Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Author: David Emerson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945339
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, accidents, or war—can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga in der Traumatherapie

Author: Regina Weiser
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608202571
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Psychology

Menschen mit Traumaerfahrungen beschreiben ihr Selbstgefühl häufig als gespalten; als Gefühl, im eigenen Körper nicht richtig zu »wohnen«. Durch ihre einzigartige Verbindung von Atmen, Bewegung und Achtsamkeit sind Yoga-Übungen geeignet, einen ganzheitlichen Heilungsprozess anzustoßen und zu befördern. - Die Autorinnen stellen in ihrem theoretisch fundierten Praxisbuch die Wirkweise von Yoga als Teil der Traumatherapie erstmals umfassend dar. - Konkrete Übungsanleitungen mit Fotomaterial machen das Verfahren anschaulich. - PsychotherapeutInnen, besonders auch traumatherapeutisch qualifizierte Fachleute, sowie YogalehrerInnen und auch traumatisierte Menschen finden hier zahlreiche praxiserprobte Anregungen.

Komplexe Traumafolgest rungen

Author: Martin Sack
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608267129
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Medical

Komplexe Traumafolgestörungen sicher diagnostizieren und gezielt behandeln Erfahrungen von schwerer Gewalt und Vernachlässigung vor allem in Kindheit und Jugend können zu einer Vielzahl psychischer und psychosomatischer Symptome führen. Typische Folgen sind Probleme mit der Affektregulation, der Selbstakzeptanz, Scham- und Schuldgefühle sowie Schwierigkeiten im zwischenmenschlichen Bereich. Nicht selten leiden Betroffene auch unter körperlichen Beschwerden ohne hinreichende organische Ursache, Angststörungen, dissoziativen Störungen oder Suchterkrankungen. Das breite Spektrum an Beschwerden lässt sich unter dem Begriff komplexe Traumafolgestörungen zusammenfassen. Die Vielzahl an gleichzeitig vorliegenden Symptomen und die hohe Beeinträchtigung der Patienten stellen eine Herausforderung für Diagnostik und Therapie dar. Dieses Werk bietet eine umfassende und praxisorientierte Übersicht über die gesamte Bandbreite der Folgen schwerer und langdauernder Traumatisierungen und deren Behandlung. Grundlegende Kapitel beschreiben Diagnostik, Differenzialdiagnostik und Behandlungsstrategien. Darüber hinaus gehen die Autoren u.a. auch auf die besonderen Erfordernisse der Behandlung von Kindern und Jugendlichen, älteren Menschen, Opfern organisierter Gewalt und Patienten mit komorbiden Essstörungen oder Suchterkrankungen ein. Psychotherapeuten, Psychiater und Traumatherapeuten erhalten somit ein wertvolles Instrument an die Hand, um komplexe Traumafolgestörungen sicher zu diagnostizieren und erfolgreich zu behandeln.

Bewahre dir dein inneres Strahlen

Author: Doreen Virtue
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 9783641191757
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Reinigen Sie sich von allem Negativen und lassen Sie Ihr inneres Licht erstrahlen Schwierige Beziehungen und herausfordernde Lebensumstände erzeugen Stress und führen zu psychischen und emotionalen Verletzungen. In diesem wegweisenden Buch zeigt die ausgebildete Psychologin und Familientherapeutin Doreen Virtue, wie Sie sich dieser Verletzungen bewusst werden und sie wieder heilen können. Das Buch bietet natürliche und wissenschaftlich erprobte Methoden, um den Stresslevel zu senken und das Leben wieder in Einklang zu bringen.

Gesund durch Meditation

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 9783426421383
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mit dieser vollkommen überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Neuausgabe der beliebten Kurzfassung des MBSR-Klassikers wird eine Erfolgsgeschichte fortgesetzt. MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) ist ein wissenschaftlich geprüftes Achtsamkeitstraining bestehend aus Meditationen, Atem- und Yogaübungen. Die Methode wird auch im deutschsprachigen Raum immer erfolgreicher, was die ständige steigende Anzahl von angebotenen Kursen zeigt. Diese Taschenbuch-Ausgabe bietet den optimalen Einstieg für alle, die sich mit der MBSR-Methode befassen wollen.

