Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News
Trauma Informed Yoga Explained
A new book by ISSTD Board Member and Secretary, Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, is an essential for anyone interested in integrating yoga into trauma recovery, or for those interested in learning more about how yoga can help their clients.
Yoga for Trauma Recovery begins with a detailed section over-viewing the foundations of trauma and recovery before moving into the foundations of yoga therapy itself. These sections are nicely bridged by a chapter on somatic psychotherapy and the influence of the body on the mind. As such this book plays an important role in unifying the two fields. The book provides practical advice on yoga practice for trauma recovery and ends with several chapters dedicated to recovery in a section entitled ‘Growth: Keeping Joy Alive in the Face of Trauma’.
The book has had many positive reviews. The highly esteemed trauma scientist, Professor Stephen Porges writes
“Yoga for Trauma Recovery provides an accessible description of how yoga can be an effective therapeutic tool in the treatment of trauma. In this volume, Lisa Danylchuk effectively integrates classical yoga teachings and philosophy with contemporary psychotherapy and neuroscience. Based on her clinical experiences she provides compassionate examples of how yoga can foster recovery from trauma. By emphasizing how yoga, via breath and bodily movement, exercises the neural regulation of visceral organs, the reader is informed that yoga is an enabler of healing mechanisms that originate in the body and not from external agents.”
This foundational text is a must read for those interested in the healing capacities of trauma therapy and trauma-informed yoga. The book is available from:
Amazon (remember to use your Amazon smiles to raise money for ISSTD!) and from the publishers, Routledge.
An Infinite Mind Conference: Boston September 21, 2019
An Infinite Mind will be collaborating with McLean Hospital to hold a one-day Healing Together Conference in Boston on September 21, 2019 from 9AM- 5:30PM.
This conference will be a day of fun and education for people with dissociative disorders, their supporters, and mental health practitioners who work with individuals with dissociative disorders. Workshops will be led both by those with lived experience and by clinicians.
The Key Note Presentation will be given by Olga Trujillo, author of The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor Story of Dissociative Identity. She will discuss her experience of DID from an inside out perspective. Participants will explore her experience of DID & healing.
The Plenary Presentation will be given by Lauren Lebois PhD and Laura Ward, MBA, MPH from the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program at McLean Hospital. This talk will present recent findings on the biology of dissociative symptoms and the experiences of individuals seeking treatment for DID. They will also announce details of an upcoming randomized-control trial for DID treatment!
In addition, the day offers interesting break-out sessions covering a range of issues including: mindfulness as a grounding skills, creative arts and healing, orientating parts to the present and working with ambivalence in therapy.
For more information, or to register for the conference click here!
Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in June!
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