About TCTSY…Trauma Sensitive Yoga
TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical forms and movements. Elements of standard hatha yoga are modified to maximize experiences of empowerment and to cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body.
Unlike many public yoga classes, TCTSY does not use physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. Rather, TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body.
Bessell van der Kolk, author of “The Body Keeps the Score”, on overcoming Trauma with Yoga:
“Yoga has certainly made a difference to my body – I feel stronger and more flexible and generally more in touch with my body. Mentally/emotionally I feel the benefits during and after the session. I find my mind and body relaxing together.”