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 Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Dagmar Härle. Foreword by David Emerson.

Quick Overview

Trauma-sensitive yoga is a body-based intervention for treating emotional responses to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. This book explains why yoga is a useful approach for trauma therapy and shows how to use this method in one-to-one and group settings. It also includes useful examples of non-triggering asanas and breathing exercises.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 304pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-346-8
2017, ePUB, 256pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-301-9
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Traumatic events are more than a narrative or singular event in a person's life; the body remembers traumatic events and can experience them over and over, even after many years have passed. This book shows how trauma-sensitive yoga can be used in individual therapy and in groups to overcome trauma, by calming the nervous system and helping people to come out of dissociative states. The book also shows teachers how to detect when certain postures trigger anxiety, and offers ways to support healing in general yoga classes.

Drawing on her experience as both trauma therapist and yoga teacher, the author focuses on the body-mind connection and presents asanas and breathing exercises that can help traumatised patients re-engage and take control of their bodies.


'[Härle] offers practical, tangible tools that can be used by readers to treat trauma more effectively.'
- From the foreword by David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services, The Trauma Center, MA, USA

'A rich educational and practical tool that goes to the very heart of yoga. Not only does it help us understand why the body does not always feel safe during yoga practice but it provides new resources for healing that are accessible to therapists, yoga teachers and practitioners alike.'
- Jeltje Gordon-Lennox, psychotherapist, traumatology specialist, and author


By (author): Dagmar Härle
Foreword by: David Emerson
Translated by: Christine M. Grimm