Trauma & Resiliency 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Contact Ariel to see if EMDR might be right for you.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a somatic (body-based) talk therapy developed by Pat Ogden, PhD. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uses mindfulness of the body as an entry point to healing all sorts of traumatic experiences, from car accidents to misattuned parenting. Andrew and Heather have both completed Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and are currently in Level 2 training. Watch video below to hear Pat Ogden explain the principles behind Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) Training is a program designed to teach skills to clinicians working with children and adults with traumatic stress reactions. TRM is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others, including the responses of “tend and befriend”, fight, flight and freeze. TRM explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. 

Yoga for Resiliency & Trauma seeks to provide trauma-sensitive services, trainings and educational programs to individuals, agencies and stakeholders interested in learning more about how yoga can support healing from trauma. 

Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.


Shame Resiliency 

Books We Love

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown


Audio Books We Love

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage by Brené Brown

Men, Women, and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection by Brené Brown