How to incorporate yoga into your therapeutic practise
An Introduction to trauma-sensitive yoga.
A practical workshop for health professionals, mental health workers and yoga teachers with an interest in making their current practice and classes more trauma-informed.
Trauma-sensitive yoga is a treatment for survivors of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) offering effective healing and symptom reduction. It is a clinically validated method of yoga developed and researched by Bessel van der Kolk at his Trauma Centre in the US.
Trauma-sensitive yoga has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience and hatha yoga practice with an emphasis on the mind-body connection, movement, and breathing.
Trauma-sensitive yoga creates a safe place where people can begin to reconnect with their bodies and over time clients learn to be present and begin to experience the effects of taking positive action and making choices. This gentle yoga is designed specifically for those who are already in counselling, psychotherapy, EMDR or those in close contact with their GP.
On completion of this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the core concepts of trauma-sensitive yoga and techniques to implement into your current practice.
About Valerie Adlparvar
Lorna Evans is an Integrative Psychotherapist registered with UKCP & BACP, holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy and PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy. Lorna now proudly integrates Psychotherapy and Yoga with a focus on the Body, Breath & Movement for treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma.