“The traumatized person is often relieved simply to learn the true name of her condition. By ascertaining her diagnosis, she begins the process of mastery. No longer imprisoned in the wordlessness of the trauma, she discovers that there is a language for her experience. She discovers that she is not alone; others have suffered in similar ways. She discovers further that she is not crazy; the traumatic syndromes are normal human responses to extreme circumstances. And she discovers, finally, that she is not doomed to suffer this condition indefinitely; she can expect to recover, as others have recovered...”
― Judith Lewis Herman
After a full and busy 10 years of offering these workshops, Annabel & I have recently closed Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia (TSYA). This means that the workshops that have been offered by TSYA are now no longer available. Since commencing Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia it has been heartwarming to see the growth and diversity of training programs that are now available to the health community which can only enhance and improve the quality of care and support for those dealing with the impacts of trauma . We'd like to acknowledge the pioneers in the trauma field- Judith Herman, Babette Rothschild, Pat Ogden, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Dave Emmerson, Amy Weintraub, Bo Forbes and Deb Dana - all who have inspired our work and we hope the work of many in the field today. Thank you to all of those wonderful yoga teachers and mental health clinicians who have attended our workshops over the years. Annabel and I have so enjoyed working with you all. We have learnt so much from all of you and being part of this growing group of trauma informed health professionals has been truly inspiring.
Please check out the Workshop Options Link for workshop recommendations if you are interested in enhancing your skills in working with Trauma. We are offering these referrals for a short transition time for those people who were interested in attending the original Trauma Sensitive Yoga training but have missed out on attending these workshops.
Annabel & Shirley
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