Yoga Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops when a person undergoes a traumatic event either one time or repeatedly. PTSD affects the mind, the brain, and the body. Often individuals with PTSD suffer from flashbacks and psychological overwhelm leading to a feeling that the event is being relived. As PTSD deeply influences the brain, many clinicians believe that body-based approaches are imperative for healing, since physiological changes must occur if one is to experience relief. Recently, Bessel van der Kolk MD, one of the world's leading authorities on PTSD, conducted research on yoga and PTSD and found that yoga has the potential to ease the symptoms of PTSD.
Yoga helps individuals cultivate a positive relationship with the body and regain a sense of internal safety. In light of these findings, Van der Kolk, has introduced a yoga therapy training program at the Boston Trauma Center, which specializes in treating PTSD.
I work with PTSD sufferers on a one to one basis so that I can tailor the practices to your unique needs.
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