Contrary to popular Western belief, the purpose of yoga is not to have a tight butt or be able to touch your toes to your head.
From its inception, yoga has always been a practice of calming the mind to relieve suffering, find inner peace and enjoy a better quality of life. A quiet mind, freedom from suffering and inner peace are exactly what your trauma clients are searching for.
In this video, Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD reveals how yoga practice and mental health practice share the same singular goal, and why yoga can be an effective complement to traditional therapy.
Want more mind-body techniques proven to help in trauma treatment?
Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner who developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.