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Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga Reclaiming Your Body

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ISBN-10: 1556439695

ISBN-13: 9781556439698

Edition: 2010

Authors: Elizabeth Hopper, Peter A. Levine, David Emerson, Stephen Cope, Bessel van der Kolk

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 4/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

David Emerson is the director of yoga services at the Trauma Center ( In 2003 he codesigned the Trauma Center Yoga Program that includes classes and teacher training programs. He lives in Cambridge, MA. Elizabeth Hopper, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in traumatic stress and works as the associate director of training at the Trauma Center. She lives in Somerville, MA.

Stephen Cope is a psychotherapist and senior yoga teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, the largest residential yoga center in the United States. An Amherst College graduate with further studies at Episcopal Divinity School and Boston College, he is Kripalu's Scholar-in-Residence and is featured on the bestselling Kripalu "Dynamic Yoga" video.

Reclaiming Your Body
Traumatic Stress
A Brief History of Traumatic Stress and Trauma Treatment
Historical Views on Mental Health Symptoms
Link between Traumatic Events and Symptoms
Veterans and Traumatic Stress
Expansion of the Application of the PTSD Diagnosis
Modern-Day Treatment Models for Post-traumatic Stress
Complex Trauma and the Limitations of Available Treatment Models
More Recent Treatments
The Future of Trauma Treatment
Trauma and the Survival Response
The Impact of Trauma
Yoga as Trauma Treatment
The Origins of Yoga
Yoga in the West
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Key Themes of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Experiencing the Present Moment
Making Choices
Taking Effective Action
Creating Rhythms
For Survivors
Developing a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice
An At-Home Practice
For Clinicians
Integrating Yoga-Based Practices into the Therapy Office
Matching Yoga-Based Interventions to Goals
Creating Present-Moment Focus
Developing Mindfulness Skills
Building Curiosity and Developing Tolerance for Experiencing Sensation
Changing the Relationship with the Body
Building Affect-Regulation Skills
Breathing Practices and Affect Regulation
Practicing Choice
Integrating Aspects of Experience
Increasing Confidence
Building Connection to Others
Addressing Challenges in Introducing Yoga-Based Strategies into the Therapy Office
For Yoga Teachers
Building a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class
Teacher Qualities
Responding to Triggered Reactions in a Yoga Class
About the Authors