Resources & Research


Interview with David Emerson on Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Therapy Chat Podcast number 75 March 10, 2017

TCTSY Research articles 

Yoga for PTSD and the role of interoceptive awareness: A preliminary mixed-methods case series study. Neukirch, Reid & Shires, European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, (2018)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a Complementary Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Qualitative Descriptive Analysis West, Liang & Spinazzola, International Journal of Stress Management. July, 2016. 

Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study Rhodes, Spinazzola, van der Kolk, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol.22(3), 2016. 

Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial
van der Kolk, Stone, West, Rhodes, Emerson, Suvak, Spinazzola, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(6), 2014. 

Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma
Rhodes, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Vol.21(4), 2015.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as an Adjunct Mental Health Treatment in Group Therapy for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Feasibility Study Clark, Lewis-Dmello, Anders, Parsons, Nguyen-Feng, Henn & Emerson, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Vol.20(3), 2014. 

Application of Yoga in Residential Treatment of Traumatized Youth
Spinazzola, Rhodes, Emerson, Earle & Monroe, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2011, 17(6) 431-444.


Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment by David Emerson, 2015

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, 2011

'Yoga an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Conversation with David Emerson',  Chapter 4. pg 43-52 in Yoga and Eating Disorders 2016

(Edited volume w/ a chapter by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, 2014)

'Yoga for Complex Trauma' David Emerson &  Elizabeth Hopper,  Chapter 11. pg. 170-182  in Mindfulness Oriented Interventions for Trauma 2015.

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman,  1992

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, 2014


Other resources

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