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Kausthub Desikachar offering course on Theraphy for Trauma

December 16, 2014

From the fb page of The International Yoga Alliance for Ethics:

Kaushub Desikachar, a teacher accused of sexual offences has returned to teaching and is now running courses aimed at women.(course listed below) Do you belong to a tradition where your teacher, without prosecution, sincere apology and re-dress, is up and running? How do you feel about this and what pressure for re-dress can we bring on these situations?


Paritapa

Yoga therapy in trauma care
An Intensive Training Program | january – december 2015
The word ‘trauma’ is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that overwhelm people’s ability to cope, leaving them powerless. For some people trauma can occur frequently and become part of the common human experience. In addition to terrifying events such as violence and assault, there are also relatively more subtle and insidious forms of trauma—such as discrimination, racism, oppression, and poverty—which are pervasive and, when experienced chronically, have a cumulative impact that can be fundamentally life-altering.

Trauma when left unresolved, has severe negative effects on one’s life. Hence it needs to be addressed in a respectful and careful manner. The impact of trauma pervades all the different layers of our human structure. It also needs a heartful approach that fully understands the complexity of its origin, impact and constant presence in daily life, so that tangible solutions can be found to slowly change its influence on the care seeker.

The approach of Yoga Therapy has understood trauma (paritapa) and has explored it in great detail. Hence Yoga Therapy provides an excellent way of addressing this need, as its approach is holistic and individual centric. Yoga Therapy offers potent solutions that need to be implemented in an individualized and context sensitive manner.
The approach of Yoga is sensible as it allows each individual to engage with varied tools that can slowly change the momentum of our lives. This integrative and holistic approach is becoming very popular in the modern era, and is not only being embraced by care seekers, but also it is being accepted by different health care providers.

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