What is Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)?
TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In comparison with CPT (cognitive processing therapy), the gold standard in therapy treatments, TCTSY yielded quicker symptom improvement, higher participant retention, and an equally sustained effect.
The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of hatha yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical movements. Elements of standard hatha yoga are modified to maximize experiences of empowerment and designed to help cultivate a more positive relationship with one’s body.