Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body Into Treatment

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.7 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.97 pounds
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About the Author

David Emerson has drawn on the collection of the Conway Public Library and other local collections to create this fascinating visual history. From the glamour of lavish coaching parades to the harsh reality of subsistence farming, these photographs take us on a journey into the past that will be enjoyed by resident and tourist alike.
Jennifer West has been an avid reader since she was young. She is a published writer, known for self-publishing three books over the last two years and is a renowned ghost-writer. She also specialised in English language and literature at university and has the unique ability to bring words to life.


In this eminently readable, user-friendly text, the author introduces the rich history and wisdom of yoga practice to clinical providers, integrating trauma-informed themes such as purpose, rhythm, and self-attunement. With ample case examples and illustrations of yoga forms that easily translate into the therapy office, along with suggested language, this book is a treasure trove of immediately useful strategies for those working with trauma-impacted clients.-- (02/25/2015)
This is not a book of anecdotes, but a book that describes a method and how it has been shown to help a wide range of clients with trauma. Emerson's passion is evident on every page, but he is forthcoming about the potential limitations of TSY: It is not a cure, nor is it a temporary remedy for an otherwise long-term condition. Instead, TSY is to be used in tandem with traditional therapy. And it is a tool for coping that I, for one, think is worth considering.-- (08/20/2015)
This user-friendly, easily read book provides ample case vignettes, suggested language and photo images of yoga forms to use. It incorporates breath work and mindfulness, offering the opportunity for client and counsellor to connect through a shared experience. Creating a body that is more 'feel-able' improves the ability to heal the impact of complex trauma. I would encourage all counsellors and therapists to try it - you may be pleasantly surprised.-- (05/11/2015)
[A] useful took for professional readers who want to incorporate yogic practices into a treatment plan for certain clients but who are limited by time, physical, or practical constraints. . . . [D]esigned for use in a psychotherapy office setting . . . the technique is highly versatile. . . . The material is presented so that practitioners from any school of psychology can use trauma-sensitive yoga.-- (07/01/2015)
David Emerson writes in a superbly lucid and authoritative manner. . . . [T]here is wisdom here that can be internalized as another drawer in the toolbox.-- (02/25/2015)
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy is, simply, a masterpiece. It is remarkably easy to read and understand. Its straightforward language matches its accessible structure. Its simplicity belies a deep knowledge of neurological research and treatment practices. . . . TSY can be an excellent adjunct treatment that aids responsivity by helping to establish the self-observational skills that empirically supported treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy build on. . . . TSY is one component that sets the stage for change to happen.-- (03/16/2015)