Trauma-Sensitive Yoga provides a safe place where people can begin to connect with their bodies, and their breath, in relation to the trauma. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an effective adjunctive, and complementary treatment for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex or developmental trauma. This technique was developed by David Emerson at the Justice of Resource Institute (JRI) in Boston, MA.
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
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a traumatic event/s and significantly impairs everyday functioning and quality of life (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, have shown beneficial effects in reducing PTSD symptoms (e.g. Bradley et al., 2005; Foa et al., [...]
What is Interoception? Interoception is our ability to notice what you are feeling. This includes feeling if we you hot or cold, whether you are in pain, hungry or thirsty or even whether you feel happy, sad, safe or frightened. During Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes or private sessions clients will be invited to use simple body [...]
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices. What is Trauma Sensitive [...]
Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma. Please follow the link below to read the full article. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of practicing yoga and its role within processes of healing for adult women with complex trauma histories. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological method, data were [...]