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.

Trauma Yoga

Author: David Emerson
Publisher:
ISBN: 3981338944
Release Date: 2012
Genre:


K rperorientierte Traumatherapie

Author: Dagmar Härle
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783955713799
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Psychology

Wenn wir über Trauma sprechen, steht meist das Ereignis, die erzählbare Geschichte, im Mittelpunkt. Ein Trauma ist jedoch vor allem ein Erlebnis, das dem Körper widerfahren und dort gespeichert worden ist. Deshalb kommt man allein mit kognitiv orientierten therapeutischen Zugängen bei vielen Patienten nicht weiter. Ihre Erfahrungen als Traumatherapeutin und Yogalehrerin sowie eine Ausbildung in traumasensitivem Yoga (TSY) bei David Emerson ermutigten die Autorin, die Grundsätze des TSY auf das Eins-zu-Eins Setting zu übertragen. Sie stellt Asanas und Atemübungen vor, die sich zur individuellen Prozessbegleitung komplex traumatisierter Patienten eignen. Betroffene können so behutsam lernen, ihren Körper wieder zu spüren und ihre Affektregulation zu verbessern. Dagmar Härles Buch eröffnet einen Raum, in dem sich traditionelle indische Konzepte des Yoga (Osten) und moderne Erkenntnissen aus der Psychotraumatologie (Westen) begegnen.

Praxisbuch traumasensitives Yoga

Author: Dagmar Härle
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783955715786
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

Traumasensitives Yoga ermöglicht es, selbst aktiv zu werden, um zu einem entspannten, sicheren und selbstgesteuerten Lebensgefühl (zurück) zu finden. Im Unterschied zum üblichen Yogaunterricht, in dem das Programm klar vorgegeben ist, werden die Übenden ermutigt, die eigenen Bedürfnisse in den Vordergrund zu stellen. So entsteht Raum für Entscheidungsfreiheit und Selbstbestimmung – ein Gegensatz zu einer traumatisierenden Erfahrung. Dieses Buch bietet eine Fülle von Beispielen und praktischen Anleitungen, die Betroffene in der Therapie ebenso wie zu Hause nutzen können. Therapeuten finden hier einen Leitfaden für eine körperorientierten Methode, die die Selbstwirksamkeit und Affektregulation von Traumapatienten fördert.

Die Narben der Gewalt

Author: Judith Herman
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783955717636
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Psychology

Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung und praktischer Arbeit mit Opfern sexueller und häuslicher Gewalt. Es spiegelt zudem die vielfältigen Erfahrungen der Autorin mit zahlreichen anderen traumatisierten Patienten wider, vor allem mit Kriegsveteranen und Terroropfern. 2015 fasste Judith Herman die neuesten Forschungen und Entwicklungen zusammen und ergänzte somit ihren Klassiker, der nie an Aktualität verloren hat. "Das Buch von Judith Herman ist eines der wichtigsten und gleichzeitig lesbarsten Bücher der modernen Traumaforschung. Es sollte in allen universitären Seminaren zum Thema psychische Traumatisierungen zur Pflichtlektüre gehören." - Dr. Arne Hofmann

Bewahre dir dein inneres Strahlen

Author: Doreen Virtue
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 9783641191757
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

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.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice Academia and the Arts

Author: Lutfy, Mohamed Walid
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522530022
Release Date: 2018-09-07
Genre: Political Science

Academic disciplines perceive tranquility and a sense of contentment differently among themselves and therefore contribute to peace-building initiatives differently. Peace is not merely a function of education or a tool that produces amicable systems, but rather a concept that educational contributions can help societies progress to a more peaceful existence. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts aims to provide readers with a concise overview of proactive positive peace models and practices to counter the overemphasis on merely ending wars as a solution. While approaching peace-building through multiple vantage points and academic fields such as the humanities, arts, social sciences, and theology, this valuable resource promotes peace-building as a cooperative effort. This publication is a vital reference work for humanitarian workers, leaders, educators, policymakers, academicians, undergraduate and graduate-level students, and researchers.

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.

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

Survivors on the Yoga Mat

Author: Becky Thompson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583948279
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Self-Help

An inspiring collection of essays that reveal the healing power of yoga, Survivors on the Yoga Mat is an ideal companion for trauma survivors and yoga teachers alike. Weaving together stories from her classes, travels, and workshops, author Becky Thompson shows the brave and unique ways that survivors approach yoga: the creative ways that they practice, the challenges they face, and the transformative experiences they discover. Thompson skillfully draws connections between yoga and social-justice activism, demonstrating how a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga makes room for all of us—across race, class, gender, religion and nationality. Survivors on the Yoga Mat offers stories, reflections, and meditations for people who are healing from a wide range of traumas—sexual abuse, accidents, child abuse, war, illnesses, incarceration, and other injuries. The book consists of 90 true stories—alternately funny, surprising, and irreverent—that together provide a roadmap for survivors on their journey to wholeness. Organized into six sections, the book explores the challenges of beginning a yoga practice; the unique strengths of trauma survivors; the circuitous path of healing; yoga's value as a lifelong practice; the special role of teachers; and the potential of yoga as an avenue for activism. Also included is a description of Pantajali's Eight Limbs of Yoga, a list of resources, an appendix explaining the different styles of yoga, and a beautiful photo glossary with over 100 photos of the yoga postures mentioned in the book.