Anissa said she began taking yoga lessons. She had no intention of teaching.
Anissa lived in a large active Military community. She decided to support the community and realized she had to start by helping herself.
Trauma was not a stranger in Anissa's life. She says she knows it intimately. Among the traumas, she is a bereaved mother and a two-time rape survivor. She says today her mat is her best friend, her confidant.
Anissa's healing programs deal with working PTSD out of the body. She says you have to treat the whole person. She explains that this kind of yoga therapy is not for anyone. There are different types of yoga. There are therapeutic yogas, and these are specialized. Anissa's is specific to PTSD. People with PTSD either live in the future or in the past. The goal is to have them live in the present.
To the eating disorder, Anissa says it is abuse and addictive behaviour, and typically they arise from trauma, be it several small traumas, or large ones.
You can find out more about Anissa and her programs by going to https://api.22apps.com/shareurl/2aeeee96-788d-4a65-afdb-0b3ebf69ddd2 on your phone. It is an app.
My life has been intertwined with PTSD/Trauma and the military. Not only am I the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I was also married to an active duty member (and Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran) for over 20 years. For 3 years, I volunteered at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley, Kansas providing yoga therapy, meditation, and other holistic treatments to the soldiers, family members, and staff. After seeing others struggle, and having my own personal struggles with trauma/PTSD, I was inspired to create the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program.
As a Yoga Therapist and founder of the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program, I guide others in the use of effective, science-based yoga therapy and other holistic techniques for the management/healing of symptoms relating to PTSD and trauma for people who want to control their PTSD - not allow it to control them.
Recently, I have focused my efforts on working with women who have been sexually traumatized to help them heal their PTSD (and other trauma-related issues) with yoga therapy. As a 2x rape survivor, I intimately understand the needs these women face and help them navigate their healing journeys.
I earned my 200 RYT, 500 RYT and was awarded my Certification in Yoga Therapy from the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Additionally, I have completed a 120 Hour YogaFit Warriors training and the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) online course through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Currently a student with the Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy, I'm learning another approach to utilizing yoga to help release trauma from the body. I work with people with all types of physical conditions, however, I specialize in working with those suffering from PTSD, TBI’s, and all trauma-related issues and have been for over the past 5 years.