Trauma-Informed Yoga Integrated Counseling
Trauma-informed yoga is widely considered to be the one of the most effective body-based therapies available. Yoga has been shown to be most effective in healing trauma when it is integrated into a larger therapeutic framework utilizing traditional mental help modalities. Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Army and the U.S prison system have embraced yoga as an evidence-based approach to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
Yoga, by itself, is not a standalone therapy, but we can utilize it to complement our sessions to help you on your path to healing.
Beth has received in-depth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga and incorporating yoga chair-based postures into her counseling sessions with clients who want to do this work.
The sessions focus on chair yoga postures, yogic breathing exercises, and yoga nidra (the yogic sleep).
The purpose of this work we will do together is on helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system as the groundwork for trauma healing.
In these yoga-integrated counseling sessions we utilize:
- Chair yoga warm- up and posture sequence
By using chair trauma-yoga postures, we can:
Track body sensation
Expand present-moment awareness
- Breath work
To help regulate the ANS and calm symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression