Developed at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is scientifically shown to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma. Developed in the United States, TCTSY is practiced by youth, children, and adults around the world. TCTSY is available to everyone regardless of physical ability, gender identity, race, and ethnicity.
Regularly at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Mondays 2-3pm.
At scheduled times at Central Iowa Psychological Services in Ames.
The goal of treatment of PTSD is to help people live in the present, without feeling or behaving according to irrelevant demands belonging to the past. – Bessel van der Kolk
4 Themes of TCTSY
- Practice making choices
- Being in your body
- Finding rhythms
- Taking effective action
Use yoga to notice sensations in your body and to practice making choices that are useful to you.
No prior experience necessary.
Trauma sensitive yoga has been scientifically validated as an effective treatment for PTSD. It is especially effective for complex trauma and treatment resistant PTSD.
Email for prerequisites.