Marie O. Davis, MA, LPC, CSP | Wholistic Counseling

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

“All of life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

sensorimotor psychotherapy ashevilleOur bodies are continually communicating information. Research has shown that at least 90% of communication is non-verbal. Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a form of body based psychotherapy that can help to unlock old thought, feeling, and behavioral patterns that get stored in the body. From a young age, many of us developed beliefs, relational styles, and feelings that are now hidden inside of our ‘personality’ and hidden in our body’s. In order to get access to these old unconscious belief systems, we work to access them through the body, so that we can get to the ‘root’ of the problem.


sensorimotor psychotherapy asheville

Sensorimotor sessions usually involve dialogue, client- therapist collaboration, mindfulness, somatic awareness, and sometimes movement to augment the experience of old feelings, beliefs, or patterns of behavior that got ‘stuck’ and are blocking your growth. Through exploring why you do what you do, you can make new choices and explore new actions and capabilities. By studying the body with mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy’s aim is to awaken and integrate innate capacities within you.  Discovering and experiencing the intrinsic power within you can transform the way you approach and live your life.  Once old beliefs are uncovered and new capacities are discovered and fully integrated, how you experience yourself and your life can change subtly or dramatically.