Trauma-Sensitive Yoga


Public Talk

Thursday August 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dave Emerson is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga for adults with treatment-resistant PTSD. Mr. Emerson has developed, conducted, and supervised TSY groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics. He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to co-authoring several articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga, released in 2011  He will talk about his work and his new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (Norton, 2015).

Fee: By donation.