Apr 22, 2020
In this episode of the YHC
Podcast, Cate sits down with Anissa Hudak, a yoga therapist and
two-time rape survivor who works with people with PTSD.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
yoga therapy works for people with PTSD
to work with people with PTSD
PTSD education is so important for yoga teachers and other wellness
Links Mentioned in Episode:
- 0:25-7:35 - Anissa talks about
her own experiences and the importance of getting training for
working with people with PTSD.
- 7:36-12:30 - How yoga
therapy works for people with PTSD.
- 12:30-14:00 - The importance of
languaging when working with people with PTSD.
- 14:00-16:03 - Cate and Anissa
discuss the idea that we all have PTSD.
- 16:04-23:42 - Additional
recommendations for wellness pros who are working with people with
- 23:43-26:00 - Cate and Anissa
discuss yoga as a complement to other therapies.
- 26:00-27:09 - Closing thoughts
- “Education became knowledge, and it became
powerful because I could choose how I wanted to respond.” ---
job is to get the baggage out of their body. It is not to do talk
therapy. I am not a talk therapist. . . .That is not my scope of
practice.” --- Anissa Hudak
- “There is no way we could be living this human
experience that we’re living in this day and age without all of us
having some sort of PTSD.” --- Anissa Hudak
is about releasing. Folks might have an emotional release on the
mat. You may not understand it. . . . How are you going to handle
when someone has that emotional release on their mat?” --- Anissa
As a Yoga Therapist and the
founder of the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program, Anissa Hudak
works 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, she intimately understands the
needs these women face and helps them navigate their healing