Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to the Body Resources Course

  • 2

    Bringing The Body Into The Therapy Room

    • Bringing the Body into the Therapy Room

    • Uncomfortable Encounters

    • Uncomfortable Encounters Quiz

    • Changing the Volume

    • Changing the Volume Quiz

    • Movement as Resource

    • Movement as Resource Quiz

    • Nervous Habits

    • Nervous Habits Quiz

    • Reprogramming the System

    • Reprogramming the System Quiz

  • 3

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    • Interview with Pat Ogden

  • 4

    Think With Your Whole Body

    • The Body-Mind and Health “Think With Your Whole Body” by John Arden

    • Introduction

    • Introduction Quiz

    • Behavioral Health

    • Behavioral Health Quiz

    • The Immune System

    • The Immune System Quiz

    • Chronic Inflammation

    • Chronic Inflammation Quiz

    • The Brain’s Immune System

    • The Brain’s Immune System Quiz

    • The Mental Health Consequences of Excessive Fat Cells

    • The Mental Health Consequences of Excessive Fat Cells Quiz

    • Autoimmune and Psychological Disorders

    • Autoimmune and Psychological Disorders Quiz

    • The Stress-Inflammation Connection

    • The Stress-Inflammation Connection Quiz

    • Mind, Brain, and Gut

    • Mind, Brain, and Gut Quiz

  • 5

    Psychological Models of Embodiment

    • Psychological Models of Embodiment by Catherine Cook-Cottone

    • Psych Models of Embodiment Quiz


Senior Instructor

John Arden

John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 14 books including Mind-Brain-Gene (2019, W.W.Norton & Company). He has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. Dr. Arden also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.

Pat Ogden

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).