Traumatic events and incidents can have a lifelong impact. The incident, whether natural disaster, assault, rape, traumatic/dramatic loss, can create behaviors and fears that are hard to control. When trauma survivors are triggered – reliving an experience in body or mind – they can feel panic or loss of control. The impact can severely affect work, family life and overall sense of being.
Yoga is a practice that creates connection. Yoga’s practices of breath, mindfulness and meditation and movement and body postures are excellent tools to help us self-regulate and heal from trauma. The practices help us gain awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors and recognize whether we are responding to the now or the past or the future.
Just B Yoga provides a custom program for survivors of trauma (physical violence, sexual violence, natural disaster, war violence, traumatic event) at any age (youth ages 5-12, teens ages 13-18, and adults ages 18+). Classes can be provided weekly, biweekly or more often. Private sessions and group sessions are available.
Just B Yoga provides an assessment/consultation to learn the needs and circumstance of the prospective clients. The consultation takes an hour to two hours depending on the scope of the program and number of clients possible. Clients are given an overview of the trauma-informed yoga programming and what it involves. All clients and notes are confidential. Belinda Thurston is a mandated reporter. She will report any threat to her client’s wellbeing or of others she comes into knowledge of.
Custom programming is developed for each person/organization. Programs vary in length and substance.
Just B Yoga keeps confidential notes of sessions per client and writes trauma plans and reports for the group or individuals. The reports help guide the structure of the classes and keeps track of progress or notes concerns. These are confidential reports and no identities are revealed.
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