Being Yoga Podcast - Episode 25
Shirley Hicks
Trauma Sensitive Yoga

In this episode you will learn about trauma, how common it is and how yoga practices and specific styles of trauma sensitive yoga classes can be highly useful in helping people develop stronger coping tools for trauma and also regulate their nervous system away from its regular triggering of the stress and fear mode.  

Shirley Hicks is a Somatic Psychotherapist as well as a yoga teacher in the Dru tradition.  She has worked in the field of trauma for over 25 years.  She helped launch Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia with her business partner Annabel McLiskey.  

We discuss a general understanding of trauma as well as some of the challenges trauma sufferers might encounter when attending a regular yoga class.  We talk about how to adapt a regular class to help people feel choice and agency.  We also discuss the specific style of trauma sensitive yoga that is often done in one on one or small group classes.

Links:
 www.traumasensitiveyogaaustralia.com
https://www.facebook.com/traumasensitiveyogaaustralia 
www.shirleyhicks.com.au  - Private Clinic

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Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.