101 Trauma Informed Interventions

Author: Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, EMDR Level II Trained
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 9781936128426
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Psychology

This is an imminently practical workbook that shows a variety of invaluable techniques to get centered, calm and organized. An effective and enjoyable guide to help you feel in charge of yourself." ~ Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional's expertise. Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities: * Art Therapy * CBT * DBT * EFT * EMDR * Energy Psychology * Focusing * Gestalt Therapy * Guided Imagery * Mindfulness * Psychodrama * Sensorimotor Psychology * Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies -BONUS: Book includes a link to all reproducible worksheets! Print and use with clients right away!! Praise for 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: “Linda Curran's unflagging energy and dedication to the healing of traumatized individuals has led to a voluminous, exciting, and comprehensive, 101 Trauma Informed Interventions. This workbook provides a plethora of effective tools -- traditional as well as innovative -- that can be used in whole or as a part of a course of therapy and also as self-help. The variety of options offered goes a long way towards dispelling the (unfortunately) popular misconception that there are only a limited number of interventions that help people to recover from trauma. Survivors as well as therapists who have been frustrated by the rigidity of strict adherence to evidence based practice will be greatly relieved to find a wealth of useful strategies to experiment, evaluate, and sort into a personally tailored trauma recovery program. This workbook is a god-send for the trauma field, expanding the possibilities for recovery in a most generous way.” ~ Babette Rothschild, MSW author of The Body Remembers and 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery "Linda Curran has carefully and knowledgeably curated a practical, effective collection of interventions that actually work for trauma survivors. Any clinician committed to helping those suffering from posttraumatic stress needs to have these tools and resources to draw upon, because standard talk therapy, nine times out of ten, is simply not going to cut it. These exercises will." ~ Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal “Drawing from the whole spectrum of trauma-based therapies, Linda Curran has compiled a sampling of practical exercises designed to help therapists and their clients better navigate the mine field that trauma work can be and find the path to healing.” ~ Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. author of Internal Family Systems Therapy "101 Trauma-Informed Interventions provides an accessible functional “playbook” for therapists committed to the rehabilitation of the client with a trauma history. In a readable volume Curran integrates diverse approaches of treatment and emphasizes the unique role that trauma plays in mental health. Underlying this eclectic strategy is the common theme emphasizing that healing will only begin when the trauma related feelings embedded in the body are appreciated." ~ Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., author of The Polyvagal Theory "An interesting compendium of potential interventions that can be interwoven into any therapist's existing conceptual framework" ~ Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., Pepperdine University, and author of 5 books including the best-seller The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Healing the Social Brain (2nd edition)

Full Catastrophe Living Revised Edition

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345539724
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Self-Help

The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College

Yoga the Body and Embodied Social Change

Author: Beth Berila
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498528030
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Social Science

Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.

The Body Keeps the Score

Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101608302
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Psychology

• A New York Times Science Bestseller • “Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk’s] patients is very moving.” —New Scientist A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga Therapy

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317597896
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Genre: Psychology

Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice is a vital guidebook for any clinician or scholar looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields. Chapters are written by expert yoga therapy practitioners and offer theoretical, historical, and practice-based instruction on cutting-edge topics such as application of yoga therapy to anger management and the intersection of yoga therapy and epigenetics; many chapters also include Q&A "self-inquiries." Readers will find that Yoga Therapy is the perfect guide for practitioners looking for new techniques as well as those hoping to begin from scratch with yoga therapy.

