"Yoga for Emotional Trauma" by Mary NurrieStearns and Rick NurrieStearns
"Yoga for Emotional Trauma" is a book written by Mary NurrieStearns and Rick NurrieStearns. Published in 2013, it provides a comprehensive guide on using yoga as a tool for healing emotional trauma. The book combines the principles and practices of yoga with the knowledge of trauma psychology to offer a holistic approach to healing.
Mary NurrieStearns is a licensed clinical social worker and yoga teacher, while Rick NurrieStearns is a yoga teacher and author. Together, they bring their expertise in yoga and trauma therapy to create a practical resource for individuals who have experienced emotional trauma and for mental health professionals working in the field.
The book explores the impact of trauma on the body, mind, and spirit and emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for healing. It provides an understanding of trauma and its effects on the nervous system, as well as practical tools and yoga practices to help individuals regulate their emotions, cultivate self-compassion, and restore a sense of balance and well-being.
"Yoga for Emotional Trauma" includes a range of yoga practices, such as physical postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. The authors offer specific sequences and practices tailored to different symptoms and needs, allowing readers to customize their practice based on their own experiences and preferences.
The book also includes case studies, personal stories, and reflections from individuals who have used yoga as a part of their healing journey. This provides inspiration and validation for readers, helping them understand that they are not alone in their experiences and that healing is possible.
Overall, "Yoga for Emotional Trauma" is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to incorporate yoga into their healing process after experiencing emotional trauma. It offers practical guidance, insights, and a compassionate approach to supporting individuals on their path to recovery.