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Yoga vs Cognitive Processing Therapy for Military Sexual Trauma–Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open reveals that the TCTSY trauma-sensitive yoga model, crafted at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, matches the effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)—the current gold standard—for alleviating symptoms in U.S. women military veterans with PTSD.

The study indicates nearly double the completion rate for the Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) protocol compared to CPT.

This discovery holds significant promise for treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

This latest randomized controlled trial represents the most extensive and strongest evidence yet for the TCTSY model. Since 2002, this model has been extensively studied and used, consistently showing positive results for trauma survivors. Moreover, TCTSY aligns with a contemporary trend in mental health, emphasizing the body’s role in addressing psychological trauma and severe PTSD, particularly in cases where verbal therapies might be less impactful.