‘When the body speaks.’
Can Yoga play a role in the social psychiatric treatment of PTSD?
by: Anneke Sips
Background: Emotional pain and traumatic experiences long after the trauma has ended stored in the body. It is natural for man to survive and that the body and the mind reacts to danger and trauma. It is good to remember these dangerous situations so that they in the future can be avoided. However, the maintenance of stress in the body can also cause unpleasant side effects. According to the social psychiatric ideas, psychological symptoms are understood as a result of four levels of functioning (psychological, physical, social and individual) and patients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop symptoms on all levels. However, there are indications that in the treatment of PTSD, the attention to the interaction of these four levels is lacking. Objective: To investigate what…
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