Developed by Co- Founders & Directors Jenn Turner & David Emerson at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The TCTSY methodology includes components of hatha style of yoga, combining simple physical forms and movement linked with breath. Participants are offered choices in everything they do, empowering students to have a positive experience in their body.
Distractions like music and scents are removed to minimize triggers and provide a sense of safety. There are no verbal or hands on adjustments offered to students, shifting the focus from getting the appearance of a posture “right” into a more internal experience for the individual.
Grounding practices and breathing exercises are used to help participants bring their nervous system into balance, reconnect with their body and support healing from trauma.
I was fortunate to train with Nicole Marcia and Farah Nazarali at Langara College, completing the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Program.
I offer individual or small group sessions ranging from 45-90 minutes.
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