Mind-body approaches to supporting health and wellness encompass a range practices that focus on the connections between our minds, emotions, bodies, and spirits. It includes practices such as yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, acupuncture, biofeedback, creative arts therapies, and meditation, among others. Many of these practices originate from religious, philosophical, and medicine traditions in East, South, and Southeast Asia and have been used for thousands of years. In recent years, elements of these practices have increasingly been adopted and used in a variety of contexts and settings. Subsequently, research on mind-body practices has burgeoned, particularly research on yoga and meditation.
This collection of articles provides an overview of research on the potential helpfulness of yoga and mindfulness practices for people who have experienced trauma, and may be of particular interest to domestic violence/sexual assault programs and coalitions, policymakers, and researchers.
This is offered in conjunction with The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health’s ongoing series on mind-body, breathing, and movement practices to promote wellness: http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/publications-products/resource-for-advocates/
Click here to download this resource: Suggested Readings: Research on Mind-Body Approaches to Wellness and Healing