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Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma

The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of practising yoga and its role within processes of healing for adult women with complex trauma histories. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological method, data were analyzed from interviews with 39 women. Results showed that the core meaning of participants' experience of healing through yoga is claiming [...]

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TSY as a Complementary Treatment for PTSD: A Qualitative Analysis

Research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic childhood abuse have revealed that traditional trauma treatments often fail to fully address the complicated symptom presentation, including somatic complaints, loss of awareness of one’s emotional and physical being in the present moment, and overall lack of integration between the self and the body. The mindfulness-based intervention [...]

By |2019-06-12T11:26:00+02:00June 12th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health|0 Comments

Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic PTSD

Yoga has been found to be an effective posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment for a variety of trauma survivors, including females with chronic PTSD. To read more please click on the link: Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic PTSD

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

The following document is as follows: A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES BY EVAN ALYSE BODINE, M.A. DENTON, TEXAS AUGUST 2017 To read more please click [...]

Bridging Body and Mind…

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined by the experience of a traumatic event followed by the development of four clusters of symptoms, including intrusive symptoms (e.g., memories, nightmares, dissociation), avoidance symptoms (e.g., avoidance of memories or cues that are reminders of the traumatic experience), negative alterations in mood or cognition, and increased arousal or reactivity. [...]

Yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder – review

Yoga is increasingly used as a therapeutic treatment and seems to improve psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders and depression. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence of yoga for reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To read more please click the link: Meta-Analysis of yoga for PTSD

TCTSY – Newsletter – May 2019

Dr. Tiffany Simpson, Kim Mulholland, TCTSY-F, and BHU staffHospital Implements TCTSY Pilot Program Within Inpatient Behavioral Health UnitWritten by Kim Mulholland, TCTSY-F and Dr. Tiffany SimpsonKim: I started my healthcare career as a Speech & Language Pathologist at Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC). Little did I know my professional career would lead me back home to [...]

I Am the Voice: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System

To truly support girls, we must hear their stories, respect their perspectives, witness their brilliance, heed their creativity, and recognise their resilience. This booklet reflects that philosophy. This compilation of girls’ visual and written work from across the country, created in partnership with rights4girls, reflects their experiences with the juvenile justice system, and it is [...]

Here’s What Depression Does To The Body

When you think of depression, you probably think of it as a mental illness, but the truth is some of the most devastating effects of depression are physical. On the other hand, you may have experienced years of physical symptoms and never considered depression as a possible cause. We still don’t know exactly what causes [...]

Mastering the Art of Relationship Yoga

There's more than one way to stretch! When you hear the word “Yoga”, it’s likely that words like stretching, exercise, practice, flexibility, bending, and twisting come to mind. That’s because the primary association that most Westerners have with yoga has to do with the “on the mat” or physical aspects of the practice of yoga [...]