Trauma Care with Katie Overcash

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Trauma Care with Katie Overcash

2:20 What causes stress -natural disasters, medical interventions, abuse, neglect, military related, grief and loss.

3:00 What can traumatic stress look like in a yoga class – Trauma comes in through the senses, can become stuck in the body. People with trauma stress can be hyper-aroused or hypo-aroused with little time in between. Non-traumatised people can go between these states and self regulate themselves. People with trauma cannot and can become stuck.

9:20 – What can yoga teachers/therapists do in a class with someone show trauma stress – Support them, bring them to the present, making sure they have support outside of class.

17:30 – What do yoga teachers need to know – people with trauma stress don’t feel safe or in control. Yoga class can provide predictable, safe, environment where they have choices.

21:15 – Have a referral who deals with trauma

24:30 Where do yoga instructors and yoga therapists fit in the healing cycle for traumatic stress: bottom up model where yoga bookends the talk therapy.

29:50 Contacts and references

Katie Overcash on Facebook and Instagram: overcashtherapy

Bessel Van Der Kolk – The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, Body in the Healing of Trauma