Your article “What is trauma informed yoga,” in the Nov. 28th edition of The Chief is wonderful. It is great to see more information about this trauma-informed care more available to the public.
There are a few things that, as a practitioner who specializes in trauma care in the community, I think would be helpful for your readers to know. There is a difference between trauma-informed work (whether bodywork, movement, counselling) and trauma recovery work.
Trauma-informed practitioners are sensitive to working with people who have had trauma and have the skills to support people in therapeutic environments. It can often be a big part of trauma recovery. Trauma recovery work is when a practitioner has had training and skills to help the renegotiation of trauma so that it may be resolved. This training is a typical extension of other training in various modalities. An example of such training is somatic experiencing.
There are a few practitioners in Squamish and Whistler who have taken this somatic experiencing trauma renegotiating training, including myself.
Violet Quartz Wellness Owner,