Trauma - A FREE Master Class for Yoga Teachers and Wellness Providers!
The Power of Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Join Eleanor Bramwell and Adi Shakti on Sunday, 8/12/18 at 3pm for this FREE Master Class on Trauma for Yoga Teachers and Wellness Providers.
Eleanor shares what trauma informed yoga is, and the benefits.
Tune in to learn about Heart Rate Variability, Interception, and the neurological benefits.
True Connection Requires Our Bodies and Our Minds
“Without a deep anchor in ourselves and our bodies, we are adrift in the sea of life, vulnerable to the storms and unexpected distress that can be unlocked at any time by a sensory trigger. Nearly all victims of acute trauma experience extreme disconnection from their bodies. This is where yoga comes in as a potent somatic technique for healing.”
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“We are enfleshed spirits; our spirituality is rooted in our physical world. We are most human and most divine when we experience mutual and physical connections.”
Impact of short-term practice of yoga on heart rate variability
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by Maggie Fox / Jun.20.2018 / 9:46 AM ET / Updated Jun.20.2018 / 11:45 AM ET
"I Loved Myself for the First Time": Women Prisoners Heal Trauma with Dance
"The practice of asanas improves the muscle strength, mind-body coordination, and balance Further, it improves the blood flow, tissue perfusion and oxygenation, and enhancing functions at cellular level. Meditation and breathing technique calms down the mind, improves the concentration enhancing better work output. By maintaining tranquility of mind, it can promote clear thinking, better judgment, and effective decision making. It also alters the autonomic balance to promote health.... The present study was undertaken to assess the value of short-term practice of yoga and its impact on cardiac autonomic functions. "
Soma and Aroma in the Healing of Traumatic Stress
Dance and movement therapy are gaining traction as methods of treating PTSD.
An Interview with David Emerson
Pleasing aromas inspire devotion and certain aromas have the capacity to clear the mind and heart of negative memories, traumas and sorrow.
Working with Survivors of Torture - The Mind-Body Connection
David Emerson, who started TSY (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) talks about what TSY is comprised of, and how he approaches it.
Emotions in Motion
Watch Eleanor Bramwell's webinar with Harvard on the body mind connection -
Using mindfulness meditation and TIY for torture survivors.
Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted By Trauma?
This piece from Yoga Journal remains relevant today: How are experiences and feelings stored in our bodies? And how to we access and release them in a safe manner?
Healing Trauma in the Nervous System
Sixty percent of adults report difficult childhood experiences, including drawn-out divorces, violence, and abuse. The effects of trauma are long-lasting, ranging from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder to physical illness.
Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for PTSD
We can heal trauma through our bodies…
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training
A Randomized Controlled Trial
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD; Laura Stone, MA; Jennifer West, PhD; Alison Rhodes, MSW Med; David Emerson, MA; Michael Suvak, PhD; and Joseph Spinazzola, PhD
12 Simple Ways to Make Your Yoga Classes More Trauma Informed
"It is the privilege of a lifetime to participate in this important work," said Eleanor Bramwell, founder and executive director of BodyWise Foundation. "We all experience trauma in some form, and I'm honored to be able to speak to how we are impacted by trauma, and how we can unbind or heal this trauma."
How to Release the Stress Stored in Our Bodies
"Traumatized, vulnerable, or otherwise emotionally injured people will come to your classes."
The Vagus Nerve, Emotions and the Difficulty with Mindfulness Practices
"In humans, the extremes of the two polarities might appropriately be described as LOVE (+) and FEAR (- ). Love fuels growth. In contrast, fear stunts growth." – Bruce Lipton, Ph.D
Transcending Trauma - How Yoga Heals
“Now, many people who don’t know a lot about trauma think that trauma has something to do with something that happened to you a long time ago. In fact, the past is the past and the only thing that matters is what happens right now. And what is trauma is the residue that a past event leaves in your own sensory experiences in your body and it’s not that event out there that becomes intolerable but the physical sensations with which you live that become intolerable and you will do anything to make them go away.” (Bessel van der Kolk)
The Healing Power of Somatic Intelligence
Elaine breathes slowly, in and out, for a few rounds of simple pranayama before she has to stop. Images too scary for her to describe race in and overwhelm her. After a few moments, with Jocelyn Jenkins, her therapist, sitting next to her, Elaine tries again. Several sessions later they move on to very basic, very slow sun salutations; she becomes aware of her muscles, noticing any resistance in her body, stopping when she gets too agitated.
Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga
Written by, Alana Layne Greenberg, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
If we have been subjected to traumatic events or overwhelming stress, we may be starting our healing journey in a state of overwhelm simply by being alive at this time. But there is always good news…
In this interview, David Emerson discusses the rehabilitative role of physical movement, current research on the effects of yoga in recovery from trauma, the difficulties of placing blame in the context of inter-connection and how healing from past trauma begins in the present.