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Yoga for Trauma: How Yoga Can Help You Heal
Trauma affects us in many ways, and is not limited to veterans of war or survivors of natural disasters. In fact, the stress of many of our daily lives contributes to overwhelming stress that, while not necessarily post-traumatic stress, can prevent us from being our healthiest and most whole selves.
Coping with stress and recovering from trauma - whether in childhood or in recent life - is all about building skills and a resilient sense of self navigating through the difficult emotions related to stressful events. You may find is surprising that cultivating joy is a much a solution as it is a goal of trauma treatment.
Healing PTSD with Yoga
Many people are not aware of the ways that trauma theory and yoga philosophy go hand in hand. The foundational wisdom at the heart of each of the approaches offers us guidance about how to create safety and comfort while cultivating attention, presence, resilience and healing. Have a question about how this applies to you? Ask! Go to the contact page or send an email with your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I do this work?
Whether you are looking to heal yourself or are a healer seeking training, this website is here to offer you information and resources. Sign up for our weekly videos, schedule a call with Lisa, and chime in on comments to bring your voice to the table.
Who is Lisa?
A psychotherapist based in Oakland, CA, Lisa offers training and consultation for mental health professionals, yoga teachers and health organizations who serve traumatized populations. Lisa provides online training and consultation in efforts to broaden the reach of this work and get it into the hands of those who need it most.
Lisa's goal is to make these relatively simple, noninvasive resources accessible to trauma survivors in need of healing, regardless of location or socioeconomic constraints. She has spent over 15 years serving traumatized populations, and studied with leaders in the field of psychology, yoga, trauma and resilience across the globe. Lisa completed her bachelor's degree at UCLA, and earned her master's and counseling license at Harvard University. Questions? Email email@example.com for more information on yoga for trauma workshops in Oakland, San Francisco and beyond. You can also find information here about, retreats, workshops, training and consultation. Namaste ॐ
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