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Belonging – A Human Need

By Esther van der Sande In this short article we would like to stand still by the importance of belonging a human need we all need though not always feel or have been able to create this sense of belonging. What is it …, and what can we do to create a sense of [...]

By |2022-08-17T13:52:06+02:00August 17th, 2022|Article, Mental Health|0 Comments

Nieuwsbrief April ’22

De Voordelen van Zelfzorg Er zijn veel voordelen verbonden aan het actief deelnemen aan (dagelijkse) zelfzorg oefeningen. Zelfzorg kan uw geestelijke en lichamelijke gezondheid in stand houden of verbeteren en speelt een belangrijke rol in een gezonde en gelukkige levensstijl. Het geeft je de innerlijke kracht om gezond te zijn zodat je de dagelijkse [...]

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 [...]

Self-Care, Step by Step

I consider myself fortunate. As a somatic psychotherapist I get to work every day, with people I can truly support. People who have suffered complex and developmental trauma, and really need support to find a way through. And what I realised over the years, was that self-care was distinctly lacking not only in those individuals, [...]

First Online Mixed Class; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

New Online Classes with Esther on Monday Evenings (First Online Mixed Class) Esther has started a new online class on Monday evenings, the very first online mixed class. At the moment the participants identify as female, however joining these mixed classes is open to every gender identity, race, and sexual orientation. This makes for an [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-06-12T11:55:47+02:00June 12th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health|0 Comments

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

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