Healing Circle: Meditation, Breath work, and Gentle Flow for Healing Trauma a workshop designed to empower students to release trapped psychological and physical energies and come back home to their bodies and feel comfortable in their own skin. This gentle, 1 and a half hour trauma-informed workshop guides you through meditative light movement which guides you to explore your body on your own terms, exactly as it is and helps students feel more grounded and balanced, finding safety and freedom within to provide a foundation for trauma healing and mental health clarity.
A gentle well sequenced flow with trauma informed mindful cues will help to build inner strength, we look at various chakras, restorative postures, breathwork and meditation and includes guided activities such as journaling, art therapy & drum circles.
Each posture has been carefully selected with a trauma focus; many common postures have been omitted from this practice to offer a safe space for you to express your bravery and courage. There are no hands on adjustments in trauma informed yoga classes by providing only verbal instruction trauma Informed yoga instructors empower survivors to find comfort in their own shape.
Knowing how to breathe and how to use your breath purposefully has been proven to reduce negative mental and physical issues and actually heal the body and mind, there are many therapeutic benefits to breathwork that we incorporate such as increased awareness of breathing patterns, decreased anxiety, energising or calming, grounding and present connection. Often breath can be linked to triggers associated with trauma there are no restricted breathing techniques in trauma informed yoga classes and you are always reminded and encouraged to breath in a way that is accessible to you.
The workshop always begins with a very clear explanation of what to expect, working alongside an inclusive workbook offering you some guidance and grounding in an unpredictable world, helping find safety and freedom within to provide a foundation for trauma healing and mental health clarity.
Survivors of trauma, in the broadest definition of the word, may have a range of body-based symptoms that pervade their entire lives, long after the trauma occurred. Sensations associated with trauma can overwhelm the nervous system, which can create a lack of safety.
Trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices offer experiences to help uncover trauma imprints, support the healing process, create optimal balance of the nervous system and to help heal.