Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as an Adjunctive Mental Health Treatment for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Examination

  title={Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as an Adjunctive Mental Health Treatment for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Examination},
  author={Viann N. Nguyen-Feng and Jamie Morrissette and Angela Lewis-Dmello and Hannah Michel and Deena Anders and Chelsea Wagner and Cari Jo Clark},
  journal={Spirituality in Clinical Practice},
Yoga is a practice of uniting mind, body, and spirit that has been shown to improve mental health symptoms and is increasingly being used as adjunctive mental health treatment. Less well studied, however, is the impact of incorporating trauma-sensitive yoga into group psychotherapy for at-risk groups, such as survivors of intimate partner violence. Through the examination of care providers’ (i.e., yoga instructors, group psychotherapists) viewpoints, the purpose of the present study was to… 

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