuals to achieve our goals as a team.

For Information on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Courses click here

History of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

In the early 1970s, while working as a technician and yoga/dance teacher at a short-term psychiatric hospital, Pat Ogden became interested in the correlation between her clients’ disconnection from their bodies, their physical patterns and their psychological issues. Before the Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Dr. Ogden recognized first-hand the way in which many of her patients were at the mercy of reliving the past, and that current treatment methods only seemed to trigger traumatic reminders. Recognizing the link between the body and psychological issues, she began to form the foundations of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® by joining somatic therapy and psychotherapy into a comprehensive method for healing this disconnection between body and mind. In 1981, after co-founding the Hakomi Institute, pioneered by Ron Kurtz, Dr. Ogden founded her own school, a branch of the Hakomi Institute, which is known today as the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI).

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method. Since the first course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® was offered in the early 1980’s, it has gained international acclaim. The first book on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, published in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2006 gained international acclaim. The sequel to the first book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment was published in spring of 2015.

Development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, and couples with colleagues.

Several research studies to gather data on the effectiveness of SP are underway or in the process of publication at the following institutions:

  • Maudsley Hospital (London, UK)
  • Womens’ College Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Modum Bad Outpatient Clinic (Oslo, Norway)


SPI is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.