Please visit the following links to explore more on mind body wellness practices:
Trauma therapist Tom Zimmerman’s blog, Go with That for guidance and illuminating perspectives on trauma treatment. Tom’s article, Deep Breathing Doesn’t Work for Me, is invaluable for trauma therapists.
Research documenting Yoga/Mind-Body Therapy as evidence-based practices
Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Meta-Analysis: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3219516/
Mind-Body Practices for PTSD – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609463
Yoga for PTSD:
http://www.traumacenter.org/products/..%5Cclients%5CHeal%20Lifes%20Trauma.pdf – This article cites the research of Bessel van der Kolk, who received conducted the first three-year NIH funded study on yoga for complex trauma.
Yoga is a sensory-based modality that can be used as a trauma intervention activity. http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3f14af1b9aed5c1755b3bc&id=8e6b6e1201&e=6accf2cbcf
Yoga for Anxiety/Depression and Obesity – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439736
Effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric-acid, and allostasis in epilepsy, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22365651 – This one is especially helpful as it explains not just that yoga is effective, but exactly what yoga does that is effective (vagal nerve stimulation)
The Acute Effects of Yoga on Executive Function: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23714629
Yoga for Behaviorally Challenged Youth:
Presentation: The Effectiveness of a Yoga-Based Intervention Program on the Health and Well-Being of Youth in Alternative School Settings (Frank, Bose, Jennings & Broderick – 2013. Symposium presentation at the First International Conference on Mindfulness. Rome, Italy.)
Research builds compelling evidence base for Yoga/TLS in Schools: Abstract | Full Paper Effectiveness of a School-Based Yoga Program on Adolescent Mental Health, Stress Coping Strategies, and Attitudes Toward Violence: Findings From a High-Risk Sample (Frank, Bose and Schrobenhauser-Clonan, Journal of Applied School Psychology; 2014)
Yoga for children/youth with ADHD, anxiety and autism:http://articles.philly.com/2011-06-27/news/29707928_1_meditation-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-attention-deficit-disorders
Statistics of the increase in people choosing yoga as complementary treatment: http://yogauonline.com/yogatherapy/news/yoga-news/1974032715-yoga-america%E2%80%99s-new-favorite-complementary-therapy-new-survey-f