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TC-TSY is pioneering in evolving yoga facilitation specific to trauma-survivors but also in it's commitment to empirical research including randomized controlled studies.


In such a randomised controlled study a short-term yoga program was associated with reduced trauma symptoms in women with PTSD. Traditional trauma therapies had been challenged in the treatment of childhood onset chronic trauma and its associated symptoms of affect dysregulation, heightened physiological states, somatic problems, dissociation and avoidance. Body-based work, such as yoga, may act as a treatment bridge, increasing a sense of awareness, safety and mastery over one's body while building skills to effectively interpret and tolerate physiological and affective states. More info.

Below is a chronological list of the research undertaken by the Trauma Centre, Boston and colleagues. Please be aware that this list specifically refers to TC-TSY (Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga) for Complex & Developmental Trauma. To read these papers go to:


*At present, PTSD is the only DSM recognised trauma diagnosis meaning research proposals cite PTSD but recruit people with Complex &/or Developmental Trauma.


**The term 'yoga' in the below papers is yoga delivered as Trauma Sensitive Yoga as developed at the Trauma Centre, Boston

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