Research about TCTSY


The following are academic studies published in peer-reviewed journals or doctoral dissertations on Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY).  They may be of use if you are interested in understanding the relationship between trauma and the body, TCTSY's theory of change, or how TCTSY has been designed, evaluated, and adapted based on research with yoga participants and trauma survivors.  


Bridging Body and Mind: Considerations for Trauma-Informed Yoga

International Journal of Yoga Therapy (2018)


Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a Complementary Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Qualitative Descriptive Analysis

International Journal of Stress Management (2017)



Evan Alyse Bodine Dissertation, Texas Woman's University (2017)


Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2017)


Yoga for Adult Women with Chronic PTSD: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2016)


Claiming peaceful embodiment through yoga in the aftermath of trauma

Complementary Theories in Clinical Practice (2015)


Yoga for Traumatic Stress: A Three Paper Dissertation

Allison Rhodes Dissertation, Boston College (2014)


Trauma-sensitive yoga as an adjunct mental health treatment in group therapy for survivors of domestic violence: A feasibility study

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (2014)


Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2014)


Moving to Heal: Women's Experiences of Therapeutic Yoga after Complex Trauma

Jennifer West Dissertation, Boston College (2011)


Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research in PTSD

New York Academy of Sciences (2006)