Trauma Sensitive Yoga

I work therapeutically with children and young people drawing on a variety of modalities from Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga to therapeutic play and arts.

If you are interested to find out more I offer a free 20 minute phone call where we can discuss further.

Please email sarah@accessiblechildrensyoga.co.uk to arrange. 

 

Throughout my career in mental health I have worked with some children where talking about their trauma has not helped them process and heal from their expereinces. I became interested in alternative ways of supporting children and young people recover from trauma after reading The Body Keeps The Score (van der Kolk 2014), I then trained as a Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. It has been a beautiful journey for me to learn more about trauma and the body, and understand new ways of supporting children and young people to heal from trauma and thrive. 

Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

TCTSY is an adaptation of Hatha Yoga with three core theoretical underpinnings of trauma theory, neuroscience and attachment theory. These theories help to inform facilitators how to support participants experiencing complex trauma by building safe and supportive relationships. With the aim of building relational safety so survivors of complex trauma can build safe relationships with their body. As people who have experienced complex trauma tend to have a heightened awareness of their exteroceptive environment so they are able to detect threats, the focus of TCTSY is not on how the physical shapes look but how they feel. Participants are invited to notice their body and use their agency to make choices of how they want their body to move or feel. Which is particularly impactful for people who have experienced trauma who have had a loss of power, agency and choice in their lives.

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