Give to Heal – Holistic Healing for Trauma Survivors


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  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656-HOPE.

Helpful Articles

According to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 70% of adults – more than 220 million people – have experienced a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Research shows that women are twice as likely as men to experience PTSD. A rapidly growing body of evidence shows that yoga, meditation, and other treatments that focus on the mind-body connection can help relieve the debilitating symptoms of PTSD.

Domestic violence can lead to PTSD, which gives rise to a variety of symptoms.

There is increasing interest in complementary and integrative health practices in the treatment of PTSD.

A review of the rapidly growing evidence on mindfulness-based treatments for PTSD, including the neurobiological effects, shows considerable promise,.

Scientific evidence supports acupuncture therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Oriental medicine (acupuncture and herbs) is an option for the treatment of Rape Trauma Syndrome.

A small feasibility study demonstrated that incorporating trauma-sensitive yoga into group therapy for intimate partner violence survivors showed positive results.

Yoga can alleviate anxiety and depression and improve PTSD symptoms in women survivors of motor vehicle accidents.

Helpful Organizations

Trauma Resource Institute


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women

National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network


Helpful Books

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk

Waking the Tiger – Peter Levine

What Happened to Me – Bruce Perry and Oprah

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to thriving – Pete Walker

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress – Gabor Mate

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