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About Esther van der Sande

I'm a trained Somatic Psychotherapist, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) Clinician and a qualified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher and practitioner. I'm working in the private sector and in the community sector in three areas for over 12 years. I practice in Yoga, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) and neuroscience of trauma and healing, and the pervasiveness of complex developmental trauma in today's young adolescents and adults.

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Goedemorgen, Met genoegen kondigen we dit opwindende nieuwe live en online programma aan dat in januari van start gaat en dat is ontworpen om bewustzijn en begrip te brengen voor complexe traumagerelateerde dissociatie. Deze interactieve eendaagse training bouwt voort op ons 20 uur durende trauma-sensitieve yoga basisprogramma en biedt een klinisch kader dat het [...]

PTSD in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma: Interim Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. by Ursula Kelly, Terry Haywood, Eliza Segell & Melinda Higgins. Published Online:31 Mar 2021https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0417 ⁠ In a study published this month in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ursula Kelly, Terri Haywood, [...]

How Trauma-Informed Yoga Can Help Survivors Heal

It's all about what's called somatic experiencing. No matter what happened (or when), experiencing trauma can have lasting effects that interfere with your daily life. And while healing can help ease lingering symptoms (typically the result of post-traumatic stress disorder) the remedy is not one-size-fits-all. Some trauma survivors might find success with cognitive behavioral therapy, whereas [...]

Nieuwsbrief Maart 2022

© Zsolt Kudich / National Geographic Welkom bij de Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland Nieuwsbrief Maart 2022 Wij zijn bedroefd over het nieuws van het zoveelste conflict, en willen een ogenblik stilstaan bij het onvoorstelbare lijden dat zo dicht bij velen van ons plaatsvindt. In één nacht is de wereld voor velen van ons veranderd, waardoor we [...]

By |2022-03-07T18:38:11+01:00March 7th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

In conversation with… Esther van der Sande talks about her vision for a trauma-informed world

By Bronwen Firth Esther van der Sande is a somatic neuro-psychotherapist (MA), yoga and trauma therapist, TCTSY-facilitator, and a faculty member at the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI Boston and trainer & supervisor of the Certification Program of TCTSY. As a faculty member of the Yoga Therapy Institute, Esther teaches the ‘Trauma-Informed [...]

Your body changes as Autumn approaches, here’s what you can do about it.

The leaves are falling, colors turning and the weather’s about to change. And along with everything else that Autumn brings, your body will change too. Here’s how, and what you can do about it. More dry skin than usual Your skin might react to the changing of seasons, every time, and in Autumn the [...]

By |2021-10-29T14:34:26+02:00October 29th, 2021|Articles, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Care|0 Comments

Yoga found to be “game-changer” in treatment of sexual abuse-related PTSD in veterans

By Aine Doris | June 23, 2021 A study led by Emory University’s Ursula Kelly finds trauma-sensitive yoga programs just as effective, faster to work, and easier to complete than cognitive therapy.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a sizeable issue in the United States military, affecting approximately 20 percent of all Veterans. Among women, [...]

By |2021-10-06T14:27:45+02:00August 17th, 2021|Articles, Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

“Black Lives Matter”

“Let this just not be another trend” Nesrine Malik is stating the importance of acknowledging actions outside of the courtroom that delivered some accountability of George Floyd’s death. Let’s all continue this work. On and off the mat: “The arc of the moral universe does not bend on its own. It is bent in [...]

By |2021-05-25T22:40:05+02:00May 25th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments
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