Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Elisha is a TCTSY Facilitator and has been practicing TCTSY for over a decade. TCTSY is based on Hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in physical forms and shapes. TCTSY does not use hands-on adjustments and presents opportunities for participants to make choices that are based on their own felt senses within the body. TCTSY invites participants to experience what they are experiencing at that moment and let that guide them instead of focusing on the external experience of their movements.
Beginning in January 2023, Finding Peace Within offered TCTSY to incarcerated people ages 18-25 years old as part of a research program at Westchester County Department of Corrections, through a grant from Westchester Community Foundation. The data collected by lead researcher Dr. Kim Collica-Cox, Professor of Criminal Justice & Security at PACE University and statistician Dr. George Day, an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University will provide insights on the effects of TCTSY on anxiety, depression, impulsivity, and PTSD.
Elisha offers one on one and group TCTSY sessions.
The TCTSY program was developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga is a program of Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Research Institute in Brookline, MA. TCTSY qualified for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Living with psychological trauma changes the relationship with our body, how we make choices in life, and how we view the world.
TCTSY can help live a fulfilled life.
She is an experienced therapist that has helped many people like myself work through our memories and emotions so that we are better able to cope and handle any situation.