"The book sets out to facilitate the creation of healing environments. Clinicians will learn basic yoga skills that can be implemented within individual therapy sessions. Yoga teachers will find thoughtful advice on how to make assists that won't trigger internal defenses. And trauma survivors will receive edict-free encouragement for using yoga as a tool for self-discovery. Thoughtful and thorough, "Overcoming Trauma through Yoga" brings a spirit of optimism to the process of healing past wounds and reclaiming body and mind."
--Rolf Sovik, PsyD, "Yoga International Magazine"
"Trauma-related conditions are complex disorders involving dysregulation of the mind, body and the mind/body interface. Although yoga is a mind/body practice known to have significant therapeutic benefit, yoga for healthy individuals is not the same as yoga therapy for patients, which must take patient limitations into account. The trauma-sensitive yoga developed by the authors through practical/clinical experience, and described carefully, practically and systematically in this book, incorporates the best that yoga has to offer with what will benefit trauma patients safely and comfortably."
--Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute
"In this landmark book the authors offer survivors a gentle, step-by-step "mindful" yoga that is tailored for their specific needs.... This well conceived book is a tremendous resource for therapists and yoga teachers. By engaging the wisdom of their bodies, it is a great companion and guide to those taking the journey of recovery from trauma to wholeness. "Yoga and Trauma" is a gift for those taking the hero's journey of recovery and vibrancy."
--From the Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., author of the bestselling "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
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