The goal of treating PTSD is to help people live in the present, without feeling or behaving according to irrelevant demands belonging to the past.
(Bessel van der Kolk).
Bessel van der Kolk and David Emerson are pioneers in the area of the body-oriented trauma therapy with yoga. As the founder and director of the Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts, Bessel van der Kolk has headed many scientific studies in the area of trauma and the body, as well as developmental trauma, together with his team. The Trauma Center offers you an abundance of information, studies, and articles.
David Emerson, the founder of TCTSY, writes the following on the website:
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD... developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. TSY is based on Trauma Theory and Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on body-oriented yoga positions and breath exercises. You can find information about TCTSY on the following website: