Trauma Center Trauma Senstitive Yoga (TCTSY)

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma also referred to as chronic or treatment persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

TCTSY has growing evidence base. Research on TCTSY  has shown promising results in the treatment of woman with complex trauma and chronic PTSD.  You can read the study here 





The TCTYS model was developed at the Trauma Center, Boston, USA specifically for people with complex trauma histories.  

TCTSY was developed in collaboration with clients, the Trauma Center's staff of TCTSY facilitators (yoga teachers with specialised training), psychologists and psychiatrists. 

TCTSY foundations are Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breath awareness.

TCTSY is non-coercive body based treatment that rests on the principles of  safety, respect,  empowerment & non-judgement in the service of fostering healing, recovery & growth.


“No intervention that takes power away from the survivor can possibly foster her/his recovery, no matter how much it appears to be in her/his own best interests.”
— Judith Herman (1992) Trauma & Recovery


TCTSY brings the body into treatment through safety, invitations, choice, cultivating opportunities for present moment somatic awareness, & possibilities to notice and experience your body at your own pace and tempo.

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