Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Groups - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

A gentle yoga practice that can be done from a chair, the floor, or standing up, that was developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, to help traumatized individuals reconnect to their bodies in a safe and deliberate way. Emphasis is not on achieving the proper form but on the person’s internal experience.

Group Facilitator

Margaret Berger, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-F has been practicing and teaching this intervention since 2015.

When is it?

May-July 2023
Dates: May 15,22,(No Class Memorial Day May 29); June, 5,12,19,26;July 3,10.

July-September 2023
Dates: July 31;August, 7,14,21,28; September,11,18,25.

November 2023-January 2024

Dates: November 6,13, (No Class Nov.22), 27; December 4,11,18, (No Class Dec.25); January, (No Class Jan. 1), 8, 15.
Telehealth Group is limited to 5 people. Pre-screening required.

Where is it Held?

Groups will be held virtually via Google Meets. Students will be expected to log into the platform 10 minutes before start time.

Who Can Join?

Those who have experienced interpersonal trauma such as chronic childhood abuse, domestic violence, or childhood sexual abuse and are currently in individual psychotherapy.

What is the process to join?

Individuals who want to join the group will need to contact Margaret Berger at 773-848-2605 to participate in a brief screening call for about 15 minutes.

Attend 2 orientation sessions to get familiar with the group structure before integrating into one of the existing groups

What is the structure of the group?

The group will be one hour in duration and consist of 30-minute movement practice, Q&A, and a weekly topic to be discussed. Examples of topics include self-care, healing rituals, and practice strategies aimed at reducing numbing and avoidance.

What is the Cost?

Group Therapy is covered by most insurance and sliding scale pay will be accepted.

For More Information

Please contact Margaret Berger at 773-848-2605


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