The Body Keeps the Score: Yoga for Trauma

The work and research of Bessel Van der Kolk and Peter Levine are explored in this important article on overcoming trauma through yoga.

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Apr 05, 2017
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We highly recommend that you make yourself a cup of tea, read this article...and then read it again!

Bessel Van der Kolk has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. One of his most recent books, 'The Body Keeps the Score' is an absolute must-read for yoga practitioners everywhere.

The work and research of Bessel Van der Kolk and Peter Levine are explored in this important article on overcoming trauma through yoga and other body-based practices. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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