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On the following studies "yoga" stands mainly for  TCTSY – Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Bridging Body and Mind: Considerations for Trauma-Informed Yoga

Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic PTSD

Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a Complimentary Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Qualitative Descriptive Analysis

Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma

Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-term Follow-up Study

Alison Rhodes' dissertation on TCTSY

Jennifer West's dissertation on TCTSY

Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

Trauma-sensitive yoga as an adjunct mental health treatment in group therapy for survivors of domestic violence: A feasibility study 

Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research

Gender & Trauma—Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice - Epstein & Gonzáles, Centre on Poverty & Inequality, Georgetown Law, April 2017


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, Issue 3, Pages 152–158, August 2014.


Interview: Yoga Teachers as Part of the Clinical Team - Emerson, Yoga Therapy Today, Summer 2012, pp 24-25.

Application of Yoga in Residential Treatment of Traumatised Youth - Spinazzola, J., Rhodes, A., Emerson, D., Earle, E., Monroe, K., Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association,

Trauma knowledge and trauma-aware practitioners:

TCTSY-network in Finland. Welcome to join!

Trauma- ja dissosiaatioyhdistys Disso ry / Trauma and dissosiation organisation Disso ry:

Traumainformoitu sote ja opo / Traumainformed social and health wellbeing and education forum:

Traumainformed Schools Network:



The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel Van Der Kolk. 2014.

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga -

Reclaiming your body

David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper. 2011.

The Polyvagal Theory -Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation

Stephen W. Porges. 2011.

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