From Survivor to Thriver

Recovering from PTSD and Trauma with the Healing Power of Yoga Therapy with Anissa Hudak

September 20, 2022 Erik DaRosa & Marc Fernandes Episode 78
From Survivor to Thriver
Recovering from PTSD and Trauma with the Healing Power of Yoga Therapy with Anissa Hudak
Show Notes

PTSD and trauma can be extremely challenging to work through. Unfortunately, the western methods of treatment like medications and therapy just don’t work for everyone. Sometimes you need to branch out into non-traditional therapy forms to find the healing you’re looking for. 

Today on From Survivor to Thriver, we sat down with Anissa Hudak to talk about processing trauma and PTSD with yoga therapy. Anissa found freedom to heal on the mat and now she teaches other people how to find that freedom and healing as well. 

Anissa Hudak’s life has been intertwined with PTSD, Trauma, and the military. Not only is she the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, but she was also married to an active-duty member (and Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran) for over 20 years. 

After seeing others struggle and having her own personal struggles with trauma and PTSD, she was inspired to create the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program. As a Yoga Therapist and founder of the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program, she guides others in the use of effective, science-based yoga therapy and other holistic techniques for the management and healing of symptoms relating to PTSD and trauma for people who want to control their PTSD - not allow it to control them.

Most recently, she has focused her efforts toward working with women who have been sexually traumatized to help them heal their PTSD (and other trauma-related issues) with yoga therapy. 

In today’s episode we cover: 

  • The mind, body, and breath connection
  • The two types of yoga
  • How yoga helps people with PTSD
  • Anissa’s story of trauma and PTSD
  • The difference between a response and a reaction
  • The science of yoga therapy
  • Having inanimate objects on our healing team

We hope you enjoy our conversation with Anissa. It’s so inspiring to hear about her journey and how she used yoga therapy to truly go from a survivor to thriver, despite her trauma. If you are interested in testing to find the right medications for you, make sure to check out Gene Sight. 

If you loved hearing about yoga therapy from Anissa, We highly recommend you check out her website to see how you can work with her. 

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