Resources רקע מחקרי וקליני

*Please note: In many of the resources below where the generic term "yoga" is used it should be understood that the protocol being delivered is Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga 

TCTSY לתשומת לבכם: במרבית החומרים שלהלן השימוש במונח "יוגה" מתייחס ליוגה רגישה לטראומה* 

Articles and Interviews

Treating Trauma Through the Lens of Yoga and the Yamas - Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, February 2018


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

Yoga to be Used to Prevent Opiode Addiction Among Women, Children -, August 2017

How Yoga Helps Survivors of Trauma - U.S. News, March 2017

Yoga for Addiction - Tapping the Body's Wisdom - Social Work Today, May/June 2017

Yoga Therapy in Practice: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: Principles, Practice, and Research - Emerson, D., Sharma, R., Chaudry, S., Turner, J., International Journal of Yoga Therapy, No. 19 (2009), pp. 123-128

Letter to the Editor - Boston Globe, November 2015

Trauma Centered Yoga Helps Patients with PTSD and Chronic Pain - Houston Chronicle, December 2015

Trauma Sensitive Yoga - Social Work Today, November/December 2014

Yoga Teachers as part of Clinical Team - Yoga Therapy Today, July/August 2012

Yoga and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Interview with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. - Integral Yoga Magazine (2009), pp.12-13


Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Price, Spinazzola, Musicaro, Turner, Suvak, Emerson and van de Kolk, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2017

Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a Complementary Treatment for PTSD - West, Liang & Spinazzola, International Journal of Stress Management, July 2016

Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-term Follow-up Study - Rhodes, Spinazzola & van der Kolk, The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, February 2016

Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma - Rhodes, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Vol. 21, Issue 4, Pages 247-256, September 2015

Feasibility Study / Yoga for Female Veterans with PTSD Symptoms & Military Sexual Trauma Exposure - Ursula Kelly, Health Services Research & Development, US Dept of Veterans Affairs 2015

Yoga for Traumatic Stress : A Three Paper Dissertation - A dissertation by Alison Rhodes, Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of Doctor of Philosophy , March 2014

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.

Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial - van der Kolk, Stone, West, Rhodes, Emerson, Suvak, Spinazzola, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(6), e559-e565, 2014.

A Pilot Study of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Yoga as an Intervention for PTSD Symptoms in Women - Mitchell, Dick, DiMartino, Smith, Niles, Kownen & Street, Journal of Traumatic Stress, April 2014, pp 121-128

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, 2011, 17(6) 431-444.

"Creating a Safe Space for Healing"
"Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga"
Jenn Turner, associate director of TCTSY program at the Boston Trauma Center, combines her clinical expertise with yoga to help survivors
Recommended Books

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga 

David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper

The Body Remembers

Babette Rothschild

Trauma and Recovery

Judith Herman

Trauma Stewardship

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky


The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk