Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)


Evidence Based Treatment for PTSD

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

TCTSY is an evidence based treatment for complex trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder, developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2003. TCTSY is used with children, youth, and adults throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Columbia, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga  (TCTSY) classes give the participants an opportunity to engage in yoga that specifically speaks to the unique healing needs of those with traumatic experiences, grief, and/or PTSD symptoms. Students will be invited to explore slow, gentle yoga movements in a relaxed and safe environment.  No yoga experience is necessary.  Yoga postures are adapted to meet the needs of each student.  

How are TCTSY classes different than other types of yoga classes?

TCTSY helps to manage the symptoms of PTSD and increases the capacity for healing, well-being, and health.  There will be no physical hands-on adjustments.  Attention will be paid to the potential for feelings of vulnerability in certain yoga postures.  The teacher will continually offer options, allowing students to practice making empowered choices, opting in or out of any portion of the class at any time.  The class offers students the opportunity to rebuild a connection with oneself and to help them feel safe in their bodies again.

If you have tried a regular, public yoga class and felt uncomfortable,this class may be helpful to you. Research has shown that TCTSY has many proven benefits for those who have experienced trauma.  No Prior yoga experience is necessary.  

Watch the Video: What is TCTSY? 

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