Teaching yoga, meditation or mindfulness from a ‘Trauma Informed’ approach requires additional considerations and an intentional methodology aimed at ensuring all who practice feel safe, supported and seen.
Completion of a weekend training in Trauma Informed Mindfulness is highly recommended for those wishing to teach high risk, at-risk or marginalized communities such as substance abuse, women’s shelters, homeless population, community clinics, prison/jail, etc. (Learn more or register for Amy’s upcoming Trauma Informed Intensive Training March 7-8, 2020 at North Port Yoga + Wellness!)
Healing trauma in adults often requires revisiting childhood stress or history of abuse. However difficult this practice may be, through a guided process of self-knowledge, self-inquiry and release, yoga techniques can benefit in releasing stored trauma from the body and mind. Learn more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences ACE (1998) study and it’s implications for Trauma Informed care published by the National Institute of Health.
Learn more about one of the cornerstone study’s originally conducted by Kaiser Permanente aimed at pinpointing the characteristics of Trauma Informed Care to maximize healing.