Emerson, Sharma, Chaudhry & Turner (2009, p. 124)
Private Yoga Sessions:As a certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher, I offer one-on-one Yoga sessions to help clients' develop mental and emotional self-regulation. With the use of relaxation techniques, postures, breathing and meditation, clients' will learn the tools to self-regulate during stressful times. The first session is approximately 1.5 hours in length and subsequent sessions are 1 hour. Sessions will cover variety of ways in which Yoga can be applied as a complementary trauma treatment, tailored to clients' specific needs and goals. Skills are drawn from various trauma- specific therapy modalities and Yoga Therapy, with an emphasis on Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices.
Examples of topics that may be covered in a Yoga session are:
- Practicing Yoga in a safe and private space
- Recommendation for how to design or modify a Yoga program to address personal triggers, challenges, and physical limitations
- Introductory psychoeducation about trauma and the body and ways in which Yoga can help
*Emerson, D. & Hopper, E. (2011). Overcoming trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your body. North Atlantic Books.
*The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute: http://www.traumacenter.org/clients/yoga_svcs.php