75: Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Welcome to episode 75 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features David Emerson.
David is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga for adults with treatment-resistant PTSD.
Mr. Emerson has developed, conducted, and supervised TSY groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics. In addition to co-authoring several articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, released in 2011 by North Atlantic Books and Author of the forthcoming, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (Norton, 2015).
He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dave trains in the U.S. and abroad and is a supervisor in the certification program
In this episode, you will hear David speak about how he began his work with trauma sensitive Yoga, the neuroscience behind the work he does and the shared authentic experience and attachment theory.
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5090996 (EP72 - Yoga for Depression & Anxiety)
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