SOURCE: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

June 02, 2016 09:35 ET

Yoga Therapy Benefits Individuals Struggling With Trauma

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) - Yoga has often been credited for helping individuals with a variety of physical and mental issues, but an expert in yoga therapy shares how it possesses great benefits for those who struggle with debilitating emotional trauma.

Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Coordinator of Trauma Awareness and Clinical Yoga Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, located just outside of Chicago says: "Trauma is a phenomenon that lives in the body. Body-centered approaches have immense benefits in treating the symptoms of trauma."

In addition, yoga therapy helps those struggling with trauma to move mindfully, breathe intentionally and create present moment awareness.

Timberline Knolls is a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls who are struggling with trauma, eating disorders, addiction, mood and other co-occurring disorders. Residents at Timberline Knolls have the opportunity to practice yoga up to three times a week in addition to other expressive therapeutic modalities such as dance/movement and art therapy.

"Yoga literally strengthens the frontal cortex of the brain allowing the body to self-soothe," adds Sherron. "Trauma survivors are able to create self-awareness through their bodies and connect to their inherent source of light and wisdom."

Hear more from Sherron:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjPL8KfZLs 

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 to 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook - Timberline Knolls, LinkedIn - Timberline Knolls and Twitter - @TimberlineToday.

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