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Trauma Informed Therapy. Trauma Informed Yoga. Helping you reconnect with your body in a positive way, break cycles of pain, build resilience, and get back to doing what you love.

What is Trauma-Informed Therapy?

A Trauma-informed Therapy approach to care acknowledges that health care organizations and care teams need to have a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective health care services with a healing orientation.

Adopting trauma-informed therapy practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as provider and staff wellness. It can also help reduce avoidable care and excess costs for the patient and provider. 

Trauma-informed Therapy seeks to:

Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand paths for recovery​

Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, and staff

Integrate knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices

Actively avoid re-traumatization

What is trauma? 

Trauma is a word used to describe experiences or situations that are physically devastating, and/or emotionally painful and distressing.

Trauma overwhelms a person's coping mechanisms, and leaves them feeling out of control and powerless.

What is the prevalence?

Around 70% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event within their lifetime. 

An adverse childhood experience (ACE) can shorten someone's lifespan by about 20 years.

What does this mean for my care at Mindful Movement Physical Therapy and Yoga? 

At Mindful Movement, Dr. Emily focuses first on establishing trust with the client, providing a safe and predictable environment, and letting the client direct their care. The client always has the choice for a hands-on or hands-off approach to their care. 

Dr. Emily's goal in trauma-informed therapy Salt Lake City is to facilitate the clients positive reconnection with their body through movement and yoga practices. She teaches the client practical ways help relieve anxiety, depression, and get "unstuck." 

Dr. Emily will help you come back to the present moment, regain a trusting relationship with yourself and body, and in turn get back to doing what you love and being who you want to be. 

Dr. Emily will only operate within her scope of practice, and will also collaborate with your mental health practitioner (with your permission) to help provide a more comprehensive approach to your care.

What is Dr. Emily's experience with a trauma-informed therapy approach? 

Dr. Emily - Trauma Informed Therapy Salt Lake City: Dr. Emily has worked with people during her entire career that have experienced some form of traumatic event. Most recently, she received her certification as a Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Level II practitioner from Sundara Yoga Therapy. 

**This service is offered in-person or virtually, to those within and outside the state of Utah.