Trauma Sensitive Yoga (as developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA) is an evidence based, adjunctive treatment for developmental and complex trauma; these conditions are sometimes referred to as complex or treatment resistant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a Hatha based yoga practice which offers a predictable series of forms with choices of movement. Facilitators welcome participants to move when they are ready, to modify forms as necessary, and to pause in stillness if they choose. Direction is given verbally and physical assists are not used.
TCTSY invites a present moment experience which is physical and body based. Participants are asked to notice sensations, breathing patterns, and how they occupy space. Because TCTSY is not talk therapy, individuals are encouraged to discuss any new awareness with a clinician.
If you are interested in learning more about how this practice may be of help to you, please contact Lisa at (603) 860-1044 or by email. You are welcome to visit Trauma Sensitive Yoga for more detailed information.
Please click here for a pdf of our Trauma Sensitive Yoga brochure.
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“What most people do not realize is that trauma is not the story of something awful that happened in the past, but the residue of imprints left behind in people’s sensory and hormonal systems. The process of being in a safe space and staying with whatever sensations emerge and seeing how they come to an end is a positive imprinting process. (TCTSY)Yoga helps traumatized people befriend their bodies that have betrayed them by failing to guarantee safety.”
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Founder & Medical Director of the Trauma Center
Trauma Sensitive Yoga