Individuals with trauma histories have difficulty self-regulating. Self-soothing deficits can result in significant distress and reliance on unhealthy coping skills to manage trauma symptoms, including engaging in self-injurious behavior. Research has shown that yoga and mindfulness practices are effective strategies to help manage trauma symptoms and support self-regulation. The session reviews relevant research and offers practical suggestions on how to include yoga and mindfulness in clinical practice in correctional environments.
Examine the research supporting the clinical application of yoga and mindfulness
List the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in the treatment of incarcerated individuals with trauma histories
Identify ways to integrate yoga and mindfulness in treatment planning and clinical practice