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Toronto, ON

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes - Hybrid

NOVEMBER 24, 2023 - MAY 26, 2024

COVID - 19 Guidelines:

This training operates under the guidance of local public health orders. Some venues where SPI trainings are held may require their own COVID-19 guidelines, including the use of masks and proof of vaccination and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entry. SPI will communicate via email any COVID-19 venue requirement details prior to the training. For any questions, please contact

SPI may update these guidelines at any time to ensure the safety of the training and will share updates with training participants.

This blended learning course is designed to make the most of your time with course facilitators and colleagues and provide you the flexibility to work through the conceptual course materials at your own pace.

Learn skills to notice and process the residues of traumatic experience that are held in your clients' bodies. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy helps you to work with your clients beyond words, with the often implicit somatic patterns related to traumatic experience to help inspire lasting change from the inside, out.

In this six-module course, you will learn the basics of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with traumatic experience, practice the basic skills that you will be able to apply immediately with your clients who are distressed or traumatized and touch on adaptations of SP skills for more complex clinical situations.


This course consists of 96 contact hours divided into:

  1. Three self-paced online learning modules (20 hours each, self-paced during a 7-9 week period)

  2. Three 2-day live modules (Two 6-hour days)

  3. A live-online Orientation (2.5 hours, hosted by course facilitators in real-time, required)

  4. A live-online Closing (2.5 hours, hosted by course facilitators in real-time, required)

Additional Course Requirements: Alongside the course*, you will also need to complete the following:

6 hours of Individual or Group Consultation with a Trainer or SP Approved Consultant (two of which must be individual) to help integrate the theory and skills

3 hours of individual SP Sessions with a Certified SP Practitioner (including Trainers) to experience the method for yourself

Fees for required consultation and session hours are paid independently outside of course tuition.

System Requirements

A portion of this course is held in Open LMS (a platform for online courses) using Collaborate (a web-based video meeting tool), and is accessible from a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or phone (note: not all course items are available via phone app).

NOTE: This course includes elements that are live and interactive. To participate, you must have a computer with internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. Portions of the training will be recorded. Meeting live-online requires a strong and reliable internet connection.

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. November 24, 2023 (Orientation - live-online - 1:00 - 3:00 pm)
  2. November 24-January 25, 2023
  3. January 26-27, 2024 (in-person - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  4. January 28-March 21, 2024
  5. March 22-23, 2024 (in-person - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  6. March 24-May 23, 2024
  7. May 24-25, 2024 (in-person - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  8. May 26, 2024 (Closing - live-online - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Times: Exact times for synchronous learning listed after training dates
Location: Toronto Metropolitan University/Historic Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9. Map
Trainers: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC
Tuition: 3,500 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 09/01/2023. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training - deposit is not due at time of application. Refund Policy
Contact: Support SPI,
Local Contact: Lindsay Elin,