“We take breathing for granted, but the breath can be a great ally in health and wellness, as well as healing.”Read More
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.Read More
“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.”Read More
“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.”
Research shows that parents are critical for the normal brain development of children.
by Maggie Fox / Jun.20.2018 / 9:46 AM ET / Updated Jun.20.2018 / 11:45 AM ETRead More
"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. "
Dance and movement therapy are gaining traction as methods of treating PTSD.Read More
Pleasing aromas inspire devotion and certain aromas have the capacity to clear the mind and heart of negative memories, traumas and sorrow.Read More
David Emerson, who started TSY (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) talks about what TSY is comprised of, and how he approaches it.Read More
Watch Eleanor Bramwell's webinar with Harvard on the body mind connection -
Using mindfulness meditation and TIY for torture survivors.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
We can heal trauma through our bodies…Read More
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, PhDRead More
"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."Read More
"Traumatized, vulnerable, or otherwise emotionally injured people will come to your classes."Read More
“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)Read More
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.Read More