Give to Heal – Holistic Healing for Trauma Survivors
CRISIS PHONE NUMBERS
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
- National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656-HOPE.
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.
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
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