Outpatient Services to Offer Trauma Center Trauma-sensitive Yoga

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga at MenningerOutpatient Services will offer a 10-week course - for women only - of Trauma Center Trauma-sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), a model that was developed by the Trauma Center in Brookline, Mass., to assist in the treatment of complex trauma. A random controlled trial conducted by the Trauma Center demonstrated a 33 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms compared to the control group after 10 one-hour sessions over 10 weeks.
TCTSY provides clients an opportunity to feel their body and have a relationship with their body by using yoga to increase awareness of bodily sensation and practicing choice in the use of their body. The facilitator does not offer any physical assists or feedback regarding the client’s expression of the yoga forms used in the class.
Participants in this course are limited to adult women who:

  • Have a history of complex trauma;
  • Are psychiatrically stable; 
  • Have completed an intake evaluation and orientation; and 
  • Are working with a therapist and referred by their therapist. (The group is focused on the experience and sensation. The client, in conjunction with the therapist, is responsible for making meaning of the experience and sensation.)

Classes are Wednesdays at 6 pm at Menninger and are 45 minutes. Participation is limited to eight. No previous yoga experience is required. The cost is $30 per class.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and want to participate, or if you have a client who is interested in participating, please call Dallas Adams, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-C, at 713-275-5215 for an appointment for evaluation.