Las Vegas Shooting | Trauma Recovery Yoga

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When Joyce Bosen was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2012 after losing her son, a doctor prescribed medication. When it didn’t help, she turned to yoga.

Now she’s helping the first responders who saved lives the night of the Oct. 1 shooting and Clark County coroner’s office employees who dealt with its horrific aftermath find their way to recovery through the ancient physical and spiritual practices.

Bosen leads the national T.R.Y. Trauma Recovery Yoga program. She’s been teaching the techniques she pioneered since 2013.

“It was created to help people to self-regulate after trauma, to help them feel safe,” Bosen said. “It doesn’t push people past their comfort zone.”

That means no hands-on teacher guidance, no “om”s or chanting and no music. Nothing that could trigger a trauma response. Instead, participants perform yoga poses and practice breathing and grounding techniques.

Between 200 and 300 first responders have taken advantage of the classes since they began for coroner’s office employees five weeks ago and all Clark County first responders about two weeks ago.

“When you get 58 victims and one suspect all coming at once, you can imagine there’s not a lot of sleep going on and just exhaustion,” Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said of his employees. “You put that stress in combination with the exhaustion, and it’s just a very difficult process on them.”

Fudenberg said he attends the yoga classes almost daily. He also tried meditation — though he was skeptical of its potential benefits.

He said the sessions have helped him. The first week after the shooting, he said, he only slept for an hour or two nightly. Now he’s back to a normal sleep cycle.

‘Breathing and relaxing’

“It’s not denominational. It’s not affiliated with any specific religion. It’s basically just breathing and relaxing,” Fudenberg said.

The health benefits of yoga are gaining wider acceptance. Research released by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality in April showed yoga and mindfulness could improve physical and psychological health outcomes for girls. The study also found yoga helped improve the coping skills and emotional responses of children and led to healthier parenting and relationships.

“We incorporate positive affirmations, breathing techniques and self-regulation throughout the practice,” Bosen said. It could even help first responders understand the self-help tools available to prevent a trauma response during a tragedy, she said.

Because of the popularity of the sessions, Fudenberg said he’d like to make the yoga and meditation classes permanent, though perhaps less frequent. Maybe the offer will be extended to family members, he said.

For Bosen, leading classes in the techniques that helped her heal is a different kind of reward.

“It’s as if I took the medicine and I want to share it.”

November 27, 2017 – 11:18 am

Todays Episode Guest:

Joyce Bosen

Certified yoga instructor specializing on Trauma Sensitive yoga. Based in Las Vegas, training, and teaching caregivers in science-based techniques of movement, breath, affirmation, and meditation that aid in the recovery of trauma. Diagnosed with PTSD after the tragic sudden loss of her son, Joyce researched and created a proven method that first helped her and then others to recognize and regulate the effects the trauma has on the body, mind, and emotions.

 

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About the Author
Darren is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and criminal investigations. He currently serves as an investigator for the Crawford County Missouri coroner’s office. He holds credentials as an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy, has served as president of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association, and is certified and credentialed in numerous fields of investigation. He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.

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