Yoga and Eating Disorders

Author: Carolyn Costin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317439479
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Psychology

Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga's mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery. This invaluable resource for mental health and yoga professionals, as well as individuals and family members struggling with eating disorders, explores the use yoga in therapy, ways yoga teachers can recognize and respond to disordered eating, recovery stories, research into yoga’s impact on symptoms, and much more.

Yoga Rising

Author: Melanie C. Klein
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738755939
Release Date: 2018-01-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Courage, truth, and inspiration at the intersection of spiritual practice and social justice Yoga Rising is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and self-love. This follow-up to the groundbreaking book Yoga and Body Image features 30 contributors who share stories of major turning points. Explore how body image and yoga intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, age, and size as part and parcel of culture and society. Collectively, we can make space for yoga that is body positive and accessible to the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take action to build community and challenge destructive attitudes and structures, Yoga Rising is a resource for the continuing work of healing ourselves and our world as we move toward liberation for all. Praise: "A must-read collection of essays ideal for anyone yearning for more self-acceptance and body peace. Read this book, and I guarantee you'll hear a story that resonates with your own experiences."—Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga "Yoga Rising kicks open the door for evolution through a collection of honest, diverse, and daring stories . . . A refreshing dose of inspiration that has the power to transform lives."—Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of Aim True "This book is full of stories of hope and resilience, which also reveal how our culture normalizes some bodies and marginalizes so many. If the practice of yoga is to be truly accessible to all, we must actively push against a system that harms so many. Yoga Rising is a book about how this is being done, and how we can all be a part of a movement that is truly diverse, inclusive, courageous, and loving."—Hala Khouri, MA, SEP, E-RYT, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World "This is a must-have yoga book! The collection of stories here tells the intimate truth about body-image, self-worth, practice, and creating space for each other and ourselves. The storytelling here is brave and it is honest. This is yoga at its most powerful."—Mariam Gates, bestselling author of Good Night Yoga, Good Morning Yoga "You will be changed by this book forever. The power and depth of these honest and vulnerable stories will make you see yoga, your body, and the world in a totally new way. It opened my heart and my eyes and left me moved, challenged, and inspired."—Sarah Harry, RYT, author of Fat Yoga and founder of Body Positive Australia "How many people steer clear of yoga class because they are afraid to look out of place, inflexible, inexperienced, or unattractive? I've certainly been on that list. Melanie Klein's new book heals the divide. I pray that it will open the door for all of us to enter class with pride, joy, vulnerability, and self-love."—Brian Leaf, author of The Teacher Appears "Yoga Rising is a must-read collection of essays for yoga teachers, practitioners, and all individuals and groups of people who are unsure if they "belong" to yoga. The compelling and beautifully honest narratives in this text illustrates the magic of the mind/body/sprit connection through deeply personal accounts."—Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD, instructor of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, University of Pittsburgh "Yoga Rising is a long-overdue celebration of what it means to be human and practice Yoga in the twenty-first century. The rich storytelling ignites the fire of self-discovery and has the potential to bring about positive change in the world!"—Brenda L. Feuerstein, author of The Yoga-Sutra from a Woman's Perspective "Yoga Rising beautifully shares interwoven, yet uniquely distinctive, stories from pioneers, change-agents, and inspirational people truly living their yoga practice in the world. As someone who practices yoga in a large body, I am endlessly thankful for those who light the way through their own story and spark others to step into their practice and truth, too."—Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love "Healing one's body image can feel like a daunting task. But with Klein's Yoga Rising every eloquent story reminds us that we are not alone and through our shared love of yoga, we will rise."—Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, EP-C, author of Body Kindness "Yoga Rising is a powerful call to action to share our stories, celebrate our bodies, and honor the dynamic dimensions of our lived experiences."—Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT, founder of Chime Yoga Therapy and co-founder of The Body Kindness Project "Yoga Rising's curation of stories and experiences is not only inspiring, but also essential to understanding how, why, and for whom this practice works to heal and to bring wholeness."—Melody Moore, PhD, clinical psychologist and founder of Embody Love Movement