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ERIC Number: EJ1237653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Yoga as an Adjunct to Trauma-Focused Counselling for Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Qualitative Study
Stevens, Kathryn; McLeod, Julia
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v47 n6 p682-697 2019
Although evidence exists for the therapeutic effectiveness of yoga for people with a range of mental health difficulties, further research is necessary to determine its contribution to recovery from sexual violence. This study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the experience of a group-based Forrest yoga programme for woman recovering from experiences of sexual violence. The main themes to emerge were: the importance of being in a group, yoga as a means of facilitating personal learning and change, yoga as an on-going resource for living. These findings indicate that women recovering from rape and sexual abuse may experience yoga as a potentially valuable adjunct to counselling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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