Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY or TC-TSY) and Trauma- Sensitive Yoga (TSY)

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TCTSY, (from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI), is an evidence-based program, practice and adjunctive clinical treatment for people of all ages affected by traumatic stress, compex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other related dissociative, behavioural or emotional conditions.

Through mindful body-based yoga forms and breathing practices, TCTSY enables participants to safely explore noticing what is occurring in their body, by: breathing, moving, strengthening, stretching and resting. Kristen Pringle, (the   TC-TSY) facilitator, practises yoga postures/shapes with the individual or group participants and provides safe and professional guidance, in a accessible, supportive, non-judgemental environment. Participants are invited and empowered to choose what they are doing with their body in each session, no yoga experience is necessary and no hands-on assists are ever offered.

TCTSY is the evidence-based protocol that was previously known as Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY), which originated with the work of David Emerson, in clinical collaboration with Dr Bessel van der Kolk and several other eminent trauma clinicians and yoga teachers, (in the US at the Trauma Center at JRI in the early 2000's). The TSY program and protocol was re-named as Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY or TC-TSY), to preserve the integrity of the program, it's evidence-base, and to maintain the professional level of facilitators of the TCTSY program. TC-TSY was the first yoga program worldwide listed as an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma with SAMHSA-NREPP. TC-TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Hatha Yoga practice, with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices. TCTSY is open to all people of all ages regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, body type and physical ability. For more TCTSY or TSY information, please go to the international Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga site