When talk therapy doesn’t seem to be enough, adjunctive treatments like trauma-sensitive yoga provide additional improvements beyond traditional therapy alone. Incorporating yoga into treatment integrates mind and body, creating a more holistic healing process by teaching mindfulness and improving the client’s connectedness and awareness to their internal experience. The implementation of yoga, with concurrent therapy, facilitates the profound experiencing of the present moment, making choices, taking effective action, and creating a moving meditation.
Incorporating yoga into traditional talk therapy may benefit:
-Clients who experience dissociation
-Clients who report anxiety
-Clients who experience disordered eating
-Clients with a history of prolonged abuse and/or trauma exposure
-Clients who struggle with social anxiety
-Clients who report maladaptive thoughts
-Clients who lack self-esteem/confidence
-Clients who are experiencing loss and grief
Yoga therapy is a creative, compassionate, mindful, and embodied approach to healing and cultivating resilience. This therapy uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. I have had great success in using yoga as a tool in therapy to connect clients with their bodies. I am passionate about supporting people who would like to deepen their emotional literacy and self-understanding through yoga practices.
This is a unique kind of therapy and a different approach to achieving mental wellness; I would love to talk with you to see if it might be a good fit for you!