Here I talk about research that was published this year (2021) that compared TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) to cognitive processing therapy for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The results showed that TCTSY was just as effective at reducing symptoms of PTSD. However, drop-out rates were lower for TCTSY therapy, this means a larger proportion of people were able to find benefit with TCTSY.
The Trauma Center:
The research paper:
Kelly, U., Haywood, T., Segal, E., Higgans, M. (2021) Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma: Interim Results from a Randamized Control Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 27, pp. S45-S59
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About me: Dr Kathie Overeem (PhD Psychology) runs group and private TCTSY sessions. She has worked with adults and youth that have experienced stress, anxiety, complex trauma, developmental trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, complex mental illness, and individuals in alcohol and other drug rehabilitation. She also currently works with Queensland Health and a number of community support organisations in Brisbane.