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True Balance​

Akira Stuckey Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

“With yoga, I reclaimed my body. That is a gift because I so hated my body. Or I claimed it, not reclaimed, because I was so young. I claimed it. It was a long process to consider myself not an outline.... I think yoga helped define me. Just inhabiting my own skin is a major step forward.”

~PARTICIPANT IN TCTSY STUDY, FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH


Women's Group Starting in October via Zoom!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Thursdays 

Only 3 more spots left!

If interested, please call Akira at 603-439-7711

EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT FOR COMPLEX TRAUMA AND PTSD 

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) was developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.


TCTSY classes are crafted to meet unique needs of people with traumatic experiences and to help promote healing. TCTSY presents the opportunity for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Although TCTSY employs physical forms and movements, the emphasis is not on the external expression or appearance (i.e. doing it “right”), or receiving the approval of an external authority. Rather, the focus is on the internal experience of the participant. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TCTSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With this approach, the power resides within the individual, not the TCTSY facilitator. Further, by focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice- making, TCTSY enables participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is compromised as a result of trauma. 

People with and without yoga experience are welcome to any of TCTSY groups and individual sessions. Participants are invited to explore yoga forms/ movements and start developing mind-body connection which is essential to emotional wellness.   


Group Session

Please choose from:

-Female Group (for participants identify as female)

-Male Group (for participants identify as male)

-LGBTQA+ Group 

*If you are not certain which group fits you the best, please contact Akira


Date & Time: Will start in the first week of February, 2021, Possible times and dates of the week are 6 pm on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm or 6 pm on Wednesdays, and 6 pm on Thursdays, We will chose the time and date out of the possibilities depending on the availability of participants

Duration : will meet for 60 min session every week for 10-12 sessions


Cost: $20/ session

All TCTSY classes are closed-group (no drop-in)


Private Small Group is also available

Please contact Akira to schedule sessions.

Individual Session

Date & Time: TBA

Duration: 60 min

Cost: Insurance or $120 (Sliding Scale Fee Available)