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Yoga Therapy

Emotional health is central to our overall health. Emotionally healthy people are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  They can cope with life’s challenges and are able to bounce back from difficult situations, they feel good about themselves and have good relationships.

Building emotional health is easy  when we have the right tools.  Yoga has been scientifically shown to increase a person’s emotional resilience with regular practice.

Whether you are dealing with daily stresses, anxiety, depression, addiction, burnout, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex trauma - yoga therapy can be instrumental in helping you make sustainable changes to your emotional health.

Yoga therapy helps to build a person’s interoception - the ability to sense how something feels in our body - which can be compromised when we emotionally numb our bodies or tune out any emotions or sensations by various distractions that we employ.

'Body based’ therapy has been shown to be as effective as cognitive processing therapy (CPY) with better overall long term retention rates.

Yoga Therapy
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“The guiding principle of recovery is restoring a sense of

power and control to the survivor.”

— Judith Herman, ‘Trauma and Recovery’
What to expect

A TCTSY (trauma sensitive yoga) class is similar to a hatha style of practise.

You choose to engage in certain forms or movements in a way that is empowering. You will make your own choices and be in charge of yourself based on how you're feeling and the sensations you feel in your body.
There is no ‘right or wrong’ way to practise TCTSY,  the focus being more on the internal experience rather than the external expression or appearance of poses - this is the defining feature of TCTSY as a treatment for complex trauma.

With TCTSY the power rests in the hands of the individual – not the facilitator.

By focusing internally on the sensations that arise to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows individuals to create connections between the mind and body which helps to restore a sense of agency (the feeling of control over actions and their consequences) which is often eroded as a result of trauma.

The class:

A TCTSY class runs for 60 minutes - remember, you set the pace & the class will be tailored to suit your level.

Private studio or zoom sessions available (studio: Sydney, Eastern Suburbs)  

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Your Yoga Teacher:  Beverley Randall

I have an advanced diploma through Yoga Alliance International.

I'm a qualified Trauma Centre (USA) - Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F)

I have an MA-Applied Sport Psychology, BA-Psychology,

and a Diploma in Personal Training from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

My specialty is yoga therapy – helping individuals improve their emotional health – with a particular interest in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, dissociation and the resulting behaviours they create (such as anxiety, depression, burnout or addictive behaviour).

I enjoy the balance of teaching regular yoga classes too and my clients love the fact that my classes are fun, energising and always challenging!

Whatever your health and fitness journey entails – I will tailor a bespoke practise for you that is challenging and ultimately transformational.

If you would like to find out more about TCTSY please email me to arrange a free phone consultation to see if trauma sensitive yoga is the right approach for you.

Beverley

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Beverley Randal Qualifications

"This is a gift because I so hated my body.

It was a long process to consider myself not an outline…I think TCTSY helped define me.

Just inhabiting my own skin is a major step forward.”
– Participant in TCTSY study,

funded by the National Institute of health.

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